okay I have found a blog so here I am. hello people! just discovered this and love the way, with my fairly erratic and dubious IT skills, I have been able put up pictures, and am beginning to find my way around. I used to paint, still draw, but LOVE needles. I do needle felting, work with crochet hooks, knitting needles, sewing needles, and have bags (literally) of projects cluttered around the house. My ironing board is my work table (one of them) and in just the last four weeks I have been… Continue
Added by Annabel Burton (Cherry Tree) on March 31, 2010 at 23:00 —
Aswell as adoring fabric I like nothing better than leafing through craft books, particuarly those about sewing and of course feature fabric! I discovered Sew Pretty Homestyle by Tone Finnanger last year and quite literally feel in love with the projects in the book. The pictures of the creations were inspriing and the instructions for the projects were clear with a section at the beginning about how to choose fabrics and notions and pattern cutting. I have since added to my collection Sew… Continue
Added by Zoe Grant on March 31, 2010 at 21:17 —
Thought you might like to know about this great event in Suffolk on Saturday. I'll be there with my Adele Design products and my exciting new badge and card designs. If you are in the area and looking for somewhere exciting to go with a great atmosphere, plenty of food and things to buy then come along and say 'hello'. I'd love to see you.
Here is the link… Continue
Added by Adele Sellears on March 31, 2010 at 17:18 —
Hi folks...have just found you today...oooh very excited!!!
Let me tell you a little about myself....
I have crafted since my teens...I LOVE it. I design and make individual shabby chic gifts using fabric (vintage & new), crochet, knitting and felt. I also specialise in personalised gifts.
I am very new to business....but at the grand old age of 44 I have set up my own website which I am over the moon about!!!
Check it out ....… Continue
Added by Tilly Rose on March 31, 2010 at 16:45 —
I have started adding things to my new etsy shop in the last couple of days, I havent started trying to promote it yet but two people have said they like my triangle brooch which is nice,especialy as it had only been up about 1 minute.
I have more things to add and am working on some silver pieces too.
please have a look and let me know what you think.… Continue
Added by Mandy Hollowell on March 31, 2010 at 0:22 —
I have spent the past few days in between everything else sewing fabric yoyos for some cushions I am busy making. Big ones, small ones, medium sized ones.....pink ones, stripey ones, dotty ones and yellow ones, I'm beginning to wonder if it's spots or yoyos before my eyes!! So to give me a break from little running stitches I decided to see what other people are using yoyos for!
To see a lovely selection of how other crafty people are using yoyos and instructions to make a yoyo visit… Continue
Added by Zoe Grant on March 30, 2010 at 22:14 —
Do you want to make a blog treasury?
Also known as Folksy Friday, Etsy Finds or Misi Monday - crafty folk love to share a weekly selection of their favourite items from these excellent handmade artisan marketplaces. Why not share your own and 'find'… Continue
Added by Hilary Pullen aka haptree on March 30, 2010 at 13:56 —
Since setting up my shop on the uk based handmade marketplace Folksy
last month I've discovered a whole collection of talented crafty peole and developed quite a long wishlist of things I'd like to buy! So far I've restricted myself to three things that I saw and fell in love with...
My first purchase was this wee soap set from Bits N Bobs
, they're so realistic! I had to… Continue
Added by Abigail Johnston on March 30, 2010 at 10:00 —
Have just been for a very, very long walk with with my dog, which gave me the opportunity to think about new ideas. My brain has been whirring around and I'm feeling all inspired again. If only I could just remember to take a notebook along with me....
Added by Kate Crossley on March 29, 2010 at 22:01 —
Whilst I'm on the hunt for all things lovely, I often end up with far too much of one item. For instance I might buy a pair of vintage curtains to make a bag but I only need half the fabric.
So much has been building up in my studio, that I can hardly move so I thought I had better make some room. I have therefore opened a 2nd shop of Folksy selling all my unwanted materials.… Continue
Added by Claire Mackaness on March 29, 2010 at 16:00 —
Spring Forwards Fall Back
That's how I was taught to remember which way the clocks move either end of the summer! Hope you (if you live in the UK) remembered to change your clocks! If you haven't it's Monday...where have you been?!?!
Not On The High Street.com have sent out a Spring mailer today and have been kind enough to feature my suede storage bags in their 'tidy tidy' *section… Continue
Added by Victoria Peat on March 29, 2010 at 13:36 —
Just back from a chillaxed weekend in West Wales! ahh bliss, but I didn't waste any
valuable crafting time, made some lovely polymer clay canes for some flowery beads - my absolute favourite is the blue and purple pansy, which was very time consuming, but worth it.
Added by Maxine Pring on March 28, 2010 at 17:51 —
So this is my first UK Handmade blogpost and I feel rather nervous about it!
I guess I should introduce myself?
I'm Monkey Lou Lou! aka Lou Lou and I live in London. I'm a fashion, make up and Twilight addict with a passion for creating things.
I have tried my hands at many crafts through the years (even though there's only been 21 of them!) and I've recently settled on Jewellery making. I love creating things that can make someone feel good about themselves and… Continue
Added by Lou Lou's Luxuries on March 28, 2010 at 16:46 —
Check out my lovley new mix and match card series, sure to make you smile xxx
Added by fossdesign on March 28, 2010 at 13:17 —
I decided to set up a blogspot blog, and I know I won't be able to keep writing 2 blogs - especially if I don't just repeat myself, so I'm not going to continue this one. Thanks for reading and I hope you'll come visit me at my new blog:
Added by Pam Southernwood on March 27, 2010 at 19:53 —
Come see what's new with me craft wise - Blog update
Added by Creative Wishes on March 26, 2010 at 18:30 —
It' Friday, which means it's time to indulge my passion for print with Fabric Friday! I have had another successful trip to the library and came home with Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner. I love sewing books, especially one by textile designers so was thrilled to find another great book full of projects.....I am hoping on my next trip I will find a magicial book explaining how to make a couple of extra hours a day so I can try out the ideas in my growing collection of books! (This expanded… Continue
Added by Zoe Grant on March 26, 2010 at 18:06 —
This is by far my most popular design to date, in the first 12 hours it had had 120 views! which for me is massive and I have already sold some, yeah!
They are made entirely from waste glass and so come in a rainbow of colours, though I can make them to order if you want specific colours. Each one comes with 5, 10 cm long bunting flags
I have seen a lot of bunting in my time, but I havent found any other stained glass bunting anywhere else (yet!). Please let me know what you… Continue
Added by Amy McCarthy on March 26, 2010 at 15:02 —
I have a stall at this craft fair on the 5th. The stalls with my mother-in-law Helen and we are selling handmade items that have either been handspun, handdyed, hand woven, hand knitted, hand embroidered or a mixture of the above. If you are in the area please call in and say hi to us and give us a bit of feed back / encouragement. This is our first of hopefully many craft fairs. I currently have an online shop at… Continue
Added by Lois Macintosh on March 26, 2010 at 14:33 —
I am currently running a giveaway on my Facebook fan page
. All that you need to do to enter is leave me a comment there about which is your favourite product from my shops.
I have received some lovely entries so far. It is always so encouraging to hear what others think of your work and to know that they are enjoying it. The products chosen so far all vary quite a lot which is great, I know that people like my… Continue
Added by Claire Hurd Design on March 26, 2010 at 12:41 —