Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Should it stay or should it go?

There are times in my life when I have an idea for something and actually have all the things I need to complete the project and then when it has been completed I am torn between keeping it and selling it.

Well this is one of those projects, I cant decide if I want to keep it or sell it, what would you do?

I have to admit I am torn and am tempted to keep it for myself, its the first time I have tried this technique and I love it so maybe the Bird House will see some of those gorgeous tissues after all and I have a little cupboard and a trinket box and lots of other things, my mind is in overdrive now thing of all the beautiful things I could make using this technique.

Oh well off to finish off some shop orders and get ready for tonight craft club
Catch you all later

Monday, 28 March 2011

Now Quilts....

I have been busy with shop orders, facebook orders and loads of sewing orders and that's not counting Mother's day stock,  don't get me wrong I am not complaining but I could do with a few more hours in a day and/or a couple of extra days in the week.

My latest project is an order to make 2 quilts for two little boys, Pheonix and Finlay, their Mum Donna has seen the first one finished so now I can show all of you, here are the selection of the fabrics that I am using to make them.

Pheonix's Quilt fabric

Finlays Quilt fabrics
 and here is Peonix's finished quilt

Not the best photo but the best I could take today, so 1 down and 1 to go

Back to shop orders tomorrow but I am hoping to get the second quilt cut out tomorrow night, off to do a bit more knitting now, more Rabbits on the way, the next one is for my Grandson Marshall.

See you later!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

I wonder if I can use these....

All 32 Designs of Cath Kidston Tissues
 to pretty this up

Bird House

 I managed to get my hands on a couple of these recently and have just sat looking at them not really knowing what I wanted to do with them

I decided I wanted it raised so have added an MDF base and mounted the Bird House onto a length of dowel so now it stands about 2 foot high. I am still not sure how to decorate it and if I should use my Cath Kidston Tissues which arrived this morning
Maybe I will just look at it a while longer before I decide.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Fabric Head Wraps

Yesterday I told you I had to make some fabric Head Wraps for my Granddaughter Amy, so today after finishing a few bits and bobs I made these

Ditsy Blue and Green

Double sided Floral and Stripe

Floral Cath Kidston

Floral Cath Kidston style

My Favourite, double sided Floral and Fuschia Pink

Pretty Pink Stripe

Vintage Pink with Lace overlay
All Amy needs to do is pick the ones she likes and the rest are then for sale.

A pretty good day all round

Sunday, 20 March 2011

What a busy week it's been...

Not that I am complaining of course, it is great that people like my work so much that they want to purchase things from me, I just never believed that SO many people would want to purchase things from me.

So whats been keeping me busy this week, as well as the basket I re-vamped (see previous post) I have been busy with Aprons, Peg Bags and knitting

This is my latest Apron,

you know every time I make a new one that becomes my favourite one so far!

Then it was onto peg bags, this was an order from a lady on Facebook

Then an order for a Lady who wants 2 half aprons for a new Tea Rooms that opens on Saturday

Close up of the Tea Pot

Close up of the Cup Cake

 I have also finished my latest knitting project

Candy Bear
Now I have another Rabbit to knit for my Grandson Marshall, I shall get that started tonight but first I have to make some fabric head wraps for my Granddaughter.
No rest for the wicked!!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Now it looks like this......

The top has been covered in a pretty pink and blue spotted fabric which is padded so it can be used as a pincushion with a lace and ribbon trim and a covered button to finish it off. I have also added a ribbon loop to make opening the basket easier.

My inspiration for the colours I have used came from the flowers on the front of the basket

I have lined the inside with this pretty blue spot and the sides and bottom have also been padded out and a rfibbon added as a stay for the lid.
I think all in all its quite a pretty sewing basket now and a perfect present for Mothers Day, what do you think?

A re-vamp project..

What to do with this? I think it would make a very pretty sewing basket, what do you think?

It isnt massive, it measures 8.5" wide x 6" deep x 4" high, well I have found some pretty fabric so I may do something with it this afternoon

Maybe have some photos later

Monday, 14 March 2011

A few more Aprons made today

I haven't been feeling on top of the world today, I hope I am not coming down with anything but as I wasn't at the shop today anyway I have kept myself busy making a few more aprons.

Teacup and Spots Half Apron

Scottie Dog Half Apron

Child's Apron with Heart Pocket

Spots and Teacups Apron

Spots and Scottie Dog Apron
So that's a few more to go on sale, Peg bags next using similar fabrics to the Aprons

I dont know if anyone else is having trouble with adding pictures to their blog but I have tried many times this afternoon to add this post but have been unable to add my pictures until now

Well off to do a bit more then settle down with my knitting tonight I think, I may even get my knitted Teddy finished tonight.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The winner is..........

(Drum Roll)..........................

Penny Berry

Congratulations Penny

Please send you postal address to me via my e-mail address

Thanks to everyone who entered and I will no doubt be having another giveaway very soon

The Competition is now closed

I shall post the result before 9pm, good luck to all who entered

All names are written and ready for the bowl, my Grandson Ryan will draw the winner as soon as he gets out the bath!

Just got back from the Car Boot sale

and picked up a few bits whilst I was there.

To be honest there was only about 30 stalls so not much to pick from but I managed to find these

Another dressing table mirror

Cutlery box with lid

Small footstool with pretty legs

I am not sure what this is called but I loved it as soon as I saw it, painted Cream and lined with pretty paper either from Laura Ashley or Cath Kidston and it will look so different... I hope

Now I am off to finish some sewing, see you later for the competition results!!

Our Competition ends tonight!!!

Last Saturday I posted a competition on here to mark 2 events, firstly we had reached 1.000 followers on our facebook page and also to celebrate our shops 1st Birthday.

To enter you simply have to follow this blog and leave a comment on our Birthday post telling me what your ideal Birthday present would be, simple..

... and this is what you could win

a beautiful Apron made with fabric from the Clark and Clark Teacup range.

Well the competition ends at 8pm tonight and the winner will be announce at 9pm so what are you waiting for?

Friday, 11 March 2011

Today is a special day

as it is my Hubby's Birthday and without him I wouldn't have Love, Heart, Home so I would like to say Happy Birthday and Thank You for all your Love and support, I will leave the really soppy stuff for him when he gets home from work. Today is also his Baby Brothers Birthday, Jason however is the other side of the world in Australia and not likely to be reading this blog but Happy Birthday anyway Jason, have a good one.

Anyway back to the other stuff. As you probably know I run a few craft club sessions throughout the week and last night one of my Ladies wanted me to help her make a French Memo Board, I already had an order for one so used the opportunity to show her how its done whilst making my ordered one.

So here it is

Scotty Dog Memo Board
 A Scotty Dog memo board finished with Spotty East of India ribbon, and the back of it looks like this

The back
 Covered in Red fabric which was all hand stitched on by me last night, I was up until 1am finishing this!! Mad arent I?

Well another busy day ahead for me with a few orders to get out and more stock to make, I also have sewing group tomorrow so I need to make sure everything is ready for that, at leadt it si Friday so the weekend is only a short distance away now.

Dont forget to enter our Birthday Competition to win an Apron, competition closes Sunday at 8pm

Have a great day everyone, what have you all got planned?