Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sunday Sewing - Kindle Covers

ahhh another lovely Sunday nearly over and another pile of block printed material generated...

have been making kindle covers today using the printed calico, bond-a-web, wadding and the lining cotton from the collection of brights I have on the shelf

 my collection of whittled blocks has increased somewhat will have to find a larger box to keep them in...

whoop first one done, pink spotty with turquoise bright lining

the next 6 on the way :)

bring on tomorrow night

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tuesday Night Block Party

great way of using up and polystyrene packaging you have.. just use a craft knife and a ruler, i cut the round ones by drawing round a tea light and a wine bottle screw top lid!

hmmm too plain
ERGGGG hated this
mm slightly better, still not my fav
That is better, lay the zipper I am going to use on top to fill the space which will be the front of a makeup bag

Monday, 13 June 2011

June Giveaway - Makeup Bag

I have informed the winner comment number 27 as randomly generated thankyou to everyone who entered the giveaway and who follows my blog

Just back from a short holiday in Spain and ready to hit my machine again, just as soon as I finish work for the day. Stay tuned for more xxx

Will now include the Kindle covers I have been making as the prize if the winner would prefer one of them to a makeup bag
Hello All and Welcome to my June Giveaway

I had a lovely weekend making these makeup bags and so thought it would make a neat little prize for a giveaway. You can win a custom made bag in the colours of your choice, see how to enter below, there are up to 3 chances to win per person!

what shapes and colours would you like to see?

1. Make sure you are a follower
2. Go to my store here and then comment here which of the makeup bags or kindle cover you like best = 1entry
3. Comment on my facebook page what shape of blocks or colours you think would look good = 1entry
4. Tweet or post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook page tell me about it below = 1 entry
5. Entries close on the 30th June. Winner will be announced on the 4th July, international entries are welcome

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sunday Sewing - block printed makeup bags

aahhhh another Sunday nearly done, the rain has been falling over London all day, and apart from a quick trip to the supermarket I have managed to fit in lots of stitching

started with some block printing, used some polystyrene packaging to cut some triangles for some printing

home made printing blocks
placing the zip on the material so i can place the blocks

 choosing the linings, liked these brights that I have had on a shelf for about a year...

at the end of the day I have....

lots of lovely makeup bags

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Can Jewellery by Merryl

what do you do with drinks cans? recycle? or upcycle...

received a delightful parcel from Perth, Australia last week from the lovely and talented Merryl who has made these wonderful earrings using drinks cans she has picked up from her local beach

Sunday Sewing

having a lovely day catching up on some stitching, am doing bits of this and that...

picking the fabric for the may winners butterfly wings

cutting the wings ready for the blocks

all made from 'upcycled' mens shirts, any donations welcome!!!

started the next thai tree cushion...

Saturday, 4 June 2011


Thanks so much to everyone who entered I love reading all your comments and the suggestions for colours, I will be trying some multicoloured versions as some of you were liking brights... food for thought

So the winner is... randomly generated entry 90... MiniMNM who requested purple wings (a very popular choice), I will be starting the wings this weekend and so will post the progress.

I had a couple of people asking if my giveaways were open to people globally and the answer to that is most certainly they are, this months winner is from the USA I think it is great to connect with people all over the planet so a massive thankyou and hello from London to everyone reading this from overseas!

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