Just a really short post to let you know my first giveaway ends tomorrow afternoon at 4.30pm, at which time my two little girls will pick 3 winners out of the bag.
There are three things to be won and all you need to do is follow and comment!
You can join in here
Here are some pictures of what you could be receiving in the post.
Added by Fat Chick Design on September 30, 2010 at 22:15 —
I am really inspired by vintage and antique items of clothing and accessories that can be remodelled by knitting, crochet or fabric into beautiful and current items. Have a look on my blog
at my plans for an 18th C child's vest. Will be uploading pics of the project as it progresses ...
Added by Bev Newman on September 30, 2010 at 15:00 —
Here is a sample of what will be on sale on my new shop on Folksy, http://www.folksy.com/shops/SimJaTa2
Its a lovely day out there today, but for the more dark dismal ones ahead we need a bit of brightness in our lives I… Continue
Added by Lynda Norton on September 30, 2010 at 12:56 —
For futher illustration on custom Tote Bags here at Bags of Swank by SimJaTa, here is Dave who is quite happy to be watching the world go by.
Added by Lynda Norton on September 30, 2010 at 12:53 —
I’ve never been a particular fan of colouring books or sheets for children in general terms – I’d always felt that they are not especially creative, and that while useful perhaps for younger children, the doodle books which encourage children to draw and use their imagination are better. I think perhaps I have been something of a colouring snob.
Added by Artful Kid on September 29, 2010 at 21:13 —
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Added by Emma Thomsen on September 29, 2010 at 12:49 —
I don't often win contests but it would seem that August was a great month for it! I was fortunate enough to win these beautiful beads.
Gaea beads is based in sunny California creating porcelain beads that are unique and one of a kind. As well as beads you can also find pendants, earrings, rings and other gifts.
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Added by Victoria Baker on September 29, 2010 at 11:45 —
The tip of the iron is gently placed onto the surface of the glass inside the furnace and rotated one and half turns to create an even gather. Slightly moving forward the iron is then rotated for a further 6 times in approx 3 seconds! Carefully removing the iron it is continually turned whilst walking to the bench. Turning the iron with Liam`s left hand he then takes a soaked folded pad of newspaper and strokes the glass from the top back… Continue
Added by liam carey on September 29, 2010 at 8:30 —
Court & Spark has had a great write up by Karen Jinks on the Makers Online Christmas micro blog:…
Added by Philippa Harding / Court & Spark on September 27, 2010 at 18:00 —
I won the delightful Jenny Arnott's Fabric Badge Giveaway and Blogged about it! http://itsallaboutthefabric.blogspot.com/
Thanks Jenny! :)
Added by Emma Thomsen on September 25, 2010 at 23:46 —
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Added by Dawn Treacher on September 25, 2010 at 13:27 —
Lots and lots of links to follow below containing all of the best posts on Craft Blog UK to help increase views and followers to your craft blog. If you enjoy these posts please share them! You can find CBuk on Facebook
, on twitter
and at Flickr
too :)… Continue
Added by Hilary Pullen aka haptree on September 25, 2010 at 9:30 —
Different eh? My good friend Nutty, from www.nuttyart.co.uk
who is a fabulous animal portrait artist, gave me permission to use one of her artworks on a bag. I have also done one with one of her photographs of her dog, the MOlly Diva Dog.
Hoping this shows off the idea of the custom tote bags I can make… Continue
Added by Lynda Norton on September 24, 2010 at 9:23 —
Further to yesterday's post
showing all the cut out pieces, and shoes in progress, here are my finished baby shoes!
I haven't added a button closure yet as I may add a popper instead - I want to see how they'll fit on an actual baby first to get the size and placement right, so for now they'll stay like this.
Added by Groovy Pumpkin on September 23, 2010 at 11:33 —
A few months ago you might remember that I posted about my entry to the UK Handmade
competition. Well I was joint winner in the competition and I've since gone on to become a more regular writer for UK Handmade.
If you want to read my article about Sunderland Pottery you can check it out in the Autumn edition on UK Handmade.
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Added by Victoria Baker on September 23, 2010 at 11:07 —
Glassmaking tools.....Liam uses a range of tools to work the glass, some have been passed on from previous glassmakers, some brought and others made. A favourite is a pair of very old jacks from Whitefriars of London.
Jacks come in a range of sizes and are used for reducing the size of the glass, held vertically in one hand and lubricated with beeswax. Priscilla`s have wood on them and are used to open up vessels. Liam has an impressive collection of these in varrying sizes each for… Continue
Added by liam carey on September 23, 2010 at 8:55 —
A few weeks ago, I heard about a project which Manchester Craft Mafia were organising, to create a miniature city, with lots of little buildings contributed by members of the public. This captured my imagination, as I have always had a thing for little houses. It's also being created in my home city, so I thought I'd join in and add my own contribution. The project was described as follows:…
Added by Artful Kid on September 22, 2010 at 21:38 —