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Busy enjoying life in the South West Getting back in touch with my creative side at last Felting.. , sewing, decoupage and general crafty things

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  • Holiday Bag
    on Jan 23, 2016 in bag John Lewis presents remnant sewing
    Back at the end of November my lovely Bestest Friend whisked me off for another week in Lanzarote and as usual I wanted to make her some little presents to say thank you...Like me she is a bit of a bagaholic so I decided to m...
  • Another picture...Growing up my mum had a block poster of the painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent on our chimney breast So for her birthday this year I decided to create an homage to it using felting techniquesI wet felted the backgro...
  • Crazy Quilt Finally Finished!
    on Jan 2, 2016 in craft room patchwork quilt sewing
    I finally finished my crazy quilt and it now has pride of place in my craft room for when guests stay over...It has taken a long, long while! On the other hand it has been very handy for finishing up half empty bobbins2015 has been a very busy year f...
  • A brace of pictures!
    on Sep 5, 2015 in needle-felting presents
    Way back in early spring, the elder of Smashing Aunts requested I make her a needle felted picture of a canal scene. Now, when your Aunt makes a request which inspires you, you're hardly likely to say no are you?!The brief was a canal scene with prim...
  • Pretty PinnyIt was recently beloved son's Spiffing Girlfriend's birthdayAt my birthday party she mentioned having a seen vintage pinny in Brighton that was too dear to justify buying. Which pleased me muchly as I'd had a hankering to make her a pretty pinny...
  • Meet Myrtle
    on May 30, 2015 in craft room organising sewing
    One of the first things I treated myself to when I moved in to my flat getting on for 2 years ago was a dressmaking mannequin. My Lovely Mum named her Myrtle; suits her doesn't it?Here she is modelling an a dress I adapted for a Murder myst...
  • Squeak little piggy, squeak!
    on May 15, 2015 in needle-felting
    Well, although it has been chaotic lately what with super long hours at work as we go-live this weekend, when a good friend leaves for a new job, one just has to send her off with a little giftMy lovely chum loves llamas. Naturally I dug out my wool...
  • Sewing & Forgetfulness
    on May 9, 2015 in catnip mice sewing upcycling
    I've been particularly busy at work lately as the go-live date of our big project looms ever closer, but I have managed to get some crafting doneWhat I am not so good at is remembering to take photos! I forgot to take photo of what I made from sari r...
  • A Sari State to be in!I have had a few saris kicking around in my fabric stash for a while now and when My Lovely Mum treated to me some dress patterns for my birthday this year, one of them seemed perfect for this oneA few hours later and yes, for all for you fellow Sewi...
  • Crafternoon
    on Mar 29, 2015 in cake crafting friends needle-felting
    One of the loveliest things about crafting is is getting together with fellow crafting chumsThis Saturday two super ladies came round to learn how to needle feltWe had a splendid afternoon stabbing away at fluffy wool tops, drinking tea and eating ca...
  • Mug Exchange & Birthday Shenanigans
    on Mar 27, 2015 in birthday cake chocolate swapping
    Hallo my loveliesIt's been a busy few weeks for me with (yes, more!) social life, work, my birthday and a super swap hosted by the lovely Stephanie of Enchanting Rose. Thank you Stephanie; I really enjoyed this swap :)First up... the s...
  • Going back to my roots
    on Mar 18, 2015 in felt giveaway needle-felting
    One of my giveaway prizes was to be a felt flower brooch; so I dug out my wool tops and barbed needles...I enjoyed making it so much that I rustled up a little mouse, a postbox and a tiny heart...Coincidentally, whilst I was busy stabbing away, my el...
  • And the winners will (not) be exterminated!
    on Feb 15, 2015 in birthday cake dalek
    Hallo all you lovely people who took the time to comment on my GYB postTime to announce the winners of my little giveawayDrumroll...LynJulieBoudI'll drop you a line on your blogs, please let me know your postal address and I'll try and get your littl...
  • GROW YOUR BLOG... and a little giveaway
    on Jan 24, 2015
    Recently whilst browsing my usual suspects I clicked, as I often do, through to blogger names I've not noticed before and found a link to vicki-2bagsfull who is hosting a wonderful grow your blog party... hence the title of this post!I've n...
  • Party on DudesNot content with making presents; I have also whipped up a couple of creations for fancy dress parties. My chum and her other half host the most legendary Halloween and New Year's Eve parties I've ever been to, so the stakes are high in the costume g...
  • A Crafty Christmas
    on Jan 2, 2015 in bag Christmas presents sewing upcycling
    Finally I can prove I have not been slacking in recent months!I was a busy little bee making presents for the family...My sister had asked for a couple of peg bags... and I just happened to have in my stash the remains of a table cloth that had down...
  • The BIG Reveal!
    on Dec 28, 2014 in Christmas handmade sewing
    Well, I got my lovely son's t-shirt blankie finished at last... and just in time tooLooks like he likes it :)Although he wasn't quite as impressed to get sproutsLuckily they were only made of chocolate, so I got forgiven!
  • Owl be seeing you!
    on Dec 9, 2014 in holiday presents sewing
    Sorry it's been awhile, but... hallo again!It's been a busy few weeks for me; new job and a divine holiday thanks to my bestest friend. She whisked me off for a week of winter sun in a luxurious hotel in Lanzarote. Me? Spoiled? Oh yes! I wanted to sh...
  • The next big things
    on Oct 5, 2014 in Christmas quilt sewing
    Since coming back to Norwich my social life has got in the way of my crafting a little... every time I think I have a free weekend, some chim invites me to something and of course being a bit of a social butterfly I just have to accept...
  • Time for a change
    on Aug 3, 2014 in stash-busting upcycling
    I have a couple of jumpers that I have had for ages and no longer wear... I'm going through a cardi phaseHaving already sliced up an old mid sleeve t-shirt to make a cardi before I thought I'd try it again but with pocketsIt's pretty easy, if a littl...