Friday, 12 August 2011


After much thought I've decided that it's too hard trying to keep two blogs going - so have decided to focus on my first (and most closest to my heart)
I will be combining all the things I would normally post on here onto there - it will just be easier to have it all in one place.
I hope you can come and join me there too.
Bye (for now), Kim

Monday, 7 March 2011

More new cards .....

Some more new cards I've just added to my Folksy shop.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Folksy Friday - *Books*

This is my first Folksy Friday selection for ages. I've gone for a book theme in honour of World Book Day yesterday.

I so wish I could knit and had the patience to make that little badger, he's so sweet.

By the way, what do you think of the blog's new-look?

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Ta daaaaa ....... my very first cushion cover!

Well, I havn't made an awful lot of progress on my to-do list, but I did finish my cushion cover, and here it is............................

Excuse the photo - it's not the best.
I really love it, and it was so easy to make.
Measuring and cutting out the patches was the hardest part (I find it very hard to cut fabric in a straight line - any tips much appreciated!).
I did an envelope back which was simple - no buttons or zips (the thought of which  scare me to death!) and I just want to make more now!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Colour combination #1

My lovely husband bought me some beautiful flowers today. The bouquet was so large I had to spilt them up between two jugs.
I took the roses and eucalyptus leaves out (not sure what the other plant is?) and put them in my favourite vintage jug, and the colours just looked so pretty together I had to take a photo. That pale lilac against the teal of the jug is just stunning I think - and has inspired me start a new series of posts on colour combinations.
So, here it is - colour combination #1

What do you think?

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I was hugely chuffed to discover I have been nominated for a Stylish Blogger Award by Milliebead. Thank-you Milliebead - the gesture is much appreciated!
Check out Milliebead's lovely blog to see the other 14 nominees.

The rules of the nomination are:

1. Thank the person and include the link for the nomination (see above)

2. Share seven things about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 blogs for the award.

4. Let everyone know they have been nominated and let them have the details, should they want to spread the Stylish Blog love

So, here we go, 7 things about myself:

  • I have 5 brothers - I'm the eldest.
  • I am an Auntie to 3 nieces and 2 nephews, but there will be two more appearing in the Summer when my brother's twins are due. And I can't wait to meet them.
  • I can't stop listening to Eliza Doolittle at the moment - she just cheers me up everytime.
  • We have just started having Family Film Night every Saturday evening - where we cuddle up together and eat pizza and chocolate on the sofa. We watched Pirates of the Carribean tonight and now my youngest is insistent on being called Jack Sparrow.
  • I like wearing black with colourful chunky jewellery.
  • I love Autumn - the smells, colours and the feel in the air. I was a November baby and am sure thats why.
  • We have a grey house-rabbit called Dylan. He is a mini-rex, and has fur like velvet.
So, there you have it - 7 kind of random facts about me.

I am nominating the following blogs:

So Resourceful

Dilly Dally Dangle

Attic 24

Bluebell and Rosie

They are all lovely and stylish of course - go and see for yourself

Friday, 18 February 2011

To-do list

I have a never-ending list in my mind of all the things I want to make, and very few of them actually get made. So, I thought I would write down my list here (a realistic version) - might help if it is in black and white.
I've got half term next week and although I've got two energetic boys to keep me busy I am determined to set aside some crafting time.
So here's my list:

Tutu for my niece's 4th birthday in March - better get a move on then!
I'm using this fab tutorial and have all the materials ready and waiting - just need to make a start.

Patchwork cushion cover for large floor cushion that desperately needs re-covering. I've just ordered this and this - never made a cushion cover before so should be interesting. And quite exciting!

A granny square blanket for the sofa - just ordered some wool for this, this will be an ongoing project I think.

A photo/collage frame for my brother and sister-in-law to be's wedding in May. Can't say more in case they read this.................

Grey linen trousers for my boys to wear to the above wedding.

I'm aiming to get two of those things done next week (tutu and cushion cover), and will keep you posted ...........................