Thursday, 28 March 2013

WTY Week 11 OOPS!! Now week 12

Sorry folks just realised missed a week so week 11 is now rolled into week 12, not sure how that happened but busy, busy.

Spring is almost here the birds are shrieking in the trees and Easter is just over a week away. Last week I mentioned a very good friend who has opened her B & M shop and I had to do a gift for the shop a couple of mini totes with her apple trademark and name.

Party Time

Party bags following on from Kim's gift above but in a Vintage Tigger print bouncing with Piglet, who does not love Winnie the Pooh and Friends.

had to add some personlised bags, the samples are girly pink and blue for the boys, applique balloons with the child's name, a perfect keepsake

Think this collection may get bigger with all the ideas buzzing around my head.

Have a Happy Week and enjoy Easter, not too many egg hunts mind

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Apple Crafts open it's doors

Well done to Kim and Andy for finally realising a dream of opening a fantastic bricks and mortar shop.

Apple Crafts 
The Green, 
Chapel St.Leonards, 

Kim has worked so hard over the years and even though times are tough has taken the plunge, knowing Kim as I do the shop will be perfection and her workshops and classes second to none. If you want an excellent teacher, brilliant products then look no further than Kim at Apple Crafts.

Whilst this is sort of Blogging Thursday, have done zilch this week. Did make a couple of cards one I forgot to take a pic and another for a birthday in April, so cannot publish atm.

The weather turned wintery again on Sunday evening/Monday morning whilst only a smattering of snow the north wind was biting.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

WTY You Blogging Thursday Week 10

What an odd week weather wise, grey with drizzle, little sun and at times bitterly cold. The snowdrops are in full bloom and the daffodils and crocus peeking out hoping to find some warmth. First signs of spring? or more winter weather to come? Gardeners wanting to get into their gardens to tidy up after the long winter we have had this year but with a northerly wind beat a hasty retreat to the potting shed.

I feel this has been a long winter and I know others have had it harder but so looking forward to warmer days, we will probably all moan if we get a heat wave in the summer and then be wishing for cooler days.

On with the crafting a long slow slog at the moment as have been spending days sorting through 'stuff'. I said I thought this de-cluttering would take all year and whilst I am happy what I have done so far, standing back does not appear much and yes will take all year, my impatience wants it all done but sooo tiring. 

Cream Roses and Lace Pillow

Anyway ordered some monotone cream and beige rose fabric, now what to make? felt the callings of a heart, had the mini lace doilies, embroidered a cream rose and added a handmade organza flower with a perfect pearl and diamante centre. The new crinkled ribbon just lent itself to be attached with mini flower beads. I am happy with the result but this is a OOAK, I prefer to work this way as my mind moves on quite quickly.

Jane Austen

I live not far from Chawton, Jane's home and that of her brother Edward, Chawton House, now used for works written by women in English during the period 1600 - 1830. Also used as a wedding venue just perfect and so elegant. As there is so much about Jane at present thought I would love to make something that reflected the Regency period and getting back into reading her books since O'Level has inspired me to hanker after those gentler times. With a cameo and Jane's words a book holder to hold a treasured book.

Book Holder

Well not a lot to show for a week but with the weather getting better just want to be outdoors tidying up the garden, or rather supervising DH, lol