Friday, 29 October 2010

Thrift Finds!

There is a really awesome charity shop right by my house and I love walking past it because there's always lots of lovely new things in the window display. Quite a few months ago, a GORGEOUS owl tapastry appeared and I had a major case of "wantsies" then I saw the price and got a bit put off, not that it wasn't worth the money because it was beautiful and had been framed properly.

Anyway, a few weeks ago I was in there for a browse and the owl was still there, and I just had no choice but to claim it as my own. I LOVE IT. I finally got around to putting it on the wall in my living room and it's such an amazing piece of work.

Also, while at the last car boot sale of the summer, I stumbled across another beautiful long stitch piece of Mount Figi in Japan. As you know, I love anything Japanese so I quickly forked over the £2 and brought it home. Again, I've just gotten around to putting it on the wall. Aren't the colours gorgeous??

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

New Fabric Button Sets

Four new fabric button sets have now been added to the online shop and my etsy. The Little Red set has been out of stock for quite a long time and I finally found some more fabric! New are black cats, robots and cupcakes! Hope you like them!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


This is a very brief review of my trip to Atlanta, GA earlier this month. I went with 2 very good friends and we started off by staying in Alpharetta for the weekend which is just beautiful. The weather was gorgeous the entire time we were there, around 80 degrees! Lovely to get some sun in October! After the weekend we headed to downtown Atlanta. Anyway, onto the pictures!

This was the view from the hotel car park. Not too shabby right?

So pretty, fall/autumn is my favourite season and one that is perfect for GA!

We had lots of yummy smoothies while we were there, but this one was by far the best! Strawberry, Banana and Haagen-Dazs icecream. Yum!

Visit to the Cheesecake Factory. This was desert. Most delicious cheesecake I have EVER had. Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Nom nom nom!

We had lunch at Hooters! Fun!

This is the olympic park in downtown Atlanta.

We visited the CNN Center. Interesting to go around and see them filming!

Shot of downtown.

America goes epic for breakfast. So much food.

World of Coca Cola. This was lots of fun!

We then went to the zoo. I'll do a post about this another day because the animals are adorable and they have Panda's!!

A church in downtown.

On the way home. :(

Overall I had an amazing time. I definitely want to go back sometime! Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Felt Delivery!

Well my felt order finally arrived this afternoon. I had to delay it by a few days because I had family visiting and I didn't know when I would be home this week. It's all been a bit tiring and stressful since I came home from the US and I really could do with another week to get my barings - luckily I have just that as I am only at the day job tomorrow then I'm off again for a few days. Can't wait to catch up on some much needed sleep!

The picture shows some of the felt bundles I made today, I like to get a few ready just in case I am short on time. That way I can grab them and package them quickly! The rest of the felt is in a giant pile next to my dolls house, which I have shown you before. Hopefully this lot lasts a couple of weeks at least!

Now is an excellent time to buy felt for all your Christmas makes this year. I have completely updated the stock numbers on the felt page at the website so you can easily purchase felt by the square. And of course you can always buy them in the pre-selected bundles at etsy! *sorry for the plug, felt like I hadn't done that in a while!*

Monday, 18 October 2010


You see, the problem with going away is that you have to eventually come back. And coming back means that you have to get back into the swing of normal life things, which at the moment, I am finding hard to do. *sigh*

I had an amazing time in Georgia and once I can piece together some words and my pictures I will show you all from my trip. I will reveal that I saw a panda for the first time ever, and I am in love! But more on that later in the week.

This is a quick post to just let you know that any outstanding orders were dispatched today. It was quite exciting going to the post office with a big bag of orders to send! Also, another fyi - if you order felt this week there may be a very short delay in dispatch (1-2 days at the very most) due to me being out of stock of a few colours. The order is on the way though! Hopefully it'll come tomorrow!

Friday, 15 October 2010

I'm Home!

Hi all! Just a quick message to let you know that I'm home from the US. I'm exhausted but I had an amazing time and I can't wait to share with you guys!

It's my birthday tomorrow so no work for me but Sunday I will be packing all orders to be dispatched on Monday. Thank you for your patience! :)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Holiday Time!

You're probably going to start thinking I go away too much, and this year that might be true. My next holiday is a biggie though as on Friday I'm going to Atlanta, GA for a week! I'm extremely excited about it and nervous at the same time as it's my first flying trip away from my mum (aww bless!) but I'm going with two fabulous friends and I'm sure we're going to have a blast.

So I wanted to let you know what's happening with the shops while I'm gone. As before, I've decided to keep them open (all except Folksy which will be put in holiday mode). Any orders made between October 7th-16th will be sent when I get home. I do actually get home on the 15th but I'm pretty sure I will have epic jetlag, plus the 16th is my 25th birthday so I think I deserve that day off, yes?

Anywho, if you do want to order anything urgently, I will still be sending parcels Oct 5th and 6th, so do get your orders in ASAP!

Saturday, 2 October 2010


So this past week I took a trip to London for a couple of days with my parents. No reason in particular, just nice to get away and do something different! I like visiting London, but I'm not a big city girl so the crowds do get to me after a few days - but it was great re-visiting some places, hopping on and off the underground and being a tourist!

When we got there we headed for our hotel, then set off in search of Fortnum and Mason - which if you're not familiar is a fancy shop. It was okay, but perhaps a little too pricey for me. Then we headed to Harrods, which again is on the expensive side but I do like walking around there, especially the sweets/cake area. I ended up buying cupcakes for everyone. I had Red Velvet (I wish the rest of the country would catch up with this flavour of cake!!), Mum had Carrot and my Step dad had double chocolate. :)

Later on that day, we headed for Westminster and went on the London Eye. I'm scared of heights so it was an interesting experience but I focused on taking lots of pictures which kept my mind off how high we were!

And then the next day we got on the train and headed to Hampton Court. We went to the Tower of London last year which was great (and I would love to go around that again!) and as me and my mum both love the Henry VIII era this was a really great day. It rained, but other than that we had a great time wandering around the palace and gardens.