Thursday, 31 December 2009

Crafting 2009

Crafting 2009

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Just a look back at some of things I've crafted over the year. I'm having a blast in making Titchables a success and I'm SO SO excited about what I have in store for 2010. I really hope it's the start of something really big in my life.

Thanks to everyone who have made these first couple of months as an etsy seller so amazing!

Happy new year everyone!

Monday, 28 December 2009

Inspiration Monday!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas! I will do a post talking about mine this week, but first how about some inspiration? Today I went with the theme of organising your stash. There's some lovely craft room eye candy available and here's some of my favourites.

1. Untitled, 2. Spraypainted Metal Basket, 3. Storage, 4. IMG_7870, 5. Close up of fabric organization, 6. craft room, 7. Shelves Full of Things, 8. Studio* Kookii:Kooky, 9. monkey cushion

I'm feeling really antsy about my craft area. I really want to invest in some good shelving soon so I can have everything in one place. I'm sure it would help keep the creative juices flowing if everything was better organised.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas. I hope everyone that celebrates has a fantastic day tomorrow! I'm very much hoping for lots of crafty goodies in my gifts! :D I'm sure I'll have plenty to share after.

As an FYI, I have further reduced all Christmas stock at the store, plus some other items have been reduced to clear, so please check out the clearance section!

Love me xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Baking for Christmas!

Yesterday I had a little baking session. My mum had a lot of leftover icing from the glorious cupcakes she was making so I decided to make some Christmas biscuits. I have to say that I definitely won't be winning any beauty contests with them, but I can assure you they do taste delicious.

They're made with syrup and cinnamon, which surprisingly actually makes them taste like gingerbread. Go figure! It did make the kitchen smell extra Christmassy yesterday!

Anyone else doing some Christmas baking?

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Snowflake Garland!

Wow, two finished projects to show you in the same weekend. Go me! I've shown you a sneak of the snowflake's I've been working on, but now I've finished it. I apologise in advance for the super duper crappy photos I've taken of it. I assure you it looks much better in person, lol!

This is what the snowflakes looked like before blocking them. I pinned them to the carpet and spray them with laundry starch to make them stiffer and give them a better shape.

The garland! I really couldn't decide where to put it. I was gonna have it in my bedroom but the colour didn't really "go" so decided to put it up in my little living room in the bay window. (Horrible photo I know!)

Close up of one of the snowflakes. SO glad I decided to use this yarn, it's so pretty!

If you want to make your own snowflakes, you can check out the pattern on Lucy's blog (yes I DO love her patterns!): Attic24

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Project finished!

So I have been working on a not so super secret project for a friend for the last two months and I'm excited to finally show you the finished piece (as it has now arrived safely with friend). You may recall I stitched up a bag from a pattern on Lucy's wonderful blog Attic24 a while ago. Well said friend saw it and wanted one for herself so I said I would give it a go.

Now I normally don't agree to such things because to be honest, I am dreadfully slow at doing anything for anybody. This was no exception (oops!) but I was pleased to finally get it done and get it to Singapore before Christmas! So yay me!

The flower is a brooch and is detachable from the bag. That was a little extra something I added. I really love sparkly yarn at the moment, as you can tell!

And now... back to work on my new products for next year! 6 more sleeps!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Last minute gifts?

Some of my favourite UK items on Etsy while searching today, maybe last minute gift ideas?

Sunset Panda - ACEO by Moonkooki

Red Apples Cushion by ThreeRedApples

Gold Camera Charm Necklace by laurabailliedesigns

You're My Favourite Hello by Joannarutter

I'm So Sorry for Your Loss by Gorjuss

French Fancies by Britishcreamtea

Papercut Cheshire Cat by MrYen

I've been buying some supplies for some new product ideas I have. Been feeling very inspired. :)
Hope everyone is having fun in the snow! We have some, but it's not settling very well at the moment. Hopefully soon!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Inspiration Monday

So I thought about having some "theme" days. Call it a new year's resolution, except I'm starting early! :) Monday's will be full of inspiration. Today, here's some pretty images to inspire from searching on flickr:

