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Happy Birthday Mum

21 Jan

It was my mum’s birthday yesterday and after buying  Christmas presents  I always find it hard to think of something nice to get her in January. Luckily I remembered her mentioning something that she wanted a while ago and it also happened to be something that I have wanted to have a go at making for ages. A fabric memo board!

They are so easy to make, but seeing as I hadn’t made one before I thought it best to have a practice run, that way I get to make one for myself as well! So I gathered my supplies; a cheap pin board, some wadding, ribbon and buttons, a staple gun and some funky fabric, and off I went.

For my memo board I used some vintage curtain fabric that my sister in law gave me along with some yellow ribbon and buttons. I think it’s beautifully simple.



Happy with the outcome of my first attempt I cracked on my mums birthday present. She’s a big fan of blues, so I chose a lovely blue floral fabric that I’ve had hiding in my stash for a while. I picked out some lovely chunky blue buttons to sew through the joining ribbons and also used some of the ribbon to create a hanging handle. I covered the back of the board with some plain blue cotton to hide away the staples and back of the board.



I really enjoyed making these and will definitely be doing them again to sell at craft fairs and on my Etsy page. I particularly loved using the staple gun!


Today’s colour is…orange.

8 May

I love descovering new exciting things on Etsy. I’m not necessarily looking to buy, but it is always inspiring to have a good old rummage and discover what other people are creating. There are so many talented people out there its sometimes hard to know where to start looking! With this in mind I like to simply type in random words and see what comes up. Todays word is Orange, Here are a few things that I found and love!

These stunning pictures are by a lady called Natasha Tayles, she has some amazing art work. All as bright and beautiful as these two. I only wish I had the money to buy one!

I absolutely love this ribbon topiary by ‘So Cute Parties’. They have loads more on there shop. How lovely would they look at a wedding or  children’s party? I’d love them in the garden all year long!

I pretty much had a cuteness overload when I saw these adorable crocheted bunnies hiding in a carrot!The bunnies are hand crocheted and the purse is made separately from cotton so you can use it for your loose change! Why not check out Wererabbit2006‘s shop for other cute creations!

There are loads more wonderful creations I could have picked, but for obvious reasons I could not list them all! Why not take a look yourselves? You might find something you love!

Finally! My Etsy shop has arrived!

28 Nov

It took me long enough but I have FINALLY set up my online Etsy shop! There is still quite a few bits to be added but I’m getting there! Check  it out on

                   Let me know what you think! I hope you like x

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