Friday, 25 February 2011

Folksy Friday

Its no secret by now that I have a thing about vintage tea cups and saucers. here are a few teacups used in a variety of ways for my Folksy Friday offering.  Enjoy. White, no sugar for me please.  There are clickable links to each item.

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Vintage Cup Succulent Plant
by Candys Emporium
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Mini Teacup Necklace
by The Lime garden
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Vintage Teacup Stand
by Marmalde Button
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Teacup Pin Cushion
by Made by kate d

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OhFlowersForTea - Teacup & saucer
by KerriAnns Creations

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Peppermint Japanese Teacup Candle
by FionaPitts
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Print by Ella Masters art and Illustrations

Dont forget to make tea you need a teapot and I have the very thing to keep it warm in my own folksy shop and as a special treat if you found it by reading my blog and are in the UK I will give you free shipping. To snap it up, just send me a message via the item and the first one gets the free shipping. I will change the shipping in the  listing before you purchase.

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Stash Busting Gifts

I bought my daughter a beautiful duvet set for her new bedroom last week on ebay, here it is pictured with some nice matching pillows which they did not have and probably would have cost quite a bit.

So, me being me, I thought "I will make some"

 I went for a rummage in the scrap box, repurposed a bed valance and found some black needlecord which I got a huge piece of for a project ages ago. Even the buttons were rescued from some clothing item my husband grew tired of (cant remember what).  Like most crafters, I never throw away scraps.  I have a plastic bucket just for felt leftovers. These proved invaluable for the beaded flowers on the black pair.  Even my husband was impressed.  I spent £20 on a machine embroidered pillow for our bed a couple of years ago and he remembered that and suggested I might make some and sell them as "they were much nicer". Praise indeed from the `often scornful of crafting` other half.  I have been saving this post to show you until I had given my daughter these. So as I am writing, I am really hoping she likes them.  Just need to find her some bedside tables too as I also got her some lamps.  She would like oldish ones rather that mdf modern stuff but I keep getting pipped at the post.  It will give me  a quest, I do like a quest for that elusive item. Its way more fun.

Spurred on by the succesful sewing, I have started a new quilt. Also a determined stashbuster project I have not got quite enough so I have left it with a headache and will have to be inventive. I refuse to buy more fabric.  More to follow and maybe too, I might get around to finishing the 2 quilts I have pieced already. One was started last April and is even 80% handquilted but I just cant resist a new project. I think this is a common crafting problem. Well I hope so.  Maybe it IS just me.

Cake............that is all

A short and sweet post. lemon polenta cupcakes. The jury is out on these. my son said they were lovely, but I think I prefer lemon flavour regular cupcakes. Anyone else have any thoughts on the merits of polenta.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Giddy up, more new horses.

Sadly, the equine world has been in the news this weekend, as I am finishing off my latest items both for a custom order and some new items for the etsy shop
I am sure we were all so shocked and perplexed to see those poor racehorses suffer such a painful end this weekend.  Quite the strangest thing to have happened.  I hope it is ok to show you my new hobby horses.

My naughty husband passed through the craftroom before the sticks were attached and stuffing was poking out of the necks and started making noises about the godfather. Thinks he is a comedian.

A happy stable