Sunday, 19 October 2014

it's pumpkin time again . . . .


i have been busy making pumpkins in the shop for the last couple of weeks


BIG ONES


medium tall ones


squashy peach ones


tiny ones to wear


traditional shaped and coloured velvet ones


even blue ones


shiny silky velvet ones


small ones for pins


lovely woolen fabric ones for a change 


and a little blue one to finish

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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Peg doll workshop at the Magpie's Nest


we had a children's craft day in the market where my little shop is located
 So i ran a Peg doll workshop.
Making boy friendly dolls seemed daunting, until i thought of a peg leg pirate :)


i think we ended up making more pirates than fairies :)


i may make up some little take away peg dolly sets,
most of my customers are holiday makers and with our unpredictable weather
take away craft kits seems a good idea!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

making pumpkins


today i was mostly making
velvet pumpkins
in my shop

strangely addictive!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Dorset Buttons

 large Dorset Button

 giant Dorset Button!

my new obsession: 
making large Dorset buttons with rags
after my first failed attempt 
i read the tutorial properly and succeeded 
i really like them :)

Friday, 23 August 2013

new stuff






ha ha i thought i was making Dorset Buttons but as usual hadn't read the instructions properly!!! 
ah well i'm quite liking my woven buttons anyway but will try and follow the tutorial to the word next time i'm in the shop!

Friday, 10 May 2013

recycled lampshade - bird cage - mobile



inspired by the lampshades in 
"Granny Chic"
by bloggers Dottie Angel and Ted and Agnes

i wanted to make one since i first saw one on Dottie Angel's blog
it is such a happy sunshiney piece.

i'm now scouring the charity shops for more ratty old lampshades to recycle!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Adventures with my sewing machine!


look look LOOK
i actually sewed in a zip!!!


it even open and closes!!!


I made myself a little pouch/purse/bag thingy :)
This is the first time i've actually sewn in a zip
 so it's a bit rough and ready but i'm very pleased with myself!