Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Vintage Items for sale

I've got lots of vintage loveliness up for auction on Ebay at the moment. Some of it is left overs from my wedding but some are new finds. I always try to be fair with my start prices, I don't believe that vintage should be made exclusive based on your income - I try and cater for all.

So here are my fav pieces today.... (clickety click)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Crafteroo Magazine

I did a mini blog post last week to jog your memories about the new Crafteroo Magazine. I was lucky enough to be involved with a feature and a couple tutorials but after having a sneaky peek at the finished magazine I have to say there is so much I want to try!

Here are some more details including sample pictures and the contents list!

Online forum Crafteroo is launching a brand new online magazine dedicated to all types of crafts. Run, written and edited entirely by forum members, who between them cover just about every craft you can think of, the new magazine will be digitally published quarterly, with the first issue due out on 1 October 2011.

Through a combination of features, tutorials, business articles and projects, as well as a swap shop for de-stashing and re-stashing, and illustrated with gorgeous photography throughout, it aims to engage with crafters new and old, share knowledge, encourage readers to try something new and expand the reach of the crafting revolution!

Comments Kerry Wilkinson, editor; “Recently we had a discussion about how we could perk up the forum as we have a solid visitor base but were looking to expand and engage with existing members. As I had a background in craft magazine editing, it seemed like the next logical step for us, and it’s really got everyone excited, we’re all working very hard on this to make it an excellent publication.”

The magazine will be priced at £1.50 and access will be sold through the Crafteroo forum (

All proceeds from sales and advertising will go towards the running and upkeep of the Crafteroo forum promotional activity and incentives for forum members. Readers are encouraged to join the community, share their makes and talk to the magazine creators and maybe even participate in the next issue themselves.

Get ready to be inspired, and try making something new! 

Monday, 26 September 2011

Upcycled Christmas Tree Decoration

Well the wedding has been and gone and it really was a lovely day - just how I imagined but without the punch up! Since the wedding i've been like a lost puppy so the only thing for me to do was knuckle down and focus on something else...... Christmas yay!

My OH given the choice would go on holiday for the month before Xmas because I turn into Martha Stewart's more obsessed and over the top sister. He's particularly worried that i've started this early but it was either this or another baby.... and we are never going there again btw

So here is my first Xmas decoration. It's made from a charity shop find. I purchased a lovely embroidered tablecloth which unfortunately had a big stain on it so i've cut it up and sewn it into a ball. Its been stuffed and hung it on twine. It is quite a large decoration but if you buy a real tree like we do you find you need the odd bigger piece to fill up any negative space. (yes I do take it that seriously lol)

I've got enough tablecloth to make a few of these so they will be available online and in my folksy store soon.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

See here....

well over there >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Crafteroo magazine coming soon on the 1st October. Look out for some gorgeous tutorials and informative articles. I cant wait to see my decoupage bangles featured!