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Monday, 28 May 2012


It's been a mental few weeks which is why the blog has suffered of late, but I'm back with something for Handmade Monday

Where to begin...

Well, I was made a godmother at the weekend. My beautiful god daughter Elodie was an angel throughout the service except when she tried do a runner towards the end and her dad stopped her and she cried.
Talking of crying...I burst into tears after saying "Afternoon everyone" when Elodie looked at me and smiled. Had to be cuddled with the parents before I could restart but other than that speech went well :S
The weather was perfect, I had my hair and make up done for me and everyone said how nice I looked which was fab.
So here's a picture of me and the little lady.

And here's a photo of me and King Neil which I'm having blown up and framed as I love it!

So what else..what else!
Had a few orders for Jubilee themed hair accessories, the felt flower clips have gone down very well at fairs and in the hairdressers.

Talking of the hairdressers, to entice children in to have their hair cut Karen is now offering one of my cute bobble / clip bags as a freebie with every children's cut and finish. It covers her costs, I still receive the normal price of the bags and it encourages mums to bring their kids so good news all round hopefully!

I made a beautiful elasticated cream headband for a little girls christening and she looked fab in it on the day.

My veg patch is growing great guns now I'm really impressed with it and all of the flower seeds I planted a few weeks ago.
Radishes have grown loads since this photo but coming along nicely with the runner beans, peas and lambs lettuce.

My mind's gone a bit blank and I need to scoot off for my Coap mentor training.
For anyone who hasn't heard of it, COAP is to support Children Of Addicted Parents and People via an online forum, free counselling and awareness.
After being affected by this as a child, teenager and adult it's something very close to my heart.
If you want to take a look at the website it's

After a crazy few weeks, I shall be getting back to making this week so keep your eyes peeled for more goodies coming soon :)


Monday, 7 May 2012

Short and sweet

Well, it's a short and sweet blog this week because in between dieting, exercising, job hunting and gardening there hasn't been much time for anything else!

I missed my Handmade Monday blog last week and haven't managed to sort out the cream felt dinosaur yet as I was waiting for sizing but hopefully should be able to show that to you soon.

So here's a pictorial blog for you so you can see what I've been up to recently, enjoy!

After my local hairdressers offered to display some of my hair accessories (for free too!), here's one of the stylists with one that she bought before it even went on display. Lisa, the nail lady, has also ordered one for herself as I only made one to try it out. Sold x4 headbands in a week and x2 bobble set bags in 4 hours so doing rather well me thinkies!

Have found a bit of time to experiment with my ribbons, so here's a circular bow. Photo doesn't really show it off but it's very full and looks fab on a headband or big clip.

And had a go at a jubilee themed pin wheel too, be a lovely colourful brooch.

Waiting on a plain black fascinator to put these little (and big) beauties on! We're having our housewarming party over the jubilee weekend so thought this would go nicely and also gauge people's interest in fascinators at the same time!

This dinky felt flower is on a 30mm crocodile clip and I gave it to my 18 month old goddaughter to see if it'd be suitable on her fine hair. Not only is it adorable, it stays in and she doesn't even notice it!

This is what kept me entertained for most of Sunday. The castle's own little veggie patch! Runner beans planted around a wooden cane structure to encourage them to grow up nicely. And wigwam to do the same for the sweet peas. Planted peas, radishes and lambs lettuce seeds too The crazy twine and the tin foil are (I'm assured) going to stop cats and birds attacking everything. To be honest it just looks a bit mental, but if it works I'm not bothered. I've also got 3 varieties of tomatoes in a grow bag and some beetroot seeds growing in 2 big pots!

And finally, here's a photo I took in our garden on Saturday morning while I was watering everything, snazzed up a bit with Instagram. Seems we have a bit of a ladybird haven as we spotted 12 in the space of 5 mins in the small front garden on Sunday as well.

Hope everyone's had a lovely bank holiday