Friday, 5 September 2008

Look What I Won!



Ooh, it's been a long time, hasn't it? Did you miss me? Good to be back...

My couple of weeks off began really well - look what arrived in the post for me! I won a blog giveaway...from Sara, at Sara's Texture Crafts...for these earrings! Sara produces gorgeous felt earrings and brooches, fabric packs and beads (here and here), and a huge range of written articles in various places - they always make for good, informative reading. Check out her blog for more information and for great hints, tips and general chat. She's a mine of information on fibres and embellishing, and is incredibly helpful and very giving of her time. Thank you, Sara. Love the earrings!!
Something else that may be of interest to you out there...printable canvas/linen/cotton A4 sheets that you can safely put through your home printer. Really?? Yes! Sara sells them here, and I've just purchased a couple of each to try them out. Interesting, isn't it? I'm thinking that I'll try and print some cabochons of historical figures, that I can edge with embroidery and include in some jewellery....could work, couldn't it?
Speaking of jewellery - I took a break from that too, so I have to get myself motivated! Things have slowed down in my shops lately (not adding anything new doesn't help), and simply renewing items isn't cutting the mustard. Must get working!!
Shopping List Saturday time tomorrow, so I think Sunday I'll give you a taster of what you've missed going on here whilst I've been away...

6 comments:

Contessa Kris said...

Hey Fancy Picnic friend! How have you been?! Glad to see you've won the beautiful earrings. I thought I would pop over to tell you I saw the page online (from the Sew Somerset) about the pins I told you about. If you'll go to my new Feature Friday and click on the Sew Somerset link, its down on the right. Just thought to share. http://collagecontessa.blogspot.com/2008/09/feature-friday.html

Jackie said...

I know how you feel about the shop. Mine's just hairslides, one brooch and teabag paper! But I'm not worrying..Christmas is coming...

cathy said...

hello, lovely earrings, lucky you:) and thanks for the tip on the printable fabric - I have been looking into that recently! Cathy november moon

Kayla coo said...

Hello,
Hope you had a nice holiday.
So many lovely things!
Are you going to knitting and stiching show at NEC?
Mx

'fancypicnic' said...

Not sure why there's glare on the earrings...?!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Oh wow, such a wonderful post... I'm all blushy! I'm glad you like them and thank you so much for recommending my products... I really appreciate it. If ever I can do anything in return, just let me know.
Sara xx