Thursday, May 28, 2009

fabrics revealed

The weather has allowed for some photo taking ::
a much better photo of the fabrics I got from THE best ever Fabric shop.
This pile above may well turn into an overnight bag....or a big feather stuffed pillow
this pile of cosy brushed cottons will be PJ trousers and cosy cushions
this pile hasn't decided what it wants to be yet....but this AMAZING Donegal Tweed fabric knows it will not be tampered with too much...I plan to bind it and make an amazing blanket ::
I LOVE the grey and aqua combination ..... oh, and for those that asked the shop is here...enjoy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Over the bank holiday weekend we holidayed in Dorset, on the Isle of Purbeck.
Candles, incense, wine & beer was in evidence ::

Time was spent in Tyneham Village ::

Exploring the creaky wooden steps to the top of the church ::

Windowsill spotting (!) ::
Relaxing A LOT at Warbarrow Bay ::

Spotting some deer ::

Camping ::

Checking out other camper vans ::

Enjoying spending all our time outside ::

Steam Train spotting in Swanage ::
Travelling the chain ferry between Studland and Sandbanks
I had a great time and can't wait to get back and spend more time there.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

been to London...

...and visited the BEST fabric shop ever.

this is a very bad photo in dusky light..i'll show it better tomorrow :-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

a quiet blog...

...because I was on the beach. Beautiful location, fantastic company, a bit of a picnic and some glorious weather, what more could I ask for?
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Friday, May 22, 2009

nearly the weekend.....

I am really looking forward to this looooooooong weekend, sadly for me I have to work tomorrow, but only one more day and THEN it'll be the weekend .... hurrah! (don't feel bad that I have to work tomorrow...I have taken Tuesday and Wednesday off to compensate! haha!)
So, what's new in paper-and-string world?

...some new buttons arrived (my back order is s-l-o-w-l-y arriving in dribs and drabs) and should be on the website early next week.

... I've had an urge to make more fabric boxes....
...oh, and I inadvertently stabbed a cactus in the heart....ouch!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

a - ha!

do you remember this post?

well I finally decided what I'd like to do with those machine embroidered circles ::
uh-huh, that's right.... needle cases!
lovely splashes of print and colour ::
and a mix of my 2 favourite materials...felt & fabric :-)
...such lucky needles ;-)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a computery day

After a lot of forehead scrunching and indecision I have opened a wholesale shop. I couldn't decide if I should have another website based shop or open another Etsy shop. In the end I decided that another etsy shop was the way to go! If it's a success I may well open another website but for now, I am happy with etsy :-)

So far I have 12 listings and plan to add more when I can.

I have also listed some new items in my original shop and re-jigged the blog a little bit!

I think that's enough computer staring for anyone... now I've a few orders to pack, then I'm going to sit in the garden and sew for a couple of hours :-)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

a prize for me!

wheeeeeeeeee! Look what the postman put through my door today :: A parcel from my bloggy friend Monda!

T'other day it was her 2nd bloggy birthday and I popped by to leave a 'happy birthday' message and I got lucky and won her giveaway!


Thank you Monda, the cards are ACE and they certainly put a smile on my face today :-) (especially the bumble bee, he's my fave!)

Monday, May 18, 2009

a lazy day?

yesterday a friend asked what I had been up to all day and I replied
'not a lot....I went food shopping & did a little sewing'

but looking at the results of my 'little bit of sewing' I think I did loads!

I think I am very lucky that this craft job of mine doesn't feel like work, I put in a lot of hours but I enjoy every minute of it.... next time I am asked I wonder if I'll say 'I've done a little bit of sewing' or 'I worked hard for hours on end and made 113 funky flowers' ?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

it's all mine!

I have had my eye on one of these tiffin tins for quite sometime, but at £43 I just couldn't quite bring myself to hit the buy-it-now button!
...but now I finally have one, for the bargain sum of £20, courtesy of Waitrose...hopefully it'll be fulfilling it's picnic holding duties next weekend :-)

Friday, May 15, 2009

bye~bye bears

I stitched last night and got up early this morning and sewed and sewed (before work!) and the bears are all done.

After work I had fun taking their photos, then packaged them up in lots of tissue, popped to the post office and now they are on their way!

I'm off to grab some bargains at Z&S fabrics....15% off everything this weekend!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

bear machine

yesterday I washed a huge piece of felt, which duly shrank and bobbled so I could cut out 5 little bears, part of a wholesale order for a cute website.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


My new button delivery has all been counted and packaged up, and today I uploaded everything to the's a sneaky peek ~ collage style!
full details here :: button shop

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

For my Dad

Happy Birthday Dad ... I'm glad you had a lovely day!
Lots of Love xxxxxxxxx