Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Inspiration: Christmas decorations

Well the count down is now truly on until the big festive day! So what are you making in advance or creating to celebrate this day and season?
I'm definitely inspired by a lot of handmade goodness that I've seen happening online, here's a few decorative bits
Image courtesy of All Things Paper
Image courtesy of All Things Paper
Image courtesy of Welke
Simple or extravagant, enjoy it in your own way. The run up and preparation is all part of the fun after all!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Giveaway at That Crafty Fish

Be quick and drop over to Kirsty's blog for her fab giveaway of a very scummy creative book indeed!
image courtesy of That Crafty Fish
Enjoy and best of luck if you enter x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Boutique event

As you may or may not know (which all depends on how long you've been reading my blog - I've had a long vacant spell this year from here) as I have been working as one half of a business with another textile bod at Weft A Bit. For many reasons we are not continuing with this venture come the New Year. So I will be back to blogging here (which I am excited about, can't wait to totally finish freshening up the look of my blog) and I'll be posting more regularly here about stitching, doodling, making and more.
But before all that I thought I'd share with you some photos of the Boutique one day event we put on as Weft A Bit in the gallery at Creek Creative in Faversham the other weekend.
scarf walls, with crates
loving the 'crate' shelving
the 'frame' wall displaying a selection of handmade goods
willow hoops wrapped with recycled/vintage fabric, a little fun
panels of pins to wear, flowers, birds
The one day event went really well considering the weather that weekend wasn't particularly great. A greyness that didn't seem to lift all day. However there was a steady trickle of visitors in all day and we met many lovely people and packaged up lots of lovely items for those who were starting their gift shopping for Christmas. So Thank You to all those that came x
And with cake involved, how could it not be a good day?!!

We have a couple more fairs to attend and then that will be it. Moving forward onto ventures new! x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Just a peek at some of the scented bits I've been stitching up for the last few fairs I'll be attending this year as Weft A Bit. (I have new plans and ideas for 2012, so lots of creative time to look forward to).
The robins are filled with bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and cloves for a fix of festive scent. Pleasing round little birds! (although in reality I know they are fiercely territorial in the wild). What have you been creating for the festive season?

What Katie did next

I wanted to introduce you (if you haven't already stumbled across her website) to the lovely Katie of What Katie did next. She is also a very good friend of the amazing Sue (Sewsister). I have met Katie before but hadn't seen her work so it was nice last month when visiting Farnham Maltings to see her work in all it's splendor!
Gorgeous lavender sachets. Image courtesy of What Katie did next.
Bespoke family trees. Image courtesy of What Katie did next.
Cute Christmas badges. Image courtesy of What Katie did next.
Her stand was bursting full of scrumptious textile goodies which as always is good to see for real. Her website is sooo pretty as well and full of lovely textile goodies for gifts and secret treats to yourself. Be sue to drop by and take a peek!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Inspiration: autumn

Autumn... not necessarily everyone's favourite season, as it can bring with it grey skies, rainy days, leaves falling to the ground and hastens the way for frosts, chills and ultimately winter. I love Autumn though and especially the warmth and richness of colour that comes with it. In fact I love that we have 'seasons', each one has its positive and negative aspects and each season has its own inspiration.
For me Autumn starts off the influx of decadent rich deep jewel-like colours. Burnt hues, russets, berries, the lighting of candles and gathering round warming fires, getting cosy. Eating steaming bowls of feel-good food.
As you can see from the above images, I was experimenting with some autumnal bits and pieces, looking and capturing them, burnished Autumn. Having looked around on-line I was lucky enough to stumble upon the blog The Swenglish Home, absolutely stunning and I insist you visit it! Totally inspiring.
Image courtesy of Helena
How can you not be inspired by dining like this I ask you? Hop on over to Helena's blog to see some more stunning images of her autumnal dining, inspirational indeed.