Monday, 22 February 2010

Todays Charity Shop Find

Went for a bit of a look in a few Charity shops today, i am really hoping that on one of my trips someone will have just dropped off a whole box of buttons just for me.
Alas no buttons today but there was a box of fabric in one shop and look what i got, a gorgeous piece of orange fabric. (75p)
this piece of patterned fabric, the colours are great and the patterns are mad, i totally love it. (£1.25)
I have no idea what I'm going to do with them but I'm sure there will be at least a couple of books from them, not sure what else anyone got any ideas?

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Me Me Me!

I ran out of pages in my note book so I had the task if making myself a new book, easy you might say as I make lots of book and journals, not so.
This book will probably last for bout 6 months and it will be with me most of the time so I need something that I will still love then and that will look good, using my work , i find is my best advert.

This is what i decided on.

I bought this fabric to make a tea cozy for the teapot I bought for the family for Christmas (the teapot is Cupcake shape) I really loved the fabric so i bought extra. (I still havn't made the tea cozy!)
I have made a lot of padded books recently and they feel really luxurious and you can always take a nap on it if you get tired.

At Christmas my sister and I have a tradition that we started a few years ago, we get each other pyjamas and give them to each other on Christmas Eve. My Christmas Eve PJ's were wrapped up an an absolutely scrummy piece of patent black wallpaper with raised embossed patterns as soon as i had unwrapped my present i knew that i had to reuse the paper, it is way to nice to put in the bin and this seemed like the best thing to do.

This is my new sales book.

I have used bright pink ribbon to stitch this book.

I think i might have to go on a wallpaper hunt and see what other little gems i can find!

Monday, 8 February 2010

New Room Present

My boyfriends Mum has been decorating her room and it is almost finished, i wanted to make her a little something nice to put in her new room.
I'm not sure where the idea for this came from, I decided to try and make a felt bowl/tray to put on the bedside table or drawers, i am planning on getting some potpourri on the way over tonight to put in it.

The room is decorated in different shades of purple and cream so i think it will go nicely.

I am really happy with the way it turned out I think I might make one of these to put on my table at craft fairs, the packs of hair slides will look quite at home in one of these.

I'm thinking of making some to put in the shop so any feedback and your thoughts would be nice.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

It's February

Oh dear this wasn't how things were supposed to go this year, it has gotten all the way to February and this is my first blog post of 2010, how did that happen?

What have i been doing? I have made some comic cards and envelopes, the cards have a speech bubble for you to write your own message in; Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon, Joe Stinks! whatever you like and the envelopes are recycled from pages from Annuals.

I have also been making some things for valentines day cards with embossed textured hearts and matching envelopes.
Gift pouches, these can be used to put a piece of jewellery in for valentines, mothers day or for a birthday. I really like these they have turned out really cute so i am already thinking of making more in really fun and funky shapes.

Felt Heart rings, why? Just because i thought they would be fun :)

And these are ceramic button rings, the buttons were made specially by Julia Smith Ceramics, i was so chuffed when the buttons arrived, the colours are just yummy gorgeous and i cant wait to order more.

Julia's work is gorgeous you can see some of it in her Folksy shop.