Monday, 29 November 2010

Christmas Wreaths

Well, some spare time today saw me making some Christmas Wreaths so thought I'd share with you. They are so simple to make with some festive ribbon and a little imagination. These are for my niece who has a gorgeous flat and plans a very traditional themed Christmas so I hope these fit in. More planned later this week so watch this space!

I've also been making some pretty coaster sets courtesy of Martha Stewart. I've been making them all Summer out of pretty vintage cottons and now have made some with some great Moda Christmas fabics. I thought you might like the tutorial to make a great little Christmas gift.

Have lots more planned in the next week or so, the weather looks like it's goning to be good for Crafting!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Howdy Blog World!

Well, where did those few months go! 
I have been keeping up with the Craft World via your blogs and FB and am so pleased to see so many of you enjoying some great Christmas Sales.
I am still enjoying making things for friends and family, and am looking forward to returning to online selling sometime next year.

Meanwhile this blog may turn into the ramblings of my daily life and finds, as the need to 'Promote, Promote, Promote' has gone - one thing I admit I don't miss!
I am on the waiting list for shoulder surgery, hopefully in the New Year - it's keyhole surgery which I had on my other shoulder, with a good quick recovery as long as you stick with the physio - unfortunately I have absolutely no willpower when it comes to having to exercise at home!

A visit to a big shopping centre yesterday has finally convinced me to do all my Christmas shopping online, otherwise I need the shops to open just for me, like The Queen! So, a day of internet surfing as we used to say in the old days, and a hunt for something a bit different to socks and scarves! Enjoy your Sunday everyone. xxx

Thursday, 5 August 2010

From Jester's to A Teamer's!

Well it's Day 5 of August already and the July Jesters have become the August A Team! I've managed to list 4 days so I'm one behind already. No change there then! I've picked out a few to showcase here but there are literally hundreds more items to browse through, it's impossible to choose...however this is my selection for today, as usual a click on the photo will take you to the A Teamer's shop on Folksy

Gnomead's beautiful Wall Hanging
Miss Bohemia's so pretty Rose Necklace
One Stop Pamper Shop's sweet sparkling Tea Lights
Granny Ruth's Fab Flower Pin Pot
Buttons and Beads striking Handbag Charm
Konnie Kapow's so funny card

Here are a couple of my contributions, thank for dropping by!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Folksy Friday - Still Jesting

Well it's hard to believe we're at the end of July already! I fell off the wagon a bit towards the end when it came to making an item a day, however some Diehards did brilliantly so well done you lot! I've selected a few to showcase today, a click will take you to the Folkster's shop:

Maxine Veronica             Pants and Paper
Fairly Girly                    Moody Cow Designs
Imogens Imagination             Buttons & Beads Gifts

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Thank You Buttons & Beads Gifts

Just a quick blog to thank Angela from Buttons & Beads Gifts for the lovely prize I received today in her giveaway.
I chose these lovely wine glass charms from her shop and they are so pretty. Great quality, they have a real weight to them. I have earmarked as great little Christmas gifts. £5 for 6, and presented in a lovely little organza bag.
Thank you Angela!
Click to go to Buttons & Beads Gifts


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Keeeeeeep Jesting!

I've been very naughty and neglected the blog for a week, no excuse just ran out of time! The Jester's meanwhile have been continuing to list some beautiful items which I'd like to showcase, plus I've managed a few additions myself. As usual a click on the photo will take you to the Crafter's shop. I'd also like to thank 'Cuteable' for featuring my new Ted Bag this week - I was thrilled, give Cuteable a visit for all things lovely! Meanwhile hope you like my Jester's picks:

  Gift Shack,                                Diomo Glass, 
April is Forever Jewellery        Maxine Veronica
Karen's Beads                      Nofkants Curio's
Here are a couple of my new additions this week:



Thanks for dropping by, if you have time to leave a comment that would be lovely, Di x

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Still Jesting, and a Jester's Treasury.

Those of you who know will know of my long standing shoulder problem - anyway finally saw the Surgeon today who has referred me for an MRI. Now, unfortunately the last time I had to have an MRI, I completely freaked out and couldn't have it done, felt a complete woos, but the claustrophobia was terrifying. Anyway, it seems I can be referred for an Open MRI which will mean travelling to Swindon or Cheltenham but great result!!
Back to crafting and I've had to go a bit careful but completed a couple of little accent cushions, one in pink Gingham and one with a gorgeous Moda print:
Looking through the Jesters threads of the last few days it is almost impossible to select, there are so many lovely items but here are a few of my favourites, as usual a click on the photo should take you to the shop:

Friday, 9 July 2010

Folksy Friday

I can't believe Friday has come around again, so time to showcase some of the talented Folksters. I have been a lucky bunny this week and had a few sales, thank you to my lovely customers. My favourite item I've made this week for the July Jesting challenge has been this Summer Bag in beautiful Moda fabric.
There are some fabulous items being listed in July so have a peep at their shops, just click on any picture to take you to the shop, apologies that Blogger is playing tricks on me today and won't let me put 6 photo's on - no doubt a senior moment on my part!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Day 6!

Day 6 and still managing my one a day! I ordered some grapevine hearts and decorated with fabric strips to make a shabby heart, some lovely glass beads in the centre just finished it off. I was very lucky that Zoe at Top Floor Treasures spotted it and bought it this morning! She has a lovely new site which is well worth a visit, I think she loves fabrics as I do, she usually has some stunning prints. Anyway this is the heart I made, I'm going to do a lilac one tonight:
Meanwhile here are a few other treasures from the Jesters today:
Kelly at Kokokelli has made this stunning necklace:
London Fogg has listed this lovely pendant,  like Kelly's a really individual piece:
...and finally Just K Jewellery's soooooo sweet Sprinkles Pendant, love it!
I'm working my way around everyone slowly, it's lovely to find new shops to visit, getting ideas for Christmas already!

Monday, 5 July 2010

July 5th Jesting

I've made it to day 5! A bit pathetic to celebrate already but I thought I'd fail by day 3! Today has been a bit stressful to say the least as 'man with  digger' arrived at 8 am to clear the front of the house ready for a driveway - lots of concrete cutting and lots of dust which seemed to travel a long way! I'm sure I'm not the most popular in the road today as everyone would have shut their windows and it's been very hot! So, it was a treat to shut myself away and make this  hanging heart as my day five challenge: I photographed it amongst a lovely pot of flowers just for a change. I've also got very carried away and made tomorrows already as I will be out most of the day. I've selected a few from todays Jesters, again, impossible to choose as there are a wealth of lovelies to choose from!
This gorgeous cross from Elderberry Arts, just lovely:
Then this sweet pendant from Poppyfield:

...and finally Top Floor Treasures so sweet little Kitties Pencil/ Zipped case, I love it.
Click on any of the photo's to visit the shops, thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Jesting Day 4!

Well day 4 of the challenge, and already I was struggling to finish this bag by mid morning to list it - no staying power me! Anyway, hope you like this patchwork bag in lilac, lovely summer colours, I got these fabrics on my last trip to the local fabric shop - I'm keeping away for the time being as I always spend far too much in there! I've had a look through the talented Jesters pages too and added a fabulous selection from today, I also included Trish's Cow Bag from yeterday - I just love it! Will try and get around everyone by the end of the month!

Click on any picture to visit the shop, From L to R, top to bottom:

Maxine Veronica    Little Red Star
Little Bead Box   Lonely Hearts
Cheery Mishmash    Moody Cow Designs