Thursday, 31 December 2009

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Properous 2010

Alot has happened this year and I would like to Thank Everyone who has supported me, following me here and on Twitter, buying my items, and also emotionally.

I look forward to seeing some of you in 2010, making more friends and bringing you some new and improved items along with some old favourites.

I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Properous New Year.


Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas 2009

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, we went to my Mums and had a very enjoyable time. The kids were really happy and were extremely pleased with what Father Christmas bought them! (sorry for quality of photos I think I might have to get a new camera in 2010 hint hint!!!)

Although I'm not sure who enjoyed the spaceman outfit more, Noah or Grandad!!!

I also thought I would show you what I firstly made for my family and then decided to make for 3 of my followers who won my Christmas Giveaway, the reason for me making these were 1) they are so damn cute 2) they were wonderfully dotty for Becky at dotsandspots and 3) I had run out of stock over the Christmas fairs so had nothing to give away! The design is from a wonderful lady and friend called Brenda Walker.

Today I'm suffering with a cold but am in the process of designing and making for next year so keep coming back and I might show you some sneaky previews!!! Thanks for all your support in making 2009 good and I hope that you will love my new items even more making 2010 a great year!


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christmas Giveaway Winners

It has been a bit manic in my house recently, but I have finally finished all fairs, and have had my Ofsted inspection where I was graded OUTSTANDING, oh yeah baby, I'm OUTSTANDING!!! Lol ;) I have now done a to-do-list as I have not done any Christmas Shopping which is a first for me and now I'm starting to panic, especially as people expect handcrafted items and mmmm, I sold out of most bits over the past few weeks!

However I have now managed to do my giveaway, I used a random number generator this time so now beautiful girlie pulling names out of pumpkin! But I will add in my beautiful Angel!!!

Before I tell you who won I would just like to say a HUGE Thank you to all my Followers, Commenters and especially my customers who have supported me and made this run of Christmas Fairs worth while and extremely enjoyable!

So the winners are.....

Michelle Stanton,

Victoria Alcock,

Kate, who left a lovely Message

Saraeden, a lovely lady who follows me here and on Twitter


Dotsandspots, another lovely follower

I can't thank all my customers enough and I would love to have given you all a little something, maybe I'll have to think about something for next Christmas


Monday, 7 December 2009

more fairs and Sutil

This weekend I did some more Christmas Fairs and they were the worst ones this year. But I have a theory... those that have been buying before this weekend are well prepared so have now finished or are close to finishing their shopping. Now although I'm quite a Christmassy person with all my decorations up I have noticed that its not very Christmassy out there and I haven't done much shopping and I think there are lots of people out there feeling the same. So this weekend I'm doing my last fair at Brackley Town Hall, I'm really looking forward to it and gonna try to make it a good one.

Now as you've seen plenty of photos of my stall I thought I would also tell you about my Saturday evening. Grandma and Grandad came up and looked after the little ones so that Rob and I could go out to his Christmas do, and boy was it good, I got all dressed up and almost as soon as I walked in I was stood next to the most gorgeous man in the company and no it wasn't Rob!!! It was of course Adrian Sutil!!! The evening was great, everything free which is definately the way it should be, 5 course meal (food ok but waitressing was really bad, wanted to get up and organise!) but I think one of the best bits was the dodgems!

Need to do a bit more for Saturdays Fair whilst also childminding and getting ready for an Ofsted inspection on Monday!

Don't forget its the last week to enter my Christmas Free Prize Drawer, so go and check out my Folksy and Etsy Shops and buy something, there are lots of items that are stocking filler prices!


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Personalised Christmas Decorations

So I have been thinking of these for a few weeks but hadn't got round to giving it a try until this week. I reached 1000 tweets and did a giveaway to the first person who tweeted me back and it was the lovely Lynsey at SwirlyArts. So I sent her a scarflace and her beautiful girls a personalised Christmas Decoration each.

If you would like one for your little ones please check out my folksy shop. And don't forget if you buy from me before 12th December you will be entered into my Christmas Prize Drawer.


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Can't believe she is 4!

This Sunday Grace (my baby girlie) turned 4 and she decided to have a party with a few of her friends. She asked me very nicely if I would make her a cake and some party bags so how could I say no. I mean its only the busiest time of the year for me and I had a craft fair on the Saturday but she is my little girl and with big eyes I couldn't say no.

She decided only a couple of days before that she loves Tinkerbelle and princess' so thats what we went with. She ended up getting a Tinkerbelle outfit from Daddy and I made the cake as a Princess Ballerina, finished with 10 mins to spare, thats why it doesn't look that great! All the girls (and Noah) seemed to have a lovely time, playing party games and dancing. Well now thats all over I had better catch up with sewing for the next craft fair.


