Saturday, 26 February 2011

Baby Bunting

I worked on this little bunting banner last week,
Ordered by a friend of a friend for her new baby girl
I think she is about 6 weeks old.
I like it when I get an order for bunting for little ones.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Change re-vamp and recycle

So we bought this light / swirly ball fitment about 2yrs ago, It seemed to go with the decor and the furniture, When it was fitted, I kinda liked it but over the past 6 months I just kept thinking it's not me...if you know what I mean.

The fitment which we used to have up, an eBay purchase about 7yrs ago we painted it silver and I loved it, I should have just kept it up there, but instead it got put in the loft for a couple of years then back down when I decided to paint it green, cos I had a small tin of metallic paint, bought in the sale and the bedroom needed a fitment to go with the new colour scheme.
 I was happy to be using the fitment again. Pictured here without the shade and ready for another revamp...yep the silver ball swirly thing has been removed.....and I yes, I did find another nice shade for the bedroom :o)

spent 2 hrs this afternoon painting it by hand with a little brush........... but you will have to wait to see the finished piece, I didn't get a picture in the daylight.......

Update: 28.02.10

All finished and fitted. The inside of the flowers I have kept the original pearly silvery pink...
I like it black. K says if it has to be moved again he will have to rewire it the cable is so short,
 I think I'll keep it here...its more me :)


Couldn't resist taking this picture yesterday as I shared this little box of treats with Charlotte, she was particularly fond of the tiny meringues, but the mixture of lemon infused raisins and yogurt covered peanuts were simply yummy!

......just one of the little surprises in my 2nd Graze box which arrived on Monday

This was my first box which arrived on Saturday and it was free!
I'm quite enjoying this new found treat, ideal for popping in your handbag and keeping one sustained while stitching away in  the studio! ideal in fact.
Tomorrow morning Charlotte goes to her little dance class which is held in a soft play centre nearby, afterwards the mums get together for a chat, they do have a cafe where food and cakes can be bought but I decided that I was going to stop trying to buy food and drinks there because the service is so slow and awful and normally the drinks are cold by the time you get to sit down and food takes ages to order and get that I had started opting for the fast cake option for lunch instead (very naughty!) I will go armed with my 2 little graze boxes that I have left of today's selection and a  GRAZE voucher code ( 853Q3T63 ) for everyone to get a free box online with no obligation to sign up or buy anymore if they don't like :o)

I wish I could remember the blog that I got the link about Graze from, I was catching up on so many and I forgot take note.

Update: I remembered it was Linda aka Blue eyed girl

Back again soon with more pictures of makes and re-makes!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

It's easy when you know how.....

My Son David is at university in Dundee.
 He manages to visit about once a month as he doesn't drive and  its about an hour away from us.
 Its always lovely to see him. A couple of weeks ago he called me to talk about the rag bracelets that I made him which he wears all the time. He asked if I could teach him how to make them. So at the weekend we spent some time my workshop and went through each of the processes.
These are his first ones.
He managed to make about 12 while he was here.
I was quite impressed at how quickly he learned how to do them and put together some lovely colour combinations, added bigger buttons and really went for it. It was lovely to watch him stitching away and really enjoying the time.
I gave him some supplies to take away, lots of buttons, fabric & elastic cord.
He's hoping to make a little bit of spare cash selling them to fellow students and friends,
I made him a little sewing case and stocked it with the things he will need.

This piece of leather was cut from an old wallet. I thought the inside suede which was as new under the fabric lining of the wallet was perfect for a more manly sort of needle case.

I added a ribbon loop for scissors and a couple of felt pages for pins and needles.
David was delighted, now he can make his rag bracelets anywhere.
And indeed he did all the way home on the train and text me to say he had sold his first one on the journey home ....result! :)
You can find the link to my rag bracelet tutorial on the side bar.

Monday, 14 February 2011

And the winner is........

Silke ... congratulations! please choose your heart from my Etsy shop.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment on the giveaway.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Valentines evening x

Monday, 7 February 2011

Romantic Hearts Giveaway

Romantic Hearts
all of these and more are now for sale in my Etsy shop.

Perfect for giving and wearing on Valentines day
and everyday for that matter...I'm wearing mine now :)

This is the one I chose to keep I love it so much

I thought also it was time to say thank you to all of you who take the time to visit and read and leave a comment or two I really do appreciate them all and it means a lot so I'm doing my first giveaway on the 14th February and what better to give than a heart........of your choice!

Just leave a little post telling me which brooch or pendant you like best and why, does one jump out at you? is it your colour?........ is it perfect for your top, dress, jacket, would it team well with some earrings you have or just look fab on your bag or hat! ........I want to know

Of course if you win and the one you like best sells before the 14th then your next favourite one will be sent :o)
A little bit of fun I hope you will join in.
Love Yvonne x

Friday, 4 February 2011

Little glimpses......

Silk, french knots and delicate lace........

ribbons and seed beads.......... 

embroidered and beaded.......


crystals and roses .......

buttons and bows.......

a little glimpse of my new collection.......


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