Friday, 30 November 2012


Well my first visit after leaving hospital with my beautiful baby girl, saw me popping into Tesco to pick up the latest copy of 'Craftseller'.  I love browsing the pages to look for new ideas, business advice and general crafting gossip.  This time however I opened the pages to discover, to my total shock I might add. a picture of one of my upcycled pieces.   After much screaming and excited squeals and of course after making everyone in the house come and see, I discovered that it was a star letter which had won a £10 voucher! Yeah!!  Here is an image of the article,

What a great boost. As if that wasn't enough however I have just discovered that another magazine I get called 'Simple Homemade' has posted an image of one of my signature necklaces on their website as an example of what some of their readers had been creating! It may only be one pic, and no name mentioned but if the image is clicked it goes straight to this blog!! I am still excited!! My first external link I think.

Both these have come about through the wonders of Pinterest!! I totally love the site and all the things it offers.  In fact I think my next post will be a tutorial on how to set it up and use it.  There are so many wonderful ideas out there and I want them all!!! (cunning laugh!)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Red Flower bag commission

Well nearly the end of yet another week and a week closer to my due date! arghhhhh!  Still managed to get a little crafting done this week!  Here is my latest bag, a commission for a very good friend.  

 This two tone flap over bag is so great! I am just so pleased!  The bag is all padded with adjustable straps and as always recycled from reusing fabric!  Even the buckles and buttons are recycled.

This is the inside, showing the pocket detail and the two tone effect with the fabric!

This is my second go at a flap over bag and I have been so pleased with the results.  The only thing I really need to combat now is the fastening, It really needs to be adjustable so it can fasten no matter how much is in the bag! That will have to be my mission for the day!

My main intention for this lovely Thursday is to relax and play with my new birthday present! a Sizzix! something I have had my eye on for years! I am so excited! I def need a slow day so a quite crafty one will be ideal!  I am sure I will post some more creations soon!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Latest Upcycled bag!

Well what a creative morning! Short of nearly destroying my old sewing machine I managed to create this bag! I am really pleased with how well it turned out.

The dimensions are approx 30x20x12cm and has an internal pocket and security clip.  Everything except the thread and wadding are upcycled so a mega eco bag!!

The design was partly an existing design I had made up earlier this year, an addition of production from another pattern I had acquired and then further adapted to make the handle adjustable and the flap over the front! Really wasn't sure how it would turn out but thrilled with the result!

Now all I need to do is make a note of what I did so I can make another one! lol

Another recent make I keep meaning to share was a commission I did last week, I couldn't blog about it until the birthday girl had received it but as she has now here goes!

A pink bottle flower necklace with matching earrings.  The necklace has a little extra something however and there are little dancer charms around it! Especially for a dancer!  Sorry the pictures aren't great, I finished it late at night and had to post first thing so no time for good light! still hopefully you can get the general idea.  Here are the dancer charms close ups.