Hand-drawn fairy card using Lyra pencil crayons. Hopefully she won't notice the wonky stamping!!
29 September 2009
27 September 2009
26 September 2009
I thought I'd make myself a purse before I start on the next two bags and play food that I have to make but it didn't quite go to plan. That will teach me, eh?
As the gorgeous fabric was quite thin I thought I'd add a thin layer of wadding to each piece. Well, that made some of the edges too thick to it wouldn't run through under the footer, so in turn, put a hole in the fabric!! As my hormones are raging at the mo, I thought I'd just take off the zips and see if I can make something else with the padded bits instead of launching everything across the room.
HOPS - you can use them with lavender in small pillows to put in your pillowcase as they are a natural sedative. Just dry them in the airing cupboard or (if your lucky the) sunshine and then store them for use (I use an old hessian bag to store mine in).
24 September 2009
My brother-in-law joked on FB about my sister-in-law needing a medal - she said she needed one for putting up with him. So, I've made a surprise brooch instead.
23 September 2009
The peg bag for my sister made with some scrap fabric and one of my Mum's skirts. Just got to do the carrier bag holder now.
This is like the Season Swap item I made for the GP swap. I loved it so much I had to make one for us too. Mine parcel hasn't arrived yet, but hopefully it will be here soon.
I also had my very first sales through Handmade Haven - very exciting.
20 September 2009
Hubby and I went foraging with a pair of ladders and my large basket and came back with a mountain of hops. We sat and removed them from their vines in the evening and there they are drying in the gorgeous sunshine we have had today.
One campervan tin as suggested. Three campervans around the tin, black and orange cotton for the top and bottom blanket stitch. In the shop now.
18 September 2009
17 September 2009
(in other words, I will use them rather than just look admiringly at them). Now this treat is of the useless kind, but it is oh, so utterly gorgeous. Remember the doodle-stitching book - well, the author is a very talented lady and makes things too. Go visit her shop on Etsy.
Banana tea loaf from the bero cookbook that belonged to my Mum.
Beetroot cooking ready for pickling later.
Strawberries sitting in sugar (draws out the juices) waiting to be made into jam tomorrow.
Squash curry simmering away in the slow cooker - recipe posted by the lovely Joxy on the GP forum.
15 September 2009
A prize from a fabulous blog give-away. Check out paper-and-string.
11 September 2009
10 September 2009
09 September 2009
My address labels arrived this afternoon - very pleased with them. I was going to upload one of my own pictures (as I did with the Moo cards) but that worked out very expensive with the website I used.
Here's piccies of the give-away bag from my shop, which was won by the lovely Pippa. I have it on good authority that it arrived safely, so I can now show you the piccies.
Next red bag is virtually done so I'll be able to show you that as soon as I know it's landed safely.
Right, off to finish said bag and make some cushions for our splitty.
06 September 2009
Just a quickie to say I've nearly finished 2 bags of the 'shop' list (one being the prize for the give-away), that my fingers are really sore from stabbing them repeatedly with the needle, and that there should be some piccies tomorrow! Really want to do some bits to take with us when we go to Vanfest at the weekend but I can see I'm going to end up sewing seat covers for the van instead. Oh, I should hopefully be able to show you some naughty purchases in the next few days too (depending on how long they take to arrive).