Thursday, 8 September 2011

Look how long its been since I last posted!! It's been far too long - although I have uni and holidays and all sorts of things to blame. Here's the latest 'make' that I've finished off from an old w.i.p.

My pleats don't line up particularly well if you compare inside and outside but I like using the rings to attach the handle and I love the fabric :) Another project ticked off!
On a shameless note of self promotion - check out my ebay store for all sorts of odd bits and bobs. I've listed some beads/craft packs/altered art junky random selections which might interest a few of you out there. I do post abroad if you PM me!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

OWOH Winners!!

Well I visited hundreds of blogs, and stole heaps of inspiring ideas from some truly talented crafters...but it's now time to announce winners! Congratulations to:
I've sent you guys a quick email - get back to me and i can pop down to the post office!! Thanks to everyone who visited and participated - i'm sure we all had fun!!

Friday, 4 February 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Greetings from Scotland! OWOH is in its 5th and final year. I participated last year and my blog roll has been over-flowing ever since!!It's always great to meet new people with new crafts and possibly...steal a few nuggets of inspiration!!
I've already worked my way through most of the blogs on the list (over 700 so far!!) and thought i really should join in properly.
So the aim is to give away a 'door prize' - for any bloggers that stop by and leave a little comment.
A little bit about myself for those who are interested - I am 21 and a 2nd medical student in Glasgow, UK. It's hard - VERY hard!! But all worth it eventually I am sure and it's soo interesting. I have a little 5 week block about osteoporosis going on at the moment and even that's exciting!
In between text books I spend a lot of time with my girlies and in the lake district with my man. We walked around Buttermere last week - it's always so beautiful.

I enjoy felt crafting, stitching, remaking and remodelling, clothes making, curtain making...blah blah blah! Anything to keep my hands busy - crocheting and reading, baking and stitching...!!
And now for my give-aways!
  1. Felt covered drawing pins for brightening your notice board...tiny but fun.
  2. Miniature bottle top pin cushion similar to this one - I will make one similar for you so it may be a different colour or pattern
Good luck - I hope you like my contribution - do feel free to rummage through my blog! All you have to do is comment and leave a way for me to contact you! Remember you must have a blog to participate! I will draw winners using on Feb 17th...enjoy!!

Note - we have reached the deadline!! Entries are now closed and winners announced in my newest post. Thanks everyone for visiting - i had a great time!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A few wee updates!

Greetings from a super busy medical student!! Sorry I haven't been keeping you up to date! Here's a quick run through of what passed through my crafty fingers recently...

These guys i found over at weewonderfuls who's blog i adore! I had a go at Santa, Mrs Santa and a little green elf. I hope she doesn't mind!! They were shipped off to a few family members with kiddies at Christmas (and a few big kids). I enjoyed making them soo much - especially using glue for once, not sewing every little bit on. Cheating but shh....

I sent quite a few presents off in little bags like this recently too - made out of enveloped would you believe it! Fantastic for my student budget - see how to do it over at HowAboutOrange.
The next photo is a gorgeous french knitted necklace that Tom's Mum made for me for Christmas - isn't it beautiful! A few little buttons sewn on add a nice but of detail and the yarn she used is sooo soft - I love it! The other necklace I found on vintage stall - it's lots of sequins and beads sewn on to what i think is an old dress collar. Really different - everyone always comments! Just thought i'd share with you too...

Ah yes MummySew made me the most amazing tea cosy!!!! Look how fab it is! Completely lined
too. It's made of felted wool and she'd appliqued on lots of adorable little figures - it's the pride of our teapot!!

She also found these amazing books - 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S.Lewis, 'Vision of Sir Launfal' by James Lowell and 'A Gallery of Children' by A.A.Milne.

How amazing to find books by well known authors - old, well -loved but beautiful! The first it dedicated to J.R.R.Tolkein - imagine that!

On a cutesy note...we decoupaged this little Piggy Bank over christmas - he's just waiting for a big pink nose-button!! The pencil pot is another new love too - Cath Kidston fabric and pink pompoms! What on earth could be better? I hope your New Year is just as colourful and exciting!