Thursday, 17 March 2011

Home-Crafting companions

The weather is so nice here in Cornwall, I thought I would spend the late afternoon outside and cut out some bunting in the garden.

Crafting companions

Thought it would be nice to let the little beasts out too.

Crafting companions

Had a lovely afternoon in the sunshine and got a lot done, in-between stopping the chickens going into the woods ( I am sure they have a death wish) and throwing ball's for my boarder collie. After an hour or so things got a little friendly down on the craft table.

Crafting companions

These two are so nosy they are always the firs to meet you when you go down to see them. They get so excited they sometimes fly straight over the fence to see what molasses you have brought them.

Crafting companions

Sneaky peak at the vintage lace, I think some wedding inspired bunting may be on the cards.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Handmade at home - Don't buy me!

I don't really know what to say about these buttons. They are just amazing and I am so happy I found them. They sparkle in the sun light like little jewels.

They all so make me think of elegant boiled sweets if a thing has ever existed. I bought them as they compliment some vintage fabric I have, but now I have them I not sure if I can part with them.

Vintage plastic buttons
unnecessary photo of buttons

I decided to make lavender pillows and used the button to adorn them. The lavender pillows are only filled with lavender there is no stuffing, to help keep the pillows a little more rigged I have sewn a piece felt inside the pillow, this makes them quite tactile.

I will put a link to my Etsy shop amooma but please do not buy them....... well you can but only if you love them as much as me!

Show a bit of button love
unnecessary photo sorry

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Vintage finds- Spring in a cup

I found these tea cup in a little second hand shop in Liskeard in Cornwall about two years ago now. I do not use them to drink out of, but to but things in.

Do not drink

As Spring is here (though still a bit chilly) I have bought myself some lovely miniature daffodils and put them in the tea cups not an original idea but a cute one!

Tea cup and daffodils

One pot only cost £1.00 and it has filled three tea cup's, bargain. I thought they may look nice in the centre of my dinner table, I am hoping they will last till the weekend as I have some friend over for supper.

Miniature daffodils in vintage tea cups

My mum always calls daffodils daffs which I love. I have made some bunting, which is inspired by my new daffs. It's in my Etsy shop if you would like a closer look.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Handmade at home - New drawing pins

I have made these really cool bush pins to go with my fabric notice boards, they are as cute as a button don't you think!

The pin part is quite long which is really good for fabric memo boards. I was a bit worried how I was going to package them and send them in the post without hurting the postman/women. Thanks to my husband, as he came up with this idea of using corks(he had been saving them to make a pin board, we now have three boxes of corks in the garage)

I have them in pink too!