Monday, 28 April 2008

one week later

I just realised I haven't posted anything since last Monday so apologies for that. I've just had a rather pleasant weekend which included the 1st barbecue of the summer on saturday and a lot of watching one foot in the grave on dvd. (probably not everyone's idea of a good night in but we enjoyed it thoroughly!).

I forgot to take my camera out to the barbecue so don't have any summery photos to share yet, but now we've had the first I'm sure there are many more to come... the meantime here are some bits & pieces from last week.

some peas in a pod I knitted a while ago.

a new basket i bought from a flea market.

some little animal heads i cut out of some wrapping paper. I think they might come in handy for decorating cards and presents.

And here are some more wreck this journal bits & bobs:


Monday, 21 April 2008

pottery painting

Last week I went pottery painting for a friend's birthday and I just got my finished plate back.
It's not perfect but it came out better than my last pottery painting attempt and I'm quite looking forward to eating cheese and biscuits off it - yum yum yum.


Wednesday, 16 April 2008

ring ring

I'm going to visit brighton museum today. They have an exhibition on showcasing the little black dress through the ages - it sounds rather nice.
Hopefully I'll have some photos to share later on.


Tuesday, 15 April 2008

more wrecking

see my progress through the book so far in my flickr set


blog header

i just can't decide on what i want as a header for my blog at the moment....i seem to want to change it every few minutes.


sushi go round

It was my friend Sam's birthday last friday and he is a big sushi nut so I got out my knitting needles and made him a plate of food he can keep for ever (or discard if he wishes of course).

Unfortunately the pattern I used last time I made sushi is no longer available so I had to improvise. I think it all worked out quite well though!

photographs courtesy of sam.


Monday, 14 April 2008

fruit cocktail

spell it out

here are some more additions to my etsy store (i think i'm getting carried away).

I'm selling these scrabble magnets on their own & in sets of 3. I think they make nice little extras for birthday presents and such like - I already sent some out as part of my pay it forward packages last week.

I've had a few sales on etsy so far (the dominoes are selling well) and am currently trying to build up the number of items in my store - so there will probably be more to come soon!


Thursday, 10 April 2008

pay it forward packages

My pay it forward packages have now all been sent out (and have arrived at their destinations).
Here's a picture of the bundles i sent out to Lucy, Sally-Ann and Sarah.

They each contained the following handmade items:
• a scrabble tile magnet
• a plastic bag holder (handy for recycling)
• a looped flower brooch (made with a vintage loom i picked up at a flea market)
• a gift card with one of my illustrations

I really enjoyed putting the items together for this challenge and hope people continue to 'pay it forward' as it is such a fun idea.


Tuesday, 8 April 2008

today is sunny & nice

a silk flower i picked up at a vintage flea market.

i posted out my pay it forward packages yesterday. i hope they arrive ok.


Monday, 7 April 2008


these two items have just been added to my shop.

they are hand painted wooden parrots that i picked up in a local flea market & transformed into brooches.
a yellow parrot & a blue one!


Thursday, 3 April 2008


I've just added a couple of new items to my etsy shop.

I picked up these dominoes in a charity shop the other day and decided to make some magnets and pin badges with them.
I thought they'd make good birthday gifts (for ages 1-66).

Here's hoping they sell.


thank you very kindly

as promised here are some pictures of the wonderful pay it forward packaged i received last week from sue over at sooziebee.

the package included a beautiful stitched card and framed illustration - thanks again sue. (and i'm not sure if i'll ever get around to sending the card as i think i'd rather keep it for myself!)

yesterday i went for tea with my friend eleanor and we ended up jumping on the train to Lewes to visit The Old Needlemakers, which has a vintage flea market full to the brim of lovely finds (and there was a half price sale on too!). I picked up this hair clip for 50p - how very cheap.

and here's a picture of the pile of crocheted granny squares i am gradually accumulating - soon i'll have made enough for a blanket! I'll just have to wait for winter to come around again then, as I'm pretty sure the summer is almost here - splendid.