1. Jane, 2. Untitled, 3. Rainbow Hearts Christmas Trees, 4. CHRISTMAS BALLS, 5. Alma brooch - Handmade and embroidered felt brooch, 6. fuzzy panda, 7. Pink and Yellow goodness, 8. The End Result, 9. Wee Granny Blanket, 10. CupCakes 2, 11. Christmas monster...Peppermint Pat, 12. Guirlandas invadiram o blog essa semana., 13. Little House Pouch, 14. crafting 104/365, 15. Merry Christmas! Hand-cut card, 16. sock hoppers in box

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Button Eye Candy

Hello! Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I had a lovely day yesterday wandering about the shops and the local market. Ended up buying more Christmas parents (even though I declared myself done earlier last week!). But still, I get a great buzz out of giving gifts, rather than receiving. I hope everyone else is getting prepared for the festivities?

I am making progress on my new doll, but I'll show you pix of her tomorrow. It was a bit scary the last few days as there's been bits of her all over the place! I'm having fun doing her up though.

Last week I came across a fabulous tutorial on making crochet snowflakes. I plan on making more to make myself a long garland, but I thought I'd show you the one I've made so far. It was really simple to stitch up. You can grab the pattern over at Lucy's wonderful blog Attic 24.

You should know that I am a big lover of BUTTONS. I have a HUGE unorganised jar of the little things for my crafting projects. I prefer it this way because whenever I need one I get the chance to tip them all on the floor and have a good rummage. Yesterday I thought I'd take some photos for you so you can see how very lovely they all are!

And then Ashlee decided to jump in and make button angels. Or something. ;)

Finally, if you head on over to the Christmas section over at my shop you'll find that as well as free worldwide shipping, all Christmas products have now been reduced!! Go and grab yourself a bargain! (Mr Santa Panda is now only $6!).

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Pom Trees

So today I sent off the last of the Pom trees I had in my shop. I really didn't expect them to do as well as they did. I initially sewed up 27 individual trees to sell. I thought I would share some fun facts on how many I actually did end up sewing.

Blue (3 trees) - 4 sets
Green (3 trees) - 3 sets
Pink (3 trees) - 3 sets
Full set (9 trees) - 10 sets
= 120 TREES!!

I hope that everyone who bought a set enjoys them this year (and hopefully for years to come!). If you did buy one, please send me a picture of them on your tree or wherever you've put them!
I shall definitely be doing these again next year, though remind me in June to start sewing them up? Please? It would save a lot of late nights!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas is here!

I have declared it Christmas Time in my house today. I put up all the decorations for my little part of the house. We're doing the main decorations and getting the big, real, tree on Monday! I really wanted to get a mini white tree this year, but didn't get around to it. Hopefully next year! I used to collect Beanie Babies, hence the little ornaments on my tree. I sold a lot of them, but I still hold onto the little jingle beanies.

I also have this little display. I love my little fawns and I must say that my new candle is to die for, it's so scrummy!

I've also added this little lovely in the shop!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Mr Santa Panda

This little lovely has been sat in my to-do pile for about 3 weeks now so last night before going to bed I decided it was his turn to get the titchables treatment while unfinished pom trees looked on...

It ended up taking me 2 hours to stitch because I couldn't figure out the best way to sew his Christmas hat, but I'm glad I took the time because I think he came out great. He's now available to purchase at the shop.

Speaking of pom trees, at the moment I am catching up on orders but I hope to have another batch online by the end of the week. This will be the last lot I'm going to do so if you really do want a set, keep a close eye on my shop or better yet, following me on twitter @titchables as I will update as and when they available. I'm really overwhelmed by how well these little trees have done! Thank you to everyone who bought a set. I hope they're a lovely addition to your holiday tree this year!

If you did buy a set, I would love to see some pictures of them in your home! Either comment or you can send me an email at: :)

Monday, 30 November 2009

New Flower

I've added a brand new crochet flower to the shop. This one is a lovely sparkly red/black. It came out a lot different than I expected it to, but that's the risk you take with multicoloured yarn, lol.

I have some bows to add in the next couple of days too using this sparkly yarn. They came out really cute. :)

I also thought I would show you what my parcels look like before they go in their little mailing bags:

I think it's really important to make a good impression the moment you open the parcel, and I hope wrapping my goodies like this fits the bill! I've had a lot of nice comments so far.

I had a record breaking 6 sales yesterday which was very exciting!! I'm hoping this continues after Christmas, I'm so happy that people seem to be liking my products.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Special Offer!

