Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A Yarn

l have embarked on another fad and am going to make my crocheting into another arm of my crafting - Don't tell Pete and supposed to be scaling crafting down not starting another branch. l have decided to attend a craft 'yarn' fair at the end of Nov so need to get on.

But as with everything l got a bit distracted with this blog: cozymadethings.blogspot.com.

This is a picture of a bag she has made wow.

and then this blog led me to Dottie Angel - which had been featured in Mollie Makes and her Etsy store where l could not resist these little books which have stitched words 'Let me begin' and 'the end' l cannot wait to start my own little notes

Friday, 27 May 2011

Rag Doll Kits

l have found some really useful fabric by Patty Young called 'Play Date' The fabric can be made up into rag dolls- see the pics

I am going to put together some kits using one doll template and put everything needed to finish it in a cloth bag, a pattern for the dress and a piece of fabric will also be part of the kit. What do you think?

If anyone would like one l will be selling them for £7.99/kit just let me know or visit my esty shop

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Mollie Makes

l just had to share this new magazine with you - l saw a reference to it on another blog which also mentioned another magazine giving out a free CK tote bag so whilst looking for that l saw the Mollie Makes magazine. Thought l'd give it ago as the CK bag looked rubbish and now l've cancelled Gardners World and subscribed to Mollie Makes. even the cover inspires me l love the way its laid out and the pictures are lovely- just my cup of tea.
Have any of you had a look?

Saturday, 7 May 2011


These are a little taste as to what l have been up to the last few weeks - they are brooches, the sailing boats have little seagull buttons to finish them and the mushrooms have bead embellishments. l love them as do all the children.

Since the Royal Wedding and all the bank holidays l have found it difficult to get back in the swing of things l have lost track of the days l cannot wait until next week to have a 'normal week'

The other thing that has been going on is l have had the drive paved l am so pleased with it but will need to get to grips with the border now. l feel as though the 2 lads doing the drive have become part of the family they have been here so long and the amount of coffee, milk and sugar we have gone through as doubled my shopping budget LOL. Today is the last day fingers crossed the weather holds out- then l can clean up, the dust is in everything.

Heres a piccy from the front door.

And talking about the front door my new one is ordered and should be with us sometime next week.

If the rain holds off today l may have a few hours in the garden and just put the finishing touches to the borders so it has the wow factor when everyone comes for the 'look'

Have a good weekend xxxx