Saturday, 31 December 2011

Bringing in the New Year......on Etsy

So we find ourselves at the end of another year again, and about to embrace the start of new one. Are you making any new years resolutions?

Im not, however I do endeavor to spend most of January spending less money and eating less food (I say this as im consuming biscuits and chocolates right this minute, but anyway....) and also making more use of my new sewing machine, which has only been operational for 3 days (I have made 2 cards and some bunting in that time....which is really good for me!).

Anyhoos..... thought id do a little new year collection for you, a few bits ive spied on Etsy to help get you in the spirit for this evening or simply some fresh new things to bring in the new year and start afresh with.....


Letterpress Card - Vertalle

 2012 Fabric Covered Diary - Kookaboora

Happy New Year Banner - Lulu and Jayne

New Year's Typography Poster - Happy Deliveries

 2012 Mini Desk Calendar - Missy Minzy

 Greeting Card Set - Vintage Script Press


Xmas Treats

I hope you've all had lovely Christmases and enjoyed all the festivities.........I just thought id share with you a couple of the beautiful things a very kind Santa gifted me this year.

Firstly this very cute little needle book from Pants and Paper. Check out the other beautiful items in their  Folksy shop by clicking on the link.

Secondly is this wonderfully made, and extremely useful, sewing roll. Lovingly handmade by SewCrazy again from Folksy.

And then a little inspiration giver, in the form of this book Sew Fabulous Fabric, of which i've already taken a few ideas for Valentines Day Cards and a little heart themed to follow.

Did you all get some nice things.....???

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Folksy finds.....Christmas Tree Magic!

If you're in need of a few ideas to spruce up your Christmas Tree, take a look at these little handmade gems on Folksy.

Heart Christmas Tree Dec - Paulines Crafts

Stitched Polka Dot Heart - StitchThat

  Tree Dec - Auntie Jennies

 Hanging Christmas Robin - Clootielugs

 Pair of Christmas Tree Decs - Pants and Paper

 Christmas Heart Tree Decs - Crafty Souls

 Three Felt Christmas Tree Decs - Sew Realicoul

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Introducing Elvie......

........the Christmas Fairy.

Yes, this is the newest addition to the Christmas Tree, who we have named Elvie, and who is sitting very proudly at the top of the tree.

Spotted her, and fell in love with her, at one of the Brighton Christmas Open Houses - Cherry Picked for You. She is designed and made by Halinka of Halinkas Fairies.

You can take a look at more of her beautiful things by clicking on the link above.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Let It Snow.....on Etsy

'Tis (nearly) the Season!

Yes, that time of year again. I visited some of the Brighton Christmas Open Houses this weekend, full of lots of festive treats and gifts ideas, and filled with the scent of mince pies and mulled wine. Of course I was tempted to buy (and did buy) a few bits, but it also inspired a little search on Etsy, to see what snowy Christmas delights I could find.....take a look....

Snowflake Christmas Tags - Raeannas Tags

Felted Flower Wool Brooch - Beautyland

 Letterpress Set of Six Owl Cards - The Permanent Collection

 Snowflake Seaglass Pendant - Samiseaglass

Snowflake Soap - Mountain Owl Soap
White Knit Scarf - Violas Boutique

'Let It Snow' Set of 8 Coasters - Paisley Tree Press

  Silver Snowflake Necklace - Dorota Jewelry

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Pretty Scruffy

I visited a very tiny, but very cute, shop today in Chichester called Pretty Scruffy.

Its filled with lots of beautiful handmade goodies and I picked up a lovely decoupaged hanging heart, which is now sitting proudly in my living room.

Its a great little place and I thought well worth a mention........please check it out by clicking on the link above.......

Sunday, 20 November 2011

My First Christmas Fair

Ok, so i've been a little blog absent for the past few weeks, but I have had a good reason for this.

On friday, one of the local schools held a Christmas Craft Fair, which I took part in. And so I have spent most of my evenings and weekends making, stitching and sticking in preparation for it. It went fairly well, and I got a lot of positive feedback. As its the first thing like this i've ever done, it was a also a good learning experience, and im definitely going to do more.

I was really pleased with how my stall looked, and it was the first time I had seen all of my work all together like that.

I will be listing everything thats left on my Etsy and Folksy shops over the next couple weeks.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Folksy finds.......A Poppy to Remember

In honour of Remembrance Day, I thought it would be nice to pick out a selection of lovely red poppy finds from Folksy.

 Poppy Hair Clip - Wychbury

Poppy Cushion - Briars Designs

  Poppy Earrings - Blue Forest Jewellery

Hand Painted Poppy T-Shirt - LucyLook Style
Poppy Wristcuff - Unique Handmade
Textile Jewellery
Red Poppy Fabric Flower Necklace - Nuada Accessories

Friday, 28 October 2011

Halloween Treats......on Etsy

There are many spooky goings on this weekend, all in preparation for Halloween on Monday. I have to say, I wont be out 'trick or treating', but im sure there will be many a costumed child running around collecting sweet treats, and a glowing pumpkin or two on display.

In the spirit of all things freaky and scary, check out these super Halloween finds currently on Etsy.

Handmade Halloween Cards - Card Inspired
Day of the Dead Skull Garland - Raw Bone Studio
 Spider Web Pot Holder & Hand Towel Set - Lemon Spice
Black Bow with Orange Glitter Spider Pin - Stella Pearl
Vintage Inspired Skeleton Gift Tag - Fancy Flourishes
Halloween Pumpkin Necklace - Emilina Ballerina
Halloween Gift Tags - ArtsyG