Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Bad blogger!

I have been a very bad blogger of late!  I have been quite busy doing a few other bits and pieces and the blog seems to have taken a back seat at the moment.  I haven't even done much sewing lately, so haven't felt that I have had anything to blog about! I have been doing something creative that has been taking up lots of time, but it's not anything to talk about yet, just something I am enjoying doing that I might blog about in the future, you never know!

Anyway, back to the here and now! I did finally sit down at the kitchen table and think of some things I could do for Valentines day to try and sell in the little shop I sometimes work at Taking the Plunge in Whitstable.  I haven't taken these in yet, but I thought these little felt fabric envelopes would be good for sweets, jewellery or vouchers.  They are based on the tooth fairy envelopes that I do, but I used felt for speed.  I hope they go down well, I am trying to keep costs down so they won't be too much in the shop. I might add some  to my Folksy shop too, as I haven't added anything in there for ages - another thing that is feeling a bit neglected!

I also made this cushion cover from some seasidey fabric I had.  I used to sell lots of cushions in the shops but I have ran out of pads, I normally get them from IKEA so I am waiting for someone I know to go and get me some, so that I can make some more!!!

And these little make-up bags in different fabrics. I am hoping to make more of these if they sell. I made some for Christmas presents and they went down well.

This Habitat areoplane fabric I found in a charity shop! It had been used as curtains I think.

This ticking is my favourite fabric, I am hoping to cover a chair in our lounge in it - but at £14 a metre, I am scared I will make a mistake and muck it up! EEk! I am used to bargain or re-used fabrics most of the time |(like the vintage floral sheeting used inside £1.50 for a double sheet!) so it seems so indulgent to me to spend that much on just 1 metre!  I will have to make one cover in some old fabric to try and get the pattern right - but more on that another time I am sure!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

The Sunshine Blog Award

Wow! thank you so much Karen at Blonde Design, she has awarded me The Sunshine Blog Award, I am chuffed to bits!
The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world.
The rules for accepting these award:-

Put the logo on your blog or within your post.-
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.-
Link the nominees within your post.-
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

There are so many fab blogs out there that it is very tricky to pick 12 out of all the ones that I follow and keep up to date with, but it had to be done so here are some of my favourite blogs (in no particular order):

Vicki's Resolution (a lovely new blog by my lovely neighbour - do take a look!!)
The Beauty is in the Detail
Me plus Molly
Jolly Hockey Sticks
Cupcakes for Clara
Little Cottage Comforts
Pants and Paper

Do go and have a look if there are any you haven't seen before!

By the way as you can probably tell from this slightly longer post, I have sorted the wine/keyboard problem!
I have a new keyboard sitting on top of the laptop! Not ideal but it is working just fine so I can happily type away again!!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Snowy new year!

Happy New Year! It has been a little while and this will be a very quick post as a couple of days ago I spilt red wine on our laptop! EEEeek! It still just about works apart from the letters r, t, s, d, x and c on the keypad!!!!!! having to use the on-screen keypad for those letters, which takes forever!
Here are some pics of a lovely snowy Whitstable and our little princess who is 4 today!