Thursday, 19 November 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Wow has it really been over a week since my last post, well please accept my apologies I have been a little busy. Childminding, sewing and craft fairs. I was at Grange Park in Northampton on Saturday and it was a very busy 2 hours, I sold well and had lots of personalisations to do on childrens aprons and bags.

Then on Sunday I was lucky enough to get a last minute table at Canons Ashby. It’s a National Trust house about 3 miles from where I live and it is beautiful. I was situated in the Dining Room, and although a little dark was wonderful. I was busy all day and did quite well. I didn’t take many photos as I think you have probably seen them all before and it was dark, I will try to take more another fair and believe me there are more fairs to come!

So what else have I been doing. I have been planning Graces Birthday Party, which is on Sunday, and I don’t know if I’m just a loving Mummy or completely mad as I have told her I will make party bags! Thankfully there aren’t too many coming, about 5 little 4 year old girls, ok so I am mad!!

For those that are interested in my weight loss progress, I have now lost ½ stone (in 10 days), just another ½ to go before 5th December, which is Robs Christmas Party and I would love to fit into my little black number!

Since I last posted with Grace pulling out the name of my lucky follower I sent this to Miss Dollypops, such a lovely lady.

And I would like to say a big Thank You to all my followers and I will be doing another giveaway soon, I will let you know details when I have thought about it a bit more! But don’t forget to follow, comment and especially purchase from one of my shops to be entered into my Christmas Giveaway. The more times you buy the more opportunities you will have to win!

Right better get on as I have a to-do-list that is growing longer by the milli-second!!!


Monday, 9 November 2009

Followers Winners!

I want to start by saying Thank you to all my lovely followers, I appreciate and love all your comments. I would love to send you all a little something, maybe after Christmas when I have finished all my fairs and caught up on some sleep!! Anyway for now the winner is......


Congratulations Miss Dollipops, is there anything you have seen (that I make) that you would like or are you happy to have a surprise. Please can you email me your address on


Hatton Christmas Fair

This weekend I had a stall at the Hatton Christmas Fair, its one I've done for a couple of years now and its great fun. I love seeing sellers I haven't seen for 6 months, but the best thing is seeing the customers that come back to buy more from you because they have loved what they bought last time and all the new customers that are buying for loved ones, family and friends (and themselves!) and want something that is handcrafted, unique and beautiful. I got lots of beautiful comments, many of which they wrote in my comments book ready for me to put on my website.


Friday, 6 November 2009

Hatton Country World

Just a quick post today as must get on with some sewing. But I really wanted to remind everyone that I will be at Hatton Country World all weekend at their annual Christmas Fair. There will be lots of handmade goodies for all, so why not pop over, come and see me and the other sellers and then have a great day out with the kids playing on the farm. I will have some of these

And these

And a few of these

And maybe some of these

So please come and see me and don't forget if you buy from me by 12th December then you will be entered into the Christmas giveaway!


Monday, 2 November 2009

Something for all you doodlers out there!

So this is what I was working on this weekend.

I got into the mood of birdies after making the bird bookmarks and decided to finally make one of the ideas off my list! I do hope you like them. They are A5 lined notebooks which I have made the covers for. The birds are appliqued on and then I have free machine stitched around them and the accents. You can find these 2 in my etsy and Folksy shops. I will be making more birdies and maybe some other things too, thinking maybe cupcakes next, what do you think, any suggestions welcome. Oooo just thought, if you like these and would like them personalised as a special gift for someone (teacher, friend, craft buddy) then I can do that too, now that has got me excited!

Got a Christmas Craft fair on all this weekend at Hatton Country World, so if your stuck for something to do come up and see me and bring the kids for a great day out. There is the farm animals and loads of rides and bits for them to play on. My two really love it and will be up with me at somepoint of the weekend, with their Daddy!
Don't forget to be one of the first 20 to follow me here to be in for a chance to win a little something. Also if you buy something from me before 12th December you will be in for a chance to win a special Christmas Present.

Right better get on with some sewing and shoudl get the washing in off the line before it rains!!!


Sunday, 1 November 2009


So yesterday was Hallow'een and Dad came up for lunch. I don't think he was expecting to have to sit down with the rest of us to make the decorations for Hallow'een. We even got him carving the pumpkin!

The kids got dressed up first thing in the morning and didn't change until going to bed. Grace was a very good witch and insisted on having her face painted green with stars to match her outfit.
Noah dressed up as a monster but instead of being scary he looked very cute. We popped round our neighbours for trick or treating but we didn't get any coming round ourselves.

Have managed to do a little bit of sewing this weekend but you will have to wait for those photos as it is now dark and I would like to get a bit more done before unveiling it to you.

