Monday, 10 September 2012

Lovely Luna


As promised yesterday, here is Luna, the Pom Pom Unicorn. 
Not entirely new, but really a variation on my 
Pom Pom Pony Decoration. 
This one is off to her new home today.

The Pom Pom Pony decorations have become a surprise top seller of late and I have become addicted to pom pom trims, I try to sneak them into most of my new makes wherever possible! Find them here on facebook.

I must get back to my stitching. Hope you all have a great week, I started mine off with my 8 weekly trip to Hobbycraft. I normally go there to get ribbons, buttons, a bit of felt and threads. Today I bought so many items that I managed to crash 2 of their tills, oops. They ended up splitting my order in 2 and putting them through on separate tills! It makes it sound like I spent a fortune doesn't it, but it really wasn't much more than £50. 
I then went off to my local art and craft shop to pick up some wool felt and other bits. From here on I will order my supplies mostly online as and when I need them. It would probably be more cost effective to buy everything in bulk, but I use so many different things I'd have nowhere to store it all, this works best for me at the moment.  
How does everyone else go about buying their supplies? 

Anyway, must sew, sew, sew. See you all soon.

Love

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunny Sunday at The Stable Studios


It's been a lovely sunny Sunday, we nipped out earlier to visit The Stables Studios Art Centre. They were having an open day and it was fab! 

Georgie LOVES all animals and had to hold Tallulah the Barn Owl - gorgeous.

There were so many free art activities too, Georgie drew a beautiful sunflower using oil pastels, they had live music and of course some super stalls. My favourite being Lemon Squeezy, a wonderful kids' party planner owned by the lovely Helen...

such eye candy galore! 
Be sure to visit their facebook page, Lemon Squeezy Parties.

I also came across a new favourite, Petal Poppet owned by the equally sweet 
Lydia Hardcastle.
 Her cards are darling, take a looksie...
I think her websites are all in the making but you can contact her direct via email at lydiahardcastle[at]hotmail.co.uk

Back home now though, dinner is a-cooking, school uniform to wash and maybe a movie with the kiddos, oh and of course an evening of lovely stitching once the stinks have finally gone to bed. I have something new to show you soon too, she's called Luna...

Love from

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Under the Sea


It's party time! 
A while ago the talented Natasha from Nevie-Pie Cakes asked me to make some 'Under the Sea' themed hair clip holders for her little one's birthday party goodie bags. I do love a theme and cannot wait to see Natasha's aquatic dessert table of delights. Here is a sneak peek via Natasha's Instagram pics. I managed to finish the stitching late last night, photographed them as early as I could this morning and bagged and labelled them up for a party happening TODAY at 12 noon!!! Luckily Natasha lives pretty nearby and is fully aware of my last-minute stitching style. Here's what I came up with.


I used some gorgeous Jane Means ribbons and the pom pom trims I am so fond of these days, here are my seahorses.


The jellyfish could double up as clouds too!


I was given free reign with designs and colours, apart from one important factor, the birthday girl simply must have a dolphin. Hopefully she will like one of these specimens.

To see more birthday party favour ideas, take a look at my flickr  photo set.

To check out Nevie-Pie Cakes you can find them on facebook, twitter, read their blog or visit their website, you will NOT be disappointed with the ridiculously uber-amazing hand painted cakes and cookies.

Right, I am making the most of the good weather today with my felt family and then tomorrow it's sewing, sewing, sewing.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Love