Tuesday, 30 August 2011

hand-printed purses

*new* zipper purses
now in my folksy & etsy shops.

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basket case

i do love baskets. 
the other half would say i'm a bit of a basket freak. i love to point them out with excitement whenever i spot one. haha! 
just the other day i spotted this wicker beauty! an ideal home for my notelets i thought.
it looked a bit sorry for it self so i took it home & gave it a lick of paint.
it will be coming along with me to the craft fair this weekend :)

Monday, 8 August 2011

printing & sewing


  i can't stop admiring & smelling my very pretty bunch of flowers, thank you BareBlooms :))

 carved out a couple of new printing blocks.
 lots of handprinting material & sewing machine madness going on around here!

zipper purses coming soon....

Sunday, 7 August 2011


pick your own sunflowers!

we simply couldn't resist stopping off when we saw the sign 'pick your own sunflowers'.
we had quite a giggle wading through a field filled with ginormous flowers. it was like something out of the film 'honey, i shrunk the kids'! 
such fun, bright & happy flowers aren't they, with great patterns too ;)

small things

currently loving the little wild strawberries growing in the hanging basket by the front door. 
so little & so sweet :))

Monday, 1 August 2011

hello august

can it really be august already? the summer seems to be flying by!
okay, so here's what i made with my speedwell flower fabric 
~ lampshades :0) 
i love how the bold print stands out as well as the lovely flecks in the natural cotton fabric.
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you too can make your very own unique speedwell flower shade.
lampshade kit with my blockprinted fabric now available from my
i'm still printing & experimenting with fabrics, i'm also having a go on the ol' sewing machine with the help from the other half! 
thanks to his late nana, bless her, we have the privilege of looking after her lovely old sewing machine. i'm sure she'd be very pleased to see her grandson passing on those skills she once taught him ;) 
lots of ideas whirling around in my head just need to practice sewing in a straight line first!!