Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A Crafty Update

Just a quick post to show you what I've been making recently
Patchwork brooches!
I am becoming rather addicted to making these,
to give you an idea of size the bottom brooch in the top picture is approximately one and a half inches square.
If you'd like to see the brooches in more detail just click on the picture.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


I nearly didn't show you my desk today as part of What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday as it's such a mess, and it's been exactly the same since I abandoned it on Sunday to watch Mayday on TV!
But I figure I should show the good and the bad so here it is...
If you'd like to see tidier desks than mine pop over to Julia's!
I'm off now for a fun day out with friends and then I will come back and tidy my desk, maybe...
Have a great day.

Monday, 4 March 2013

My Crafty Weekend

I had a more successful weekend of crafting than last weekend, I managed to master the loose cover for a notebook, still not perfect but OK
I also made a (rustic) brooch which I rather like
but I'm not sure if the raw edges and wonky sewing would put people off if I were to sell it at the craft fair.
What do you think?
I also worked on a project for a friends birthday using these fabrics
I'm off to town now to catch up with a friend I've not seen for a while, the sun is shining and I'm looking forward to the walk there.
I hope you had a lovely weekend and have sunshine where you are!

Pretty Pastel Style by Selina Lake

Well, my copy of this book arrived on Wednesday just as I was leaving for work (grrr).
 I had a lovely start to my day yesterday - in bed with a cup of tea and a toasted hot cross bun courtesy of Mr B, looking through the book properly for the first time.
I have to admit to being the tiniest bit concerned that this book may not live up to my (high) expectations! I do not have a pretty-pretty style, I am not a massive fan of pastels (I was thinking of ice cream colours) and I thought I might find this style a little sickly.
I needn't have worried, it is just as great as 'Homespun Style' and not at all the sickly pastel style I feared, but the usual Selina Lake loveliness, and the pastels are bright pastels if that makes sense.
 I know that, like Selina's other books, I am going to look at this book again and again.
Here are a few of my favourite pages
Highly recommended!