Wednesday, 30 July 2008

cute tea towels and a giveaway

How cute are these tea towels..... they even have blanket stitch around them, its a rubbish pic, they are a lovely pink and greens and the top one has applique mixing bowl on it. They are from primark which opened its doors today, yep i was there for 9.00am waiting for it to open lol. Got lots of lovely things.
Now for the giveaway, i have a large piece of this lovely fabric which i want to share with you, its lovely thick fabric to work with...
then next is this knitted heart which the pic has come out the wrong way round but i have it hung on my machine to stick pins in, this one is for the giveaway and has a little hanging loop at the top.
Just leave your comment and we will do the draw at the weekend. Thats it for today, don't have any crafting pics to show you as all i have been doing is knitting the dish/face cloths, and enjoying having the kids at home and enjoying the sun.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Hand made in the sun.....

Thank you for the lovely comment s on my last post, here is some that is for sale, they are £2.50 each (mug not inc)
Multi pastels SOLD
Pale pink - SOLD

Friday, 25 July 2008

Anyone for tea??

The sun is out, the pool is filled and im going to spend all day in the garden making some more of these, they make great little gifts to have at hand.

Monday, 21 July 2008

hand knitted cotton

more of the handknitted cotton cloths.
since making one of these for myself i just had to have some more of them, they are so soft and nice on the skin.
these ones are made using two strands of cotton yarn to mkae them even thicker and softer and are now in my shop

ALSO, Penny is having a lovely giveaway, go join in.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

more gifts in the post

Tricia sent me this lovely bar of organic honey and oatmeal after reading about my daughter who suffers with excema. Tricia had had a customer whos little girl had it all over and after using this soap she was so much better, so kindly she sent me a bar to try out. Also in the pic is a knitted face cloth. I know i always knit these but i'd not got round to trying one out myself so the other night with a bit of cream cotton yarn i had left decided to whip on up just in plain knit and wow, its true what they say, you will never go back to shop bought ones after using one of these, they are so soft, im going to be making some more of these to add to a little basket and keep in the bathroom.
Also this lovely brooch came from Monda which was a total suprise, look at the lovely button and the super neat stitching, and i little etsy card, i love these i really must get some.
Thank you Monda

Monday, 14 July 2008

suprises and swaps

I recieved this lovely suprise in the post on Saturday from Karen, i made a comment on Karens blog saying that i liked the cupcake fabric and then in the post came the cupcake fabric along with some lovely cotton wool, thread and a lovely handmade card, thank you Karen, that was so nice of you !
My mum came over to vist yesterday and brought this lovely set which she has knitted.
This is my things i have made for Racheals cupcake and tea swap, a fabric basket, needle holder and cupcake tea towel along with some tea, hope my swap partner is going to like it.
Next i recieved my lovely swap from Katy's russian doll swap
i love the wooden doll, along with some buttons and fabric and a russian doll.
Thank you Hope

Friday, 11 July 2008

more scrap fabric books

Two more scrap fabric note books in the shop. Im trying to make as mush things as i can this week to top up the shop

Thursday, 10 July 2008

passport covers

more fabric passpot covers for the shop which seem to be selling really well.
Love this fabric !

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

tea bag holders

more tea bag homders for the shop
hand knitted in cotton yarn and lined inside with the lovely fabric on the pic

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

made with felt

Over at paper and string Sarah is having a giveaway, with anything that you buy from any of her shops you get a free pack of felt pieces.

Mine came today and i just had to make something straight away with it, a new needle case.

Thanks Sarah

Monday, 7 July 2008

the weekend makes

A much needed new doorstop as my old one was getting tatty.
next was this brilliant idea which i found the tutorial on Jchandmade for these lovely kidlets, thay are to hang on the door and pop in all those bits that kids like.
and here it is in action.

Friday, 4 July 2008

more with the scraps

with the scraps i ended up making some book marks and a note book cover which i just love. I'm going to have to make myself some more scraps now just so i can make some more of these. This one is going in the shop
The winners for the scrap tatty bookmarks are.....
Meridian Ariel
Garden Girl.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

soaps and scraps

i have just recieved another order from the house of rose where i wrote about a few post ago, quite a few people asked me to let them know what i thought of the goats milk soap regarding my daughter excema, i would say that yes it is making her skin a lot softer which is helping with the itching as her skin is not so dry now, i was a bit worried about using soap as i never do normally its the creams and oils in the bath. The hearts are coco butter bath melts which also seem fine to use as well, we have not had any flare up so far so i would recomend giving it a try.
Sheila now has her own etsy shop too. I also again recieved lots of freebies to try out, the bear soaps, the chocolate melts and a yummy looking cake.
I am never throwing any scraps away again.... yesterday i sat and started sewing them all together, not knowing what it was going to turn out like but i like it, i think this is going to turn into a small tote bag. Which also reminded me i never did the giveaway, with going on holiday i forgot all about it for the bookmarks, so we will pick the winner out for those tonight as my daughter likes to choose.
Right im of to make some more passport cover as i am getting lots of orders for these.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

new things

This is something i wish i had made before i went on holiday.
Now it has its own little bag to keep it safe and i also added a little carry handle and inside also has two small slots to hold games.
next up is a tea bag holder which i also wish i had took with me to hold some of my own tea bags in.
Inside has the blue flower fabric lining.

and there is space for pelnty of tea bags. Great to have in your bag. This one is going in my shop