Sunday, 28 February 2010

Other News

Well it was my Birthday last weekend. So after breakfast in bed, we went to the jewellers. I was bought a Pandora Bracelet for christmas and I wanted to add some more charms. I chose a silver heart from Andy, a little silver parcel from the children and the most gorgeous pink and red glass one from my parents. I want my bracelet to make me think of all of my family.
Anyway, clutching my very pretty gift wrapped bag, we headed back to the car, despite Andy's beat efforts, he couldn't however, keep me out of the car boot taking place in the market square. And good job too, cause there was this lovely little stool, not very pretty at the moment, I admit, but just perfect for when I'm on the laptop in the kitchen. You just wait a lick of paint and it'll look gorgeous and what a bargain for £2!!!
So I think I made a pretty picture, jewellery bag in one hand, car boot stool in the other! Sarah x

Ooops, broke my New Years Resolution

Sorry despite my best intentions, have broken my resolution to update my blog........MUST TRY HARDER!
Anyway I've not been putting my feet up, I've been making some new banners. I had two things in mind, I wanted to make something for the boys and I wanted to make Birthday Banners. Now bearing in mind how expensive birthdays are, I wanted to make a banner that could be used year after year. I also love traditions, I think it's really important that you grow up remembering things that you did as a child, hopefully my children will.
So what I came up with was a banner with interchangable parts, that can be swopped around and added to, so drum roll..............
Happy Birthday Banner for the boys. I've been wanting to use my Cath Kidston Cowboy for ages, I'm really pleased how it looks on the banner. The Felt stars made me think of a sheriffs badge. I've sewn velcro to the banner and the back of the stars, so you can change them over as each year passes. I'm in love with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY ribbon, it's gorgeous. I got it from . (Now a complete favourite shop of mine!)

This ones got interchangeable names as well as the numbers, let me know what you think.
Sarah x

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Website is live!

Sorry for the lack of updates this week. I've been working on my website
which I have now opened to the world. It's still a work in progress, but to be honest, I can't believe what I've achieved so far. Check out the link at the top of the page.

The next job is to set up the shop. I've got lots of lovely things made ready to put in it, so I need to get the camera out and take some pictures and get listing, listing, listing!

I've also had my best 2 weeks ever with 6 orders for bunting in the last 10 days and a repeat order, thank you soooo much! I've also had some fantastic feedback, which I'm very proud of.

Sarah x

Sunday, 7 February 2010


Now, the thing is I LOVE making my wool felt brooches. it's the colour and texture of the felt. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting there with my box of felt to my left, my embroidery threads in front of me and my button boxes to my right. Now I know that sounds sad, but there you go!

The thing is, I've not been happy with the photo's that I took. Firstly I did them on a white background, then a black one, but they still didn't look right. Yes you could see the amazing colours, but they were just not right. This was confirmed by some feedback from a customer, who said the brooch was much nicer in real life than the photo.

So I've had a rethink ( inspired by some gorgeous fabric I got from ) and redid all my photo's

So what do you think? I love the simplicity of the brooches, they look stunning pinned to you coat, cardie or bag (My daughter has one of my smaller flowers pinned to her hat, it looks lovely!)
Well I guess the proof will be if they sell............... fingers crossed, I'm in need of a
relaxing evening with my felt!
Sarah x

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Happy Days!

Happy, Happy, Happy!!
It's happened, hooray, I got my first Personalised order of Etsy, thank you. It's all done and in the post, so I hope it will make it's new owner smile!
This has been closely followed by three orders on Ebay.............fantastic!
I've also had brooch sales on Folksy and Misi, so I think you can guess........I'm happy!
Hooray, now that inspired me and I've also been busy making some new celebration Buntings.
"HOORAY" "Marry me?" "Mr and Mrs" "Just Married!"
Should be on my shops be the end of the week.
Think I'll hang a "HOORAY" in my sewing room.
Sarah x