Sunday, 24 May 2009

A quick catch up for you...

I've been a bit quiet lately. Parental illness has taken up a lot of my time...hospitals, helping know the sort of thing. Hence, blogging, stitching and being creative has been put on hold for a while. I've had a lot of time to sit and think, so my head is brimming with new ideas and projects that I can't wait to indulge myself a little while.

I hope you're all enjoying this wonderful sunshine that we have at the moment!

I'll catch up again soon xx

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

On My Desk Wednesday

Rhodos on my Sill, originally uploaded by fancypicnic.

Wednesday already...

We've delivered tipi poles today, in the rain and mist, in Hay-on-Wye. Such a different day yesterday...the garden was bathed in glorious sunshine, and the rhododendrons took centre stage.

So lovely to come home to these blooms - a splash of colour on a grey and dismal day.

For more desk activity (I know...mine was a windowsill today), do pop over to kootoyoo's blog...maybe join in with the meme yourself?

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Works in Progress

Picnik collage: Working Week, originally uploaded by fancypicnic.

From one texture to another...

Mmmn. I just love the bark peelings from our tipi poles. I want to pick them up and make something out of them... The peelings are normally kept clean and dry, and we use them to pack our gift-boxed candleholders. It looks great, and creates a wonderful woody scent when you open the box. Waste not, want not!!

Here's a w.i.p (bottom pic) that I'm completing at the moment. Another yoke, this one needs its sparkles...beads and buttons are at the ready!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Shopping List Saturday

I've been a bit quiet this week...tipi poles have taken over our lives. If you're buying a tipi, you know where to come for the poles!!

So - the good bit about Saturday...the shopping! Let's get on with it...

1)DewBerryLime CUFF FreeForm Crochet with Cabochons/ saraaires - I'm in love with crochet. I can't crochet...but when I see items like this, it makes me want to learn. I love the colourful undulations that flow through this. Not to mention the beads!! She also creates gorgeous bags - take a look in her store.
2)Seagulls in the sky - Coffee Clutch/ the wren - this item is full of lovely details; from the hand covered embroidered 'wren' button, the hand drawn and screen printed lining, the recycled fair trade coffee sacks that form the outer part to the simple leather tie. There are alternative variations on this bag available in Wendren's shop. Do take a look.
3)Sing little bird - pretty applique bag/ memake - a girl can never have too many bags, especially when they are as wonderful as this one! Lovely features include beautiful hand stitching, fab colour combination and recycled vintage fabric lining. Wish this was mine!
4)Lulicade Goddess Necklace (2222) - A Collaboration/ SandFibers - to quote the item description: This is the collaborative effort of three Etsy artists: LisaPetersArt made the ceramic button; SandFibers created the bezel and bale, and Scarfitup added the fiber and beads to the crocheted and braided cord necklace! I love the combination of textures; such a great coming-together of skills. Lovely.

This week, we're pleased to welcome the lovely Dana from LeiLiLaLoo to our ever-expanding team of Saturday Shoppers. Dana is soon to give birth...I'm thrilled she's keen to join us, and look forward to looking at her lists - whenever she has the time!! Welcome, Dana.

Welcome, too, to Jan, from the Little Shop of Horus who is joining us today with her first list. Terrific to have you play along with us!

If you would like to join in the fun and windowshop with us for covetable handmade items from Etsy, just let me know!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Quick Round Up

Hello! I've been away for a lovely family break - but here I am, back again, trying to get back into the swing of things.

A quick catch up on the stitching front for you...the w.i.p (top pic above) has been completed (lower pic above), and already's going to be attached to a tunic, as part of a salwar kameez. A lovely project to be involved in - lots of fun and colour!

Here's a little recap of our past week xx