Friday, 25 February 2011

Week 8

Little miss Retro Craft Stall  last weekend

My Angel Cards Stall

Daisy Bracelet with a chain for easy access

Memory wire bracelet

Beautiful Chain with large purple bead and swarzoski bead

Earrings for my friends Birthday

I love these earrings, made with silver plated feathers

I decided to have a go making fimo charms to use on our jewellery, these are what i made and i am quite pleased with how they turned out, especially the gingerbread man.
The necklace that i made for my friends birthday this week. She was really pleased with it and loved it also because purple is her favourite colour

Wow what a busy week it's been and i must first apologise for not updating the blog as i said i would.
The week began last Saturday with myself and my eldest daughters attending a craft and vintage fair. My eldest daughter has started a new venture, a vintage clothing and accessory stall, so i made the banner for her and she organised the stall. The jewellery that she sold on the stall was a mixture of new (made by all 3 of us) and old vintage pieces bought from charity shops and antique centres.
I had a stall next to her reading Angel cards. This has been a passion of mine for a while and i have read them for a number of years but always been to family members and friends (and friends of friends).
We really enjoyed this fair and i did many readings which has encouraged us to attend more fairs (because i have the car so she needs me to go to them).
The rest of the week was a blur and has flown by. My younger girls have all been back at school although my eldest has had the week off college so we have been out most days, attending jumble sales, play dens, craft centres etc.
So that's my week and by the time i have sat down each evening its been late and I've been tired so this week i have opted to stay safe and make an item of jewellery each night. This is mainly because i know what I'm doing, it doesn't take as much effort (although one piece took over an hour to complete) and also because i needed a few birthday presents for a few friends. I have only put a brief description under each item because it really doesn't take much explanation.
So anyway i hope you like the items, also i have included a few pictures of our stalls at the weekend.
Please feel free to comment and i hope you all have a good week.
OOOOOooooooo its my birthday next Friday so i probably will only have a short description (blog) unless i can organise myself in the week to upload every few night
We'll just have to wait and see
Lots of love

Friday, 18 February 2011

week 7

Hello everyone

This week has been manic so i am not writing a long blog tonight.
Tomorrow i am off to a craft fair with my 2 eldest daughters (hence the Little miss retro sign which was made for my daughters stalll)
I've made some interesting things this week and because tonight i am mad busy trying to sort out everything
for the fair i am not writing about everything although i will update tomorrow or sunday so watch this space

Love for now

Friday, 11 February 2011

Week 6

This week has been a busy week because not only did we have a lot on i also had 2 of my daughters birthdays. The week started with a trip to the Stitch and Creative craft show at the GMEX. It was really busy and although i was really excited about attending i was slightly disappointed with the show. I hoped there would have been more sewing and wool stalls but unfortunately the majority of stalls were for decoupage and card makers. I made the most of the show and invested in some different craft materials, cards, hat material, wool, jewellery and some material. I spent a FORTUNE but at least i have the opportunity to have a go at some other crafts. Although i was disappointed with the lack of sewing stalls it was a good  day out because i spent the rest of the afternoon in the town shopping. Sunday gave me a chance to wrap some birthday presents and chill a bit, catch up with cleaning and spending some quality time with my other half.
On Monday the first birthday of the week for my now 10 year old mini teenager. Busy day with family dropping by and a tea party so my time was limited but when all the chaos has calmed down and the visitors began to leave i tucked them all up in bed and finally got to my crafts. The rest of the week was a blur, but then again on Thursday my other daughters 8th birthday came. She was overly excited and SO hyper so my evening was taken up with trying to calm her down and because of this her bed time  was extended by 2 hours ARRRRHHHHHHHH. So i really had limited time. But anyway i have finally got to Friday and uploaded, even though it is a lot later than when i usually blog. Here's a run down of what i made on which day (although the pictures are not uploaded in any order).
Saturday i made the bib
Sunday i made the purse
Monday i made the Bunting
Tuesday i made the skirt
Wednesday i made the swim bag
Thursday i made the headband
Friday i made the Laundry bag

Anyway so here's another week gone and I'm still here, so happy viewing and thanks for looking
Oh yes forgot to mention my pictures are not the best and i really need to brush up on this but hope you don't mind the very amature photos.

