Monday, 31 October 2011


Recently I was asked to make some special birthday decorations for Annie, who was turning 100, yes that's right, 100! I jumped at the chance, it's not every day your services are requested for such a momentous occasion. So, here are some of the special gold and cream themed creations made by yours truly...

Door wreath

Happy 100th Birthday Annie!

cupcake toppers

Happy Birthday to Annie, I hope she had a wonderful celebration.

More creations coming soon.

Happy Halloween!

It's that time of the year again, we love a theme here at Heartfelt Handmade and later on we will be hosting a Halloween tea party for 10 little scary monsters followed by a spot of trick or treating.... can't wait, although, with the girls off school for an INSET day I'm not sure how I'll get everything ready in time. 
Yesterday I spent all day making chocolate skeleton bones ....
Carving pumpkins...(stencils c/o
and putting up decorations...
and cutting, sticking and gluing some wonderful Halloween printables from 

Now we are just waiting for the remainder of the food shopping to arrive and will start with the mummy style sausage rolls, as seen on my pinterest BOO! board....

along with some skeleton cake and many more goodies.
We wish you all a fun filled safe Halloween!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

what a hoot...

There have been many winged creatures created in the Heartfelt household recently, so many owls and first flock of Owl and Birdie Hair Clip Holders flew off to the lovely Miss Gracie...

The next parliament of Owls, this time hanging decorations, flew off to Nevie-Pie Cakes for a special little girl's birthday party...if you check out her blog, Amelie's House, I'm pretty sure you will soon see some fabulous images from the Owls & Ladybirds' party.

Finally, a Birdie Heart Hair Tidy for a little girl's birthday...

Now I'm off to get started on a new name banner and some fun Halloween goodies for a custom order, I love creating new things. 
Hope you are having a lovely, thoughtful weekend. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011's over

...the summer holidays that is! After a lovely holiday the girls are back at school and I'm getting back into the swing of things, so here's a picture heavy update of some creations from the last couple of months....
Latest hair clip tidy, more of a bag really, so lots of space for bobbles and bands plus 3 ribbons for clips and slides, no excuses now for hair clip untidiness! 

Large squashy letter banners, each letter is about 20cms tall, this order took me MONTHS! 
Luckily not required until next year, organised customers, I LIKE it :)

A little extra for the birthday boy, some cake bunting.

A sneaky peek at a future Maddie's 8th Birthday this space!

A pretty pink and lilac hearts and cupcakes combo name banner, pretty.

A super girly cupcake name banner.

Finally, not forgetting a boyish stars name banner for a little boy just turned one.

So there you have it, just a few pics for you, so what's next? 
Christmas creations I guess, yikes!!

Hope you all had a great summer.

Monday, 25 July 2011

We're all going on a Summer Holiday....

I've been out of the bloggersphere for such a long time I can't actually remember everything that's happened since my last posting. 
I've still been stitching, although on a much smaller scale, 
as family life and the day job have taken priority. 
However, I have some time off now which gives me a small window to try and catch up. Hooray!

Today is the first day of school holidays, we have already cut out huge initials and decorated them with scrap fabrics, made new crayons from old broken up bits and I think next on the agenda is biscuit baking....all being documented and shared by my daughter on her new online diary for our family and friends. To say my blogging, creating and crafting world has influenced and inspired Maddie is an understatement. For as long as I can remember she has talked about being an artist or designer when she's older.....
she's not yet 8!
we saw this crafty letter idea here 

So, the title of my posting? Well, we shall be going on a short break by the seaside soon and we will be staying in a caravan! The park is right on the beach and it's quiet and peaceful (I'm hoping). I still have lovely childhood memories of caravan holidays and I hope my girls will have fun, staying for the first time ever in a caravan.
The photo of the caravan at the start of my posting is one I customized recently for some friends, it was their 10th Wedding Anniversary, so I made a few crafty decorations, this shabby chic caravan makeover being one of them and placed at the top of a tiered cake-stand, surrounded by some homemade cupcakes...

(sorry about the rubbish photo quality)

Finally, my love of Pinterest has grown and grown, you can find my boards here

Right, I'm off to bake and sew. Hopefully see you again soon!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Birdies for miss gracie

 You may remember a couple of months back I received a wholesale order from the very lovely Miss Gracie. If you are not familiar with this wonderful site, then hop on over and take a look at all the gorgeous hair bows available. 
My daughters are the very proud owners of several and love love love them.

In the 'What's New' section you will find this green dotty bird hair clip holder, a design that is exclusive to Miss Gracie and is not available anywhere else and made by none other than me :)

Same goes for my matching Tooth Fairy Pillow Birdie (the tooth is placed in his wing). 

So if you fancy getting hold of these then head on over to Miss Gracie, while stocks last! 

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Another year older

Can't believe it but my youngest turned 5 on Friday and we've been enjoying a week long celebration, that's what happens when you hold the party the weekend before the actual day! 

So, we started out with a party at a local gym, with bouncy floor, trampoline, ceiling swing, huge slide and many more child-energy-user-uppers, as well as the parents who just HAD to have a go on most of the apparatus too!  
Of course the birthday girl had to have a turn on the parachute while 
we all sang 'Happy Birthday'.

We had a special chocolate cake made by the, always wonderful, Nevie-Pie Cakes. We asked for a pastel pink and yellow dotty creation and she did not disappoint us, it was gorgeous and completely delicious as ever. I wanted it plain as I planned to decorate the top with some cake bunting that I had made and Georgie and her big sis painted a large cardboard '5'. I added a little last minute bunting trim around the bottom of the cake too, just using the party napkins, although it got a little squashed in transit. 

Would you believe, preparations began many months before the special date, collecting pink and yellow goodies here, there and everywhere and placing them in our PARTY BOX, which always seems to contain a 'party in progress' (I mean, we've already started collecting white, black and hot pink goodies for big girl's 8th birthday in ..... December!!). Cute bunting and pink pegs below purchased from the fabulous Reilly & Moss.

Of course I HAD to add a Heartfelt Handmade creation to the goody bags, so I made some pink and yellow windmill hair clips for the girls and some silly moustache bookmarks for the boys...


I even had a go at making some lemon and chocolate (separate flavours, not mixed up) cupcakes, which I kept just for the grown ups, well the kids had their marshmallow pops as well as a plethora of party rings, choc chip cookies, plain marshmallows and other sugar filled delights.

Lots of fun was had by all ...

... only to do it all again, on a much smaller scale, with a picnic in the garden on her actual birthday, with lots of bubble blowing.

Happy 5th Birthday Georgie!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