Thursday, 24 February 2011

Dream dress

I recently bought this crochet collar jersey dress from Topshop. It's one of those dresses that looks quite nice on the hanger but looks much better on. It's perfect for casual nights out and even work, if you don't have dress too corporate that is. I wear it with tights, brogues or ballet pumps. To buy it yourself click here

My Valentine's pressie

I got given this lovely sliver button pendant necklace from my boyfriend. I like the way he's combined my favorite hobby (crafting) with jewelery (something every woman likes). He even made a lovely dinner, after some very unsubtle hints, of steak and potato gratin. All in all he did pretty well, I think I'll hold onto him, for now at least.

My latest projects

It's been a while since my last blog but I've not been sitting on my arse watching Eastenders I promise! I've been making some new items for my Etsy shop. I'm slowly building up a collection and working out how to make cross stitch patterns, in the hope that I could eventually sell at craft fairs and markets. I also want to get into refurbishing old furniture like the table and chairs in my last blog. But in the meantime have a look through these. If you would like to make any of the cross stitches yourself let me know I can email you the pattern for a mere £2.50.

I saw this slogan and decided to make it my new motto. Instead of a crown at the top I stitched a cotton reel and crossed needles.

Triple tache action! Not much more say really...

Pretty bunting which incidentally is resting on the draw of my revamped antiques fairs table (smug smile).

If you would like to purchase any of these or make them yourself please visit my shop by clicking here

Ta x

Monday, 7 February 2011

I'm now selling on Etsy!

If you liked the 'I love..' cross stitch and fancy getting one for your Valentines then you can buy your own personalised version on my new Etsy shop. Click here.. Personal message and frame all included! Just email the name of who you love and i'll get stitching.

Newark Anitque Fair Treasures

So after watching Kirsty's Homemade Home I became obsessed with the amazing bargains she seemed to pick up from antique fairs and salvage yards. So I tracked down the IACF which holds huge antique fairs up and down the country and went along to my nearest one in Newark.
I was blown away by the amount of amazing stuff on offer. Some things have prices on them but the sellers are up for bartering and actually quite enjoy it. I got this table and chair below for the grand total of £55 after bartering it down from £75. I'm going to use this as my crafting desk and have already sanded and painted the chair..the table is next on my list.

Here's some other goodies we picked up...