Friday, December 17, 2010

handmade christmas challenge.

I know, I've been very absent from the Handmade Christmas Challenge, I was still thinking of you all, and making and buying handmade, but I've been so busy, I had hardly a moment to join the blogging fun. so here is my last entry!
so, I've had a year to prepare a santa sack for my niece.
in that year, another niece and nephew were added to the collection, making it 3 santa sacks to be done.
of course, me being the type that I am, I started them on wednesday.
anywho, here they are in all their finished glory, handmade santa sacks for 3 precious babies.

what to make for someone who has everthing?? I made this scarf for my Nan. she is away this christmas, so it had to be small to fit in her luggage.
I also made one for my mum aswell as a new handbag, which I will show you soon.
for more handmade christmas, pop on over to Tracy at Knicky Knacks!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

obsessed! who me?

framed by an obsession.
can you tell I love old frames?
I also am a bit of an auction addict.
these frames are huge, the biggest one measures 127x216cm!!
and I even fitted it in my car to bring home.
bargains of the century, couldnt go past them.
now I just need space in my tiny house to hang them.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Creative Space...

I know, absent again. best put me in the naughty corner.
at least make sure that corner is in my sewing room please!!!
so so busy with so many markets coming up.
so many orders.
I just love it.
I have made these new hats after a few trials and not being happy with the visor shape, I have finally come up with a peak that doesnt stand out like a ducks bill!!
so lucky I was 'allowed' to use my sisters set of hat blocks for the photography.
she was given them by our grandma who was a milliner.
an amazing lady who inspires me in every way imaginable.
this design was supposed to be for me!
as a licensed fabric, it is not available for sale
but my son got his hands on this one.
I guess it is appropriate really.
Felix the Cat in the Hat!!
for more creative spaces head on over
keep on crafting, living & loving xx

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

my creative space...

my brothers wedding this weekend, of course I left my dress til yesterday to make.
heaps of time, incase it didnt work out, to make something else!!
I made up the pattern, which I have to say is my fav. for summer.
I also make this in a cotton floral to wear to the markets last weekend.
so comfortable and stylish if I do say so myself!!
oh and another thing, I bought the shoes, then made the necklace thingy to match the shoes, then had to find or make a dress to match those!
nothing like doing things all jumbled!!

next, if I get time, I will make a purse to go with it!
for more creative spaces head on over to kootoyoo!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

only a few days before the launch of this gorgeous fairy floss markets!!
and of course, we will be there!
have finished off a few gorgeous new summer hats for the markets
for boy's & girls!!
it's going to be huge, so tell everyone!
hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Creative Space...

hello there, from the depths of my piles of sewing, cleaning and general life mess!!I have been absent from my blogging world for a while,
so thought it time to grab a coffee and drop on in to say HI.
so much going on in preparation for the very first
FAIRY FLOSS MARKETS in Doncaster on October 3rd
aswell as the custom orders, I've been flat chat amongst my piles of half finished treasures!
I managed this week to make my very first bias binding ever!
in my head it seemed so much harder than it turned out to be, I needed a special piece for a custom order top, that no plain colour would quite do!
must say, I am very pleased and ended up with an extra 6 meters of it.

and here some one off tunic dresses for the markets using up some leftover pieces of fabric, trying ever so desperately to clear some shelves in my sewing room.
I have banned myself from anymore fabric purchases until at least one shelf is empty.
really, one does not need to stockpile as I have been doing.
for more creative spaces head on over here!

see you next time xx

Saturday, September 11, 2010

handmade christmas challenge...

fair trade fashion workers
a goat couple

More than twenty million workers in the developing world are employed to produce the fashions the rest of the world wears — but workers are still paid too little to support themselves and their families. You can give the most amazing gifts to many of the worlds struggling people this christmas. instead of spending huge amounts of money on unwanted and unneeded gifts, take a good look at the bigger picture!! pop over and visit the oxfam store to see what you can purchase. a little bit of fair trade fashion!! a goat couple!!

When you buy a gift from the catalogue, your donation helps support OXFAM programs that the gift represents. In return, you’ll get to give a card to the recipient explaining how their special gift is helping others. So not only will your gift giving abilities look good, everyone will feel great too.
so while you are making your christmas special and handmade this year, take into consideration, that this is another amazing gift that helps out those who really need it!!
for more handmade christmas pop on over here!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

my creative space...

my creative space has been full of orders for people the last few weeks,
which seemed a little boring to be blogging about!
so I actually haven't blogged in quite sometime...
here is another stack of orders ready to be sent out!!
so being fairly on top of the orders, I couldn't help myself but to make this cute little swing top for myself for summer!!
a nice lightweight cotton check
I thought it would look cute with a belt around the middle.
am also contemplating putting some pretty white lace trim on the bottom...

for more creative spaces head on over to kootoyoo!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

wordless wednesday

for more wordless wednesday head on over here!

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Place and Yours....

