Friday, 25 May 2012

Folksy Friday :: Washing On The Line

The best thing for me about the fantastic weather we have been having this week is that I got to dry all my laundry on the line!  Don't you agree? So with this in mind here are some lovely "washing on the line" themed items found on Folksy this week:

Great aren't they? Which is your favourite?

Have fun. xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday :: Pink Flowers

Well I hope the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here - it's just lovely. So lovely infact that I'm actually working at the garden table today, as I'm sewing by hand for a change. I'm making some more felt flower corsages, this time in pale pinks, snow whites & soft greys, as I thought they would work well as bridal party accessories, perhaps as alternatives to button-holes, or fascinators for flower-girls. What do you think?

I have already made these two in more vibrant colours:

The red flower is going to become a wrist corsage and the green, a hair-slide  - and this time I'm going to keep them for myself....

Right, time for a cuppa and a peek at all the other uber-creative workdesks around the world as hosted by the lovely Julia.

What's on your workdesk this sunny Wednesday afternoon?

Have fun. xx

Tuesday Crafternoon :: Jubilee Buttons

Yesterday afternoon I finished one more make as part of Hookin' With LaaLaa's God Save the Queen Swap. Can't show you the finished item yet as I don't want to spoil the surprise for my swap partner Marina, but let's just say it involved buttons of the red, white and blue variety....

Have you got any Jubilee themed projects on the go at the moment?

Have fun. xx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Meet Me On Monday (well Tuesday actually)

This week I'm:

Making :: some cameo style felt brooches with cute motifs  
Growing :: a lilac tree. Unfortunately the flowers turned out to be white rather than lilac, but it is still very pretty
Eating :: banana bread with mascapone and summer fruits - oh my! 
Loving :: fields of yellow - they make me so happy   
Learning :: to crochet. I'm attempting to make a teal coloured granny square for my bed, as you can see, I haven't really got on very far
Buying :: some small plant pots for a new project - a little toadstool shaped pin cushion
Celebrating :: my Grandad's 90th Birthday xx

What are you up to this week?

Have fun. xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Simple Sunday :: Stocks

These stocks smell as beautiful as they look.

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. Join in with Simple Sunday here.

Have fun. xx

Show & Tell :: Warkton Craft Market

First of all apologies for having been AWOL this week but I spent most of my time over the last 4 or 5 days preparing for my stall at Warkton Craft Market, which I attended yesterday:
Warkton Craft Market, which runs every month, is organised by the lovely Deanne & Michelle who work really hard to make it a lovely day out. There is always such a great mix of talented sellers, plenty of tea & coffee, plus uber scrummy cakes, making it a really nice event to attend either as a seller or a customer.

Yesterday I loaded my stall with my felt goodies, including my new felt cameo brooches:
and my cute little toadstool pin cushion:
My lovely mum (aka my partner-in-craft) came along to help and keep me company which gave her the opportunity to sell some of her crocheted creations, such as these cute little baby slippers:
and these sweet hair bands:
Did you attend any craft events yesterday?

Have fun. xx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Learning Something New :: Granny Squares

Crochet has been on my to do list for ages and although I've tried to teach myself a couple of times, I just couldn't get to grips with it. So after a bit of research I managed to find a local course and this afternoon I went along for my first lesson. I have to admit that I was all fingers and thumbs to start with but by the end of the session I had made my first granny square. I then immediately came home and made a second! They are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I am very happy with my first attempts and suspect I'll be making a few more over the course of the weekend - it's a bit addictive!

Did you learn anything new today?

Have fun. xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW :: Labels & Stamps

Not much crafting going on on my work-desk today I'm afraid, just some prep for a forthcoming craft event I am attending:
I bought these cute little stamps from my mate Deanne a couple of weeks ago when she was having a bit of a de-stash and I thought they would be just the thing for my little product labels.
I can only do the stamping after the kids have gone to bed though as they both have taken an interest in the set and it'll end in their craft box if I'm not careful!

What's on your workdesk today?

Have fun. xx

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Tuesday Crafternoon :: Daffodils & Roses

Yesterday afternoon I spent a bit of time designing and making some different felt flower corsages. I went with a daffodil and rose. I think they need some tweaking as I am not 100% happy with them yet - but I think the colours I've used look really good together.

Did you make anything new yesterday?

Have fun. xx

Monday, 7 May 2012

Meet Me On Bank Holiday Monday

This week I'm:

Making :: a sunflower felt brooch for my best-friend's birthday 
Cooking :: a victoria sponge and serving it with some May Day rainbow bunting for afternoon tea 
Growing :: forget-me-nots, very sweet 
Eating :: tapas - chorizo with black beans, patatas a la brava, chilli scallops with roasted peppers - oh my! 
Drinking :: a mojito or three .... (well we were celebrating!) 
Playing :: build a beetle at a fund-raising beetle drive, what a laugh 
Painting :: whilst re-decorating our kitchen and helping Princess paint a little pony money box 
Reading :: Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes. Have you read it? It's really good 
Loving :: a 3-day weekend, even if it has rained all day

What did you get up to this weekend and what do you have planned for the week ahead?
Have fun. xx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012

May The Fourth Be With You!

Well, truth be told, when it comes down to it, I am actually quite pretty-traditional-girly. By this I mean, I like owl prints, Art Deco glass, cake, bunting, beach-huts & anything by Cath Kidston. I like toadstools, buttons, cherry blossom, retro pirex, swing dresses, coloured nail varnish and afternoon tea. I like chic-lit, music from and inspired by the 30s & 40s, the seaside, cats, watching Poirot on a cold afternoon, vintage caravans, and picnics in the summer. But when it comes to watching films, well that is another kettle of fish altogether. It's life Jim, but not as we know it .... You see it is true to say that I am a BIG Sci-fi fan. Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate - I love them all.
So in celebration of Star Wars Day and my love of all things sci-fi, here is a list of my favourite sci-fi inspired items found on Folksy this week:
 Star Trek Felt Badge - Pictureofgrace
  Star Wars Paper-cut - Gingerhearts
 Stormtrooper Lego Cufflinks - Bits and Badges 
Star Wars Finger Puppets - MuNGBEANS

Aren't they awesome? Which is your favourite?

Are you a sci-fi fan too?

What's your favourite thing on a Friday?

Live long and prosper. xx

PS - Don't forget to leave me a comment here if you want to join in with my Pay It Forward Giveaway.


Thursday, 3 May 2012

A little reminder ....

Hi - how are you? Hope you are have a super-crafty day?
 Just a quick reminder that my Pay It Forward Giveaway is still running.

Want to be in for a chance to win? Just leave me a comment here.

Have fun. xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday :: May Day Cake Bunting

I've decided that it's far too wet and cold outside to be venturing anywhere far, so really the only option is to just stay at home crafting for the day ...

I picked up lots of really bright coloured felt yesterday and have been making some pretty flower corsages in various designs. This morning however I had the bright idea that the rainbow of colours would work really well as May Day Cake Bunting, so that's what I've got on the sewing machine at the moment:
Of course, I'll have to spend the afternoon making myself a Victoria Sponge just so I can show it off!

What have you got on your workdesk this Wednesday morning (WOYWW)? 

Have fun. xx

Take a peek:

Tuesday Crafternoon :: May Flowers

Well, it's been very grey and miserable outside again today, so I've spent the afternoon making these colourful May Flower corsages:
They'll be available in my shop tomorrow. Bloomin' marvelous!

Have fun. xx

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