Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Ring Cushion for the Wedding

I decided to make my own cushion for our wedding rings, as I wanted to carry through my wedding colours and the pattern I used on my invitations. I used Sanderson's Dandelions fabric, which I got a sample of through the post from their website.

I think it's very cute, and not at all like other ring cushions which is exactly what I was hoping for...

New Shoes?????

Ahh don'tcha just love the sales, picked up this lovely pair at Monsoon for over half price, and just right for New Years and my Hen do in Feb. Just got to practice walking in them now...

Christmas goodies

Two of my favourite gifts this year, a carved wooden mushroom and a lovely cake stand....

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Christmas at Hampton Lodge

Our first year of hosting Christmas this year and I think it went rather well :-)

Friday, 4 December 2009

Crafty Apples Inspiration

Since Crafty Apples began in October I have met some lovely people, and some excellent crafters, one such crafter, Lucy, introduced me to this lovely book from Donna Wilson called; The Knitted Odd-Bod Bunch

Today I began work on one of my favourite characters from the book
Mimi Mushroom ;-)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Beaded Headband

Iwanted to make something for myself for the wedding, almost everything at my wedding has been handmade, just not by myself. For my evening look, I wanted a 20's/30's style headband, and found some inspiration from this lady on Etsy... Quirky Beauty

And here are the beginnings of my 'beaded leaf' headband....

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Its a date...

I'm so and Colin have finally set the date for the wedding

13th February 2010 Manchester Town Hall

As you expect I have already picked out the style, themes and colours, I have even bought my accessories and bouquet, I also know where Im ordering my dress from and I am happy to announce alot of these things are handmade products bought from Etsy. I also plan to make some table decorations of my own, but Im not overwhelming myself with too much of this.

Monday, 24 August 2009


I recieved a wonderful gift through the post swapsie back from Carmen, after sending her over a bundle of lovely lace...

What a perfect little package of handmade crochet sweetness, and all tucked inside one of Carmen's 2 minute gift bags, made with some lovely floral fabric.

You made a girl smile, thanks paws x

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Buttercream is a dream

It's my dad's birthday today, so I thought I would cook up something tasty... even though my dad doesn't tend to indulge himself as much as the rest of us do. I went with this simple sponge cake recipe with raspberry jam and buttercream filling, covered in chocolate fudge icing with choccy bits and sugar alphabet...which spell out my dad's signature catch phrase, the most over used comment in the Morris household, due to our delicate tummy's and eye's bigger than our belly's... 'Shouldn't of had that'

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Match made in heaven

Whilst out and about I picked up this perfect little frame in a charity shop for £2, and I have had this print of a boy with guitar and girl knitting for a while now, I think they make a perfect pair...just like me and my own guitar playing companion...

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Retro / Kitsch goodies...

So this week I have been fulfilling my role as English Supernanny, looking after 2 monsters.. dragging them around the city, soaking in information from various cultural resources...two of my favourites are Manchesters Science and Industry Museum and the Imperial War museum, and I have to admit it's mainly due to the great stuff you can buy in the gift shops... here are a few treasures I picked up along the way...

We also found this great free craft class for kids..or the young at heart such as myself, 3D Dino you can see we were quite successful Rarrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Friday, 14 August 2009

New Broaches

Finally I have sewn up the broaches, and will be selling them on Folksy this wkend, two have already gone to friends....proof that they make the perfect pressie :-)

Sunday, 14 June 2009

a new project

I decided to use up some left over fabrics and get some more of those Brooches made, I've cut out the patterns and they are laid out ready to sew... soon to be available through my Folksy shop

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Right Paw Left Paw

I have recently made the acquaintance of this lovely lady, who makes some v.cutsie crochet and other crafts, including some excellent guitar pedal plushes, which i have already been ordered to make by my own 'music equipment kleptomaniac' fiance....

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Something old....

So, as I have been digging out all my crafts, I finally found my 'ideas' book, and found alot of interesting collages and picture collections I had put together to inspire my Fairytale Collection, here are just a couple of my favourite pages.....

Friday, 17 April 2009

...let the crafts commence...

So, after searching for 2 hours for my sewing machine pedal, I finally got around to sewing my first seam in our new house. Since the say we moved in, ive had my eye on the pair of wooden chairs that came with the place; both had faded sad blue covers, that due to our rental agreement, i can't touch. But I didnt let that stop me, and after purchasing some very lovely fabric from Dunelm Mill this morning, I wipped up some chair covers, and put new life back into those faded old recliners :-)

I also whipped up a cushion with the fabric that was previously
covering the old chairs....