Thursday, 31 March 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
From this raffle alone we managed to raise a modest sum of £93 ($148). I am sure that Jo will collate all the numbers and let us know how we did.
The Global Giving website stats are:
Total funding received to date : £1,298,745
Pretty amazing huh!?!
OK time to let you know who won the bag of goodies :D
After getting C to draw a winner from the hat (well it was a bowl but close enough) :) the winner is:
Thank you to all who donated/entered, you are all truly wonderful people.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Its just been very busy and I am trying to get as much completed in the time that is left which is leaving me utterly exhausted!! Thank you so much for the messages of support, its lovely to have encouragement when you need it the most. You really do keep me sane :)
Japan Quake Appeal Raffle : UPDATE
Your donations are still coming in, I am so grateful for your help in raising vital funds for the people of Japan. Although the situation seems to have taken a bit of back seat on the UK news front (typical) its still in my thoughts and only wish I could do more. You still have until 12 noon on 26th (Saturday) to donate and enter.
I do have photos to post, honest, and I will get round to it soon. Just bare with me while I get things in check.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Hot bath running (with bubbles), glass of wine to hand and feeling absolutely E-X-H-A-U-S-T-E-D.
Admitting that I am a tad bit stressed in the run up to the first of this years trade fairs would be me being totally honest. Up until now I have not been able to say that out loud with fear that I would implode on myself and turn into a heap of mush. I have to keep going as I am on the final stretch and I am certainly not giving up now!!!
If I can remember how to think rationally, I'm almost there, I have already completed a large chunk of the items I am taking. But somewhere along the line (as good as it is) I decided that I needed to move up a level, pushing myself that little (huge) step further. And today I think I have aged myself about 10 years ;) who knew that cutting out very gorgeous (and expensive) fabric to a new pattern, that I haste to add had not been trialed (I just don't have the time) would make me feel so nervous I thought I was going to be sick. If it all goes wrong and I have wasted time and fabric I think I might cry, as trivial as that may sound in comparison to what is going on in the world, everyone has a breaking point and I think that just might be mine.
I know I am being : irrational/drama queen/ridiculous (please feel free to choose any of these options) but I am putting it solely down to the fact I am soooooo tired. The day job, although being part time is still so mentally draining and having to do extra hours because of staff cuts has not helped matters.
Sitting in my studio holding metal 'O' rings and rectangle sliders and buckles for one second I thought "what are you doing? Are you crazy woman?" The stressed out side of me stood up proud and said "YES I AM!!" and then the rational Emma came out and said softly "Its OK, you can do this!"
I decided that the complicated sections need to be sewn together tomorrow when I am not so emotional/exhausted/cross eyed ;) fresh eyes as they say. Thank you for listening (well reading) to Crazyladee as she is known today. I promise I will have pulled myself together for my next post :D and hopefully will have mastered the art of bag making without unpicking too much stitching.
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Whilst I am whiling the hours away sewing frantically to get ready for the trade fair, I thought I'd leave a little bit of eye candy for you to ogle.
It has now been made into a bag and her name be "Charlotte". I love these shades of green. The day job has been quite stressful lately and I've been finding it tough to actually get out of work on time. But after a good talking to myself its full stream ahead from now on. Not a minute to waste.
Sew, sew, sew!!!!
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
A Felt Easter Bunny Egg Cosy tutorial, I had lots of fun making these bunnies, easy to make and a great project to do with the children over Easter. Annie supplied the ever so soft and luxurious felt and embroidery threads and as always I used some of my ribbon and buttons from my own stash.
I love to write tutorials and make templates so I jumped at the chance to collaborate with Annie. If you have never stopped by Annie's blog you are missing out on meeting the most warm, friendly, witty and inspiring lady......pop over and say Hi I'm sure she would love to meet you.
:: Its manic at bagladee HQ with only a couple of weeks left until BCTF 2011. So its sew, sew, sew. I will be back with photos soon of my progress ::
Monday, 14 March 2011
I decided to hold a raffle and my contribution is this lovely bunch of goodies pictured above. The prize consists of:
- Every £3 ($5) donation buys you 1 raffle ticket. You can enter as many times as you like.
