Thursday, 31 August 2017


Where did the week go...

Well I can tell ya, work and getting everyone back to school!

We were kept busy with a horrendous headache and a couple of hospital appointments, long story.

Needless to say the family kept me enterained and busy!

Barney in particular I think likes making work for me..see exhibit A below.

Exhibit A

Rosie, well you can't get annoyed with Rosie, well you can but you won't really do anything about it cause she's too beautiful.

Who me?
I managed to get some work done on some quilts and some cutting for more hairclips.

I have a craft fair this weekend so hoping I get some happy sales!


Thursday, 24 August 2017


I came home to such a lovely surprise last night!

So I am always trying to come up with a decent display for my craft stall.  There are fantastic stalls out there, but I just never know where to buy the stuff.  I do know that I want height on my stall and that the display looks good.

Now that I am making so many hairclips, I needed something whereby they catch my potential customers eye at the same time displaying them in a pretty way.

I thought maybe something with picture frames? 

I got some from the charity shop, thank you Kelly!

Charity shop frames
I bought some gold spray paint and some chicken wire.  This is where hubby had to step in.  He attached the chicken wire to the frames (unfortunately cutting himself a couple of times in the process - sharp stuff chicken wire) but he added a touch of his own which I totally love. 

a bit of netting goes a long way!

What do you think?  I totally love it !

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Schools round the corner

My boys start back at school next week.  I have to say this month flew by, I can't say the same for the previous two months.  I still have to buy some books but I'll get there, no panic.

A couple of my customers asked if I do solid colour hairclips and the answer was not before but I will if you want me to.  So in came bottle green and solid navy into my fabric stash.  Such a great idea!  Thinking red clips would work too, solid red I mean.

Favourite - look at that button!

Again a favourite - the button!

And a collection of four!
I have a couple of crochet projects on the go at the moment - I won't start any more as I actually want to finish some of them.  So I have a scrappy moss stitch scarf on the go and the other one is using Attic 24s pattern the Harmony Blanket - I didn't go for the beautiful soft colours that she did, rather I limited my palette to four colours, with grey as being my background colour.  It's easier to crochet on the commute home (bus) than sew, good thing I had it with me yesterday, as there was a delay on the motorway which didn't bother me as it meant more time to crochet!  I am using the system that many other crocheters use which is make x amount of squares (i.e. the first round) and then do the second round on all of them then the third and so on, it does make you feel like you are making blocks a lot faster.  Rough count I have I'd say 40 plus squares made, didn't get a chance to do a fresh "block" count!


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Catch up

I thought I would try again at the ol blog!

It's terrible isn't it, as you know I am not great at waffling on, that's why I prefer IG because as they say a picture paints a thousand words.

I personally am more of a visual person so I work by pics for my sins!

I've been busy, be it at work or with crafting.

I resurrected my hair clips and brooches and found them to be actually in demand which is lovely!

So here is a picture of what I've been up to.

Linen and cotton hair clips

Upcycled brooch and matching hair clip

Determined to finish this moss stitch scarf - started in 2015! 

My helper... Rosie!

And a personalised quilt

So that's me for today :)

How are you guys doing??