Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Pretty Fabric

Gorgeous new fabric over at St. Jude's, I particularly love this festive red and white "Bird Garden" design by Mark Hearld, it's really quite lovely...

We're enjoying a quiet evening in with old movies, we just watched "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" (1959) and next is "The Time Machine" (1960). Another busy day planned for tomorrow on the stall; I have been making pretty cushions from vintage floral pillow cases, so I have a couple of ideas to try tomorrow if I'm not too busy!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

This is Amazing!

Re-posted from Sarah London, just because it's the most fantastic thing ever
Crochet Car!

Festive Shopping Pretties!

Having missed both Friday Folksy Favourites and Shopping List Saturday, I thought I would combine the two with some of my favourite festive goodies from Folksy and Etsy. So here they are...
So many lovely festive things, I'm feeling very much in the spirit! I started a scarf for my dad today, as a last minute extra pressie, so I've been knitting frantically, and will probably be working on it all week in the stall. I will be open from Monday-Friday (Christmas Eve) from 9-4 and will be looking forward to seeing lots of lovely people and spreading festive cheer!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


Here he is! This is the crochet shark hand-puppet that I made for a very sweet little chap who popped into my stall. I couldn't find a pattern I liked that didn't involve all kinds of technical craziness, so I made this up as I went along. I'm pretty pleased with it, and when I gave it to the little boy on Saturday he was so excited that he couldn't speak! I'm so glad he liked it.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Flea Market Finds

I had a very exciting day yesterday, and the source of much of that excitement was this...

so very many buttons! This lovely find was made by my neighbour in the market who regularly frequents the local auctions, and he managed to pick this up for £2 for me! I managed to resist up-ending the jar for about two minutes, there's some really lovely goodies in there, I can't wait to start using them!

Pop over to see Sophie Isobel for more Flea Market Finds!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Shopping List Saturday

Check me out, actually posting "Shopping List Saturday" on a Saturday! I've had a super busy day, and made a little chap very happy with a Shark Hand-Puppet (pics tomorrow!), and now I'm just taking it easy and knitting "Humphrey Hare" from the always inspiring "Knitted Odd-Bod Bunch" book. So here's my list of gorgeousness...Purse organizer insert with ENCLOSED BOTTOM / Green Leaves by DivideAndConquer

Thursday, 9 December 2010

My Creative Space

This is my space from yesterday. A very nice lady came in and wanted a brooch to use as a fastener for her bag, but the yo-yo brooch I had for sale (the one on the right) was a little bit too dark, so we had a chat and figured out what she wanted and I made up a special one just for her (on the left). It was really great to work with a customer so I could make the perfect thing for her.

It's been a funny day, I planned to make lots of things but I still seem to be getting over the lurgy, and the frozen pipes finally defrosted and I had a bit of a flood to mop up. So I haven't been very productive! I have lots of plans for tomorrow though, so hopefully everything will be better.

For more creative spaces pop on over to kootoyoo

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Button Monsters!

I have been busy making lots of Button Monsters for my stall! They're all unique and have their own little personalities... and each one has their own little tag...This is my favourite tag, I love the name Mortimer! They'll all be tagged and ready to go on sale tomorrow, I hope they go to good homes!

Sunday, 5 December 2010


I've had a crazy week of making and designing, and my poor blog has suffered a little, but I have just passed the 300th post mark! Quite a milestone, and things have certainly changed a lot since I started my blog in the second year of uni; I didn't think for a moment that I would have my own little stall, or be selling regularly to wonderful customers - I never would have had the confidence to think that people would want to buy anything I made, and to be honest, I am still always so touched and grateful that the things that I make are so well liked. I love that going to "work" means making pretty things all day, that I am doing it all for myself and no-one else. It's a good life and I feel very lucky. So, anyway, after that little rambling divergence, here's what I've been upto...My first batch of yo-yo brooches are done and for sale in the stall, and thanks to the lovely Vicky at Luna Wolf, I have a huuugggggggggge stack of gorgeous fabric offcuts to start making a new bundle! I may well start them tomorrow (although I really have to catch up with my letters too, when will there ever be enough hours in the day...)I bought a fabric stash from SharingOlives on etsy and just loved this bird design, so I made a little something for myself on Thursday - this sweet little bird brooch. I wore it on Friday and it really made me smile!
I'm going to get back to my crochet flowers for a bit longer before I give into the lurgy which is starting to come on, but I'll be back soon!

Shopping List Sunday

I thought I'd have a look at some things for my shopping list this week in my favourite colour combination; grey and yellow Deluxe Clutch with Wrist Strap by AbbaDabbaBags Olive, mustard yellow and grey cowl scarf by MissMisoDesigns Pomegranate Tree Shopping Tote by roddyandginger yellow birds on grey tiles by LuckyBluebirdArt