Monday, 21 September 2009

My Misi Monday picks

I have really got a liking for teal at the here is a few items I have found in this wonderful colour!

I love these cute baby booties by Funky Shapes but have no one to buy them for

Can we ever have too many bags? Of course not, so how about this one from Knitting Pretty

and what about this wonderful scarf from Glamour Junkie

Finally, this is a really handy door stop from Charlotte Macey

Saturday, 19 September 2009

International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy there, I nearly forgot that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and here is a photo of my little pirate!

New listings

Have been busy making stock for my Christmas fairs today and have listed a few items in my shops.

First I have been making some pink items for next month and Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. This bracelet is made from glass foil lined beads and crystals and is available in my Misi Shop or website.

or how about this lovely snowflake bookmark, which would make an ideal stocking filler. I have used glass beads with a delicate pattern to compliment the snowflake charm. It can be found in my Misi shop or on my website.

This lovely bag charm can also be used as a keyring and is made in this seasons colours of black and teal. I have used a selection of glass beads, butterfly, heart and crystals and finished it with a black crochet ball. I can also make this in other colours so please ask if you would like one custom made for you. It can be found in my Folksy Shop or on my website.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone, the sun is shining here at the moment.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Folksy Friday

Keeping with the bike theme for my Folksy Friday, here are some of the items I have found.

How about this pin brooch by FluffsStuff

and here is a signed photo by Tim Irving

and finally this wood keyring made of walnut by Wood Jewellery

Tour of Britain

Yesterday the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain finished in Bideford, having started earlier in the day from Frome. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and the sun shining. The race was due to finish around 2.45pm and entertainment had been arranged in the town from 10.30am. The Quay had been transformed with various promotional vechicles, barriers and signs.

The primary schools allowed their pupils to go from 12pm and I was able to leave work at 2pm so we were all able to meet up in town before the race finished. As the time got closer the excitement grew in the crowd, with lots of cheering.

The winner was Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen, making this his fourth stage win in a row. He now has a 19 second lead over Kai Reus.

Stage seven, which runs from Hatherleigh in Devon to Yeovil, takes place today with the race finishing in London on Saturday.

After the race there was entertain in Victoria Park with different live bands and a version of Bidefords Got Talent. The evening was rounded off with a firework display.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

For all you foodies out there

The wonderful Emma at Bagladee is having a fantastic giveaway on her review site

The hamper is full of goodies courtesy of Kerrymaid.
Inside the hamper:
Kerrymaid Garlic Butter, Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Black Pepper Irish Cheddar Cheese Truckle, Medium Mature Irish Cheddar Cheese Truckle, Traditional Irish Oat biscuits, Rich Fruity Chutney with Irish Stout, Cucumber Relish, Belgian Chocolate Enrobed Mixed Berries, All Butter Irish Shortbread & Homemade Irish Fudge.
(contents of the hamper are subject to availability)

They are promoting their new Garlic Butter range with some wonderful receipes. Makes you hungry just looking at it all!

Good luck if you decide to enter, definately a nice one to win!

Friday, 11 September 2009

My amazing prize.......

I recently entered the giveaway run by the very talented Emma of Bagladee, bespoke bag designer and fabricator.

When I came home from work yesterday a package was waiting for me. When I opened it up I found two beautifully wrapped parcels.

I couldn't wait to find out what was in side.......

.......and these were the amazing and very generous gifts I received. A beautiful handmade felted purse, and one of Emma's new design flower brooches, in my favourite colours of purple and green. A beautiful butterfly covered notebook, ideal for my orders at craft fairs. Some lovely chocolate, which my son has his eye on!! Her new button badge and beautiful butterfly card.

Here's a closer look at the lovely purse, now if you are envious of me and you should be and would like one of your own, there are some other lovely colours in her shop

and now for a closer look at the badge. This is the latest pretty design of brooch from Emma and she has more designs here for you to see

As if I wasn't lucky enough there was also another gift in the parcels, this time from Emma's friend Andrea from My Beady Eye........

these lovely dangly earrings....I have a top that these will be perfect with!

It certainly put a smile on my face to receive such wonderful gifts yesterday and a very big thank you to Emma and Andrea. Do take a look at their shops there is some very lovely items to be bought, ideal for Christmas :-)

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Needle Little Inspiration Open House

It looks like a Dessert Roll, but it's not. It's a luscious Layer Cake all rolled up and ready to go. A Layer Cake contains 40 Squares of fabric that are 10" x 10" and this the giveaway from Gobble Gobble on Needle Little Inspiration Open House. There are loads of other giveaways so take a look !

To Enter you need to visit Needle Little Inspiration and leave a comment on their post and mention that you saw it on my blog, this then gets an entry for us both, promise I won't mind if you win! The closing date is Fri 11 Sept @ 12.00pm

This fabric is the giveaway from

and this is another colourful giveaway from
Just noticed I should really be getting ready for work and not entering giveaways!!!
Good Luck if you decide to enter any.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Misi Monday

My theme today for Misi Monday is going to be blue........feeling a bit blue due to it raining and being generally miserable outside and not looking forward to work as the computer problems still continue for me :-(

I love the idea of this tooth fairy cushion by Sew Scrumptious Textiles I remember not being able to remove one once and saying the tooth fairy had collected enough that night, still left the money though ;-)

This is a really cute welcome sign from Little House

and this elephant by Hennie called 'Abbot Turn' is gorgeous

the colours are amazing on this bedspread by Satin and Silk

and finally a beautiful sterling silver heart bracelet with aqua heart dangles available in my shop

Saturday, 5 September 2009

The Amazing Autumn Misi Giveaway

Feast your eyes on all these goodies, this is the amazing giveaway from the talented ladies over on Misi, including me!

To be in with a chance of winning head on over to the Misi blog to enter

Good luck, everyone! I wouldn't minding winning either ;-)

Friday, 4 September 2009

Folksy Friday

My theme this Folksy Friday is going to be cats. Here is some lovely items that I have found:-

I love this 'Tall Love Cat' by Quernos Crafts

and how about this Sticky Note holder by Keep it in a Frame, just lovely for jotting down your notes!

now you might say why have I chosen this make up bag by Crack in Pear take a close look and you will see why it is called Red Cat, they are all facing each other!

and this bag by Voodoo Vintage is ideal for Halloween

and finally this week is this felt cushion by Feltworks I think it is lovely.

I received some lovely lampwork beads in the post this morning so I am off to do some making now before the school run!