Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Owie, Owie, Owie...

Already straying from the path, can you believe it?
I'm so sorry to have missed yesterday's post but I'm afraid it'll be happening quite a bit for the next week and a half as I've just started a new temp position and I have 2 weddings and a hen in Mayo. Thats all in the next week and a half!
However here is the scheduled activity today - a bit of catch up on my etsy activities.
I caught an illusive treasury spot last night.
Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness:

Whaddya think? Now head to
and click the bejesus out of it to get it higher up the list.
Much obliged!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Giveaway Results.

Hi there my Hearties.
Now for the great reveal.
The winner of Wednesday's giveaway was .... Amy.
The ladybug will very soon be winging it's way to you Amy.
Thanks so much to everyone for entering. There will be another giveaway in little over a week.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Until tomorrow.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday- Show and Tell

This Thursday I'll do a "show what I'm up today".
So I've been making this skirt for, umm, a while now but I finally finished it today. It's made from the bottom of this cool old lady nightgown I snagged in a charity shop. The fabric is actually slightly fleecy too so it's pretty and snug, you likey?:
When I went up the counter to buy this the lady selling it was bleedin' gas!

"Oh lovely and long and soft, keep ya warm, a lot better then a man!" she says;
I muttered something like "er yea, nice and warm" fully knowing I would be butchering it and never sleeping in it.
She replied "A lot less trouble than a man too, ya may be sure".
Ah, the wisdom of our elders! 'Tis a fine thing.

Generally, I'm sure she'd be correct too but I can tell you I had to take Mr. Stitch-ripper to this a few times more than I'd like, which is ridiculous cause it was very easy essentially.
Here's what I ended up with in any case:

And now for some in action...action:

Whaddya think?
I'm gonna don it round town later paired with my light brown leather boots and knee socks.
If you'd like a tutorial for this just drop a comment below and I'd be happy to oblige.
Until tomorrow. Take her handy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Giveaway Day!

Here's to the start of the new regime!
So lets get moving with a wee giveaway.
I will send an embellished lavender sachet and a 25% off my Etsy coupon to the winner.
And here we see the lucky sachet who will be off to a new home soon:

This little lady was created with a combination of fabric markers and embroidery. Stuffed full of french lavender and ready to scuttle into your drawer or dance from your door knob.

To win just leave a comment below, you could post a link to your own blog or tell me how you came across this one, I don't mind as long as you get your comment up. If you're not in..etc.

I will pick the winner on Friday evening so get your post it by 8pm (GMT) on Friday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Shape of Things to Come

I've decided to put more structure into my blogging activity in order to make it more varied and easier for me to settle upon what to write about. I'm hoping to post every weekday ie. Monday to Friday and if I've got anything to say on Saturday or Sunday that can't wait then you'll hear that too. So here is the basic frame:

Monday- Any weekend news and some links to interesting posts I've read over the weekend;

Tuesday- Try a tute. I'll be attempting tutorials, projects and some recipes from online sources and books then writing a bit about how they went;

Wednesday- Giveaway or Etsy catch up. I'll post a giveaway of one of my items or some photos of my latest Etsy posting or treasuries I've done;

Thursday- Do a tutorial or show something I've been working on;

Friday- Have it my Way; a little bit of life and anything else that comes to mind

Let me know what you think.
So I'll be back tomorrow with a little giveaway.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fair Weather and Craft Fairs

Well now, what a smashing day it is here on the green isle.
I have been doing lots of posting on Etsy lately and although I have been getting a few views and some hearts I think my views are relatively low, coupled with the fact I have yet to get a comment on this blog I am a little disheartened but not to worry.
Went to the Crafty Market last weekend with all my wares and wonders. It was great to have some of the other team members there, it gave the place even more of a community feel.
Here are some of the newby pieces I brought along:

The sales weren't great but I expect it will pick up again for the Christmas season.

I'm off to take advantage of the lovely weather to pick some blackberries and take a few nice bright photos.