Monday, 29 October 2012

Last of the Montly Makes October

The last of the monthly makes for October include some great seasonal crafting.
I wont have the time to post after tonight so I want to pop in now with the last of the October updates.  You can see all of the wonderful makes HERE but I have shown a few below as a little taster...

Silvia has been busy making more pretty and unique altered tags.

Ali bee has re-vamped a filing cabinet and I want to amend the ones at work now!

My Tate Gallery has been creative and made this beautiful embroidered hoop.

Gill is ahead of the game with some great vintage Christmas Tag makes and bunting.

The ever talented Mags of Mags Creative Manderings has created a beautiful wall hanging and wrist warmers that I would love!

Twinkle Star has made a cosy fleece dotty car seat blanket for her soon to be born baby; exciting!

Jelly Jam has made the most amazing covered vintage suitcases, I truly love these.

I have not shown every item, there are 113 wonderful makes uploaded this month, I am so impressed that the makes are still coming thick and fast this far through the year.

Our wonderful Annie has set up the November Monthly Makes group HERE, pop over and join in. Our November admin is Sian from High in the Sky.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

I just want a bath...

Well, it's been three days without a bath or a shower in my house and I'm about fed up now.  The installation of my bathroom has coincided with me being a little bit poorly with 'womens problems' and following a minor procedure all I wanted to do was have a nice long soak in the bath and take to my bed with a hot water bottle, however my bathroom looks a bit like this...

My bathroom guy has promised that I will have a bath installed at some point today and I just can't wait to get in my own bath for a nice long soak. This is my current bathroom procedure


It is getting there slowly...

Hopefully in a week or so I will have a bathroom I can relax in and I will have the longest soak ever!

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Monday, 22 October 2012

October Monthly Makes

Well lovely people, I have stepped in to help Joy out with the October monthly makes.
Joy posted an update HERE and I will continue to showcase the great makes this month.

There is still time to join in HERE, so here is a quick run down of the most recent makes.

Natalie of Hungry Hippie has been prolific this month and has made a very patiotic coffee cosy and the cutest owl together with a teeny tiny apron skirt,

PJ of the Snail Garden has made a beautiful crochet cushion and some fabulous seasonal Batty Wrist Warmers.

Celtic Thistle Stitches has also has Halloween in mind and has made some cheerful Halloween bunting

Laura of Blue Giraffe Crafts is ahead of the game with a sweet Christmas Make.

And making me salivate she has created some fabulous looking macaroons, yum!

Lovely Sue of Krafty Cupcake has also been planning for Christmas and has made a sweet mini reindeer and 

Jumbleberries has also had Christmas in mind and has made a felt christmas holly wreath canvas, as has ScrappyJacky who has made a set of beautiful embellished handmade Christmas Tags.

Sylvia of Slow Lane Made had created a rather lovely mixed media tag and altered storage shelf.

Clever Janette from Quilt Therapy has been dressmaking (and making me jealous) and made some great garments this month,

The talented knitter Amanda from All Kinds of Wonderful has made some stunning scarves this month, this is one I would personally love

Keep up the good work ladies, you can check out all of the makes over HERE.

p.s. thank you for the kind words on my last post about the Charity Poppies, I am pleased to say I have sold some, thanks so much ladies xx

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Friday, 19 October 2012

Remembrance Poppy Brooch ~ Charity Appeal

Every year at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month we remember the end of the First World War and all who gave their lives then and since.

This year I have made crochet poppies to raise funds for the Royal British Legion remembrance poppy appeal (Poppy Day or Armistice Day) a cause close to my heart.  
The full cost (including postage) will be donated to the Royal British Legion. The materials, my time, packaging and postage costs will be my contribution.
Each brooch measures approx 75mm and is finished with a black button and a 30mm brooch bar pin.
(The pattern used is copyright of Fundraiser Poppy)
If you would like to buy a poppy and support a fabulous cause, please pop over to my folksy shop to snaffle one up!  The poppies cost £4.50 with £1.50 postage (I have resurrected my Folksy shop for a limited time only).


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
When you go home tell them of us and say -For your tomorrow we gave our today


Monday, 8 October 2012

Pretty Crafty Home

Well I have been working and doing a bit of decorating preparation these last few weekends which is not leaving much time for crafting.
I was however fortunate enough to spill a jar of buttons and had a little idea...

A new lampshade. 
I had seen a button lampshade on Pinterest a while ago and was quite taken with it, but I had this shade going spare from an old table lamp so I sat and glued buttons to it with fabric glue.

I had intended to cover it entirely but I got this far and was quite happy with it.
It now takes pride of place in my lounge and is adding to my pretty crafty home.
My husband warned the kids that if they sit still for long enough I would stick buttons to them.

In other news I have built up my Christmas stash with a little fabric purchase from The Fat Quarters and have a couple of Christmas makes in mind.

Oooh not long now, anyone else getting excited for Christmas or am I just insane?
Yeah, it's ok, I know I'm insane.

Monday, 1 October 2012

A six month project

This make was just recently completed and frames, but I bought the kit in March from the Historical Sampler Company, with my friend's baby in mind. I had it professionally framed (I opted for no glass).

 This has been a pick up and put down project, it's not something I could work full time on.
   Teddies and rocking horses...
Ark and Duckies...
 Sophie's details with little bullion roses.

Well like a little swot on the first day of the month I'm gonna pop in and submit this as my October Monthly Make.

I know, it's a little bit of a cheat as I've obviously not made this today it has taken me 6 month on and off to complete.

  This month my lovely Annie's Monthly Make is being hosted by Joy at Perfect Little World, the Flickr group is now up and running so pop over HERE and join in if you fancy it, there is always loads of great inspiration there. 

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