Friday, 14 September 2012

Hello again!

It seems like ages since I blogged last.  I suppose I have been pretty busy, but also I think I lost my sewing mojo after sewing so much for the last fayre.  Other things seemed to have got in the way like going on holiday and going out and enjoying myself!  So we are back in September the kids have started school and I have promised myself I am going to start to sell my stuff properly.  Just put on etsy a load of these rabbits I made a while ago:

Monday, 21 May 2012

Southville Arts Trail

Had a fab time at the Southville Arts Trail here in Bristol at the weekend.  I shared a stall with Louise Horler from Sew Scrumptious and met some really lovely people.  

We didn't have as many customers as we would have liked, which I think was due to 2 reasons: 1) We were downstairs at the Southville Centre and people just missed us and 2) the weather was good.  I think when it's raining, people tend to just go to one venue which in that case would probably have been the Southville Centre. When the weather is good, people go and have a nose around everyone's houses and don't bother with bigger venues.  

Ah well, it was a good learning experience, still sold some stuff so not a disaster and thinking about setting up a Craft Co-operative / Collective with Louise and others.  If any of the girls we shared a space with from Southville Arts Trail want to get in touch, my email address is

Here are some of the things I made.....

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Japanese Tape and a bit of Upcycling!

I saw this photo on a facebook page (sorry can't link to the photo) for (check out their facebook page here.  It's made with Japanese washi tape which they sell at the shop in Bristol.  

In the spirit of the Pin Addicts Pinterest Challenge I decided to have a go..... 

My son's table and chairs were looking a bit too young for him and I was thinking of buying him a new desk.  When I saw that photo I knew exactly what to do.....

I am so excited!!! Just half an hour and some old ikea furniture that have seen better days and a transformation.  Keep looking round the house for more things to add tape to.....

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Light Fantastic!

Ok, for the Pinterest challenge this month, I decided to have a go at another doily inspired make on my pinterest board. I really love how this light looked in this tutorial, so decided to have a go.

I first of all bought some punch ball balloons from ebay and some doilies. I then covered the balloon in vaseline and soaked the doilies in wallpaper paste, before putting them on. I then hung them up to dry like this:

Actually I must confess..... I got a bit impatient and ....I don't know what I was thinking of...... tried to use a hairdryer to dry the doilies. Doh. What a surprise the balloon burst. Oh well, did one again and very pleased with the result.

They are now both on my landing casting lovely patterns. Even the other half likes them, so they must be good!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Pinterest Doily Inspired Sewing!

I had another go at the Pinterest challenge and had a go at making these storage bins which were inspired from here. I already had the linen and managed to get some doilies on ebay.

I love the contrast between the dark fabric and white doily so I made this door stop too.

Sunday, 26 February 2012


I think I've finally got my sewing mojo back and in the process of making about 15 rabbits - which all in the middle of being made. Managed to finish off these two this morning though, to give to a friend who was having a christening for her twins. Now can't wait to finish off the rest!

Friday, 24 February 2012


I've had a bit of a crafty time this last week. I had a go inspired by the pinterest challenge to make this which was inspired by this. Not as good but not bad as a first go - got to get the hang of applique!

I also made this bunting for Valentine's Day out of old books. Sorry the picture is so terrible - the light is non-existent in my house at the mo.

Friday, 10 February 2012


I've had a go at making something I've been inspired by - have a look at this. I had a go at this tutorial and made these tissue holders: