Thursday 30 October 2008

New Bracelet

Even though they take ages to make, I really love making Dorset Buttons. And recently I had the idea of putting them together into a bracelet.

It took quite a while to do as I was linking the rings as I went, but I am rather pleased with the outcome.

Saturday 25 October 2008

We Make London Christmas Fair

You will be able to see my work and buy lots of gorgeous things at the We Make Christmas fair. This will be my first craft fair so I am very excited.

So don't do any Christmas shopping until then. Come along as there will be lots of really gifted crafts people selling their pieces.

when: SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER 2008, 11am- 5pm

where: The American Church,
79a Tottenham Court Road,

Nearest tube: Goodge Street

See the
We Make London blog for more details.

I have been tagged...

Drum roll please......

I have been tagged by British Cream Tea

The rules are as follows:

1. Link to your tagger and list all these rules in your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

This is hard. I am so 'normal' can I think of 7 interesting things?

1. My daughter has more make-up than me (she is 5).

2. I use an 1915 Singer sewing machine in my work.

3. I love detective novels of the 'golden' age - Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L Sayers etc.

4. I have 2 tattoos.

5. My confimration name is Bernadette. And I love it.

6. We bought our daughter the High School Musical films, but really they are for us.

7. I would love to play a musical instrument such as a hurdy-gurdy.

I am going to tag the following bloggers,

Thursday 16 October 2008

It is Tea Time

Have you ever been taken aback by the sheer genius of someone? Well, I have just recently.

Sit down make yourself a nice pot if tea and have a lovely cake. Because I would like to introduce you to a fellow seller on
etsy and folksy, the wonderful genius that is British Cream Tea.
British Cream Tea is a talented crafts person who makes the most wonderful and stunningly realistic felt sculptures. They are so realistic that every time I look at her shop, I salivate!

My poor partner has to put up with me gasping – ‘and she has made this, look, look!’ every few seconds.

When I get some me money I am going to buy myself a stick of rock with Southsea running though it, and maybe one day a whole plate full of cream cakes.

The most recent cake is this cream slice. Isn’t it fantastic? The crisp pastry is just waiting to be bit into, and the cream ooze out.
So go one, visit British Cream Tea at her folksy or etsy shop, you will not be disappointed.

Sunday 5 October 2008

Crafting in the family

My little girl was 5 a couple of weeks ago.
One of her presents (from me & her daddy) was a bag kit from lovealittle.
As it is such a grey rainy day today, perfect time. She had been asking to make it for a few days so we sat down together. She told me where to put things and even did a few stitches herself. I sewed up the sides using my Singer and my little helper (or was I hers?) wound the handle.
We are both very happy with the result and she is delighted.

Friday 3 October 2008

Dorset Buttons

I have been making these wonderful Dorset Buttons. I know I am in the wrong county, but Dorset isn't too far away!!
They are great fun to make and I am having a lovely time choosing colours.
Avaialable to buy from etsy and folksy.