Tuesday, 30 September 2008
I think I have 'to do' lists coming out of my ears and I've even had to put up a wall planner just so that I don't forget where I'm suppose to be or what I should be doing.
I'm slowing (very slowly) gaining control of the endless lists.
Starting with Sunday I got all 4 of the clutch bags finished, and I so wanted to post the photos today but since the weekend the light hasn't been too good and it was so late tonight when I got in from work that there was no chance. So I will try to get some taken tomorrow.
I have also started a custom order for a cosmetic pouch and coin purse, still some sewing to do so once finished, as always you will get to see the photos.
One thing I do find is that once I start writing a post for my blog everything seems so much clearer......I know what is to be done and when. OK must dash, lots to do and don't forget tomorrow is the last day for entering my giveaway. Click here or the photo to the right to take part.
Thursday, 25 September 2008
A pack of decorative papers
12 pieces of felt (4white, 4pink, 4black)
Black card stock (perfect for making mini note cards)
3 bobbins of thread (pink, black, silver)
4 generous rolls of ribbon (flowered, silver, black satin, pink with white dots)
Perfect I think for making creative note cards, bookmarks, brooches....well whatever your creative little soul desires.
To take part in this give away all I'm asking is that you comment in this post by introducing yourself and telling us all a little something interesting about you. I think it would be nice for me and you to get to know each other..... and that's it :) don't forget to leave a contact and winners will be chosen (as always from my famous felt bucket) on Wednesday 1st OCTOBER.
I will start you off: "Hi I'm Emma, I used to go to dance class when I was younger and when I was 15 I won the Lincolnshire & Humberside Under 16 Championships :) ".
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
I was eagerly awaiting the next one to pluck up the courage to take part, and French Knots didn't disappoint. And before I knew it I was paired up with my swapping partner.
Hi Elizabeth **wave** I have no idea yet what I will make so I will be doing a little research over the next week or so and I have read Elizabeth's blog from beginning to end to get to know her a little so hopefully she will like what I have made.
Monday, 22 September 2008
All roads lead to somewhere, so if you feel lost just keep driving.
Friday, 19 September 2008
I'm a fan of anything teamed with black: magenta & black, lime green & black, but you can never go wrong with monochrome.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
You add your favourite blogs to the reading list and it shows you who has updated most recently out of that list and gives you a little snip-it from the post. Absolutely fantastic!!!
It means that I know exactly whats going on out there in 'the land of my favourite blogs' all in one space and I never miss a thing. Yey!!!
And if you follow a blog it shows up on that persons profile as followers (see on the right hand side bar just below my profile) :) how good is that?
Monday, 15 September 2008
These are 2 new clutch bags for my website the 4 clutch bags that are on there currently were feeling a bit lonely so I thought I'd make them some company.
There's still the internal pouch and lining to sew in, as well as the rhinestones, fasteners and diamante buckle to go on. But I'm loving the colours, I think that after all the drab and dreary weather we've been having in the UK that it should be brightened up with some fab and funky fabrics.
Sorry to break it to you but these 2 beauties aren't for sale, they are a custom order for my Mam :) bless! She couldn't decide whether to have her clutch bag with or without a strap so I went all out and made both. Hope you like them Mama?
Again still to add the little details but should be done soon so I can post them off to her. OK off to finish these little babies!! Check back soon to see them all finished.
TTFN (ta, ta for now!!)
Saturday, 13 September 2008
So this is it, its a spare room/office/craft space/dressing room......and up until today was quite cramped and messy. So after a lot of organising and tidying its now looking quite spacious.
And as you can see the desk is separated by my sewing machine on one side and Chris's laptop on the other. Chris has promised me that when we get our double garage built he will build me a room with heating/air con, a cutting desk and lots of storage to keep all my crafty things safe. Oooohhh I cant wait!!!! It will be so girly and crafty!!
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
I have decided that it is about time I got back into the flow of making bags again, I have had a couple of months off from making them but kept the creative juices flowing by making my felt brooches. I was having a bit of a break after I built up a small stock pile of bags, but as I found out having a quick stock take that the sewing machine needs to come out. (I can hear a groan coming from the background, that would be Chris thinking 'Oh no fabric everywhere!!')
I have already cut out some pieces with still some more to do:
Then I found this material whilst shopping in Ikea, Yes! Ikea. I'm often looking for unusual things to make bags out of. I though that this would make a cool clutch bag or shopper.....better get my robust machine needles out though as it is quite thick!!
Sunday, 7 September 2008
The usual 'must be done' jobs completed which unfortunately consisted of washing, ironing, cleaning etc. I know there are plenty of people out there who enjoy these activities ;) but I am not one of them. Don't get me wrong I am by no means a lazy person, I just think that these are the things that get in the way of crafting, blogging and (sorry just as I've been typing this the heavens have opened and it is absolutely throwing it down outside, that'll be the garden getting a good watering again- saving me a job!!). Where was I.....Oh yeah chores!!
Anyway onto the good stuff, I did get the brooch packaging finished and all boxed up ready for selling, I also did some maintenance on my ETSY shop. I asked some fellow Estyians in the critique forum if they had any idea why people would not pick me for their treasuries (for all you not accustomed to Etsy, Treasuries are like a favourites page which are showcased on the main page. Good advertising!!!)
Saturday, 6 September 2008
It hasn't been much better today so I thought I would make the most of being stuck in doors. I've been wanting to make some packaging for my brooches for a while now. I had an idea in my head and this is what I came up with.......
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Don't they all look fab now that they are all organised and have a home to live in!!! I never knew how much I liked to organise things until I did this.......I could have spent hours doing other things in the house but though I would stop and take a photo.
And then there were all the lovely beads and diamantes that I use for my bags and brooches, I always like to go for bright colours and I love anything that sparkles!!
Monday, 1 September 2008
Its strange visiting home, there's always a warm familiarity of the home I grew up in and all the memories that I have but then when I look back and compare the town to now so much has changed. I thought that as I grew up the town would seem smaller, but it doesn't. Still the same place only with a Mc Donald's and KFC (and those who know where I'm from that was a pretty big deal at the time!!! ha ha), maybe its because I'm getting older and I prefer to remember it the way it was when I was at college......Ah they were the days!!
Anyway lovely to catch up with good friends and get re-acquainted with the Geordie accent. You never lose it but you don't use words that people don't understand like, geet, kets, gannin', how'way, ne'way.......Oooohhhh I love it! :)
I'm starting to have withdrawal symptoms from crafting, its been a while since I made any bags (pieces for 2 clutch bags cut out but not sewn yet). Although I did finish these two dragonfly brooches.
Planning on working on some packaging this week, and having a good old clear out. Could do with some extra space to store crafty things so taking the opportunity to throw out some clutter. Then I can get down to some serious sewing!!