Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
I've been completely rubbish at keeping my blog up-to-date recently. I've been really busy sewing and I am a tad poorly at the moment, but next week I promise to do better AND I will have more details of my next giveaway! I'll keep you posted (I promise!!).
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Hi there. I'm having withdrawal symptoms again! This time I have internet connection but our monitor has died and we are using a spare tv screen instead, which makes for much blurriness! So, I'm unable to upload any pics of my new makes as I can't tell if they are blurry or if it's just our temporary monitor making them so! Instead I would like to bring your attention to an amazing artist. Last week at school my eldest, Maddie, had a dress up day on National (or was it World) Book Day. She chose to dress as one of the ballerinas from a cute book of hers and looked adorable. The wonderful Natasha (aka neviepiecakes ) made special book related cookies for the class and they were incredible. Now, regular readers will know I do mention Natasha quite a bit but this time she even outdid herself, take a look at these cookies, yes these are cookies believe it or not!!!! Amazing work indeed. Thanks Natasha x
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Recently I have been adding to my small but growing fabric collection and I've used some of them here for my new spring birdies.
These will be for sale at a couple of forthcoming events where I shall be having a stall. I shall be making hearts in these fabrics too, so watch this space.....
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Will you just look at the goodies that have been arriving at my house this week! I have joined a small swap group on flickr called the Handmade co. and our first swap is a blue swap. You send out an identical or similar packages out to your 2 assigned partners and you receive 2 very lovely yummy packages from 2 other group members. The lovely Mila is hosting this group and is doing a wonderful job of keeping it small and sweet!
Anyway, this first package arrived from Portugal from Rosa and contained some wonderful fabrics, a handmade apron, ribbons, buttons, CHOCOLATE!, a cute Hello Kitty tin (which has been swiped by my 5 year old who has been taking it to school all week kept safely hidden in her pocket!), not to mention the beautiful vintage postcard....such a wonderful parcel, it made me yelp with glee!
Then today I had another lovely parcel arrive, this time from Israel, from Orit . I'm feeling very spoilt! More cute fabrics, lovely vintage buttons, a fab handmade pincushion attached to a new pair of scissors that I really need (I was going to buy some this week!). The felt washing line is now in my utility room, where I do all my washing, I stuck it to a door and I love it!! Thanks to you both Orit & Rosa xoxo
A little stash each of powder blue polka dot fabric, a sheet of polka dot felt, a small selection of ribbons, buttons, beads and sequins, some gorgeous heart pins and my handmade items, an initial heart for each of them and a flower brooch (not shown). I hope they like them. It's such a lovely group and I'm looking forward to the next swap........greens.....my fave.
Sunday, 1 March 2009
Today I spent the day at The Baby Show in London helping my buddy Jo out at her stand for http://www.stealingcandy.co.uk/ . It was lots of fun and I've never seen so many baby bumps all together in one place! Jo's stand looked great and her wonderful baby/children's clothes and gifts were very popular, they went down a storm so well done Jo, can't wait to go shopping with you for new stock!!! (unfortunately I like everything I see and try and get her to order it all).