Friday, 21 May 2010

is it here?

Is what here I hear you ask? Well, dare I say it without jinxing it? 
I'll say it quietly........summer!
It's been walk to school week and we had a school assignment to take a pic of our favourite view on the walk to school. We live on top of a hill and have a beautiful view of the other side of the valley. To the left are rolling hills, I promise!!
 Anyway, starting off the day with sunshine is pretty good, maybe the experts are right and we will be having a mini-heatwave. I shall be dipping my toes in the paddling pool then!

Meanwhile back in the world of felt, a couple of name banners were polished off and are now with their rightful owners, 

A bright yellow 'Patrick' for a little boy and his giraffe themed bedroom, and
a heart and star 'Madeleine', a present from a God Mother for a christening this weekend.

I've been working on some fabric flowers too......
these ones can be worn as a brooch, attach them to your bag to give it a summer makeover or put a flower in your hair as they all have a hair clip and a brooch back sewn onto the reverse....
Other news this week is I've been ummming and ahhhing about which labels I should get next for sewing onto my wee creations. Well, I finally ordered some from etsy seller Remember Wynn (great name!) and they will look like this...
I can't wait to start sewing them onto my next batch of felty makes. I absolutely adore the wooden buttons she makes too, I think I will have to order some of them too.

Last, but not least, I hosted a Stealing Candy Home Party, look at all this eye candy! Lots of lovely friends came along after school drop off and had tea and cake and frothy coffees (my coffee machine is my baby) with a touch of shopping too, what more could you want on a Wed morning? (Husbands please look away, the life of a SAHM is not ALL about coffee mornings and chitter chatter.)
As a host I got this gorgeous Eva Beaker from nkuku plus I got to spend 10% worth of the morning's shopping total on goodies for myself.....yippee. Thank you everyone who came and thanks to Jo from Stealing Candy for bringing all her wares to my front room, I was sad to see it all go.

So, it's been a lovely week and I'm looking forward to spending some time stitching in the garden this weekend. More banners are on their way, cupcake style, hearts and stars and quite a few more, I'd better stop gassing and get on with it. 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!




Thursday, 13 May 2010

All you need is love...

This past month or so has seen some fun custom orders come and go, take this one, a hearts banner for 'All you need is love'. My lovely Etsy client requested that it be made in the 'Yellow Submarine' poster colours and I really, really enjoyed making it, I love all these bright colours together. The banner is to be hung across a bright yellow wall, I think it should look great. 
..and then there was 'sam', whose mummy is a driving tester and his daddy drives the light city trains in Dublin! My client, another Etsy favourite customer, requested that the banner reflect Sam's parents' jobs so here we have it....
...my final banner I wish to show you today is for another little boy, Jared, with an American mom and an English dad.....
my very lovely Folksy client requested that I make these flag style stars to reflect the little man's dual nationality family! Cute.
In the land of cupcakes, oh how I wish there was a Cupcake Land, I would visit it all the time! Another lovely Folksy purchaser requested a pink hanging cupcake for a special friend's 40th birthday.....
...and I'm in the process of making a '30' one too, this time in purples and blues for an order received yesterday - yay!
So, with the sun shining today and the little ones at school I had better get on with some stitching. This afternoon me and my Little G will be making some Thank You cards for all her sweet friends and the yummy goodies she got for her 4th b'day
.......I feel more birdies coming on! 
Have a fun day!


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Facebook Shopping

Did you know that you can now open up your own shop on facebook, well I never did, until I saw a facebook contact do that very thing earlier this week. What a great idea, right? Well, it costs nothing and it's worth a go for very little effort. 

Anyway, you can find mine here, and if you become a fan of my Heartfelt Handmade page you will also receive 10% discount on any purchases made via my Facebook Shop. It's only available to ship within the UK at the moment, but my Etsy shop is available for all International purchases and, if you mention you are a Facebook Fan, I will reimburse you the special Fan discount of 10% too. 

This discount will be available for a limited period of time only, so get shopping!

Back to show you some latest makes soon.

 

Sunday, 9 May 2010

A Birdie Birthday

A few weeks in the planning and an hour and a half of party fun and it's all over again for another year, but what a lot of fun was had, and I thoroughly enjoyed making the party bag fillers, icing the cupcakes, dipping the marshmallows on sticks into a bowl full of sprinkles, setting up the dessert table and making Georgie's name banner not to mention the excitement of picking up the birthday cake from Nevie-Pie Cakes and ooohing and ahhhhing over yet another triumphant creation....she is a clever caker.

 















And now, the cake still lies in all it's colourful glory exposed on it's stand, mostly all scoffed, with it's sugar crafted birdies squirrelled away by little birdie-pinching fingers, the pink balloons are laying slightly deflated on the floor (there seems to be some in every area of the house, how do they do that?), birthday bunting remains hanging proud around the house, colourful birthday cards are (mostly) standing up to attention, until you walk past them, knocking down a couple, round the back of the telly. 
Today is a day of rest though, I'll move the furniture back to where it should be tomorrow, but at the moment, I'm enjoying having the armchair 
in the kitchen instead of the dining table.......






p.s. a BIG thank you to everyone who helped in the planning, inspiration and making xoxo

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

NEW!



At last, here's something new that I've been working on and off over the last few weeks. It will probably evolve over time but it's a start and it's been fun to put it all 
together using Wix.com.
So, now I have a little website all for me, no shop yet but links to 
my Etsy and Folksy shops.
Now, back to stitching................hope you all had a lovely weekend.