29/09/2009

Sugar Skull T-Shirt


And here is Emma's Sugar Skull T-Shirt. I really enjoyed doing this one, I would like to get one more made before the market on Saturday. Not sure whether that will actually happen though, as I have so much on!

28/09/2009

A Horse Tale



A friend wanted to buy a sugar skull T-shirt from me but decided she wanted a larger size. She brought along her daughter who loved the style but wanted a horse instead, you know these horse mad girlies.
I thought I would give it a go, see how it worked out.

Here are the results, what do reckon? I think she will like it. Nearly finished the sugar skull one as well.

24/09/2009

My Creative Space


I am sharing my creative space with lots of lavender again. It smells lovely as I sew them and I got lots of comments about their lovely smell on the stall last week.

I am also sewing a horse Tshirt. Lots of felt and swirly stitchy mane. More about that one later.

Today my creative space has also been sorting out a tech problem at work. I run a html course on Thursday mornings. The room that I use has just updated internet explorer. This has thrown up problems with viewing and editing the source code of webpages with notepad which used to be the default source code viewer. It has been changed with the upgrade to default to word which is not what I want to be doing.
So a quick call to the IT guys who do the support only to be told that there is nothing that can be done about it. No sorry that is not the answer I was looking for...........this is where Dr Google came in. It took me a minute to Google it, a minute to ring the tech guy and explain how to change the default viewer back to notepad! Why did I have to do that, why didn't he use google? Twit!

I decided to use one of my lavender bags to relax a little instead of banging my head against the wall!

For more creative spaces, get on over to Kootoyoo

21/09/2009

After the Event




The Milton Keynes MaKe event was great! I shared a stall with Dotty's Hats and Leif Treasure Baskets. Very good company.
My stall was next to Alissa's plus-size clothes swap very nice lady and very popular event. Hope to see this again!
Which was conveniently next to the lovely cakes and biscuits! Very tasty and they had Vegan cake as well which was much appreciated by my daughter.
Lots of talented people there, I made some new contacts plus I managed to not spend too much which is very hard to do when you are faced with lovely things you want to buy and can't just walk away.

I am hoping the MaKe event will happen again......

17/09/2009

My Creative Space



I have been to visit my sister this morning who has now finished Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy and looks amazingly well. She is managing to walk around a lot more. She is so totally bored at home after being practically a workaholic we have tried to keep her busy. My Mum has taught her to crochet so the granny squares are being made at great haste.

My little project for the day has been more lavender bags. I have been using some pretty fabrics like the russian doll and sacred heart stuff. These are for the Make event (previous blog post) on Sunday.

The lavender is so strong, but it is so lovely. Each time I walk into the house we have the lovely aroma. The lavender bag experience has brought back so many childhood memories for me. My Mum used to make them, my Dad would grow the lavender, it would be dried and my Mum would make all kinds of little bags for family and friends.

See so many amazing creative spaces over here.

15/09/2009

MaKe Event Milton Keynes

I will be at the Milton Keynes MaKe event on Sunday sharing a stall with two other lovely ladies. So if you are in the area, drop by, say hi.

04/09/2009

My little Surprise



I had been moaning, yet again, to my long suffering other half that I couldn't use my cone threads as they get caught up in my machine and drive me wild with broken thread, catching etc...
In the middle of one of these rants he got up and disappeared into the garden and came back in ten minutes later with this little beauty! Well that is an exaggeration as beauty it is not! But what it is is a fantastic thing that means I can now use my cones without spending dosh on a purpose made one. He even wrote in red pen "Willy's patented thread holder" and a cross where to stand my cone. He is so helpful!

03/09/2009

My Creative Space


I have some poly cotton here that I have only used a little bit of. My daughter has asked me to make her some little drawstring bags for her latest venture, more about that another time! I put together 8 little bags for her. It was really nice to be making something really simple and straightforward so that I didn't have to concentrate the whole time, plus sitting there with the tip of my tongue sticking out as I concentrate is not a good look! And it is always nice to make things for our kids isn't it.
To see other Creative Spaces go over to Kirsty's and take a look.

02/09/2009

Time for a lovely cup of tea!


I made my brother a nice cup of tea last week, he had just come round for a chat, he got to the bottom of his cup and look what he found! He was not that impressed. I don't mind spiders personally but don't really want them hanging around in the bottom of our cups! Was that one lump or two?