Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Look how lovely my stand looked...
That's my little helper in the back. The stand wasn't completely set up when I took this photo but I didn't have time to take others.
I think the shelf was a good idea. I find it very difficult to look at things when they are on the table only.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Actually...I have a table booked and nothing to put on it because I haven't even started...
No..of course I am not panicking...ermmmmm...maybe just a little bit...
So I have bought loads of material and ribbons etc...and now need ideas.
From all the things you have seen in this blog made by me which do you think would be favourites in a crafts fair?
And what are your suggestions of things you haven't seen here but know I could make anyway....???
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
yep...that's what me and C have been doing over the last 2 weekends!
We are now Competent Crew members according to the RYA...
I'm glad they don't take into account I get seasick :)
And this is Alice..our boat..
Too much fresh air can have strange effects on some people...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Here's a selection:
The favours were also used as place cards as each one had the name of the guest on a card attached to the heart. The cards were made using the template of the wedding invitation (hence the two hearts with the names of the bride and groom, not that you can read them). A hear punch was used to create a hole for the heart's string. The string was aslo the same as found in the wedding invitation.
Each heart had the guest's initial embroidered in cream.
The parents of the bride and groom had their hearts embroidered in silver to make it a bit more special. They also had a ribbon rose and a string of pearls on the top.
The bride and groom's hearts had a silver ribbon and an arrangement of ribbon roses and pearls. They were also bigger than the others.
A preview of the tables after all the place cards (hearts) were set in place. The tables were later decorates with red and white roses and pearls.
Here's a preview of me in on the wedding day. And this is the dress I made as well as the clutch...Remember this fabric?
I hope to show some more pictures later. I just love this dress.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
I broke the camera taking these shots (fell of my hand) so I don't have pics of the towels, sorry.
I suppose they could use the bag as a laundry or lingerie bag afterwards...
I have got to make some more wedding presents and favours soon... looking for ideas...
Sunday, June 22, 2008
OSCAR - A cute little mouse made of very soft yellow cuorduroy and blue linen...completely handmade and embroidered. It stands 35 cm (13" 1/2) tall... can you resist this?
£ 20 (postage include within the UK) € 25 (postage included within the EU)
for other destinations please contact me.
No loose or small parts so suitable for young child.
CERISE - the cutest oicloth lunch bag...just perfect: perfect size, perfect yummy colours...
It is lined with yellow polycotton fabric and it has a little internal embroidered pocket...
The dimensions are H 24cm (9" 1/2) x W 22cm (8" 1/2) and the 'thickness' (sides) is 12cm (4" 1/2)
£ 16 (postage include within the UK) € 20 (postage included within the EU)
for other destinations please contact me.
These are fabrics I bough to make some clothes for myself....but they have been waiting on the shelf for a long time
This red one will be a blouse..probably with ruffles on the collar...
I think my mum used to have one with a similar fabric in the 80's and it's still on my mind..
The yellow- also for a blouse; (the circles are transparent) no idea about the design, yet.
This is a cream fabric something like satin (but I am sure it's some sort of silk)... with loads of embroidered flowers.
I will make a dress to go to a wedding in September...I am sure it would look good on a strapless dress but I think I am going to go for straps. I was thinkinh of a gathered top and tight waist, followed by a big skirt..sort of the rock n' roll dresses..capice?
This red patterned cotton is for a suit. I may tray a fish tail skirt from a pattern I got from Mary but I am not sure about the jacket yet. I would like a short one...maybe short sleeves as well... something cute...
And this one was for a dress. It has a lovely drape but I can't come up with a design yet...
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
It was so difficult to let go of these...combined with the desire to share these cuties.
The seeds were from packs that I go withe some gardening magazines. There were four little packs in an envelope. I made a bag for each of the packs and embroydered 'Seeds', so then people can use them with any seeds they have. I made a tag using the graphics from the seeds envelope. I glued a picture of each of the plants on the little pack; these pictures are from the front of the envelope. On the the tag I used a smaller picture from the back of the envelope which was next to the sewing instructions. so on the back of the tag I glued these sewing instructions.
These are so thin that you can fold and put inside an envelope and post to some friend...maybe your own 'special seeds'..all you have to do is take a picture of the plant whilst in bloom; otherwise it's like a recipe book without pictures. (Unless you want it to be a surprise)
Let me know how you liked these..
(and sorry for the bad photo)
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I got the little cages in Portugal.
We used to have them when I was little to hold crickets...Weird, I know...
But now I find them so cute!!! Don't you agree?
Lesson 7 : Bear's Paw
Lesson 8: Baskets
Lesson 9: Log Cabin
Some day I will put them all together into a quilt...someday...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Aren't these colours fantastic? Yes! It's lined with the same beautiful colour as the cute bow in the pocket..
Thank you so much Jenn!!!!! You did a wonderful job!
I am a lucky girl.
PS. Can't wait to try the soup recipe ... watch this space...