Friday, 19 August 2011

a discovery!!

Although I moved to the USA more than a year ago, all my boxes haven't been unpacked as yet.

Well today I got to the bottom of a couple of boxes of my craft stuff and I found something I'd been missing for ages ........... my Ultimate Glue Pad, all my glitters and Stickles.

Ohhhhh yea!!!!!!! Blingyness will now be resumed.

I also kind of consolidated some of my papers and embellishments and I've decided it will be most likely be mini books and albums for gifts this year. Really really must make use of some of the great stuff I found that I had forgotten about.

Guess between sewing and paper crafting I'm going to be busy. And on that note I must get off the www as I'm off to the other side of the bridge tonight to do some stitching with like minded ladies!

Missin ya already :o)

Monday, 15 August 2011

retro fashion.

Well I haven't made it yet, but I just got this pattern because I fell in love with both the wide leg pants and the fitted but simple jacket. This style of trouser (do you like the way I shift between UK and American english - so multi-lingual I'm getting lol!) really suits me and an unfussy jacket is to much more flattering to ladies who have been blessed if you catch my drift.

I'm thinking I could do light weight and floaty for summer, heavier for winter. Now I haven't made any clothing for years so this may take some time. In the meantime there have been a lot of little lads born to family and friends recently and I have an idea for some onesies/babygro's. More to come!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WOYWW - Pretty Candles

Well I haven't been very good at posting for WOYWW, but I have been working on these for a couple of days and just finished them today. I've seen these done by others and decided it was about time I had a go. A friend made me a scrummy Butter Almond birthday cake and I wanted to give her a little something as a thank you.

The candles were inexpensive and smell of clean cotton. I kind of thought you can't go wrong with that fragrance - smell seems to be such an individual thing, for example I dislike body products that make me smell like fruit - but I digress!

Anyway the Koi one made it's way to my friend, the paisley candles I made just because. Not sure if I will burn them or give them to friends. They were fun to do and now I want to buy more just to play with stamps and colouring :o)))

Ohh and just a shot of our current littlist resident at the Cat Corner. This is little Millie, she is small enough to fit in a coffee mug at around 5 inches from her nose to her btm. She's the runt of a litter of 7 that we rescued, and although she is the runt, she is definitely a feisty little fighter - you just want to try giving her a pill ....... well you don't actually, my finger still has a little bruise from her pin sharp teeth. She is adorable though isn't she!!