Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Guess who's got a lovely new apron.....

A wonderful apron arrived in the post for me the other day from my lovely swap partner Sash at The Indigo Elephant. It came all the way from Australia and it was worth it because I think its the best apron ever. The fabric is so pretty and fits in perfectly in my kitchen. Thank you very much Sash as you may have gathered I love it!

Monday, 28 June 2010

A photo from the UK Handmade stall at the We Make Summer Fair at Chelsea Town Hall (held at the weekend). You can see my little cards and button hair bands on the left hand side of the table. I'm hoping to get a stall at their Christmas fair so keeping my fingers crossed.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Loving this print from Angie Lewin. I think the colours are so beautiful. I found it on the St Jude's website which is full of lots of tempting things. I stumbled across this gallery a few months ago when my husband and I were on a rare day trip without the kids. Its in a tiny village in Norfolk in the middle of nowhere, but the quality of work was fabulous and we were amazed. If its too far away for you to visit then a trip to the website is definitely worthwhile.

Monday, 21 June 2010

A spot of Yarnbombombing for a Monday morning....I just love it! Check out their blog

P.S. Don't forget about my earlier Pay it Forward post. No one has entered yet......where is everyone?!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Here is my Pay it Forward. Basically, if you haven't come across this before the idea is that the first three people to leave a comment get a lovely handmade gift from myself sometime before Christmas. All you have to do is to put a Pay it Forward on your blog and send a gift to three more recipients passing the good karma on. Simple and everyone likes a surprise parcel in post!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Scrummy things....

I have just added lots of lovely new bits and pieces to my Etsy shop....

a pretty rosebud rabbit brooch (£4)

a summery pom pom flower brooch (£4.50)

a pair of lavender goldfish (£4)

some handy cowboy toddler bibs in lots of different colours (£6.50)

And finally these gorgeous liberty fabric hairbands are now in my Etsy shop (£2.40)

I'm definitely going to have to find time to make myself some of these.....I love them!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Photos from my stall.... the Hoxne Artisan Craft Fair.

It went well although the numbers of people through the door where down on last month. Anyway sold some stuff and the rest will go on Etsy in the next few days, which is great because it looking a bit sparse over there.......

Friday, 4 June 2010

Lots to share with you this week......

I made my first toddler cowboy bib as modelled by Miss T. Its pretty spotty fabric with a soft furry fabric on the reverse - in my experience there is no way a toddler will have anything against their skin that isn't super soft.
Also made some watercolour and ink cards for the Hoxne Craft Market next Saturday......

and I used up lots of random buttons making button hearts which have turned out looking very pretty.

I finally finished my apron for the Great Apron Swap. This was surprising easy to make considering I didn't have a pattern. It just sort of evolved as I went along. Hope Sash in Australia likes it. (Sorry for the pants photo I was in a rush to get it in the post)

It has been beautifully sunny all week here in Norfolk. The girls have had a great time messing about in the garden (as you can see) and its meant I've actually been able to get some jobs done, rather than just entertain them.

The new fruit cage and polytunnel are up now after a lot of hard work and tears - the polytunnel was particularly difficult.

Finally the new UK Handmade summer magazine is out. Go and check it out. I've also had my first article posted on their blog this Saturday. Exciting stuff!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Check out and sign up to the "My blog is carbon neutral" programme and a tree will be planted in your honour. Great idea!