Yea! It's Giveaway Day over on Sew Mama Sew and we've got a special one!
I wish I could win my own giveaway today!! I'm in love with the Constellations fabric collection by Lizzy House. I keep putting off buying any until I have just the right project... But I need to just get it and have it for when that project comes up!
If I hadn’t learnt the first time I visited The Vintage Fair, I paid it a visit this weekend on its latest visit to Hull and, once again, my fabric stash has grown and my bank balance has shrunk! This trip was a much speedier visit though, as the fabric stall was right where I walked in this time so I picked up my piece as I had just stepped through the door…the second fabric stall was just two stalls away then I was spent up! It was worth it though, I got some great vintage fabrics at great prices!
The first piece that I bought was a piece of 1980s Laura Ashley fabric that I had no idea what I would use it for but I couldn’t leave without it!
First I would like to start off by thanking you for creating a wonderful social networking site that brings people together with family, friends, and their community. It helps small businesses grow, and lets us create communities that suit our personal interests. We can spend time relaxing and talking with friends, or sit back and play some games with all the apps you have for us.
Recently my Facebook wall has been covered with people taking part in various Couch to 5K running programmes, which are designed for people who do very little or even no exercise, to get them running 5K in just a few weeks! I used to do a lot of running when I was going to the gym 4 times a week but then a lack of time and money intervened! Since then, I’ve put back on all of the weight that I had spent months working off at the gym and then some *sigh* but I have decided that I’d quite like to lose some of the weight again, but mainly I’d just like to feel healthy again! When I was doing a lot of running I completed the Race For Life 5K race in about 25 minutes so it would be nice to be able to accomplish that again! Continue reading →
I started this week with a post about The Green Gables stationary and I didn’t even realise that it was national stationary week! Well, since then I have come to realise that it is and I have extra reason to celebrate! Last weekend I went to Paperchase (two different shops actually) and I got some amazing bargains which I might as well share with you! It is National Stationary Week after all!
The first Paperchase shop that I went to was in Meadowhall as James had won a voucher for the Schuh shop there (don’t ask him how, he can’t even remember entering a competition…) and while we were there I stole an opportunity to browse Paperchase. I really love the Paperchase range as it is really unique and most of the items are reasonably priced…but a girl never says no to a sale! On the front table as we walked in I noticed a box of cards and postcards at reduced prices and I pounced on it right away! I rummaged right through the box and nothing caught my eye, but as I stepped back I saw another box under the table so I had a nosey in that one too and it proved worth my while!
The card that made me notice the second box hidden away was this one:
Every once in a while I like to have a nosey at what books will be coming out in the near future, particularly craft books. It is often hard to get a taste of a craft book without being able to look inside it at the photos and projects but the other day I came across five title that, just from their synopsis, really stood out for me and have worked their way onto my wishlist! Since there are so many craft bloggers out there who read my blog, I thought I would share them with you! I have listed them in date order (newest releases first) but the dates are only the suggested UK publication date so bear in mind that they may be subject to change!
1. Sew and Stitch Embroidery is by the owner and designer of Penguin and Fish, a company specialising in adorable stitched and sewing projects.
That massive cushion sold this whole book to me! I can’t resist these cute designs! I am still perfecting my embroidery skills but what a great way to practise! I cannot wait to try these adorable projects! This one is due out on the 31st May 2013.
2. The second book that caught my eye was Hoop-La!: 100 Things to do with Embroidery Hoops by Kirsty Neale. Continue reading →