Thursday, 28 January 2010

Funky Florals

What do you think of my wrap designs? I think they may look good on bedding too with some work doing to them. Watch this space for some ideas for that. I did the purple background first then thought they would have more of a contrast on white. Now I like both of them but for different reasons.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

New Books!!!

I had two new books arrive yesterday from Amazon and haven't had time to look at them properly yet but I thought I'd share a few snaps with you.

This one is by the fabulous Poppy Treffry. I just love the attention to detail in the book. I'm sure it will bring me lots of ideas and inspiration. Find her website here.  You can also follow her on twitter and Facebook.

 The other one is by Kata Golda find her website here and her blog here. Can't wait to have a proper look through it and take inspiration.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Oriental Florals

Oriental floral textile/gift wrap design.

Pom poms gone mad???

Evening...I've been abit slack lately with posts, sorry all. My heads not with it at the moment. Will be back to normal soon.
Now have I just gone pom pom mad?? what do you think of this slightly different necklace. comments would be great :) Thanks!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Decisions Decisions

Well that news was a bit of a shock. Heard this morning I'm being made redundant at the end of June along with the rest of our studio. So if anyone has any design jobs going or any freelance work please feel free to contact me.
Atleast being the end of June it gives me a little while to sort myself out and decide what to do. Decisions, decisions.
It could well be the start of something exciting so lots to look forward to.I'm sensing 2010 is going to be the year!!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Photo from a Happy customer

Always great to get some feedback from customers. I had one send me a photo the other day of the bunting I made for her daughter up in her room. Thanks Christine....Here it is :) 

I also made her son a wash bag featured in an earlier post.

"Joseph was very pleased with his wash bag and uses it to put his 'special secret things' in!!"

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Monday, 11 January 2010

The weekend

ok so I got a bit cheesy

Just a couple of piccies from the weekend, seen as I have managed to get lots done tonight, feeling rather productive bunting 90% finished and now 3 blog posts!! very pleased.
Well I had rather a relaxed weekend this weekend and I hope you all had good ones too, wasn't sure what the weather was really going to do and the snow didn't quite turn up like we originally thought it would. But there was still enough for us to go sledging Saturday afternoon and take a few walks in the snow with the dogs. Here's the aftermath of the sledging I had a ball but did get a few facefuls of snow so got pretty wet but all in good fun :) ok so I got a bit cheesy

Bunting for Frances

Here's what I've been working away at tonight. I had an order come in for some personalised bunting for my old friend Frances, a present for her niece I think she said. I managed to get the biggest part of the job done tonight just the pretty buttons and maybe a bell or two to sew on tomorrow night...oh and ofcourse the sewing in ends!!

Finished Pom Pom scarf

Here's the finished article.....not entirely sure if it's too big or not. Hope Claire liked it.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Pom poms

Well I just thought I'd share the pom pom phase I've just started and and my new exciting makers that turned up today. Here's my experimental project in full swing.

Easy peasy just wind it round, no more cereal packets and threading through holes.

The different sizes of makers I've got might be in for some more now, they're fab!

Some of the finished pom poms, going for the natural colours on this one.

I got these from

Christmas Treats

Now christmas is over and the presents have been received there's a couple of things I can now post. Beady eyes may have spotted them before.

Claire's chocolate cupcake pin cushion

Little shoe bags for some of the children.

Pretty little purse for Laura.

......and last but not least a tractor cushion for my mans office, seen as he sits in one of these most days, thought it was rather apt.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!!! How can it suddenly be the 6th January already?! I hope everyone had a fabulous New Year. We had a quiet one which suited me down to the ground, what with the dodgy weather and to be honest I'm not that fussed about big celebrations at New Year so a quiet one in with some nice food and a couple of drinks watching the fireworks on the tv was great!
It was so nice to have a decent break from work and I kept a promise to myself that I wouldn't do any sewing, knitting or crafting either... so I could actually rest for a change, like many of you others the run up to christmas was rather manic.

Any New Years Resolutions to share? I haven't seemed to have had 5 mins to think clearly about them and thought I should set some goals this year.I tend to not bother.

I don't know how the weathers affecting everyone else but I've been yo-yo-ing in and out of work this week teamed at home what with our downpour of snow. Heres a few snaps from yesterdays snow, I didn't venture far and not for long.

The road outside my house, normally a busy one.

Lovely snow covered tree branches

Even wire fences can look nice!

More is expected later I do believe so I could well be tucked in the warm again tomorrow. Hopefully if we have lots more snow I will bring you some more photos from the countryside...If I manage to get there tomorrow :)

I'm off to have a play with my pom pom makers which arrived in the post today...very exciting!!! Sad I know..he he but I can't wait. It'll speed up my little project no end. No more cutting up cereal boxes and hopefully will give my wrist a rest. I can't believe it feels like I've given myself rsi making poms poms, who would have thought!! Will post you photos when its all finished.