A special offer for my shop, this will expire on Cyber Monday at 11.59pm. Any orders after that time will not be eligable.

Quote "xmas" with your order to receive free shipping for orders, no matter how big!!

I will refund the shipping via paypal.

Also, I have reduced the price on the Mushroom and Heart Puff magnets from $6.50 to $4.50!! They would make really cute stocking stuffers this Christmas. :D

Saturday, 28 November 2009


Bet you can't guess what I'm making??? Heh, lots of pom trees. I finally got my pom pom order on Thursday so I could finally catch up with orders. Got 3 sets sent out yesterday and the rest will hopefully go out on Monday. The one's I'm sewing up now may be the final batch, but I'll keep listing them until I run out of pom's again or the shipping time runs out.

Speaking of, final shipping dates for this Christmas: December 8th for any international destinations and December 17th for the UK. Please make sure you get your orders in to ensure you get them before Christmas!

Added this lovely to the shop today. It's made with a really lovely sparkly yarn. Perfect to add a Christmassy accent to your outfits this winter!

And finally, my Nan came to visit last weekend and look what she brought for me! Dotty felt!! I love it! Not sure what to make with it yet, but I'm sure I'll find the inspiration. Any ideas?

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

More Christmas Wreaths!

The last two Christmas wreaths have been added to my Etsy shop! Go check them out! I've also relisted the pom trees again, though there will be a delay in dispatch while I wait for the pom poms!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

New items!

Some new lovelies have been added to my Etsy shop. I really want to keep these for myself, so I hope there's someone out there that loves them as much as me!

I have 2 more to add, but I'll put them up tomorrow!

Oh, and my pom trees are sold out. I have a pink set left in the shop if anyone's interested. I hope to have the full sets back in the next week (I hope!!). Haven't got much time left to get some xmas sales in now!

Saturday, 21 November 2009


Just a quick message, I'm working on some new Christmas products as I am pretty much out of pom trees! I am hoping on a last minute re-stock of those next week, I'm just waiting on some more poms to arrive.

In the meantime, you can check out the traditional green pom trees in Etsy's Holiday gift guide:

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Shop update!

I've updated my Etsy shop with some new Christmas bauble sets. They come in pairs and there's 4 lots to choose from. I just fancied making something with buttons, so did some freehand cutting of felt and sewed these lovelies up. Perfect if you're not into traditional xmas colours, or you just want to add a bit of colour to your tree this year!

I'm in the process of sewing up a load of pom tree sets as I've only got 1 pink set left! So pleased at how well they've done, but secretly wishing I had a sewing fairy to help me out! I've only got about a 2 week window for international sales so I need to get cracking!

Saturday, 14 November 2009


Well I had a very lovely (but hectic) time on the BSB tour, but I'm back now. Very pleased to come back to a few sales at my Etsy shop. The pom trees have proved very popular so I really need to start making some more of those, because I've only got one pink set left, lol.

Today I want to introduce to you my brand new plushie, Gloria the Hedgehog!

"Gloria is Mrs Panda’s best friend. She loves to sing and act and would love to become a huge movie star one day! She loves marshmallows and is very protective of her friends. She can sometimes be a bit bossy, though she would never admit it."

Gloria is now available in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

New Diary!

This has been in my to sew pile for a while. Finally got around to sewing it up today. I was almost tempted to keep this one for myself, lol. But I decided to put it up in the shop

The last couple of days I've really wanted to have a play with my dollies and doll house. I've been thinking about how to decorate the house for Xmas as well as some sewing projects for the girls. I would love to sew them all matching xmas dresses!

Updates may be a little sporadic now until next Wednesday as I have several BSB concerts to go to. Looking forward to it! :D

Baby Pandas

Have some cute panda eye candy for your Monday evening:


Sunday, 1 November 2009

Tree Decorations!

I honestly feel like these took forever to stitch up, nevertheless, I am super pleased with how they turned out! The original plan was to use small buttons instead but I figured a lot of people use buttons so I decided to go for a different approach. I saw these teeny tiny poms in my local craft shop and know they would be perfect! They come in sets of 3 for $4.50:

Or you can also get the entire set for $12!

Check them out at my Etsy shop!