Sunday, 6 May 2012

May Bank Holiday

Well what a week with the weather, howling winds, rain so heavy found several broken umbrellas left abandoned and lonely in the litter bins when walking Shiloh, that is when we could coax him out the door, appears he thinks he can shrink if he gets wet!

Not sure why but the first part of the week is more computer work and this week have been trying so hard to send pic's off to Tracey at Wow the correct size for the Press Loft campaign but Safari mail kept shrinking said picture, finally managed to send as individual emails on Thursday via BTYahoo, email gone to Apple to ask why! I think something to do with the sending capacity auto shrinks to make it easier if smaller to send but can I find the box to turn off?

Now Friday was far more productive, did humm and harr about whether to start the pinafore dresses or make some Jubilee gifts, the Jubilee handbag won.

Found a new machine embroidery design site very Goth and Steam Punk Chic. Just fell in love with this union jack heart and roses teamed with the pink and white stripe cotton a perfect handbag. The flag is muted colours rather than the harsh red, white and blue as felt more vintage.



Telephone Box Key Fob

Fun key fob should have a split ring at the end of the hoop but can I find them? will be added once the order has been delivered later this week.


Not as much to offer as I would have liked, as said before the computer wastes so much time but worth it. Took some pic's of the rhododendron in the garden this was planted some years ago and this is the first year with proper blooms, I love the frills of the petals reminds me of a huddle of fairies dancing across the leaves. Not sure of the name but palest pink with a hint of white so pretty.


This week feeling French and Alice in Wonderland! plus more ideas for a Patriotic feel and you never know may get down to making the pinafores with mock aprons that also where planned this week. Just looked at my 'To Do' better get stitching as reads like war and peace, sigh! where are those pesky fairy helpers when you want them? instead got one unhelpful dog!

Check out the other blogs at 1st Unique Gifts along with what Wendy has been up to the past week.

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Fallen out with Mum & Dad as do not like the rain and the wind makes my ears resemble airman's hat flaps!

21 comments:

  1. Very exciting news about the Press Loft - looking forward to reading all about it. Your bag is lovely - very chic. Love the key fob too. Know what you mean about the computer wasting time (horrendous week on mine!). Alice in Wonderland has lots of lovely inspirational things for crafting - hope to see your makes soon. Re your comment on my mid-week post (thank you) about where does the time go - you are right, not being a wage slave for someone else does removes the rigid structure from our working day. Although we work hard, because we so enjoy what we do and have no prescribed start and finish times, we lose track of time and days. Hope you have a good week and it stops raining (fingers and paws crossed).

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  2. Computers are great when they work how they are meant to but when they don't..... Mind you I seem to spend enough time on them even when they do work! I love the bag and like the subdued flag.

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  3. I am loving that union jack heart and rose embroidery, and indeed the bag!!
    Computer work can be very tedious but it's all for a good cause!!
    Good luck with your "to do" list, it sounds as though it reads like mine!!

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  4. The pink and white bag is gorgeous, love the combination of colours.
    Have a great week!

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  5. Yes, I've had problems sending full size images too - such a pain.

    Love that key fob - would make a great mobile phone tag!

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  6. Like the little pink and white bag. Very subtle! :) Know what you mean about computers, I think we all have a lovel/hate relationship with them!

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  7. I love the Union Jack and phone box.They're fabulous and brilliant for the Jubilee!

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  8. Hi Caroline:) I love the National Jubilee creations! I hope the computer issues are sorted out and you can not get back to whats important! :) Cant wait to see whats next. Good luck, and I hope you are accepted in the show!
    (()) Gail

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  9. Love the bag with the little Union Jack - I like how you have blended it in. The telephone box is great too! Love the things you are making now Caroline Michx

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  10. Love the needlework, Caroline - thanks for sharing. x

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  11. Really like the strippy bag and agree that the muted colours on the union jack look so much better thna the normal. Have used one of the cd's already 'Say it with Flowers' to make a Birthday card for a friend. It's on my blog.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. I know what you mean about spending time on the computer... it just sucks it up!

    Telephone box is brilliant and the bag is so on trend! :)

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  13. That bag is gorgeous! a real 'must have' right now - even the pastel colour is right on trend! (i love pink anyway so this is right up my street :) )

    The key fob is wonderful too - what a fun idea!

    I sent Tracey some images too - had to consult my brother on the finer details - he is a bit of a computer expert (and therefore lifesaver at times!) well done for persevering and getting it sorted in the end! x

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  14. Love the keyfob. I miss seeing the old style telephone boxes (wouldn't be without my mobile though!)

    Lets hope the weather picks up soon.

    LH
    x

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  15. Computers steal time. I've just spent the whole afternoon at mine, It's good to get things done but never as satisfying as creating something.
    Love the key fob, I'm a big fan of soft fobs that don't add to the rattling!

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  16. As usual agreat write up Carolee I love the new design with the union Jack will go dow well for the jubilee im looking forward to getting back in the frame for blogging but like you say never enough time Although I did hear that admin is the moost inportant part of running a business even though us makers prefer the creative side
    looking forward to next week xxx

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  17. I'm loving all the jubilee stuff around at the moment, and the ecelebration of Britishness. Do you think it will carry on after the jubilee is over??

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  18. A late arrival (again!) - but a lovely bag, the colours are perfect and despite making lots of really bright things, I am really liking the muted colours myself. Have a good week-end!
    Jo x

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  19. A late arrival this week (as always!), lovely, lovely bag in perfect colours.
    Jo x

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  20. Love the steampunk fabric bag! Good luck with your 'to do' list Mich x

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