Don't forget to be one of the first 20 to follow me here to be in for a chance to win a little something. Also if you buy something from me before 12th December you will be in for a chance to win a special Christmas Present.


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sing little Birdie, Sing

I've had an idea for a while and drew out a pattern a few weeks ago, but as with alot of my ideas it got put on my to do list and I haven't got around to making it a reality. This changed today as I finally had a reason to make it. As part of my 20 followers giveaway I decided (on Twitter) to give an extra something to numbers 15 and 16, well they were Oddsox and Kate. Kate please can you contact me as I would love to send you a little something. Having been in contact with Oddsox I found out she had seen some of my goodies here so I asked what had caught her eye and the reply was that she has a soft spot for birdies. Well that was easy she will be getting one of the little birdie lavender pouches but thats not all, as I said I finally got a reason to make this.....

So as an extra Thank you for giving me the reason to try this out I'm sending it to you Oddsox, I really hope you like it. They are made using a big paperclip type bookmark and some thick handmade felt, both were bought here, although the felt was given to me as a little bag of scraps! And I think I will be making a few more to add to my shops as I think they are kinda cute, let me know what you think.


Monday, 26 October 2009

surprise little somethings

Would followers Kate and Oddsox please contact me by email as you are numbers 15 and 16 followers and as I twittered earlier today will be recieving an extra little something along with being entered into my 20 followers giveaway and my Xmas giveaway. I also want to say a big Thank you to Kate for making my day your comment about being sparkly. Only another 4 followers needed before I will be drawing names out of the hat for the giveaway!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Witches, Lavender and Wrist Warmers

So this week has been a little busier with the sewing and other things. The kiddies got dressed up as a Witch and a Fairy just because they wanted to.

I went to Banbury shopping and bought myself some very yummy wrist warmers which have worked wonders when I'm riding my bike!

And to top it all off I managed to finish my snowmen which are now on folksy and will be on my website soon.

But I also made one of my many ideas come into reality. It needs a little more work but I know what I need to improve and then it will be in my shops. I have filled mine with wheat and lavender and it smells gorgeous, but I think my next one I will mix the wheat and lavender with polyfill to reduce the weight and to help keep the shape a bit more, other than that I LOVE IT!!!! Please let me know what you think.

Hopefully now I'm in the zone I will continue to make more this week ready for the Christmas Fairs coming up.

Don't forget to be one of the first 20 to follow me here to be in for a chance to win a little something. Also if you buy something from me before 12th December you will be in for a chance to win a special Christmas Present.


Saturday, 24 October 2009

Lost my Sparkle?!

So today I went to The Heart of the Shires, a lovely place to visit just north of Weedon (Northants), mainly to pick up my wheat that I ordered for some crafty bits waiting to be transformed from my dreams into beautiful textile gifts but I also visited a shop with some of my Christmas decorations. After having loads of positive feedback I took a deep breath and decided to see the owner of one of the shops. They have some decorations already on a Christmassy branch tree thingy but they didn't seem very Christmassy to me, cupcakes and hearts, nothing too exciting as I can't remember what there was! I thought they might like some of my yummy felty Christmas goodies especially as I was offering them on a sale or return so if none sold they wouldn't have been out of pocket. So imagine my surprise when they said they weren't sparkly enough! If they had just said that they don't sell felt items I could have understood but to say they weren't sparkly enough! Anyway, thought you might like to tell me what you think! Ok, so you can't really see the sparkle within the felt on the pictures but trust me some are made with sparkly felt.

I have also added a couple of my favorites which are now for sale on etsy and folksy.


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Follower Giveaway

As I write I have 10 fantastic followers, its great to feel like there are people out there reading my witterings and coming back for more. And all this has happened in the past couple of weeks. To celebrate my followers I have decided to hold a little giveaway, as soon as I reach 20 followers I will put you all in a hat and pick out a lucky winner. So come on everyone start following and be in for a chance to win a little something special! Oh and don't forget that if you leave a comment or buy something from me you will also get a chance to win the Christmas Giveaway !


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

How can they sleep?

So today it is raining, cold and miserable. And Rob had the car so I had to get Gracie to and from school in the bike and trailer. Getting there wasn't too bad but coming home it was miserable and I got quite wet and my legs were definately burning at the end. Anyway I thought you might like to see what I looked like at the end of my journey, I'm sure I felt worse than the photo suggests!!!

So when I got home I thought it was quiet in the back and when I opened up the front this is what I was faced with.


Am hoping to get some sewing done tonight so maybe one or more of my ideas will come to life tonight, had a few more whilst waiting for Grace to come out of nursery so the list is getting longer.