Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cutest coffee sleeve around

I am aware that this is going to sound every confident, however I do think that I may have just made one of the cutest coffee sleeves around. I am having so much fun creating items for my Christmas craft show. They have a fabulous tutorial for making coffee sleeves on The cottage Mama's blog, so go ahead and try your own. Copy and paste the link for the tutorial.


Monday, November 15, 2010

The Ladies In Gold

Just a quick post...
I have been working on some Christmas decorations, I had so much fun creating them and I have to say that I am very pleased by the outcome. So without further ado may I introduce,The Ladies In Gold

I like to think that these are the ladies of Christmas's past, if only they could talk, I wonder what stories they could share?

I would love to know what you think, so leave me a comment if you have a minute. Hoping that you are having a truly wonderful day :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

In love with vintage christmas!!

OK so here I am ready to report on the vintage Christmas show...
I think that I will mainly let the photos speak for themselves

On arrival I saw the magical twinkle lights glowing in the frosty evening light, I was soooo excited :)

Before even entering the Barn there were treasures to be found outside

There was an atmosphere of enchantment all around

creative and quirky Christmas decorations galore

I was having myself a very jolly old time

What an awesome idea, an old drawer on legs

You always need a Scrooge... right???

There were little presents popping out from all directions

My wonderful friend Karen and I had a fabulous time

So will you be on the naughty or nice list??

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A small tribute to some fabulous blogs

Ah it's been an age since I have blogged again! I'm so sorry, life just seems to be flying by, it's Monday and the next thing you know it's Saturday... do you know what I mean??

So, what to share....
OK so firstly I came across an absolutely fabulous blog last night which just gave me so much inspiration and is truly awesome! you just have to take a look, trust me if you like sewing, crafts, clothing basically anything cute then you will just love it. It has some wonderful tutorials which I just can not wait to try out and of course I will share my finished products with you.


Here is a little sneak peak of one of the cottage mama's creations

How quirky!

Next up... I am so excited for tomorrow because Molly Mo's and vintage triffles are having their annual holiday treasures show. These lovely ladies sell all kinds of vintage treasures and handcrafted items, if you live in Oregon it will most defiantly be worth a visit! you can find out all the information at:

After talking about everyone Else's creations I guess I should share some more of my own with you :)

Ever wondered what to do with an old sweater with holes in it? well I made this cushion using my husbands old holey cashmere sweater, and added a little vintage lace to finish it off.

What a fabulous way to recycle and get something new without spending a penny. Whilst sewing the cushion and feeling productive I decided to make another to complete the mini collection. For the second cushion I used linen for the main body and then cut out a head silhouette in felt and appliqued it on, soooo simple yet so sweet.

A little snap of a laptop sleeve I made for my shiny new apple mac :)

An old clipboard which I covered in modge podge and then covered with some vintage wallpaper which I bought at a vintage fair and then finish it off with another coat of modge podge on top. It's an extremely easy project which you should defiantly try at home!

And lastly completely random but I just have to share this photo of my Grandfather and his wife with you. I just think it's a wonderful photograph.