Friday, January 15, 2010

Exciting post

Isn't it just lovely to get lovely things in the post. I arrived home yesterday to find not only a fab needlebook from Paper Fish but also my new iPhone i've needed a new one for a long time so I thought why not treat myself! So here I am, sitting on the sofa, sewing, taking photos and blogging! How very modern.

Here's my needlebook, already being put to good use

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A love of polka dots

Okay...I you've already guessed, I LOVE BUTTONS. But I also harbour another passion; POLKA DOTS! So you can imagine how giddy I was to find these buttons over at Big Fish on Etsy. A simply divine supplies shop that could be disasterous for my bank balance.

Here are the little sterling silver earrings i've made using them (and cute flower buttons I had lurking in my stash too)

Spreading the polka dot love, a button at a time.

Ruby <3

Busy crafty days...

Being a Teacher is hard. Being a Supply Teacher is arguably even harder. I've done both, supply is my title at the minute as it allows me to fit in time to work on my little business. Waiting for the phone to ring is always tense, sitting in my work clothes and wondering what the day will bring; day stepping into the unknown or day snuggled up on the sofa crafting. I know which i'd choose but I also know which one pays the bills!

Due to the snowy snow this past week the majority of the schools were closed so there was plenty of time to make my coffee table look like this:

and experiment with my newly aquired Cath Kidston fabric and make this:

Still unsure about the folds and trying to get them more 'even' but for the time being I shall be wearing this brooch on my coat as I can't bring myself to put it in the drawer, unloved and alone (gosh I'm sad)

I've also spent quite a lot of time stitching together these little button brooches that I've now listed over in my shop (watch this space for more styles in the near future)

Ruby Reloved <3

Monday, January 4, 2010

I'll find a tin and put it in

So far today I've been organising my craft supplies in my 'office'. My office is currently half of the kitchen and a part of the spare bedroom. I've recently managed to rehome the crockery that used to live in my red dresser and now it's on its way to becoming the home of all my bits and bobs. It's a work in progress and I still need to find a home for quite a lot of beads, buttons and fabric but here is how it's looking...

I've labelled what goes where here
Oh how I long for a little craft room all of my own..sigh
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