Friday, 31 July 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Check out this gorgeous necklace that my friend Debi made for me. Its not even my birthday! She has been experimenting with glass cabouchons(?) and decided to give one to me as a present. I love it!! I'm not a great jewellery wearer generally but I love this because its so delicate and understated and just really pretty. I give her a tin of squid (see earlier post) and she gives me a lovely necklace. Seems like a fair exchange to me!!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
1) Button stud earings from Glue and Glitter £5
2) Cool 'Manefesto' poster from Aardvarkonsea £5.50
3) Mini Needle Case from LAM Designs £4.50
4) Knitting Bag from Plain Jane Textiles £4.50
5) Crochet Taster Kit from Rachel Henderson Crafts £4.99
6) Cactus Pin Cushion from The Dotty One £4.50
I'd be pretty pleased with any of these as a present (hint hint!)
Also wanted to mention Little Bird Too whose shop I've just discovered on Folksy. Gorgeous little tags, stickers and cards. I love this message card set which can be personalised for teachers. Would make a great end of term gift.
Emma is having a giveaway on her blog too so check it out and win yourself some goodies! http://littlebirdtoo.blogspot.com
Saturday, 18 July 2009
I must have looked slightly panicked as a VERY nice shop assistant asked me if I was ok at which point Jon picked Sam up holding him at arms length to show the lady our problem. I have to say Tesco Homestore shop assistants are FANTASTIC. She laughed and then took Jon still holding Sam at arms length up the escalater to show him where the changing facilities were. She made sure that we had a nappy and wipes (they provide both instore!) and when we sheepishly admitted to not having a change of clothes with us went and got a really cute babygro for Sam to wear home which she wouldn't charge us for. Her colleague also took all of our shopping which was hanging off the buggy to the till for us so we could sort Sam out. They couldn't have been more helpful and were just so relaxed about it that rather than being really embarrassed and uncomfortable we were able to laugh about it (although we can obviously NEVER shop there again!)
Thursday, 16 July 2009
I got a lovely package of fabric in the post today. I have been after Rocket Rascals fabric for a while and finally found it on Fabric Inspirations website. The other fabric I just couldn't resist. Going to make some more bibs and maybe some little bags and purses. The fabric arrived the next day so I'm really pleased with the service from this website which I've never used before. Would recomend.
I'm off out tonight too!! Out for food and drinks with my antenatal friends from when I was pregnant with Izzy. Should be good fun although my friend Kate who can usually be relied upon to drink too much wine with me is pregnant so it might be a bit more of a sober affair than usual!!
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
On a happier note I've won a giveaway on Talking Beads blog. I have to make a bracelet from a kit she is going to send me and let her know how it goes. I can even choose the colours I want. Very exciting and also nice to make some jewellery for a change. Given that the last prize I won was a tin of squid, its a pleasant suprise to actually win something nice for a change!
Also check out Totally Tutorials blog. I found this on Stumble. They post a tutorial everyday and todays was a fab one for making a childs pillowcase dress (I had been searching for one online only hours earlier). Well worth a look.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
- Vintage seed packet lavender sachets from Ragged Roses. £5 (I have one of these already and they are lovely)
- Little pink purse with matryoshka dolls from Haptree and Me £4
- Cute little textile house from Kitty Eden £4.50
- 'Do you hold the key?' angel fridge magnet from Lynn Fraser £2
- Canary bird bookmark from Glue and Glitter £3
- Organic red felted tub from Snowdrops and Daisies £5
- Diamond ring pocket mirror by Magic Alice £3
- Gorgeous star brooch by Polka £4.75
I was spoilt for choice when picking items so will do some more £5 and under gift ideas for children and then fellow crafters in the next week or so. Watch this space!
The last NCT sale I went to was with my mum and she offered to buy a baby walker for Sam. I found a great brand new looking one that was perfect so we grabbed it and after lugging it round for a while, put it in the special place for storing big items and carried on shopping. When I went back to get it, someone had STOLEN it!!! Well not technically stolen it I guess but removed the pile of things on top of it and pretended it was theirs. It really annoyed me at the time because I hate it when you realise that not everybody is nice and honest and decent - it always shocks me for some reason and this has put me off going again. But I've also decided that I dont like the way NCT sales make ME behave either! I'm not sure what it is - maybe its the queuing outside you have to do or the fact that they let members in first so you see them walking out with all the good stuff but they make me behave like a possessed mad woman. I end up charging around grabbing stuff I dont need just in case someone else gets its first. I dont like the fact that I think about barging past heavily pregnant women just to get a bargain. Its only NCT sales that make me behave like this tho, I'm generally fairly sane and nice and polite so I've decided to be a better person and not go tomorrow. I'm not going to become the sort of person who steals other peoples baby walkers!! Anybody else become a maniac at NCT sales??
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Have just been prancing around my living room doing ballet in a tu tu that I am trying to make for Izzy to cheer her up. It was not a pretty sight so i'll spare you any photographic evidence. My other half just raised his eyebrow and left the room pretty sharpish. I found a great tutorial for a tu tu and I'll post a picture when its finished as I ran out of fabric. Typical!