Sunday, October 31, 2010

stocking up

I try to spread out in-coming deliveries as much as possible otherwise I spend all my time photographing and sat at the computer, rather than cutting & stitching felt (and that's my favourite thing to do!)...but at this time of year it gets tricky!
This little lot of sewing supplies arrived on Friday...most of it is in the shop already but there's a few photos to take before I finish it all...I'd better hurry up because tomorrow the felt is coming!

Friday, October 29, 2010


I really wish that all you lovely blog readers were in my Post Office queue yesterday ~ I get the feeling that the offender would have slunk out and never returned! Your words really were kind and it's nice to know that polite & kind are normal after all ;-)
Today there was no queue whatsoever ~ Hurrah!
oh, and Mississippi Mud Pie is highly recommended!
This morning I received a delivery of buttons...just a small fill-up order & something new which I am keeping secret ::
I've spent the day pottering on the computer...I listed loads of items on Etsy & in my Folksy shop and in between started sewing some reindeer....a nice relaxing lead up to the weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


~Today I politely asked someone to not push in in front of me (and the others behind me) in the Post Office queue.
~Today I got shouted at. A LOT. whilst in the Post Office queue.
~Today I got the chin-wobble-try-not-to-cry-face when all the other people in the queue didn't stand up for me ~ GAH!
~Today I bought Mississippi Mud Pie from the shop on the walk home from the Post Office
pictures are of special orders I finished & posted today

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


you know I've been making sets of flowers ::

so there's no surprise that they are finished...but I didn't take photos of these in the making! ::

Santa Decorations ::

Ho Ho Ho!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

perfect weather...

...for staying in and sewing!
So I spent a good few hours turning this pile of paper ::

into shelves of kits!
so if anyone needs a sewing fix in a hurry, I'm ready to go!

Monday, October 25, 2010

colourful Monday

I Love Mondays ... especially Mondays that are filled with felt rainbows!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Jobs

Today I am sewing felt flowers

and cutting and folding kits bits & loyalty cards
Yesterday I went to my sister's to visit ... Mum, Dad & Nan were also visiting so it was a great day of family time, lovely :-)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

home alone

John is working a long way away at the moment so tonight he's staying the night at work rather than travelling all the way I decided to have an afternoon & evening of hand sewing!

I got up bright & early and whizzed to the workshop...packed kits, made felt rainbows, glued some swatch cards and packed all my orders...went to the Post Office and Wilkinsons (Ink & A4 paper shopping!) and now I am home...I've already finished some little birds and next on the list are some flowers....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

a new toy

I've just added 30 little Christmas Trees to the shop...if it's too early for you to look at Christmas things you can look at this ::

my Brand New teeny tiny ironing board!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Oh how I love ribbon!

I think I may have gone slightly bonkers and ordered way too much ...
... because it took FIVE hours to get it all on the website...
...take a look here ... I added 10 new pages so it may take a while!!
PLUS there's even teeny tiny pom pom ribbon
AH! how cute is that!

Monday, October 18, 2010

new mini brads

*new* yummy colours PLUS black & pink are back in stock!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

sewing with Terry

This morning these boxes were flat...the hand sewing was completed...just the machine sewing stage to go...after a couple of hours in the company of Terry Wogan they are all finished and are now all boxed up waiting for the Post Office run tomorrow!
This afternoon & evening I've a little hand sewing planned & John is cooking us a Roast Dinner!
Lovely :-)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

5 jobs at once

I think I'm very good at having lots of projects/jobs on the go at once....I think I became good at it by default because I do tend to get bored quite quickly (don't I Mum?) haha!
and for the last few days a lot of jobs all seem to be at the same stage ... the one where I'm super busy, doing loads, but not finishing anything at all!!

but today I turned the corner and finished 5 dozen kits
and I finished putting away my new American Crafts delivery...(I still need to photograph it all and do the website but that's for another day) I'm quite happy just to look at these shelves and imagine all the things I could make!

AND when I had the camera in my hand my seagull arrived and started his daily dance on my funny-turned-orange-years-ago skylight...can you see his feet? I've been trying to get a photo of that for weeks!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sidney's New Home

Random Number Generator has picked :: number 21

which was this comment ::
Gorgeous!! Its my number 1 Super sons birthday today (Thurs) - he would love him! Please include us! Thanks
Julie xoxo

joycers86@*** ***.com
I'll email you Julie, congratulations!

Goodbye Sidney, I hope you like your new home!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

b's ...

B is for Bundles of Kits

all printed, cut and ready to be packaged up!
B is for Brooches
Mr & Mrs Owl added to the website
and B is for Boxes
boxes made for orders :: and DRUMROLL please.......

Design Your Own boxes added to the website!

Monday, October 11, 2010

stitching boxes

over the weekend I made felt boxes with letters for custom orders ::

and felt boxes with added cute ::

I'm trying to make some for the website too...I'm thinking they'll be ready on Wednesday, but don't hold me to it!!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

more cute!

I can't believe how cute these turned out!
they are happy fruit brooches
they certainly look happy don't they?

Thursday, October 07, 2010

freebie day October 2010

Hurrah it's freebie day again!
**Freebie News **
I've added a freebie page to this blog (up the top... look!) freebie details and updates will be kept there so they are always easy to find....Now, on to this month's freebie.
I've been making Monkeys
and I've had fun getting to know them & naming of them however is a little bit special ::
That is Sidney.
He's the leader of the gang and he has a secret...
...he is Sidney The Super Hero Monkey !!
he swaps his scarf for his Super Hero Cape and he's ready to save the world!
For your chance to win Sidney The Super Hero Monkey please just leave a comment on this post.
1. I must be able to contact you via your comment
2. One comment each please
3. I'll post world wide so everyone is welcome to enter
Good Luck Everyone!
Closing Date :: Wednesday 13th October
Winner Announced :: Thursday 14th October

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

website fiddling

I've added a new feature to my website...a what's new? page
there's a link on the home page under the banner at the top ::

and if you click it you see a gallery of items I've just put on the website (yesterday's brooches & today's flowers) ::

and if you see something which you like you click the little picture to get a better view and a direct link to the page they are on!

I'm super happy with this feature...I've wanted to add it for a while but it took quite a lot of figuring out how to do it and I'm chuffed that it all works!