Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Photos

Christmas at my Sister's house was amazing. Such a lovely mini-weekend. Our parent's and Nanny were there too and it was so nice to see everyone.

printed fabric art :: fabric :: more fabric

charm pack :: more fabric

We chatted, drank wine, ate lovely food, went for a stroll to feed the ducks, played games with Holly, remembered Grandad, chatted some more then came home!

brooch :: little paper-and-string owl :: lavender bags :: TORTOISE

I'm not back at work until Wednesday (hooray!) and plan to spend today doing all the things I put off over Christmas, boring things like buying car tax and going to the bank and paying the bills and then i shall be sewing :-)

felt conker :: decorations

John and I are meeting a few friends in our local pub this evening for a few drinks to see in the New Year. I don't normally overly enjoy New Year's celebrations, I'm not sure why, last year we both stayed home and went to sleep !!

brooch :: gorgeous mushrooms :: princess magnets

Happy New Year everybody.

happy cooking pot :: felt food :: happy cake plate

*photos are some of the gifts I gave, some are linked to the etsy shops I bought them from, some were made by me.

I didn't have a completely handmade Christmas but the handmade gifts I gave were well received and I'm sure that everyone appreciated how much thought and love goes into every creation, weather it were made by me or another craftster.

Friday, December 28, 2007

a temporary return

I have taken a brief break from festivities and have been back at work today and will be there again tomorrow.

John and I spent Christmas day at home (bliss) then visited his family on boxing day and yesterday. As I said I was back to normal today :: packed orders this morning :: day at work :: popped to the post office on the way home.

Tonight I have been a busy bee working on some new ideas and tomorrow John and I are going to my sisters (along with the rest of my family) and I am SO excited :-)

And because posts without photos are a little bit boring I'd thought I'd share the photo voted most interesting on my-flickr

I hope all you monkey fans are all having cracking holidays....

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Countdown

I'm finally ready. I've bought and wrapped all my gifts, put up the tree, visited the post office for the final time, bought clothes for the Christmas party and all that's left is to write cards for neighbours and friends.

It was hard to find room for the tree this year (John seems to think it's because I have too much craft stuff but it's impossible to have too much, right?) but I have managed to squeeze it in next to the fire place. It was on the floor but once I'd started wrapping gifts I had to put it on a table so I had room for all the presents !!

I took about 20 photos and that was the best....this wasn't :: All that's left now is to serve the last minute shoppers at work and then I'll be eating, drinking and being merry :-)

Merry Christmas Everybody !

Monday, December 17, 2007

tricky Christmas Blogging

The problem with blogging at this time of year is that all the things I am sewing are gifts and all the handmade goodies I am buying are also gifts and I want to keep them as surprises so I have nothing to show.... ...except that today I am in two etsy treasurys :-) happy trees (above) and little grey cat...
I have been busy taking photos so you can expect a great show and tell of gifts I made after Christmas !!

Friday, December 14, 2007

heeellloooooo i'mmmm ssslllooowwww

I made a present for my niece ::

A great BIG tortoise cushion

He's a very happy chappy, but he doesn't move very fast !!

Here he is with some cotton reels so you can see how big he is.

He is made from denim and polka dot corduroy with fleece head and feet. He takes A LOT of stuffing but he is so much fun I think I'll be making more :-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


look look look........

this is the shop in Plymouth that placed an order with me recently. My Mum and Dad went to take a look and Dad took a couple of photos. (because my parents are just the best!)

It's SO great to see my little felt creations in a window display alongside some other lovely creations.

Don't they look happy to be there?

I have a BIG grin plastered over my face right now!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

incoming and outgoing

I really am doing my bit to keep the postmen busy!!
These little tortoises have been sent to a tortoise mad little girl ::

These are all the freebies wrapped and ready to go (in fact 3 have already gone)It was fun wrapping them and making them look Christmas-yand today the postman delivered a little monkey card and a gorgeous brooch from my friend

Sunday, December 09, 2007

winners ::

I cut and pasted and printed all of your (really very kind, thank you) comments and popped them in a pot ::

I pulled out 4 bits of paper and they were ::Kitty, LucyKateCrafts, Ann and Sam AND Working Mom Knits

Well done girls!!

please email your address to and I'll pop your prizes in the post


Friday, December 07, 2007

my first ever.....

.....Etsy Treasury!!
Just look how cute they all are!!
Don't forget to leave a comment here if you want to have a chance of winning a freebie!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

freebie day is back...hooray!!

because I like freebies!

because I passed the milestone of 200 blog posts published (this is post 208)!

AND because it's nearly Christmas!



leave a comment on this post to be entered in to the draw. The draw will take place on Sunday 9th December, around 5pm


4 lucky people will each win ::

:: one snowman embellishment ::

:: one mini tote for your Christmas Tree ::

:: and one Happy Tree ::


small print :: Items won will NOT glow with an eery yellow light, this is purely the fault of the weather not producing enough sunlight and resulting in BAD photos taken at lunchtime under a lamp !!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

wednesday's happenings

A parcel received ::

A Treasury shared (with my sister!) ::AND a Happy Cake Stand re-designed and transformed into a Happy Cake Plate ::Back tomorrow with the last freebie of'll be a good one :-)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

felt food and happy faces

hello. I am a happy cooking pot!Choose some ingredients :: peas, carrot, potato, onion, chicken leg, mushroom or fish Pop it inside the happy cooking potand you have Happy cooking Pot Stew !!
But what's for dessert?Yum....doughnuts, cookies or pink biscuits
Pink wafer biscuits are my favourite
All served fresh for you on the Happy Cake Stand.