Saturday, 28 February 2009
Friday, 27 February 2009
There great fun to make because i just get to indulge in my button obsession. i also finished off these yesterday...the peculiar pictures because i don't want to give everything away....(they are mothers day presents....shhhhhhh.)
I'm not sure about the top two...i had to hand stitch some of the lining and I'm not the neatest hand stitcher. And I'm kind of worried about the button brooch (its for my mum and I'm pretty sure she doesn't look here...that's why the picture isn't as cryptic) i wanted one of those humongous safety pins...the ones with a funny folded bit at the end (like nappy pins but instead of the plastic bit on the ended its folded into a similar shape...eurgh i CAN NOT describe it) anyway i couldn't find one so went for the biggest safety pin i could find...but I'm worried it just looks like some buttons on a safety pin.
P.S. heres the finished bag....hope it stands up the crowds....one of the bands is pretty heavy...im scared of being squashed hehehehe.
made from a recycled tartan skirt, it goes over the shoulder and fastens with two chunky buttons from the ever increasing collection.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Check out the lovely pile of orange buttons....and the Ben's cookies box.
Ive just finished 3 more coin purse too...whenever I'm doing a sale i try to do things in batches of 5 so these three make 5. i like them all i think but my favorite is the pink and grey one.
I really enjoy picking out the buttons to attach to the zips...the hounds tooth button was just meant to be i guess!!
Ohhhh...one more great thing happened yesterday. Arthurs mum took some of my jewellery to her school as she always gets comments about the pieces she wears...and i sold lots and lots of it!!!! Wonderful.
Right I've got an annoying shift at work today...stuck right in the middle of the day at half 2!! I'm going to go get some lunch.
See you Soon
Monday, 23 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
I Think my favorite is the brown and beige dotty one, it has a better shape. The yellow one is slightly more square shaped. But the fabric is soo cute on it...(if slightly crazy.) Both of the purses have a really cute co-ordinated button pull on the zip. After i finished them you would have heard this conversation...
Me: I'm sure i can keep one of these purses. Arth: Really? Me:Yep i need a new one anyway... Arth: you have about twenty purses upstairs Me: no i don't. Arth: yep I'm pretty sure you do Me: Not twenty more like ten. So on and so on.
Right, I'm going to pop those babies up on folksy (as i went upstairs and counted....there were twenty so no excuses) Ohhh, talking on the folksy front....i sold another thing on my shop and me and el sold our first stuffed nonsense creation!!! (round of applause please!!) I also figured out how to get the little folksy button, its there on the left!
We are having a pancake party tonight too, all of pals are working on pancake day so we are going to do it tonight instead.PANCAKES WOHOOOOOO!!!
Take care my little munchkins
Friday, 20 February 2009
At the top you have Stripey Phillip a lovely little fleecy creation from El's fair hands.
I spent the night making the miniature dust bunnies, I'm quite attached to these and they are a great way to use up the fabric scraps i get from the scrap bags which i have an addiction to. The spotty one on the end has metal in his ears so they are bendy. I've decided to change the dust bunnies story....Have you ever wondered what happens to dust after you have wiped it away? It becomes Dust Bunnies!! Shy little creatures who spend their time hiding in nooks and crannies watching how humans live their lives.
Other than that m'dears I've not had a chance to do anything crafty...I've got a few more bunnies to sew up today, i will pop them up tomorrow.
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
Ive just got the last strip in the middle which will have bright birds going down it. i was a bit worried it was a bit too girly but arth says its fine so all is OK.
on another note, I'm seriously going to look at organising a craft fair in cheltenham. if you are interested please leave a comment with your email and Ill get in touch. even if you don't normally comment or think that the items you make are no good, drop me an email and we will have a chat....if you want. ohh, the fair will probably be in Cheltenham as well.
Right, I'm going to doze for a bit, i got a head ache today so i took some painkillers but they've completely zoned me out.
no xx's today only zzzzzzzzzzz's
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Ohh dear, sorry about that.
