Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Stamps galore

So a little while ago I was looking through etsy for someone who could create a stamp for my boy friend for a book that he received for Christmas. The book is "1001 beers to drink before you die" and he had mentioned that he wanted a stamp to be able to mark all the beers as he drank them. I had looked all over etsy for someone who I could get to make it and though there are loads of stamp makers it didn't look like there was anyone who could do custom made ones.

Then I was talking to a friend who told me about a shop called skull and cross buns ( who could make it for me, and she did. She asked me loads of questions about what I wanted, many questions I hadn't even thought of and we came up with the perfect stamp for him. (It makes no sense to anyone else but for him it was perfect)

This post is mostly to give her a massive thank you because she was amazing, and to say to anyone thinking of stamps this is THE woman to go to.

Monday, 21 February 2011

What a wonderful weekend

This weekend was definitely needed, a wonderful combination of drinking and laughing and films. I really needed it and would like to thank all the lovely girls who turned up, I am suitably relaxed :) 

In other News I now have a new sewing machine the one that I had broke again so Tesco can have there stupid machine back. What a bloody joke of a machine that was I got one at Christmas and after two uses it broke, then I got another one and that broke after only baking the basic version of a dress! How useless can you be! Anyway I have now decided to move in a reliable direction a have bought myself a Singer and OH MY GOD she is amazing so smooth and very amazing. The beautiful dress that I have been talking about for ages is very nearly finished (a small post by the end of the day I promise).

Over the weekend I also realised that I haven't shown you all my fascinators! I have been working on these for a little while and though they have been on the back burner they are a little bit of fun.

Thank you to my wonderful model Toni for letting me get carried away with my camera! and to Ciara for being my creative director.

Friday, 18 February 2011

A Brithday gift

So as many of you know I am a baking freak, I seem to find cooking soothing and people like it. This cake though has got to be one of my best.It is a triple layer rum cake with sticky rum sauce and rum icing, perfect for a whole bundle of boys and there drinking weekend of bad films. It means I get the flat all to myself :)

I hope Richard likes it, that's all for now it's girls film weekend from now on so I'll catch up with you all the other side of the weekend, if I haven't got the worlds biggest hang over!

Monday, 7 February 2011

New Bag

With a little help from my amazing mum we have a new bag style, it is amazing fun!

This is a one of a kind fabric for my Mumma as it was the very last in the store, but I can make the same style in a lot of other fabrics which I can get my hands on. And I can also do the strap to match the bag fabric. It is really light weight and is in a variety of sizes. Watch the pages for a whole variety of them :)

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Pin cushion

So after a day of pinning my dress together (which unfortunately is still in the making) I got very annoyed with my little pin and needle cushion and decided it was time for something new. With the very last remaining material from a beautiful skull and roses fabric, a tea cup and some shards of cut fabric I decided to fashion my own pin cushion. This is the result it made my very excited and happy, think I squealed a little much as I woke my boy from his nap, oops.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

So I got a little carried away.....

As I am sure you will have noticed by now I have changed the look of my blog it has a new design and layout, I decided it was time for a change. This year I am going to attempt projects which challenge me and help me to increase all the wonderful creative things which I can do. The first of which it this hat. I have never made a hat from scratch before and I can now completely understand why Mr Steven Jones makes the money he does as it was a very fiddly process.

It hasn't completely turned out the way that I had envisioned and admittedly is a very simple first attempt but not bad for the first hat I every made. The quilt is also coming along very well. It has become about the size of a pillow case and should be ready for a bed spread in about 3 months, if I actually get my bum in gear. 

Next of my list of things to do is start felting, I am going to try it without a pattern and see how it goes, the aim is for a day of the dead garland. There was a hummingbird i was thinking about giving a go but I think I will start simple and work from there. 

That's it for now, hope you like the new layout and my attempted hat, catch you all soon!