Lots of love
This was made for my daughters best friends 8th birthday.I was not sure what to make so when i asked my daughter she said her friend LOVES skirts, so her we have it. It took a while to make and when we gave it to her she loved it. I'm not brilliant at taking pictures so i thought i would put 2 on the blog 

This bag was made for my daughter for swimming. I love the material it's really girly so i thought it would be ideal for her. I lined it with a waterproof material so she can throw her wet towel in with no worries of ruining the bag.

This was a quick and simple headband made again for my 8 year old. She loves the material and when i made it she suggested i put a matching star on, so part of this is her design.

I never have too many purses and this helped me to practice my zip technique. I lined it with the same material too so it gives a more professional look.

A cute little applique bib for my baby boy. We need lots of bibs in our house so because they can be quite expensive i decided to cut up an old towel and recycle what i already had. I used a cut out from the material i used for the swim bag and it made a pretty bib.

I made this bag for my little boy. I thought it would make a good laundry bag because his washing always gets mixed up with the girls and because we wash his separately to theirs i thought this would be a good way of keeping it separate.

MY BUNTING!!!! This i really love and as you can see from the picture my little boy loves it too. This has been made to go in his room but while i was taking the picture i put it up in the front room. Its simple to make and i used a pattern out of one of my new books.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Stylish blog nominations

Today i got a comment on my blog saying that i had been nominated for a STYLISH BLOG AWARD!!!!  WOW, i felt very privileged that someone thought my blog was good enough. Anyway apparently you have to abide by some conditions so here goes

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
So a big thank you to Becky from

2. Share 7 things about yourself.
- I am a mother to 5 wonderful children
- I love all things crafty
- I set up this blog to challenge myself into making an item for each day of the year to prove to myself that i  can do it even if time is limited
- I am training to be a breast feeding councillor
- I am a qualified Holistic therapist
- I am a current member of slimming world, even though i am in my target zone i still want to loose a stone
- I get really grumpy and pmt

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

Thats a lot so i will try my best

Most of these people i have found via blogger or the craft forum which is the best forum i have used so far.

4. Tell everyone who you have nominated


So that's all, but this is a good way of telling others about different new and fab blogs
Good looking

Friday, 4 February 2011

Week 5

This week I started to feel lots better so having thought about what i wanted to make i came up with blank. OH NO can it be I've run out of things to make!!!!!!. No i just had no idea what to make this week and with being poorly the week before all my energy has been drained, and my mind too.
Anyway my friend gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and called him Arthur so what better than to make baby Arthur some lovely items.

Inspired i decided to start week 5 with a simple task, so with my latest copy of sew hip i began cutting out the material.
Over this week i have made 5 lovely items for baby Arthur and 2 for my beautiful baby boy. I LOVE sewing and when i get the time it relaxes me. Its not a good hobby to do when you have children asking and mithering for things constantly so i have to pick my time carefully. This week has flown by and i am now starting to think about what to make for the coming week. I have 2 of my daughters birthdays this week so maybe something for them. Also tomorrow my 2 eldest daughters and I are attending the stitch and creative craft show so i am hoping i will come away inspired with lots of new ideas. I am booking us in to a couple of demonstrations/workshops with card making, jewellery etc.
Anyway lets get onto my items. Hope you enjoy browsing them as much as i did making them. I will let you know what my friend thinks of her present soon.
I have uploaded each item in no particular order this week as i as find it can take hours uploading each one. So sorry for this but i am trying to workout how to download the new version of blogger because my daughter has said it is easier to write under each picture.
Take care and lots of love

This wasitcoat is a fantastic piece of clothing for winter days and i made this for baby Arthur to match the next item (booties)

This was made from a pattern that i have had sitting around for nearly a year but never dared to attempt. I am quite pleased with the outcome although i think i can still practice on this one. A lovely pair of bootiesThis lovely little hat is made with awarm fleece material to keep the little head warm. It also matches the other item made so far

I couldn't resist making another wasitcoat but for my little one. As you can see from the picture he looks impressed teehee
This blanket was quite easy to make although i decided to personalise it by adding baby Arthurs name. A lovely presentThe last item is another hat. I love this material it is so warm but it is quite hard to work with. Unfortunatly i am usually covered in fluffy bits after working with this and the item always needs to be washed before used, but all in all i love this hat

This was an idea because i have just moved my little one into his room, so i thought why not make a little cushion. And what better was to practice my applique. He loves penguins so i decided to go for that and i am pleased with the outcome. I still need to practice my applique and have ordered a few books this week but i love this