Ive got another thought rolling about in my head at the mo. i want to do another sale for sure but id like to do one with other folks. now there may be an option to do this in Easter, I'm waiting to hear back, BUT if this doesn't happen i was contemplating organising one myself. Is there anyone that reads this blog who might be interested in partaking in this?? Anyone local or anyone really....like i said....just an idea.
Right m'dears....i think i can fit in another cup of tea before work (hope there's no sick today!)
Saturday, 14 February 2009
More gift tags, but with old stamps instead. i seem to have developed quite a collection of old stamps from different countries. i use them on my price tags when i do sales. Well i was sifting through them the other day and thought they'd look good as gift tags too. i think i like the fabric ones more but these are still good. also instead of hand writing on the back i printed off some little To...From... thingys and stuck them on.
i reckon I'm going to make some more and stick them on my folksy shop, maybe tomorrow...i don't start until 5.
Well, i think I'm going to put a pizza in the oven (Saturday night food, dont'cha just love it!!!)
See you soon my little pigeons
Friday, 13 February 2009
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A set of four gift tags, decorated with amybutler fabric and buttons. I brought two scrap bags from http://www.eternalmaker.com/ (an amybutler one and a Japanese fabric one.) you get about a fat quarters worth of fabric all together. they are great for little projects like this and they only cost 2.50!!What do you think??
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
it went quite well but took me longer than i expected. i wanted to make some more earrings today but I'm not sure i have time!!! Ive got to go to rubbish work!! (one day I'll be rich and wont have to go to the cinema apart from to watch films!!!)
I'll Be Back Soon!
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
And just because i took a picture of these too....here are all of the packages so far to send up to Alison (i really like the envelopes i made for these, Ive had the paper lying around for ages so its good to finally use it!)
Right....that really is it!!!
Monday, 9 February 2009
I had some more button luck this morning when i wondered into a charity shop before work a bag of real old buttons still on the original cards. LOOK!!
i couldn't believe my luck!!
Right I'm off to eat curry (its a joy to be able to eat again after Sunday!!) I'll post a more crafty post tomorrow!!
P.S. (Lady Vanishes is on at cineworld tonight!!! lovely Monday classic!)
Thursday, 5 February 2009
I walked into town early today so that i could get a few bits and pieces for tea tonight and also a duvet for Amy to use because it gets bloody freezing in our flat ( we have 3 duvets on our bed upstairs.....3!!!) On my way into town i found this little fella on a wall.
I like his wonky smile and antenna's.
Well im off to go and play with some buttons in my newly arranged sewing corner...i tried to take pictures but the camera didn't want to play.
Be Back Soon
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
i really enjoy doing stuff like this, although my technical abilities aren't amazing, and so i cant make 3D monsters, i love to come up with the expressions on their faces and dreaming up their stories. i hope chris likes him.
Well...the buttons are calling
P.S im going to take this chance to shamlessly plug mine and el's little buisness. Stuffed Nonsense, born out of our frustration from working in the cinema and not being able to the creative jobs which we day dream about doing, has offically opened its doors. Check out our blog at www.stuffed-nonsense.blogspot.com, there you will find the first two items we have put up for sale, we decided to stick them on my folksy shop so we can see how they go on the internet. What do you think?
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
After the gallery we came home and made carrot and coriander soup, which was yummy but i ate it too quick and forgot to take a picture.
THEN i made some gift envelopes for the jewellery i have been making to send up to Alison's school (Arthur's mum) She has brought lots of bits from me and she says that everyone at her school likes them and she kindly offered to sell some for me. The envelopes went really well and I'm really pleased with them, i don't do too much with paper normally so i was quite surprised when they came out well.
To finish the day off we went to a lovely pub in Cheltenham called the Beehive where i probably (....definitely) drank too much and had drunken snow ball fights on the way home!
What a wonderful day off!!
Only two more days of work then I've got 4 WHOLE DAYS OFF!!! that's right, my best pal is coming up from Manchester and i cant wait!!!
Thanks for the button pictures!!
Sunday, 1 February 2009
Buttons in a yellow tray.
Buttons in a clear tray.