Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Button Birthday Giveway!

It's my birthday! Way hey, hey hey, wooooo hey!

And to celebrate I am going to do a GIVEAWAY!!

All you need to do is leave a comment saying what colours or colours you would like in a set of 6 Dorset Buttons (like the ones pictured) and if your name is chosen (using the randomly generated cat method) then you win a set in that colour.

You can have all 6 the same colour, you can have each a different colour, you can have each button two colours. You decide.

So remember people leave your colour/s choice/s and also a way of me contacting you, in the comments.

Closing date is Friday 1st July 12 midnight BST.

Have fun!!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Crafteroo Button Swap

As you may know I am a member of the Crafteroo forum.  I love it as it is a great place to meet and have a chat, share worries, and and also talk about crafts!

Recently we had a Button Swap, organised by the wonderful Kitty Ballistic, who has my admiration for her organisational skills.

I was partnered with Jenny, pop over and see her blog here.

Here are all the goodies that I received from Jenny:-
 Aren't I lucky?

I am looking forward to using all the wonderful things although I am a bit of a button stasher so cannot promise that I won't hold onto them.

Here is what I sent to Jenny:-

I am a bit pleased with the button picture as it is the first I have tried. And I used a couple of my own handmade buttons plus filled in with french knots. It was great fun to make and I intend to make some more for my shop.

Swaps always fill me with fear as well as delight as I do worry about what to make and whether the swapee will like it. But she says she did, and I know I did so it was a great success.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A Farmer in the City - Great New Music Review Blog

I am shamelessly plugging my husband's new blog. Here it is. He is a talented writer and very knowledgeable about music. If you are not interested then no problemo, but if you are then please follow him.

Now don't forget - it is A Farmer In The City

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Our Lovely Day

It seems such a long time ago now that we had our lovely wedding day. It was on a beautiful sunny day in April. I have been saying 'my' lovely day but do have to acknowledge that it was a lovely day for others to, namely the groom, and bridesmaid!

So I have been a bit too long getting around to this post. The aim is to share with you our lovely day but also to say a big thank you to my lovely friends without whom my/our day would not have been so special.
It did turn out to be a bit of a Handmade Wedding. 

The first people I want to thank and tell you about are the wonderful Wychbury.  They made the flowers in my hair and were kind and patient as I decided what I want and them made them perfectly. They are three clips and I have worn them since. 

I just wanted to show you the pillow I made for the rings. My darling daughter carried it so I had to include her name. I bought the fabric from Caro who has this shop Boutonnerie (check out the lovely buttons etc.).

Two of my lovely friends made bracelets for me. I am a bit annoyed with myself that I did not switch the bouquet over as I do not have a photo of one of the bracelets.  The one below was a gift from Alison of  AMI Designs.

 The other bracelet was a gift from Nicola of SmittenKitten. She is a friend from the Crafteroo forum. It is a beautifully made using Swarovski beads. I promise I will take a photo and show you when the light is better.

The wonderful Maisy (Jeanette), who has a new shop on etsy ElementallyPrecious , made my earrings and my daughter's matching necklace. They are so beautiful and it was kind of her to think of Mary too.

So here we are the happy three. Because Mary was so much part of our day too.

I would also like to say thank you to my wonderful parents who kindly and lovingly paid for the reception and this wonderful wonderful car to take us to the wedding.

Another thank you is to all my friends from the Uk thread on etsy who were so lovely and sent us a present which included a darling bear for Mary from ClareBears, and the surprise of a miniature rose, choccies and wine when we got to our honeymoon hotel.

The kind and creative Julie of MoaningMinnie also gave us a present which I will write about in another post.  Thank you!

I would also like to say a thank you to all my family who came to the wedding (I wish I could have invited more!). Thank you for being there and for the lovely presents.  A big big thank you to my sister Claire who helped me on the morning and the day before. Together we made my bridal bouquet and my husband's buttonhole. I used a couple of flowers from the florists, but the flowers from Claire's garden made it a beautiful bouquet. 

So thank you everyone. It really was my lovely day.

If I have missed anyone off I am so sorry, please let me know and I will add you.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Disneyland Paris

I think this picture shows the whole point of the holiday - to delight the child. We had a wonderful time.