I thought this one sounded a bit fun, a bit like snooping through someones bathroom cupboards.
noooo, we don't do that do we!?!
so this is my handbag, the MOST awesome LEGO bag that was a gift from my sister from LEGOLAND in Denmark!
so super cool, the zipperpull is even a lego block!!
ok, so it's a big bag, and today being a work day there was extra stuff in there,
asthma puffa, deodorant, eyedrops, pawpaw lip balm,
notepads, sunnies, wallet, phone, keys, a stack of my new business cards,
a few neurofen, my eco carry bag,
my voucher for spotlight (just incase I happen to go past in the next few days)
and yes, a tapemeasure, go figure...
oh, and a remnant of fabric from work.
I told you it was a big bag!!
to check out whats in someone elses handbag
pop on over here!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Creative Space...

lot's of orders this week, so not much space for my new creations.
a few spare moments, these dresses are done!
samples for summer...
they are pretty cute, a belt still to be done for them in the same fabric as the sleeves!
for more creative spaces head on over to kootoyoo!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

hello to our new logo girl...

check out our new exclusive logo!!
is she beautiful or what!?!
ok, so I know, she is truely amazing. exactly what I wanted.
I do think she needs a name though, currently called logo girl, I think we can do better than that!
a MASSIVE thankyou to Karen who is the talent behind her
check out some of her amazing work available for purchase here!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

handmade christmas challenge...

finally got round to printing my fabric today
this beautiful linen will be made into some scarves
one for my mum and grandma, and a couple extra to sell!!
to join the handmade christmas challenge, and see what everyone else is up to
pop on over here!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

a productive day...

have been a wee bit busy today finishing off this dress sample above that has been in the works for a number of months! waiting ever so patiently for the fabric to be released, then pouncing on the first shipment!
It seems to be the fabric of the moment, I have seen about 3 other labels using the same fabric range in very similar ways.
oh well, never mine, here is my version!
and another cutie dress with pretty pleating across the front
a super comfy dress that ties at the shoulders
both dresses are great for all weather
layering is such a great way to get more wear out of those favourite wardrobe pieces.
hope you love as I do!!
I have just listed them in my made it shop,
be sure to pop on over here and have a peek!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Creative Space...

my creative space this week has moved in next to the heater!!

spending my time cutting out lot's of gorgeous hats for my summer range

so many colours they make me think of beautiful fruity sorbet

this one has to be my favourite! can't go past the lotus print from Amy Butler!

and all the while staring at this amazing slither of MARIMEKKO fabric

that my gorgeous sister brought me back from Denmark

along with some handcarved wooden buttons from Norway.

I must look at them until it hits me what I am to make from them.

something for myself that will not date......

for more creative spaces head on over to Kootoyoo!

Monday, August 9, 2010

At My House....

It's been a big week at my house this week
everything seemed to focus around teeth!!
Tuesday I had my wisdom teeth out. yep, all 4 heavily impacted!
plus another broken tooth, long story, began some 25 odd years ago when the tooth first came through!
had a nice metal post put into my bone for a newy tooth to be attatched to.
quite devastating really. but my glass is half full, and I have lot's of eating left in my life to do.
so on with the show.
much healing to be done!
the same day my surgery occured, my middle 5 star, lost her top tooth.
3 days later, lost the other top tooth.
I LOVE this gapped look on the kids.
Everytime she walks past me, she gives me the most massive smile.
makes me giggle. (which hurts my cheeks)
7 missing teeth later,
that's what's happened at my house...
to check out what's happening at someone elses house
pop on over here!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

a little time to think...

as I have been curled up in my bed just about all week
puffy and sore from having my wisdom teeth taken out and some other messy work done, we'd really all rather not hear or think about!!
I have had lot's of time to think...
lot's of questions in my head to answer...
so after endless hours working on these, I have got a plan.
finally, I know where I am headed.
It is really time to move ahead, and ahead we shall go!
so many ideas and creations to come to light
It has already begun and the excitment is building.
so watch this space, as it may be changing a little here and there!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

handmade Christmas challenge...

this is the preparation for my mum's christmas present.
my mum has classic beautiful style
so decided I am going to print onto some linen with my favourite screen print design
and make her a new scarf or two
so just bought some natural coloured and baby pink linen today.
stay tuned for finished gifts!!
for more handmade christmas pop on over here!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

5 star, baby! will be there!!
pop by for some timeout!!

my creative space...

first things first, you know me.....
making some more hats today, well at least cutting some out!
some beautiful woollen fabrics
mixed with some pretty linings
such cold weather, some warm hats are certainly in order
for more creative spaces,
pop on over here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

wordless wednesday...

wordless wednesday...
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Monday, July 19, 2010

At My House...

my little miss malcom in the middle
turned 7 today!! (slightly sideways picture!!)
we had a mad hatters tea party yesterday

a very excited girl this morning, getting her first sewing machine!
already she has made a cute little cushion for her room!
check out whats happening in someone else's house this week

Sunday, July 18, 2010

shadow shot sunday

first efforts for shadow shot sunday
we had this bird hanging for my daughters party this afternoon.
just turned off some lights, and voila.
hopefully might get some sun next week for some outdoor shots!
check out some more shadow shots here!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Creative Space...

some small but beautiful pieces of fabric
a little bit of mess, a good amount of cutting,
some smooth sailing sewing,
and a little bit of energy!!
for more creative spaces look on over here!

Monday, July 12, 2010

At my house...

At my house this week...
Happy Birthday to Daddy 5 star today!!
after school my 3 5 stars decorated a cake at their grandma's house
it looks fabulous of course.
after dinner we let them choose which part of the cake they wanted to eat.
littlest 5 star wanted the hat cause it had no farties (smarties) on it.
must say, I don't fancy eating farties myself!!!
oldest 5 star wanted the arm, cause it had the MOST smarties and marshmallows
malcom in the middle 5 star, well, she wanted the bit cut out in the middle.
yep, she asked for the arse.
in those words too. hmmmm
then youngest 5 star made a party hat for Dad.
it's those things that make your day special!
check out what's on at other people's houses this week