Friday, 28 November 2014


Well its been ages. 

I been meaning to blog for the last 2 weeks but have just failed generally!

 I did a craft fair with mum at the coventry transport museum - as you can see, making things for this has had me busy


Also been putting things togeather for a swap

Made some more neck warmer thingys for my friends girls

and i have also been busy at work - yesterday was most exciting - we had the telly people in the lab - with this chap presenting

Its Dr Chris - hes a lovely chap - made a little video for one of Tiny's skating friends who loves his show (operation ouch).
anyway - hoefully i'll get round to blogging again before 2015!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Time pls

How do,
I had a go at something new (always exciting). I've seen a few of these on the interweb and though i'd like to have a go.

We've also had halloween - this is my 5min spider outfit! and i won a prize! (possibly because i was the only grown up on the ice that was stupid enough to dress up).
 and finally - Tiny has been busy making these bead things (the ones you iron and they stick togeather). anyone into minecraft may recognise - AshDuhb, Stampy and iballisticSquid!)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

not dead

 I'm not dead, work has just been hectic!
I have also been abit of a making things failure.
its mainly been cake - see below!
pumpkin carving

these are elephant cakes!

apparently these are ocelots!

big chocolate cake for my Friends little girl, shes gluten free like me!


testing multicoloured threads

more cake! - we had work birthdays
so as you can see, lots of cake and not much else, hopefully now I've had a little break (half term) i can get going again. TTFN!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


What ho,
I've been meaning to get a picture to show you for ages but until today i have failed.

In the first week of the summer holidays we ( me and the minions) went with my dad to a car boot sale. We wondered round and then Tiny spotted something.

My dad had given each of them some money to spend so she enquired how much the item of interest was from the lady running the stall. It was labled as £1 but being small and cute she got her desired item for 50p.

She promptly said it was for me
Its a kitty (Tinys favorite) and its sewing so, it must be a mummy kitty!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

in site 2014

How do all,
 Last week they had the in site 2014  at the cathedral in Birmingham. I was going to blog last week but failed! 
Its organised by craftspace and this is the third (could be fourth) one that i've visited.
This year 15 new temporary art works have been created around the cathedral - with public participation encouraged.

Looking forward to next years :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Skating and my bad photos

How Do!
I know i've been quiet over the summer but i did make things honest!
I tried my hand at doing a pair of ice skating trousers for a friends son. It has a zip fly and everything - well chuffed i am. i used the jalie - skate pants pattern.
I love their patterns for leotards/skate dresses etc.
Anyway - here they are
i tried to get an action shot but missed!

not quite central but at least in the picture!

Preparing for a jump!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

barrel pencil case

What ho,
Finally i've got round to blogging!
The Kiddy winks are back at school and as usual i've made them pencil cases.
 This year i got the chance to make something with some lovely fabric called drift by Angela Walters sent to me by the lovely Fiona at the sewing directory.
I made Barrel style pencil cases - and the tutorial for them is on the sewing directory site (v.proud)

I also made one in book worm fabric as my son wasn't impressed with the nice but 'girly' fabrics.

lovely fabrics but not to my boys taste!