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Pompom Pillows!

12 Apr

You can now find these two pompom trim pillows for sale at ‘Like a Teatray in the Sky‘. Made with some awesomely funky fabric and complete with a playful pompom trim!

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You can also find some of my other creations for sale there too. See anything you like? Why not take a wonder down there and grab a crafty creation and a slice of cake at the same time!?

I am always happy to do commissions too, just drop me a line and I am sure we can create the perfect item just for you. 🙂 x

Southsea Flea Market

2 Mar

Today I popped into Southsea Flea Market on Waverley Road to have a quick rummage amongst the bric-a-brac. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, I just like to have a gander and see if I stubble across any bargains, old plates or vintage fabrics etc.  Today was my lucky day as hiding at the back of the hall perched on top of a radiator was a pair of GORGEOUS Vintage curtains in my favourite colour (Orange!) It’s one of those heart stopping moments where you find something you absolutely love and can’t quite believe someone else hasn’t snapped it up already! At £10 for the pair which are in fabulous condition I simply had to run to the cash point and purchase them immediately.

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I initially thought I could use the fabric to make some cushions or something but they were in such a good condition that I couldn’t bare to put a pair of scissors to them! Luckily for me they are the perfect fit for the window in our living room! Groovy or what?!

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Spring Time Tea Cosy

15 Feb

Ok, I know it’s not quite Spring yet, but I thought I’d welcome it early!

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love a good old cup of tea. I come from a tea chain drinking family; your cup barely touches the coaster before another is made! For this reason I brought myself a lovely spotty, red teapot a while ago and I have been dying to make it a cosy but other crafty projects just kept on getting in the way! I have recently started attending a knitting group on a Tuesday night held at ‘Like a Teatray in the Sky‘ (which my work is now stocked in too! Yays!)which was the perfect time to get cracking on a cosy.

I chose a VERY simple pattern of K2 P2 ribbing stitch and created two identical sides which then drawstring at the top, then you simple sew up the edges leaving gaps for the spout and handle. Voilà!

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The giant flowers I crocheted and sewed on top. I love it! So bright and colourful, just in time to say goodbye to long dark nights and hello to spring sunshine, daffodils and cute baby animals!

Retro Full Length Apron

31 Aug

I was recently asked to create a full length apron for a friend. She like me loves a bit of retro so it was quite easy to pick the fabric!

I chose a fabric called ‘ Mushroom Border’ from Michael Miller. I love the boldness of the print and the colours  instantly cheer you up.

Living happily in it’s new home 🙂

Living happily in it’s new home 🙂

Knitting Needle Organisers

17 May

Do you ever go to start a knitting project and find you can only find one needle? Are your needles tangled in an elastic band frenzy? Or sitting sad and neglected in a tupperware box? Well fear not! The knitting needle organiser is here! I have found my crochet hook holders hugely popular and I have long been meaning to create a larger version for all you dedicated knitters out there!

Unlike the crochet holders these have a flap at the top to stop the needles falling out and a nice tie to wrap it up safely.

The orange and pink ‘Pezzy Prints’ fabric from American Jane for Moda I love. Such a simple design but it looks gorgeous, especially teamed with a plain cotton inside.

The bright floral fabric is by Joel Dewberry. I used this striking fabric to make a full length apron too.( Pictures coming soon).

I found these gorgeous fabrics (and loads more!) from the ever wonderful Eternal Maker in Chichester. If you haven’t been then you should make it your DUTY to. It is full to the brim of everything a keen sewer should need and is well worth the trip.

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!

Oranges and Lemons

2 Aug

I was asked recently to make a peg bag for my Mums friend. She wanted ‘ A peg bag with Citrus Colours.’ My first thoughts were obvious. I should use fruit print fabric.Alas I could not find what i was after so instead i went for a relatively simple look and I think it came out pretty good. It turned out to be rather retro what with the large print flower in the centre.

The fabric from the centre actually came from a swap basket at Buttons and Pearls. Which is a fabulous new venture my friend Georgina Giles has set up. Take a look because its fantastic! It’s what helped me spark up my imagination once again and get creating! oh how I’ve missed it! so cheers George for getting me off my bum!

I really enjoyed making something to a (even if somewhat vague!) design brief. It felt really nice to think that my creation was going to a loving home and will be swinging happily in the sunshine on the washing line with all its peg friends! 🙂 xxx

Happy Peg People!

JACK MONROE

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