Saturday, 21 April 2007

Spring Cleaning/Re-Organising

Ooooh, what a naughty absent blogger I have been the last couple of weeks, I've been keeping myself busy with seeing friends, watching bands and drinking lots. Because of these vices I have also been very slack on the crafty front I'm afraid. However I do have some little needle felted creatures to show which I made quite some time ago now.

The grey creature on the left is supposed to be a squirrel but came out more like a mouse/rat!My favourite was the little bunny but he has already found himself a new home.

Graeme finally signed his record contract last week and has since been off all over the country playing shows and has now gone to Leicester to record the album. They did play a show in Oxford on Monday though which (although I may be slightly biased) was amazing! I have some pictures here.

Since Graeme is away I've decided to rearrange the house! Starting with the lounge. When we moved in we painted everything white (it's a very old house with tiny windows!) and then went for a red theme in the lounge. I don't like it anymore and have decided I'd rather an old, quaint mish mash type feel. After all our house is old and kind of mish mashy itself! So today I have been tidying rearranging and hunting through charity shops, I still have much more to do but here are some pictures of how it's going to far.

I'm particularly pleased with the little window seat I created! I made both the quilt and the cushion myself. I plan to make lots more cushions just like this one to scatter around. Here's how I've been getting on so far.

And some other things that made me quite happy!

Some flowers from the garden.

A print from All Tomorrows Parties last year. I didn't like it at first, but after finally getting round to framing and putting it on the wall, I've become quite fond of it already! Sorry about the glare.

Happy weekends to all!

Monday, 9 April 2007

Little Gifts For Little Girls

I should have blogged about these little creations days ago, but it's been so sunny here that I've been taking advantage of it before it inevitably passes!
I've been making presents for my nieces, and I've really loved every minute, there is something ultimately rewarding about making something for someone you love.
With the beautiful fabric a purchased a few weeks ago i made a quilt for the littlest one.

I'm really getting quite addicted to quilt making now, and I think I'm getting better all the time!

I've also become quite fond of this little doll pattern that One Red Robin, very kindly, posted on her blog. It's so simple and yet so very very charming. I've already made two and I intend to make more!

As you can see I'm also making them their own little quilt to share. I'm hand quilting this one, so when it's finished I'll show you how that went!

I've also been playing with a needle felting kit I bought recently, however Graeme's taken the camera away to a gig with him so no photo's to show just yet I'm afraid.

I'll leave you with some sunshine photos, Happy Easter Weekend.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Simple Things

What a very lovely morning I have had. It was a surprise day off work for me today, which was kindly offered to me yesterday afternoon. So today was already a good one before it even begun! Then I got up to discover the UK Sale had begun to have an impact and I had sold 3 items from the shop overnight. (Yippee!)

Unfortunately, as always seems to happen on my days off, the sun is not shining, but hey ho. I've spent the time baking away whilst Graeme joined me in the kitchen painting and listening to John Coltraine.

Tarty also joined us, and tried to help with the baking, by eating anything I dropped on the floor and then going absolutely loopy for half and hour round the garden (too much sugar for such a little one me thinks!).

He wouldn't stay still for a photo, but he was covered in floor and sugar!

And here are the pictures of my delicious creations...



Both of which I can assure you are very yummy as we've just had coffee and treats! Right am off to the post office now and maybe the fabric shop.

Sunday, 1 April 2007

UK Etsy Sale!!!

The UK's Spring Etsy Sale has begun! Horah!

You can find the whole big long list of all those involved and the specialities they are offering here.

I myself am offering 15% discount on all items in store!

So I'm off to do some shopping!


A very, very quick post, just to show you my Ninjas for the UK Etsy Challenge.....

Off to work now! Have a lovely Sunday.