Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Stampin Up Stamps going for a song

Hi All

Long time no post, for anyone that's interested I am selling up most of my Stampin Up, Lily of the Valley and everything else from my card making days.

I have them on ebay -  here's a link to one of them in case you are interested.



Monday, 27 April 2015

hello !

Sorry I have been off the radar recently I seem to have been so busy.  I have made a few cards, just the standard type that I usually make.

I have done a bit of sewing - this weekend I have been running up scarecrow mannequins for the village scarecrow festival (being organised by moi!)  I used an old duvet cover, drew around Phillip and he then drew around me (we need two) and then I adapted the shape accordingly, before cutting it out. Obviously a duvet cover is two sheets so it was really easy.  I then used the over locker to cut and sew the shape out (really quick).  I have begun the stuffing process which I am trying to do with old duvet covers, towels etc rather than straw - less messy whilst doing the dressing bit which will be really good fun.

The festival runs for two weeks and all the details can be found HERE.  I have been so lucky to have very generous friends/neighbours/business associates who are sponsoring £25 each to cover prizes and admin so that the festival is FREE for everyone to enter.  There will be cream teas/cakes etc for sale on the of the Saturdays and the money raised from this will go to our village social fund.  I have asked the local schools/scout groups/playgroups/bowling clubs etc in the hope that they will join in the fun and it certainly should be FUN.

I have just starting walking again - limited to 15 minutes a day - which is neither use nor ornament really.  Dear hubby has been walking my hound and I am missing them and the walks terribly, however I keep reminding myself how lucky I am that it won't be permanent and it could be so much worse!  I have been bike riding (which I am allowed to do as much of as I wish providing I don't stand up on my pedals) but for anyone that knows where we live it is incredibly hilly and difficult riding.  I have a 7.33 mile circuit I am doing of which I am lucky to have a whole 1/2 a mile of down hill, 1 1/2 mile of flat and the rest is hills.  Mysteriously the wind always seems to be in my face and I arrive back red as a beetroot and sweating like no one's business - the saying Horses Sweat, Men Perspire and Ladies glow is RUBBISH - this old bird is straight in the shower when she gets home!
We have a bike in our home gym so I have been riding in there which I find terribly boring but play ten pin bowling or ping pong at the same time on the WII which helps pass the time (this post makes me sound totally nutty).

I have three new additions in the garden, who arrived 3 weeks ago and have been here ever since, 2 mummy pheasants and a daddy pheasant.  Sadly my pheasant named Chicken has gone - 3 years I have had him in the garden.  I am hoping he has gone off with a lady friend but think he has been run over, there was one in the road not far from us but too squashed to see if it was him or not.  They aren't very tame yet but they certainly gather for feeding when we get home.  We have a wren nest in the eaves at the top of the house as well as blue tits nesting everywhere.  Every morning a spotted woodpecker has a good go at the wooden shiplap on the garage, with it being so quiet where we are it sounds like a pneumatic drill!  

K x

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Piggy pin cushion from sew home and style

Haven't had much chance to sew in a while, busy with the business and then on our week off we have been decorating our bathroom, doing some other jobs and a few nice things here and there. I can't walk very far at the minute due to a damaged tendon that won't heal in my foot but I am able to bike ride, so we did the Blandford to Sturminster Newton trail way one day which was nice. It was 20 miles by the time we had finished, but had lunch and a drool in Harts the fabric shop whilst we were in Stur.
This afternoon I attempted this piggy pig cushion with some free fabric, big mistake should have used some decent stuff as it was not ideal to sew with and I don't think it will hold up as a pin cushion, but it's done and here are the photos. 

I always find small things fiddly to do....

Sunday, 1 March 2015


With the leftover material I have been making a couple of things, a pot holder/oven thingy for the kitchen and a tiny cosy for our tiny camper tea pot. The cosy was quite difficult which surprised me.......hey ho, they say you learn something new every day. 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Piped cushions anyone?

Anyone that knows me well knows I have a real love for lighthouses. I just fell in love with this fabric from ebay and had the perfect project in mind, replacement cushion covers for the cushions in our camper van.  

You can't see that well from the photo but I made my own piping for the edge. Can't wait to put them in the camper.
K x