30 November 2010

Messy Jesse Featured!

I was contacted by the lovely Polly from Polly Danger a little while ago asking if I would like to do a q&a on her delightful blog, of course I jumped at the chance! She has such a gorgeous blog, (which I am secretly very jealous of hehe!) with all sorts of crafty interviews, tips, tutorials and giveaways which of course we all love ;) please hop on over to read the whole interview ...

You also have to take a look at Polly's Etsy shop; she makes the most beautiful purses and bags. Like me, she also has a love of bias binding and pretty fabrics and we have both agreed that we are officially 'cute' twins! :) just look how CUTE they are! :) could be a perfect christmas gift for a girly loved one!

24 November 2010

Tidy Room = A Creative Mind

I had a proper tidy up of my craft room over the weekend, it's been getting in quite a pickle during my manic sewing sessions to build up stock for my shop in time for Christmas. After taking everything out of my expedit and re-arranging, I decided a swift visit to Ikea was in order to stock up on some more agen baskets - notice the new one's on the bottom shelves :) still things are full to the brim though. Time for a new expedit maybe ...

And this is my latest vintage find, a lovely little sewing basket - in perfect condition. A great ebay find in fact ;) quite a bargin price too! A have quite a small obsession with collecting sewing baskets and tins I just can't get enough of them, perfect hideaway's for all kinds of treasures. 

I was also thinking of painting my ladder shelves that I use to hold all my fabric - what do you think? keep them pine or paint them white ... or maybe even a bright splash of colour! decisions, decisions :)

15 November 2010

So 'Deerly' Loved

Yay I have finally found some cute little deers!! I'm so happy :)

I've been after some since the dawn of time it seems but now I have finally got my hands on not one, but four! These two are my favourites :) I'll show the others soon. What do you think I should call them?

I have also aquired some vintage sheets and pillowcases; I have certainly jumped on late with the granny chic craft trend but I can say the hoarding addiction has already begun! Already I'm planning lots of trips to local carboots and charity shops to scour for vintage bedding when I go back home to Cornwall for Christmas. I have to thank Tiff from Dottie Angel, Jeni from In Color Order and Danielle from Kitschy Digitals for their lovely crafty vintage inspiration they have given me through their wonderful blogs :)

I'm so excited to start playing with them, oh what to make first?! I feel my first quilt coming on with the lovely coordinating pinks and purple fabrics, what do you think?

11 November 2010

Picture Perfect Patchwork

I just couldn't resist the retro daisy charm of this cotton from fabric rehab; so bright and cheerful and I knew I had the perfect coordinating partners to go with it! After seeing them altogether I thought they would make a cute little chair pad for my sewing chair; just a shame it's too small! eek!

I decided on a simple square block pattern to set off the bold prints, finished with some white pom pom trim I collected a little while ago from my local haberdshery shop which I hadn't quite found the perfect use for until now.

I'm really enjoying patchwork at the moment, it's getting quite addictive so I'm sure you'll be seeing some more projects of this kind from me :)

8 November 2010

Cath Kidston Stitch! Book Review

It was my birthday last Tuesday and Robin; my lovely boyfriend got me a copy of the new Cath Kidston Stitch! book. Oh how he knows me so well ... 
Her craft books always seem to come around in time for my birthday, so there's always a build up to when I can finally sneek a peek at it!

And of course it doesn't dissapoint. I think this may be my favourite out of her previous publications Make! and Sew! Featuring gorgeous styling and photography throughout, it will definately get you in the crafting spirit. Since making my tapestry wall hanging last year I have been searching for some fun designs to stitch, but had no luck as they all tend to be very dark or muted colours, with the same tired motifs -  so this came about at just the right time! I was certainly motivated to get my needle and thread out to whip up a few of the beautiful designs featured. 

I think I will be having a go at making this seat pad in the near future, I just love it! Classic CK print! oh and it includes all the materials to make the pretty purse on the front cover, bonus!
Will keep you posted when I get started ;)

4 November 2010

Books & Vintage Patterns

Apologies for the lack of blogging of late; things have been getting pretty busy in the build up to Christmas - eek! Yes it's began already, especially if you have an Etsy shop to fill up! Have you been preparing for the festive season early too?

Asides from that, I wanted to share some lovely crafty books I have aquired recently, loving the lisa stickley book! I will have to share more pics and give you the low down on these once I've given them a proper read. 

I also got these amazing vintage patterns too! i found them on a new'ish' little etsy shop called opal's owl vintage. She has some lovely patterns so if your crafty and into vintage clothes, check it out! I love this dress shape I can easily myself having it in a bunch of colours and fabrics, so versatile!

and this one would be perfect for the summer! 
I have some more posts planned for next week so I hope to see you back again soon. 

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