Monday, May 9, 2011

Crafting with heart

Feels like simply forever since I updated my blog! With all the long bank holiday weekends and glorious sunshine we’ve been having here, I’ve been spending my free time in the garden, sewing and cooking up new ideas.

Recently listed in the shop are these heart necklaces, I’m really into hearts at the moment and have so far made this necklace in red and turquoise which just so happen to be my favourite colours!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fabric necklaces

I’ve always loved fabric and combining my love of fabric with my love of jewellery. Last year I made a few fabric necklaces for various fairs I attended and they always went down really well with customers.

Look out for a new range of necklaces for Spring/Summer in my shop over the next few weeks.

Here’s a sneak preview:


A Cath Kidston shabby chic styleee necklace.

You like?


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Custard Cream Cuteness

Since Laura (AKA Lupin @ Bugs and Fishes) blogged about this tin back in October last year, I’ve wanted one.  Although unsurprisingly they had sold out at every Marks and Spencer near us.

This Sunday we were at an Outlet Mall near us and lo and behold there they were. A huge stack of them going for £3 each! I showed mild restraint in only buying two, however I wish I had bought a couple more now as they’d make lovely birthday gifts.

So here it is: My tin, sans biscuits, which have already been eaten by my husband and my dad. Oh well, I’m perfectly happy with an empty tin that I can fill crafty gubbins and works in progress.


Just yummy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A new work space!

Today is a good day, not only is the sun shining but I’ve finally managed to transfer all of my bits and bobs to my very own craft room/studio. It’s basically just our spare room but I think studio sounds much more professional. I’m over the moon with finally having a space to call my own.



All of the shelves are now organised and everything is in its place *sigh*



Now I’ve had a good sort out I’m thinking that I may have to begin a bit of a de-stash sale either in my Etsy shop or maybe even setting up another Etsy shop, depending on how much there is to sell.




There’s a space for my books and collection of pretty papers/card…..




All my threads are now colour coded into these boxes from Ikea. I’ve had these for years and years. I WISH they still sold them now! If anyone knows where I could get any I’d be most grateful if you’d let me know.




Here’s my current view from my desk (although I could sit the other way around and look out of the window too – such small things fill me with so much joy)



My lovely old sewing machine and a fantabulous poster of a photograph  that my dear Sister in Law took at Whitby and created her own vintage style railway poster.


Happy Days.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Buttons, glorious buttons

I’ve been loving making these button charm bracelets lately, it’s colour therapy at its best. Picking out combinations of sizes, shapes and hues is one of my favourite makes at the moment.


They’ve been listed over at my Etsy shop and I can’t wait to make more. I think my personal favourite is the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ yellow bracelet (front left) it gets me in the mood for spring time and on a rainy, dull day like today it is much needed.


Ruby x

Monday, February 21, 2011

Look what Nanna knits!

Had a lovely, lovely day today. Started with a visit from my dear Nanna. She brought with her what is possibly the best present I have ever received!

nannas tea cosy

A KNITTED TEA COSY! isn’t it just FABULOUS! (The photo isn’t the greatest as I was in such a rush to share this with you!)

It has elastic around the base to keep its shape,  holes for the spout and handle and a very VERY cute drawstring top. It was knitted from a 1950’s pattern that Nanna found in amongst her pile of patterns. Nanna is currently knitting away to fulfil family requests. I’m trying to encourage her to get them online and share her knitting with the world. It’d only be fair, wouldn’t it.


Kirsty of Paperfish on Etsy has launched her own online shop. includes lots of her much loved lines such as Pin Pots, Needle books and ooodles of glorious, superb quality buttons.

What I love most about is the ideas and inspiration page. It is filled with ideas on how you can use the supplies available on the site to create your own handmade projects.


My favourite project has to be the Log Cabin Cushions


Such a fab way of combining all of your fabric remnants.

I ordered my items on Thursday and they arrived by Saturday! Super speedy delivery!

I shall be visiting again very soon and urge you to do the same.


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