Sunday, 23 September 2012

Handmade Monday No. 85

Another week ever closer to Christmas and oh boy has it got cold. Now I am normally very, very hot as my thermostat does not work properly but been freezing this week and I know the dreaded heating had to come on, refused to put higher than 15 though tight wad that I am would rather have waited until October but when you end up wrapped in quilts to watch tv not a good look.

Makes for this week well sort of, some where made a while ago and had to wait until the gift had been opened:

A gift for a relative who is a Leicester fan, thought the stacked foxes were appropriate


Card for the same relative


plus another card for a second cousin on DH's side



Business Tote for myself


A project that I have been meaning to do for some time but never got around to. However I have joined a women's networking group called 'Fabulous Women' and my first meeting is on October 9th, so thought better get stitching. Has an internal pocket to hold my business postcards and mobile phone with a large lobster clasp to keep my keys handy, saves scrabbling for them at the bottom of the bag.


The Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine

Saw this publication on a US site, as you do then found a supplier in the UK, Betty and Violets in Newbury not far from me a town I had to frequent when working in a corporate company years ago. My finger itched to add to the shopping cart, should I, shouldn't I and I did!!! Arrived Saturday and was very good did not peek until I could sit with a cup of tea in the garden room with peace and quite and indulge.




This is a fantastic, well written and above all inspirational magazine from Denmark in the Nordic-French styling. What could be more perfect satisfying my 2 style loves of Scandinavia and Paris. This is issue 8 where have I been to have missed the first 7 issues?

Check out the Jeanne'd'Arc and Betty and Violet websites for more information the latter being a website after my own heart, well done Ali.

Don't forget to visit the other blogs joining in Handmade Monday and try to comment on each blog as we all love to read your comments and always appreciated.

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Why don't the butterflies on Mum and Dad's quilt fly?




20 comments:

  1. that magazine looks fab - love the vintage corset. thanks for sharing, am off to check out the links....

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  2. Love the business tote for yourself, I'm guilty of using any old bag I can get my hands on to go to craft fairs and often think I really ought to make myself one as a bit of advertising!

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  3. The bag you made for your business is a superb idea and really shows off your style. Isn't is great when you find a magazine that's just up your street? Enjoy x

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  4. Great little foxes! I can see how you couldn't resist the magazine!

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  5. Beautiful cars and I love your bags - especially the one for your business. Very smart. The magazine looks really good - will check out the website. Hope you have a good week.

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  6. I like your business bag, it looks quite the things. And the little foxes all on top of each other is cute, the blue fabric looks lush.

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  7. I like your business tote. Sounds practical as well as looks pretty :)

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  8. gorgeous makes as always! i adore your little stacked foxes - so cute :)

    your magazine looks like a delightful indulgence and well worth forking out for! x

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  9. I like your business tote too. A really good idea and very practical. Your cards are very delicate too. Have a great week and enjoy your magazine.

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  10. Oh my, that magazine looks beautiful. I will be checking out the website!
    Your business tote is lovely, so pretty and useful too.

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  11. I love your business tote Caroline...I have visions of me swanning round Jersey with a Dragonfly one ;) Your card for Lynn is simply beautiful.
    Have a good week and I hope you warm up a bit xx

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  12. What lovely things you've made. I think your business tote is beautiful. I'm sure lots of people will ask where you got it, very useful. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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  13. I always look at your projects with great envy. Would love to be as talented as you!

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  14. I love the Leicester bag,the yellow and blue is so rich.I love the look of the magazines.I'm not a sewer but think I'll have to check them out just to enjoy the read!

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  15. I like your business tote, very pretty, & the lobster clasp is a great idea for finding keys easily.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, have a great week.

    Melanie x.

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  16. i'm truly impressed with your sewing - the embroidery is so luxurious.
    the bag with fox definitely stole my heart but the rose tote bag is equally gorgeous!

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  17. Thank you for the links to those lovely websites - nice to get some inspiration. Need to find out whether Fabulous Women are closer to us.

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  18. Lovely makes as usual Caroline don't know where you find the time! Well done on finding 5 min for a brew lol have a good week x

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  19. Absolutely beautiful designs, I am envious of your sewing and embroidery ability, I just can't seem to sew a straight line to save my life. Will definitely be coming back often to admire all your lovely works.

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