Thursday, 25 August 2011

In the press!

I had an email earlier this morning from '' to say that one of my phone cases is featured in today's Daily Mail!

I rushed to the shop to buy two copies.

There I am along side 'Cath'!

P.S ..........Don't forget to enter my giveaway below.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Bag Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I promised another giveaway and this time it's one of my bags.
It's a messenger bag, that can be worn on the shoulder or across the body. I have made a few of these in different designs that have not made it in to my NOTHS shop yet.

So, you can be the first to own one (if you would like to!) by
a) leaving me a comment and
b) following me on the link at the top lefthand corner.

I'll pick a winner in a couple of weeks.
Good Luck!


My lovely mini Moo cards arrived today and I'm very pleased with them. Much better than writing my details of scrappy bits of paper. These look far more proffessional!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sweetie Monday

On Friday there was lots of biscuit talk here, which led me onto thinking of sweets!
Looking at the colours of the buttons in the first of today's posts ( see below) I came up with another new phone case design.

Playing shops

I saw these on line last week. A little crate with six tiny milk bottles and I knew exactly what they would be ideal for.

They arrived in the post this morning and I spent an hour os so sorting my new stash of buttons in to single colours.

Funny the things that make me happy!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Cup of tea and a slice of cake?

This gorgeous fabric arrived yesterday that I'd ordered earlier in the week. I plan to make a couple of skirts with it. Not sure when I'll find the time though!
I want to make just above the knee skirts to wear with thick tights and boots in the winter. I don't have the legs to go tightless!

Hoping to get a pattern today and as soon as they're made I'll show you.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Oh you Jammie Dodger!

There's been a lot of biscuit chat here today and this is the result of it


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Is it too early to mention Christmas?

I've spent a lot of the past few weeks preparing for Christmas. Oh what a horrible thought...CHRISTMAS!
Last year I was still working in school and didn't have time to prepare for it but this year I'm determined to be more organised.
Those of you that have been reading my blog for the past year will know that it all happened very suddenly and my business just took off over a matter of a couple of weeks.
Being a one man band is great but the problem I have is that I find myself panicking and moving from one job to another to try and get as much done as possible. Cutting, sewing, ironing fabric, cutting elastic, labels etc and not really sticking to one job until it's finished!
It's a good problem to have and I'm very, very grateful that I have it!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Picking a winner!

Oh what miserable weather we're having today. Yesterday was so hot and today is well.....wet and miserable.
So, to cheer things up for one person I thought I'd draw the winner of my latest giveaway.
This time I put the names into my heart shaped dish. Just because I could!
And the winner is.....

Pea Pod!
Well done you.
Thank you to those of you that entered.

I'll do another giveaway in a week and this time it's going to be one of my applique bags.
I'm in the process of making bags to go into my notonthehighstreet shop. I did sell them early last year but when things took off over Christmas I just didn't have time to make them but I'm hoping to get a few in stock ready for Christmas this year. I hate talking about Christmas at this time of year, although looking at the weather today you could be mistaken for thinking it's winter!

Monday, 1 August 2011


I've seen in blog land, lots of people talking about Fimo covered crochet hooks. I've seen some on Etsy that are gorgeous but so intricate that I've not got time or the knowhow to make ones like that.
So........yesterday when I should have been doing orders, the urge to make one became too much so out came the fimo, red glittery of course!
I sat in the garden and began kneading. I find this the worst bit as it really hurts my hands.
I'd had a quick look on You Tube to see how it was done and it's very, very easy.
I rolled out a sausage shape which I flattened and rolled it around the crochet hook making sure to seal the edges well.
I added a heart brad to the top end, just because I could!
Then rolled out a few white balls and squashed those onto the top and rolled it flat, baked in the oven and hey presto, there you have it.
I must say I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out.
Just need to find the time to use it now!