Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fabric Make your Own Owl Kits

Ooh it's an exciting feeling being able to blog about all different sorts of topics and not just Stampin' Up! It really makes me think about what to pop in a blog post and what not to. I hope I'm going in the right direction with it - maybe you could tell me what you think as I'd love some feedback.

If you don't know, I've got a bit of a passion for sewing and I do make lots of fabric goodies to sell at fairs and so on. I got asked a LOT if I would make kits. I asked what sort of kits and can share with you today my first one - it's a kit to make your own fabric owl. Here's what the kits look like packaged up:


The little fella at the front is the one the kit enables you to make either using a sewing machine or sewing by hand. Almost everything you need is provided in the kit:


They are really good fun and are proving to be very popular too. I sell them at £8.95 plus post and packaging, if you'd like to order one please leave me a comment or email me at

I love this next photo, a while back I had a stall at a market in Nottingham's Market Square, it was my first time selling these kits and one of the lovely ladies who bought one later emailed me this:


Gaynor bought the kit for her son and he called it 'Mr Poochie' and said he loved the crazy eyes! I love how he turned out too. I'm working on some other kits right now too, so watch this space.

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Teacher Thank You Cards and Gifts

With only one week left of the school Summer holidays it seems a bit late to be posting about the end of term Thank You gifts the boys gave to their teachers at the end of the Summer term!
 Thought I'd share anyway so here you go:

Teach Gifts

I made five cards, one for each of Zac and Blake's teachers. I wanted to keep it simple as I almost ran out of time (hence the shop bought gift bags - shame on me). So I used white card for the base and added a bright layer. I created the sentiment using the Metro Type alphabet set from Stampin' Up!

Luckily I only needed each letter once so set them out on a clear block and just repeated the stamping process. I've used white embossing powder to give the sentiment a pop out look.

Teacher Gifts

The stamped stars are out of one of the Project Life sets (I think) and I punched a glimmer paper star over one of them.

Inside the bags were these cute fabric owls I made.

teacher gifts

I hope the teachers liked them. I guess I should start planning ahead now and think about to what to make them for Christmas - oops that's it I said it, CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Project Life - my first attempt

Ooh I have been wanting to have a go at Project Life for ages now. True creators of Project Life - please forgive me for not following 'the plan' I'm just going to use photos and create layouts when I feel like it, I can't be doing with feeling pressured into a page a day or a week or whatever, I'm just not that organised and so my pages will come when the mood takes me and I hope you find that OK.

So here we go, drum roll please......

I make no excuses for the amount of pinkness, in a household chock full of boys, I need pink in my life, I crave girlie things and any excuse to create pink, sparkly and feminine is not to be sniffed at!

The photos are all taken from a recent Scentsy event I attended in Manchester with my fabby friends, Jo, Tara, Sandy and Sally.We had an absolute riot of a time (as well as learning and business appropriate stuff too) and took many 'selfies' along the way. Actually Jo wasn't very good at taking selfies and trying to show her the best way was hilarious - maybe I'll share those photos one day too.

I had to include the photo of Dave (the Minion from Despicable Me) as he opened the event dancing away to Happy by Pharrell, perfect start.

 Then there was madness waiting in line for the fun photo booth and even more fun on the sofa with company CEO's Heidi and Orville Thompson. A weekend I will always remember - even without project Life to document it for me.

I hid some details about the event in the pocket cards at the top, even snuck in my ribbons and cards from the day too. If you're wondering what I've used to create it all, it's a mix of Stampin' Up! products and Becky Higgins Kiwi Edition project Life Core kit.


I invested in a Cannon Selphy printer - got it up here in the Room of Craft as my large A3 printer lives downstairs - energetic I am not - so having a small compact printer up here suits me just fine. I did struggle however to take photos of my finished layouts - any help or suggestions would be awesome please!!

Righto, it's the school holidays here and my boys need feeding - back soon.

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