Saturday, 29 May 2010

Cupcake Swap

A few weeks ago I decided to take part in the Great Cupcake Swap on Twitter, I got given a swap partner and was told to buy 4 items for £5, unfortunately I didn't take any photos of what I sent so hopefully my swap partner did and I will post when she has done some photos. Anyway, I got given some cupcake cases in a pretty pink, some silver triangle toppers, some multicoloured stars and a star cutter which you can see below.

I wasn't sure what I was going to make so just decided to go for it, good job I decided to make 2 batches of cupcakes as my first batch ended up in the bin, the one thing I wont miss when we move is the old gas cooker that doesn't keep temperature, burns the stuff at the back and doesn't cook the stuff at the front! Luckily the second batch was ok, not great but ok.
So once cooled out came the icing and the glitter. I decided to make a classic white Christmas selection and a fun girly party selection, then the kids decided to decorate the remaining large icing stars with the left over coloured stars which looked really funky if you wanted to do as an alternative Christmas idea.

Let me know what you think of the cupcakes, just wish you could taste them too!


Sunday, 23 May 2010

How Very British

I have managed to do some sewing today as I was trying to stay in the shade due to overdoing it yesterday in the veg patch and getting a bit of sunstoke.

Have been wanting to make some teacosies for a while and today was the day I managed to put everything else aside and make not just one but two!

If you like them you can find them in my folksy shop


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

beans & veg

We are lucky to have a veg patch the size of most peoples gardens at the house we rent at the moment but it does take a lot of work and has been neglected a little recently whilst I do revision for my teacher training exam but as the weather is getting better and the beans are ready for planting I thought I would spend some time in the garden! so the plan at the moment is to spend the mornings doing housework and gardening and any household chores and then the afternoon is revision, sewing, tuition prep etc. We will see how it goes!

Here is the veg patch this morning, as you can see I did start it at the weekend, but I'd like to get it all done by the end of this weekend so that we can plant everything and then just keep on top of the weeding.

And after I spent an hour and a half digging, weeding, turning over, playing with Noah, getting a horrid blister in the centre of my hand!

What do we think, any better?

Will tackle the rest of the stinging nettles round the gooseberries, redcurrents, blackcurrents, rhubarb and raspberries tomorrow I think and fingers crossed I don't sting all down my face again!


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Exciting News

I've been wanting to tell you this for a while I was asked a few weeks ago to do a project for a magazine, yes, I'm in a MAGAZINE!!!!

Its a relatively new magazine called "MAKING GIFTS" and its full of lots of different projects, including stained glass, papercrafts, textiles and many more, its available from Hobbycraft and other craft stores and some of the bigger stationery shops (I think), it should be in shops tomorrow or Saturday.

Here is a my finished item and also my feature, let me know what you think