Thursday, 29 September 2011

Fame … ish!

Has anyone seen the latest issue of Craftseller?  A couple of months ago they asked me for a true story about sewing and my business, and this month it was published.  How very exciting. 


There are some lovely photos of things I sell too, so hopefully it’ll lead to more people visiting my little shop.

Sewing-wise I’ve made this cushion for a friends daughter who was 13 a couple of weeks ago.


She asked me for a cushion with a horse on it, in light blue or light pink.  She loved it, and as she’s such a sweet girl, it gave me a lot of pleasure to make it for her.  Sadly as you will see from the creases, my ironing board was hidden away in the kitchen, right where the builders were working (that’s my excuse anyway!)  but she didn’t even mind the creases.



Friday, 23 September 2011

Mix and Match Corsages

I just wanted to share with you the latest products I’m selling on my website.


These are mix and match flower corsages – just choose your button badge, choose the flower sizes and colours you want, add some leaves and wear them with pride. 


The petals and leaves simply hook around the button, allowing you to change the layers and colours easily.  There are 3 sizes of petals to choose from, in lots of pretty colours, so you can make a single colour or multi-coloured flower.

I have also added lots of fabric covered button badges to finish your flower off.



Why not add them to hats, scarves, coats, bags, purses, slippers … the list is endless.

I also have crochet flowers which are made to order to the colours you want.  Again these fit around the buttons I sell.


Hope you like them



Thursday, 15 September 2011

VW Doorstop

At the moment we have builders in.  We are having our garage converted to a living room, so everything is in a bit of a muddle.  As I was stuck indoors today waiting for a couple of deliveries, I needed to find something to do that would be quick and easy.  So I dug out the templates I made for Simply Homemade and made this doorstop.


I’ve used velcro to make an opening so that I can post it unfilled, saving on postage.

I’ve put it up for sale on The Fabric Market Place, along with a couple of pumpkin Halloween bags.  So hop on over there if you are interested,



Monday, 12 September 2011

Crochet string bag from T-shirt

I’ve had a few old t-shirts hanging around for a while and I didn’t know what to do with them.  They were too faded and stretched out to go to the charity shop, but as they’re fabric, I just couldn’t part with them.  But then I discovered that you could cut them up to make a ball of yarn & there was no stopping me:


I just made up the pattern as I went along & I now have a lovely string bag, made in just one evening, that looks just like an ice-cream.  I would love to say I’d planned it to come out like this, just so I could look clever, but honesty forces me to say it was completely unplanned and random.

If anyone is interested in the pattern and method, leave me a comment & I’ll try to do a tutorial on here.



Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A missing couple of weeks


What have I been up to while I’ve been missing?  Well short answer, I’m not sure.  I’ve had a couple of weeks of seeming to run round madly while getting nowhere fast!

We did go to see Batman Live at the O2 in London, an end of holidays treat for the children. 

I did manage to get them all kitted out for school.

I managed to crochet a string bag (but haven’t got as far as taking a photo of it!)

and I have managed to fulfil a couple of magazine commissions (more of that when the magazines in question appear in the shops!)

Well looking at that list, I guess I have actually managed to get somewhere – I’m off for a well earned lie down!