Tuesday, 15 June 2010

more birdies.....

I've been sewing sewing sewing, I have a few fairs I'm making stock for as well as getting on with some custom orders, so needless to say the blog has been a bit neglected and the housework, well, that's been positively forgotten long long ago!
I've made some more Tooth Fairy Pillows, my Toothy Monsters are always popular but, even though I make some girlie monsters too, I'm often asked for a more girl-friendly alternative, hence these birdies. Their wings double up as pockets where a little tooth can be safely placed, the birdie can be hung up and then the tooth can be replaced by a bright, shiny coin.




Three of these little fellas are off on a journey to Australia to a lovely Etsy customer, the rest will be on my stall. The first fair is this Saturday, so I'm stitching quite a bit this week and going to bed very late, but I thrive on the challenge to create enough stock for a stall in record time! Wish me luck and lots of caffeine! I'll see you on the other side with some photos of my latest stall set - up...x


Monday, 7 June 2010

dreaming of a tropical breeze....

I'm in my own little world today, although the girls are here, they are busy drawing, playdoughing and painting, watching a bit of tv and generally making a mess, as long as I feed and water them regularly they seem happy enough to be in their own little worlds too. So, feeling a bit dreaming I thought I'd try out Etsy's new Treasury East, and to be honest, the tropical treasury theme is all down to my youngest. Little G came over to me earlier asking me to open an ice pop she'd helped herself to from the freezer and guess what flavour it was....yep, tropical!  
I now feel like stretching out on a sun lounger, with the sound of the sea in my ears and the tickle of a breeze on my toes, the scent of coconut sun screen and a tall pina colada next to me...........how dreamy.
In reality though, it's time to tidy up (again), make sure school uniforms are clean, shoes polished, homework completed, nail polish removed, PE kits ready, 'To do' list updated.......then I can squeeze in a bit of sewing and dream of palm trees again.......
If you fancy a bit of tropical daydreaming, take a peek at my Treasury for some gorgeous goodies.





Sunday, 6 June 2010

catch-up

This could be a long post, it's been a while since my last one, all down to a mix of computer gremlins, school holidays, a flurry of recent custom orders plus my usual procrastination. So to make up for it, here's what's been going on, this could be a picture heavy post.....

A new Tooth Fairy Pillow, 'A Little Birdie Told me you have a wobbly tooth', it's in my facebook shop, etsy shop and folksy shop too.

Orders have been stitched and dispatched.......



These flower brooches were little birthday presents I made for friends, the fabric and felt flower on the bottom was inspired by the awesome Kitty Eden, be sure to check out her lovely creations and wonderful blog. 
I'll be making more of the felt rose brooches (2nd from last) for some fairs I'll be showing at this summer.

My new little labels arrived too, from etsy seller Remember Wynn, so I've been adding them to my latest makes and I'm very pleased with them...

I've also had a couple of exciting packages in the post too. Firstly a Fabric Swap (hosted by Crafty Helen at Home). My assigned partner, the very clever Kath aka Juicy Fig, sent me such a gorgeous parcel, thank you.....

and I sent her a wee parcel of fun too.....
...then I found out I'd won a giveaway from The Felt Fairy, she very generously runs a monthly giveaway, be sure to sign up, I won 10 sheets of wool felt in colours of my choice, I chose pinks and reds,
a special thank you to The Felt Fairy xx

It being half term hols, we managed to squeeze in a visit to the seaside as well, Tankerton to be precise, I really love the huge expanse of well groomed lawn, with the view of the pebble beach and a cafe selling ice cream and slush puppies as well as yummy chips..... perfect and very quiet for such a sunny day.
 The girls are pictured below, running towards said cafe....
The girls will be back at school again soon and normal stitching can recommence. I have a couple of events I'll be sewing into the wee small hours for over the next couple of weeks, firstly a local school fair, followed by a FANTASTIC Pimms & Pamper Night, followed by another school fair...........I'm off to get organised. 


Hope you all had a lovely weekend!