Tuesday, 10 March 2009

New Blog

Hi guys... I have a new blog now...


The reason for this is simply that i find wordpress easier to use than blogspot so I have set up camp there for my longer musings etc... I'm hoping to see you guys over there, just leave a comment to say hi x

I will keep posting on here too, mainly updated pics of what ive been up to xx

Friday, 6 March 2009

Happy March

Just a quickie update whilst i'm at my mums in Norfolk...

*Glorious weather!!!! Its cold but its SUNNY...

*SEW SIMPLE @ Taverham, Norfolk. A fantastic crafting shop with a cracking haberdashery section. I got the cutest fabrics but you'll have to wait til i'm home to see the pics :)

*Lots of photo ops! Well lots of flowers which is, in my opinion, the same thing!

*Freee beads courtesy of mum...

*Made my first ever ATCs... pics coming soon....

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Hello Long Lost Friend!

A little selection of what Ive been up to lately...
1. Actually this depicts an episode of Boston Legal I watched y'day where Danny Crane & Alan Shaw dress up as flamingoes at the end. It was a war episode, a pretty intense one. This flamingo is better looking than those two though! I have been watching Boston Legal alot. Confession over.
2. Slate & Berry necklace Ive made. Black felt beads & upcycled beads on suede thonging. Available on folksy http://themonstermaker.folksy.com
3. Decadence. Felt beads, felt nubbles & upcycled beads. Its big, its chunky & I lurve it!
4. Matilda. She is stuffed with polyfibre.
5. Peggy Sue. Polyfibre stuffed, merino wool, entirely handsewn!
I'm really enjoying making the monsters, they're fun! However I don't use a sewing machine, they're entirely handsewn so they do take me a few hours!
I've been working a lot to make ends meet but I end up doing so many hours that I get really tired & my immune system is screwed so I keep getting sick as I have been again this week! My brother has recommended multi vitamins so of course I shall obey & attempt to build up my immune system. The flipside of being sick is that I have watched a lot of TV!!! Bones, CSI (all 3), Ghost Whisperer, Greys Anatomy, Boston Legal, Medium, King of Queens, Home & Away, Mistresses, Everybody Loves Raymond, A Town Called Eureka, Heroes.... Get the picture??? Luckily I can sew & watch!
Next week... I have a week booked off. Yay! Except... its a year since my stepdad died & I'll be spending it with my mum & it could be kind of a difficult week. We shall see... Right at the end of it though is be best friends daughters 1st birthday so that will be fun! Millions of babies! Aaaarrrggghhh!!!! I may need another week off at the end of it all!
Gotta go, lunch is ready, hope you're all well x

Monday, 16 February 2009

Introducing... BERTIE

Hello. I'm Bertie. I'm a Lentil Monster. I'm made with curtain fabric offcuts & stuffed with dried lentils & I'm handsewn.
I've been triple stitched to make sure my lentils stay in & I feel a bit like a small bean bags. I think i'm cute & my hair looks like Nik Naks. What do you think?

Saturday, 14 February 2009

New Photos

I'm loving the camera! I am also loving the curtain/blinds offcut I got y'day for £3 as its making a fantastic funky & fruity background for all my jewellery shots! Bargain!
All these pieces & more are available in my newly updated etsy store x

Friday, 13 February 2009


My newest brooch, pic taken with camera, the colours are almost right! The detail is clearly visible... all I need to do now is learn to keep my hands still, tee hee!
Anyway this cute needlefelted brooch is available for sale at http://ukstreetteam.etsy.com

Newly Discovered Artist...

These are all by an artist called Catherine Martin, aren't they amazing? Very bold but almost whimsical at the same time. Shes a Canadian artist who usually does graphic design but I loved these so I thought I'd share!
Today i was given, on extended loan, a digtal camera with macro function!!!!! Hooray!!!! Have to wait til tomorrow to take any good pics though as I want natural light. But thank you Emma!!!
Also Em & I went charity shopping today... I picked up a flowery crockery set, an owl tealight holder & a little wooden owl, 2 very long beaded necklaces that I shall be unpicking for the beads, Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee, a russet coloured very warm cardigan, a kilt pin brooch & from the curtain shop down the road, 3 different curtain fabric offcuts!! Quite a successful shop I feel.
I'm off to decide whether or not I really want to go out tonight... hopefully tomorrow I'll be posting some new pics... x