Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Don't you just love free stuff?!

Way back in September I got a lovely surprise on Facebook. I received a message from Mandors, a fabric and crafts shop in Glasgow saying that I had won a £20 voucher for their store.

I did venture in near the end of October but I wasn't really inspired to buy anything. I put this down to the fact that it was the week before Halloween and because Mandors have a big dress fabric section it was pretty busy. I don't really do well in shops where there are lots of people because I constantly feel as if I need to keep moving if people are trying to get past me. So I gave up on this occassion with the promise to re-visit when it would be quiet.

Wanna see what I got when I did go back?

First off I picked up 2 of these FQ bundle of 8:

Then I saw this cute FQ bundle of 6:

And besides these cute bundles was this amazing FQ bundle of 6:

This fabric is going to be used to make something for ME!!!!! I'm not sure I ever make anything for myself, is that the same for all crafters?! Details will follow on what its going to be.

ETA: This lot didnt come to £20 exactly... I may have spent a little more that that ;-)

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Craft Book Challenge

Since I have been lacking creative motivation lately, I have been keeping up to date with my blog reading in the hope that I can garner inspiration from somewhere.

I found an interesting challenge on Liesl Made . Liesl has challenged herself and others to create at least one item per month from one Craft book thats already on your bookshelf.

The button for the challenge is on my sidebar.

Luckily for me, I have exactly 12 craft books in total: 2 are not pictured below, The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam and Son of Stitch and Bitch.

For once, I actually think this is definitely an acheivable challenge for me.

I may or may not have already started on a project from a book ;-)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Hi to all!

I have had a very long hiatus from this blog and also from crafting in general.

2010 was an exceptionally tough year for myself and my family and sewing was pushed to the side. I lost my mum in July after an 8 month battle with cancer. She was my inspiration, my muse and my very own personal tutor. She is the reason I started sewing and I idolised her for the way she could make ANYTHING. If ever I had a problem or needed to troubleshoot a problem or a concept just didn't make sense I would run to her for help.

Without her here to guide me and motivate me, I have been a bit lost.

However, to just give up on it because she isn't here would be silly. I love sewing and the idea of making my own things for my family and for others, just like she did throughout her life. I just need a little bit of a kick start again (she would have been the one to give me a kick up the bum!).

I have a few things planned which I will post about in the coming weeks.