- Once you have made your donation, come back to this post and leave me a comment telling me how much you have donated (how many tickets you have bought) and your receipt number (please make sure you write down your receipt number as I will ask you to verify this as your entry).
- Make sure you leave your email address in your comment (if you are worried about spam you can write it as name(at)hotmail(dot)com.
- If you make a mistake or need to change your comment then please delete your first comment and rewrite it.
- The raffle is open to everyone as I am posting worldwide (I will be paying the cost of postage as part of my donation).
- The raffle will close at 12 noon (GMT) on 26th March and the winner will be drawn at random and notified by email.
- Please note :: this raffle is being held on this blog, in cooperation with A Bit of this and a bit of that. We are in no way affiliated with Global Giving, that's just our chosen method of getting funds safely to the affected area.
Jo will be posting a list of links to all the blogs taking part (each requiring separate donations) so if this little lot doesn't tickle your fancy then take a look at the other prizes on offer. We all want to raise as much as we can to help the people of Japan so what ever you can donate is very much appreciated. Please spread the word via facebook, twitter, friends and family and blogs.
Thank you :)
P.S. I am also donating any monies from my Fabric De-stash to Global Giving so have a peek and see if any take your fancy.
Sunday, 13 March 2011
You can also make a donation here: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/ or http://www.globalgiving.org/
Like many bloggers already, I will be taking part and have chosen to host a raffle. Details on how to take part and what is up for grabs will be coming soon. I have also decided that if anyone would like to buy any of the de-stash fabrics I will also donate the money from that too.
My thoughts are still with all those people who have lost their lives, are one of the many thousands still missing and those who have lost their homes to this devastating catastrophe.
Please note :: The raffle that will be held on this blog is in co operation with a Bit of This and a Bit of That. We are in no way affiliated with global giving, that's just our chosen method of getting funds safely to the affected area. Thank you.
Friday, 11 March 2011
As I thought it deserved a post of its own in the correct way I have blogged about the Japan Earthquake Tsunami here. A sad day indeed.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Here they are, the eagerly awaited cosmetic pouches, 14 different ones to choose from and they are now all listed here.
If you have signed up for my mailing list then you would already know about these, if not then why not pop over and sign up. Just pop your details in the little box in the bottom left hand corner.
I have been busy and have made stock so they are all ready to be shipped straight away. (There were more than these but I just couldn't fit them into the tub ;)
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
Clare knew what colours she liked and wanted something with a seaside theme, she was more than happy when I suggested little beach huts. Seeing as I hadn't worked with leather very much I was a little apprehensive as to how it was going to turn out. But as soon as I started sewing it I was more than happy with the results.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Still keeping the antlers (click this link to see last years stand) though, they worked so well and give the stand that little bit of Ooooh when people realise they are antlers (dont worry as I said before no deers were hurt or killed to get these as they do shed them). There will be a fire place complete with hearth and two sweet little cabinets.....just need to get all the bags finished Eeeek! Just about 4 weeks to go and so much to do.
Friday, 4 March 2011
Don't forget that there are still lots of fabrics up for grabs in my destash for £2.50 here. Cant wait to see what you make out of them :D
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
As promised (and after my splurge on new fabrics last month) here are some of my destash fabrics. I decided to start with the smaller pieces first so I've sorted through all the ones which are a fat quarter and a little bit bigger.
Here's the deal then, each fabric (size stated on each) are £2.50 that includes P+P. If you fancy any of them please leave a comment on this post or email me direct firstname.lastname@example.org it will be on a first come first served basis. And if you tell me what kind of prints you like I will also throw some pieces of fabric from my scrap bag (good for quilting etc) for good measure. I will send a paypal invoice for the sum and then I will post it out to you the following working day. Sound fair?
OK :D (oh I should also add I have no idea who the fabrics are by....sorry....some were purchased quite sometime ago).
Size : 1 fat qtr + 21x10 inch (all one piece)
£2.50 (includes p&p)
Size : 1 fat qtr
Size : 1 fat qtr
Reserved for Kate
Size : 1 fat qtr
£2.50 (includes p&p)
Size : 1 fat qtr + 10x18 inch (all one piece)