Monday, 22 December 2014

Bullies christmas outfit

Hi all,
Well, as some of you may know i like to follow what outfit our bull is wearing - and by our bull i mean the big bull statue outside the bull ring in Birmingham.
This year he is dressed up as a ginger bread man!
Merry Christmas everyone. x

Friday, 19 December 2014

December so far......

 Yet again i have been a blog failure. I keep meaning to do it but never getting there, and worse i make things, wrap them up and send them off and then think - poop i didn't take a picture!

Well I have been making
I did a few more neck snuggies and made some star shaped baby wraps. I borrowed my next door neighbours small boy to test the pattern so he needed one to. I'm hoping to catch him using it at some point and take a snap!

This is something i received last year - i made similar for the teachers. Marsh mallows in the head, hot choc in the middle and chocolate snowmen in the bottom. hope they like them.

I did Christmas tree bunting for my tree ( a real one this year - but no skull on the top!)

I've made presents (no peaking Marianne)

cushions with pockets for story books!

And i made 30 pixie outfits in 24hrs! (more or less)

this was my plan
and this is tiny wearing hers
This was for the ice skating show that tiny and my lad were in  again this year. It was cinerfella (yes FELLA). nothing like abit of last minute costume sorting!
 anyway, if i don't manage to get back before then have a fab Christmas or what ever you celebrate at this time of year and a merry new year. xx

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!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

catch up on the festival of quilts

Hi all,
I had planned to blog last week but time got away from me again - well really i was enjoying having the house to myself for a week and watching lots and lots of doctor who!

Me and my Mum went to the festival of quilts. It was mums first trip and she was wow'd by the quilts. 

We also did a workshop - It was a book cover - run by Christine Porter (

we used new modern machines, mum struggled with the speed of hers (some one had made it slow and we couldn't work out how to make it faster!).
I struggled with the foot - it was lowered by a button not a lever - most confusing!

Mum working hard with some of the lovely helpers in the background)
This is what we made - it used some fantastic multicoloured threat from the Cotton patch (yes i went shopping and got some other colour blends!)

whilst sewing it
I didn't get it finished but did that at home - just have to decided which side i want as the front