Happy Days

Craft | Tuesday March 30 2010 | 8:03 pm | No Comments | Tags: , , |

Craft Sale Today

Oh how much do I love doing craft fairs? Lots and lots is the answer!

The sun shone, friends came, strangers came, chit was chatted and great fun was had! You guessed it… another craft fair. I don’t think I can adequately put into words how happy and skippy it makes my heart feel.

I spent the last few evenings prior to Saturday trying to finish a few things off – some worked better than others. I was delighted with the little lavender bags and coasters, but I was rushing the clothes peg bags so left them at home for another time. I am committed to making my makes throughout the month of April in advance of the next craft fair, as don’t want the busy evenings that last week involved.

I’m looking forward to it already: 24th April, usual place!

Wanna see a few pics?


Arts & Crafts Fair

Craft | Sunday March 21 2010 | 9:51 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |

…with frou-frou too!

Saturday 27th March,  the Horse and Jockey by Chorlton Green



Swap Shop

Craft | Monday March 15 2010 | 11:32 pm | 1 Comment | Tags: , |

katespincushionswapI’ve never taken part in any craft swaps before but I came across Foxs Lanewhere Kate has organised a pincushion swap.  I thought this was perfect as its a little project that is going to be easily postable, not too time consuming or expensive but one that still allows lots of creativity.

The pincushions can be knitted, crocheted, patchworked or sewn.  I am so excited about making mine for my swapee, who I believe does not know who I am, so no more info for now!! 

I am currently gathering ideas and will start work as soon as next weeks craft fair is over to get my make sent off by the intended date of 16th April.  And hopefully soon after that I will receive a treat in the post too!  How exciting!


Stocking up!

Craft | Thursday March 11 2010 | 11:12 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |

80 zipsMy next craft fair fast approaches (27th March, Horse and Jockey, Chorlton) so I’m busy making and doing.  I’ve a few new things on the go so needed to get a few bits and pieces in.

Firstly I needed some 5 inch zips.  Right now I don’t need 80 of them so I really can’t explain why I bought 80 of them, particularly when they were available in batches of 10!  But 80 I bought so if you ever hear me mention a need for zips, draw my attention to this post.

I’ve been working on some new little projects for the craft fair that required the little zips and I’m really pleased with the few I’ve made so far. 


Lots of lavender


The other thing I’ve stocked up on is a big bag of lavender.  I’ve been meaning to get some for a while but whenever I saw any in shops if was really expensive for a tiny amount. 

A quick search online found Daisy Shop which had all different quantities and types of lavender available.  I didn’t go as mad as I did with the zips, but got enough to fill a big old coffee  jar for the price others were charging for enough to fill a spice jar.  I’m planning to make some little hanging lavender filled hearts and will write about them as soon as I have something to show you. 


The parcel the lavender came in smelled great as soon as it popped through the letter box.  I hope the Royal Mail enjoyed the scent as it was winging its way to me!


Baby AND Blanket

Craft | Tuesday March 9 2010 | 6:31 pm | 1 Comment | Tags: , , , , |

I promised you a picture of my new niece Erin if her mummy and daddy agreed to me posting it, and how could they resist showing her off. Here she is looking snug as a bug with her blanket made by auntie Fi and a bunny!

Erin with blanket


Cutest crochet

Craft | Monday March 8 2010 | 10:11 pm | Comments (2) | Tags: , , , |

I got THE cutest note cards on a recent visit to a garden centre with my mum and dad.  Cute tin, cute crochet and cute stationery!

Cute crochet card catCute crochet card chick

Cute crochet card bees

Cute crochet card octopus


The cards don’t have patterns for each of the cuties, but they each have their story on the back:

‘Bella, Morella and Fin are bees who love to perform.  They have just started their own singing trio, the Bee Flats.  They’ve already lined up their first concert at a local nightclub, The Hive.  The word on the street is that the night is set to be buzzing!’

Wouldn’t the chick make the cutest Easter card?

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