Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Craft Garden May Challenge

Welcome to May.

Our challenge to you this month is this picture from Design Seeds

You can create any project as long as it is made during the month of May 2012.  Entry is by the Inlinkz link below and closes at 23:59 GMT 31st May 2012.  Entry is limited to 3 projects per person.

This month is just for fun which is what I originally created the challenge blog for so there will be no winner or prize. Afterall fun is what crafting should be about.

Here is what the design team created:

I simply adored this challenge the colours are so user friendly and immediately thoughts of summer and the seaside sprung to mind. I have used this theme to produce two pieces; firstly a double page in my altered book and secondly a set of 3 ATC's. The large flower I have used in my book is available here and comes in a set of two, the other flower in this set is orange, other colours are available.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Custom Orders

I went a little bit mad making hair clips from felt flowers for the last craft fair I attended.  There are lots of them in the shop at pocket money prices.

A customer asked if I could make a brooch for her like the hair clips I had on the stall.  What a fabulous idea and I arranged to make her one when I got home and she collected it.  On collection she was so pleased that she asked me to make her some more.  The photo below is the custom order I made for her.  Taken in rubbish light so please excuse my photography skills.

I love making these flowers which is probably why I made so many hair clips for the stall in the first place.

Definitely a range I am going to be adding to the shop very soon.

April Winner

I am so sorry - I forgot to draw a winner for the April challenge.

Each and every entry was gorgeous and the randomly chosen number was number 25 which is Lori with this gorgeous card

Lori please can you email me at with your address details and I will send your prize to you :)

Monday, 7 May 2012

New Shop Goodies

I've added quite a few items to the shop over the last week or so.

Some are on auction such as this little tote bag

I've got a few more of these to add to the shop over the next few days.

There are a whole selection of items on auction including keyrings, hair clips, hair bobbles, brooches and some lavender pillows I made from some left over fabric I had from the bags which are still to come.  One of the lavender sets I made is in the cutest sock monkey fabric - the bag will be added tomorow.

Also are lots of keyrings at pocket money prices.  I love these birdcage ones

I had fun with felt and buttons for these keyrings
All unique and one of a kind.

I also have some lip balm keyrings which were a big hit with the girls at a recent craft fair.  Such a simple idea but really effective at keeping the crumbs from your lip balm

Also very popular with the girls were these hair clips

Friday, 4 May 2012

Design Team Announcement

I am delighted to announce the gardening team until the end of the year

Returning members:


and our newest recruits


I also want to say a huge thank you to Kevin who is leaving us. You have been an amazing design team member and we will miss you.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Design Team

Thanks to everybody who applied. We had 26 entries :)

I'll take my time over the course of this week to have a very close look at each entry and will make an announcement at the weekend.