Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Time for an update

 Heart Name Banner - Isabella

I've been buried under felt again, just popping up to say hello :o) and show you some recent makes before diving back under. 
Pink and Green is always a popular gorgeous girlie colour combo, I run out of these colours ALL the time, it doesn't seem to matter how much felt, ribbon, thread and buttons I collect, I'm always running low - you'd think I'd learn and just buy more wouldn't you?.

Butterfly Hairclip Holder

Padded Name Garland - Elena

Bright Juicy Fruit Star Banner - Layla

And then sometimes an order surprises me and shouts HELLO, GET A LOAD OF MY FRUITINESS. Just like this custom made banner, in bright, pinks, orange, yellow and purple for summery.

Other news....Hedgehogs are in...
Hedgehogs like this Double Ribbon Hair Bow Holder in brown and shades of pink. 

As well as some pink birdies too, what's a girl to do when you have sooooooo many hair clips? Get 2 Hair Clip Holders of course, simple. I keep 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs in my home....with 2 girlies in the house it's absolutely necessary! 

My Birdie Necklace Pendants have reappeared too, not seen since May 2010!
These are for a Birthday Party...
such sweet colours.

Other makes include these Heart Names for sisters...
 and a boyish Star Name Banner too.

Phew.....sorry about all that me me me stuff. 
How about something else? Like showing you some recent purchases... well....

Firstly, I couldn't resist this lovely Lemon Orla Purse from local Textile Artist Thirtyfive Flowers

Some more lovely magnets from The Green Daisy

I bought these 'tache ones a while back and they are so well made and super strong, I love them.

My recent shopping spree didn't stop there either, it's no wonder I never have any pennies left!

This wonderful chicken, we call her Elsie, is from Holly-Blues & Quirky-Birds
I couldn't resist her.

I have a few other yummy things too but I'll show you those when they arrive. They are for my girls as they are soon to be going into their own bedrooms, they argue way too much to share a room for too much longer! 
Anyway, they are getting a few new cute things to personalise their new spaces. I'll post pics if I ever actually get round to redecorating their rooms any time soon :o)

Right, I'm off now, the girls are in bed, Mr is out this evening and I am going to cosy up in front of the tv and stitch away - hedgehogs, bunnies and a cupcake tonight! 

Have a lovely evening all.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

More stitching...

I'm still getting through all my recent lovely orders, things are taking a little longer but I have a couple of days off the day job now to spend with my girls before they go back to school and some extra time for stitching too, phew!

Here's an update of recent makes so far...
Rainbow coloured cake bunting for twins

Happy Birthday Banner

Hair Clip Holder for Willow

Butterfly Hair Clip Tidy

Blue and Red LOVE sign

Large message star

Jessica Hearts Banner

I'm just finishing a few more banners today along with a special order of Pokemon Hair Bands, 
so shall post a new update soon. 
Are you crafting today? What are you making? 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Before Valentine's Day is over I had to post some pics of this years Valentine's Tea Party. I downsized a lot this year and the girls only invited their best friends from school over for some seriously girlie fun!
First we decorated cupcakes, I totally cheated and bought pre-made chocolate chip muffins, placed them in some pretty cupcake wrappers and gave the girls some (pre-made) chocolate butter cream and sprinkles to decorate them with plus a bit of glitter on top too. These very cute cupcake toppers were a freebie from the fabulous ARK Designs , the girls loved them. Thank you Anna x

We decorated some big sparkly foam hearts too with some stickers and gems, then I made a hole in them for some ribbon, all from my favourite shop hobbycraft!
I had to have a go at making the heart garland too, I think the felt I used was a bit too thick and my scissors weren't long enough or sharp enough but it looked good from a distance! Here's where I found the tutorial
I couldn't stop there though, oh no, so I made this Valentine's Banner too...

and some heart decorations for the party bags...

Other activities included making cute necklaces, using pretty things all from my bead and button box and marshmallow pop decorating (lolly sticks with a marshmallow dipped in melted choc then dipped in a bowl of sprinkles, yummy). 
All over for another year now, just enough time left for sharing a take-away with hubby.

Oh, and finally a special request for a Valentine's day gift for a colleagues girlfriend. 

It's made in their forthcoming wedding colours  and with their initials, awww bless, young love! I and my hubby on the other hand celebrated 12 years of  marriage at the weekend.....oh my.

Happy Valentines day to you all, even if you hate it! 


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

busy making stuff....

My Facebook page has been seeing a lot of action of late thanks to a couple of page sharings by some fabulous pages = lots of lovely new orders = being very busy making stuff! At this rate I may have to give up the day job...again! 
Here's a run down of some goodies I've been stitching of late...

Button name garland

Star Name Banner

Heart Name Banner

Embellished Name Garland

Dotty bird decoration

Rose brooch

Owl Name Hangers

Name Signs

Tooth Fairy Friends

and even a Wreath Kit - in a WILD Animal prints theme

No rest for me though, still got a couple of heart banners, some party favours, hair clip holders, birdies, birthday banners, 'taches on gingies, 'taches on sticks, LOVE signs and much more to finish off. What am I doing here chatting still, gotta dash. 
Thank goodness the snow is now melting and not getting too much in the way of everyday life.

Happy crafting!