Monday, 26 March 2012

What Glorious Weather

How gorgeous is the lovely sunshine we have had all weekend?.  I love it. Everything seems better with sunshine doesn't it?.  We made the most of it on Sunday and took little Miss G to out local adventure park and then went out to our favourite restaurant for tea.Lets hope it stays like this for a while.
So what crafting have you all been up to?.  I have been on random projects this week including:-
 This first two photo's are gifts for my friend who's foster children are changing school and she wanted a thank you gift for the teachers
 At the moment I'm loving making photo frames.  They are so much fun to do and easy enough for anyone to try.  The good think is that you can use any scrap embellishments up too.  These two were for a lady who has twin girls called poppy and daisy and she had seen a a poppy photo frame i had made and asked if i could do another and also a daisy themed one too.
 This last one is an IPhone case in lovely Cath Kidston stanley fabric. One day i will get round to make one of these for myself to keep!.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Monkey Madness

Recently i have been making sock animals in the dozens.  Everyone seems to want them.  I do love making them as i like to give each one its own individuality and i'm always trying to come up with new designs.  i thought i'd dedicate this post to some of the monkeys i have made over the last few months.  If you want to have a go at making your own then drop me an e-mail and i'll send you the instructions of a basic monkey. If you don't want to make one but want to give some love to one that i've made then visit my Facebook page and pick a monkey to buy. They start at £8.50 for basic monkey's and you can add accessories and name tags and other bits and bobs as you go along.  I am also taking part in a charity auction in aid of McMillan nurses and Iris my pink and white sock monkey at the end of this post is up for auction so pop along to the wonderful Supermum's Craft Fair Facebook Page and have a peek at all the fab items up for auction.  If you wa nt to bid on Iris then click on the link Here.  The auction starts on Thursday 22 March 2012.

 This Monkey was for my hairdressers.  I took a monkey to sew whilst having my highlights done (multi tasking!) and she loved the one i was making and asked if i could do one for them.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Hope everyone had a lovely Mothers Day yesterday. I spent the whole morning catching up on my guilty please Desperate Housewives on Sky Plus. I think it’s the longest period of time I’ve spent chilling out all year!. It was fab. Mr G and Little Miss G also took me out to lunch as well. The best bit by far was the gorgeous handmade card that little Miss G made me.
So what did everyone else get up to yesterday?

Whilst I’m here catching up I’ll share some of my latest makes with you.  Up first is some baby wipe holders in my latest favourite fabric. How cool are these fab bright designs!.

 This next item was an order for a lady.  Thisis a fairly easy project to do all you need is a wooden rectangle blank and some wooden shoes but you could always substitute these with foam or card shoe shapes.
 This next one was a commission for a lady who wanted a poppy photo frame for

her mum for mothers day. 

 This last plaque was one i made for My Mother In Law off little Miss G for Mothers Day.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Mothers Day Ideas

Hi Everyone hope you are all ok.  Sorry for my prolonged absence but things have been so busy recently.  I usually write my posts on a sunday night and just schedule them to appear on my blog during the week as i don't get a lot of spare time in the week.  Over the last month i haven't even had half an hour on a sunday night to write!  Anyway i'm here now and have scheduled some more posts so i won't be going AWOL again (well not for a while atleast!!). 

Given its almost Mothers Day (over here in the uk don't panic yet any of my US followers!) i thought i'd share some of my latest Mothers Day projects.  If you need any help or advice on how to make them just drop me an e-mail or if you don't want to make them yourself pop over to my Facebook Page or my Folksy Shop and have a browse at what i have on offer for Mums and Grandma's!.

 This trinket box was an order but i really like how it turned out so i might make my mum one (if i get chance!!)

 My latest Fad is chalkboard paint which i have now discovered in lots of fab colours so no doubt you will be seeing lots more chalkboard projects from me!