Saturday, 20 December 2008

Merry Christmas to all!

Well, it's been a while since I last posted....I've been busy sewing sewing sewing. Lucky me, I took quite a lot of orders for Christmas but never really envisaged how many nights of sewing it would take to fulfill them! I know better for 2009 but am very pleased to have made so many special garlands for lots of (mostly) little girls and boys to adorn their bedroom walls/doors.
I can now take a little time off, until after Christmas anyway, and enjoy all the festive fun.....Snow White panto in a couple of days!

Wishing you all lots of festive fun, see you on the other side of the mince pie feast! xxx

An embellished letter picture.

Lots of letter hangers

A tower of garlands and letters bagged up ready to go.

A selection of pink and purple girliness

My fave combo of red and white plus a touch of silver. Check out my photostream on flickr to see the rest of my recent makes

Monday, 8 December 2008

night off.....

Hi all, here is a picture of some of the name garlands I've been working on recently. I will post more pics once I get through the others! It was really fun to make these, especially the lemon and purple versions as I had not been asked to make them in solely these colours before!
Tonight though I have given myself the night off .... it's my birthday....21 again!! Just off to eat choc cake with the girls....

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Feeling a lot like Christmas

Yesterday I put up the Christmas tree(s) and lots of little lights everywhere, so I'm feeling in the Christmas mood. I say trees in the plural as the girls have their own bubbegum pink version, which is now festooned in purple tinsel and every handmade decoration of theirs plus the ornies they managed to pilfer from the family tree....... I'm expecting the pink one to get busier and the other one to become progressively sparser as we get closer to Christmas.
Over November and this month I've made a few personalised christmas hearts and stars. Amongst the selection is also a pink '5' heart badge that I made for Maddie's recent birthday. She wore it all day at school, ahhh.

Friday, 5 December 2008

voting has closed!

Congratulations to the winner, I got 2 whole votes hurrah!
Polly Pocket moves into the little christmas house soon......

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

voting has begun....!!

Folksy Angels Competition......cast your vote (I think it's open to all).

The lovely pennydog voted for me! Thank you! Your spoons are fantastic, I just wish I could place more than one hoo.

See here for the vote casting....

it's a slow day.....

Today I haven't been able to get into the swing of things.....prob due to the fact that both my girls are with me today, Maddie is a bit poorly so not at school and Georgie is still too little for all that malarky.They are now positioned on the sofa under blankets and watching The Sound of Music dvd! Don't you just love duvet days?

So, I have been having a bit of a play on flickr with the 'edit photo' function and I made a snowy version of my not only is it a slow day today, it is now a snow day too!

Monday, 1 December 2008

Competition entry.....feeling nervous!

Recently I was invited to join a flickr group called 'Folksy Angels'. The aim of the game was to make a seasonal decoration using just old bit's'n'bobs from the recycling bin and scraps you may have lying around, but definitely no new materials were to be used.

Well, I 'ummed' and 'ahh'd' about it for ages, with little or no inspiration, until I went shopping a week ago today for new light bulbs!

Over the past week I have been assembling this little house, layering the glitter (and the glue) on thick. Here is what I used:

An old cardboard box (that had contained old light bulbs), painted with leftover paint (originally used on a wall in my kitchen - you can see it in the background of some of my flickr photos), stripy fabric leftover from a different project (a notice board), felt scraps (I have bags of these - which normally end up being sent to my daughter’s school for collaging), a bit of old grey ribbon that’s been hanging around forever, some beads from my little girl’s broken necklace (one of many sitting in a box waiting to be threaded back together again), the stripy card on the sides and roof front is cut from a torn gift bag that I had kept because it was still too pretty to bin, the knocker on the door is a ring from a broken bracelet, all yarn used was from scrap, lots of glue and double sided sticky tape, a blue vintage button from my button collection and last but not least, I raided my girls’ craft box and used a tonne of glitter glue and extra silver glitter…… I shall be finding glitter all over the place for weeks to come!

The guys at Folksy extended the entry date by 24 hours and I just decided a couple of hours ago to go for it....why not....what's the worst that could happen? So I quickly set the scene with a pile of craft filler (as snow), a pink fluffy boa from the girls' dressing up box and my favourite powder blue polka dot fabric as a 'snowy' backdrop. I almost lost my nerve and binned it on many occasions throughout the week, especially after seeing lost-in-the-forest’s enchanting little houses.....they are so lovely compared to my gaudy, girlie glitter explosion.

Take a look at all the entries at
Voting begins tomorrow me thinks on .....good luck everyone (I think the only way for me to win is if everyone else drops out! Hey, at least it was fun to make and my girls like it, Maddie can't wait for her Polly Pockets to move into their holiday home! ).

Party time....

Maddie had her 5th birthday party at the was High School Musical themed and we had a fantastic and talented face painter (Zoe from She had the girls mesmerised, I don't think I needed to organise any games, they all seemed pretty happy waiting in the queue for Zoe!

I couldn't resist some more cakes from neviepiecakes, the very clever Natasha made these glittery lemon cupcakes, she even made a couple of extras so I managed to have 2 to myself, not on the same day though - oink, oink. See her wonderful creations on

With regards to Heartfelt Handmade, my final date for orders has now passed and I am busy stitching lots of name garlands and shall post photos this space......