July 10th, 2011

The latest addition to my makes – bunting!!

First one made for my new little niece and the 2nd one my first custom order :o)

I’m taking orders on these now, priced at £2 per triangle + £1.50 p&p – email me with any orders or queries! Or visit my my Folksy shop to buy :o)

My year in list…..

January 1st, 2011

So it’s now 2011, more about that later lets gets back to 2010 and the most memorable moments and things I achieved:

(In list form as it’s easier!)

* Went on a stage make up course, something I’ve always wanted to do. It was great fun, I made some good friends there (everyone was lovely) and I surprised myself by being bloody good at it (‘scuse the pun!)

* I sold my first handmade items on Folksy & went on to sell quite a few pairs of earrings I’d made through various pictures I’d put online.

* I had my first ever stall at a Craft Fair. It was a brilliant day and my goodies sold pretty well :o)

* I started volunteering at the after school club at one of my local primary schools. I love doing this SO much and really wish I could do this all day every day (but get paid!)

* I bottle fed lambs at a farm in Cornwall! I was so excited to do this as again this is something I’ve always wanted to do (yes I’m a bit odd & I’m a sucker when it comes to cute baby animals)

* I roller-skated for the first time in about 15 years (or probably more), it is much scarier than it used to be :oS I haven’t got round to practising any more as my back has been a bit too painful and we’ve been really busy.

* I went in a plane which Chris (my boyfriend) was flying! This was a totally amazing experience. I bought him a flying lesson for his birthday, think I’m safe in saying this was the BEST PRESENT EVER!! I’ll have trouble beating it this year!

* We did get to a few gigs in 2010, namely Ash & Biffy Clyro both in the same week, both mind blowingly awesome :oD

* In Sept/Oct we went to our favourite place – Perranporth in Cornwall, was quite the little adventure, we got the train there and back and bussed our way round most of the time when there! We saw a seal in the sea at St Ives. Dave and Clare came with us, was Clare’s first visit to Perranporth but I think she fell in love with the place too (especially The Watering Hole)..

* Lastly I turned 30 (or what I call 29 + 1 ) – the planned night of celebrations had to be called off cos of the snow and ice :o( I was asked by a friend “but do you feel old though?” My answer “NO!” and I’ll stick by what I said on my birthday, I may be 30 but I refuse to ever grow up!!

So here’s to lots of fun, happiness and good times in 2011….


Productive Day!

November 15th, 2010

So in preparation for my first ever craft fair (see post below for poster/details) I have spent the day making lots of lovely things which hopefully people coming to the fair will think our lovely too and will be willing to part with their well earned cash!

Craft Fair!

November 7th, 2010

I am still here, not that anyone reads this anymore! Hopefully that will change soon as am getting a new look website soon and will also getting my name and website out and about with some lovely new business cards!

I have just booked and paid for my first ever stall at a craft fai (see below)

Have been making some earrings the past few weeks and they seem to be a hit and selling well, so hopefully they’ll go down well at the fair.  Come along and say hi! :o)

Will update this blog more often once it’s undergone the makeover..

Shop is open!!

February 19th, 2009

I finally plucked up enough courage to open a shop on Folksy :)  I’ll blog more about it soon but for now here’s the link:  http://www.folksy.com/shops/makesandcreates

Checking In!

September 6th, 2008

Hello world,

I am still alive, just been too busy lately to have any time to be making things so haven’t had anything to post!  I have however been taking lot’s of photo’s though on our various adventures and days out so haven’t been totally non creative.

I’ve started to knit a baby blanket for my friends baby who is due in November, better get working on that or it won’t be finished on time.

Hopefully after next weekend we should have some time to ourselves, time to relax and time to start making things again (we are already planning a trip to Hobbycraft) so keep on checking back and normal (well more normal) service will be resumed as soon as possible :)

Freezer Paper Stencils

June 2nd, 2008

I’d read about stenciling on to t-shirts and the like on the net a while ago and was very impressed with what I saw so ordered some freezer paper on e-bay. It had been sitting in our “to-do” pile of crafty things for a month or two until last weekend we finally had some free time (and bad weather) to give it a try. It was so easy to use and the results turned out even better than I expected.

Chris had a go and made a PacMan t-shirt (which I’m sure he’ll post on his blog once he’s put the finishing touches to it) and I made a bib and a couple of newborn onesies. I need to add some finshing touches myself to the dinosaur ones but thought I’d post my progress so far anyway! It’s something I will definitely be experimenting more in.

Also, Chris bought me a really good craft magazine a couple of weeks ago and I discovered a thing called Art Clay Silver. After an hour or so researching on the net I am now booked in to an Art Clay Silver beginners course in a couple of weeks which I’m really looking forward to. I’ve always wanted to try Silversmithing but couldn’t find any courses nearby so this will be a good alternative that will be easier for me to carry on with at home (if I get on ok on the course that is!)

More about Art Clay Silver

Sock it to me..

May 18th, 2008

I’ve still been (slowly) working on my first sock, I’m actually really pleased with how it’s coming along and how it’s looking.  Having not been able to make it along to my usual Stitch N’ Bitch group for the past couple of months I’d just left the sock sitting there as I was too scared to move on the next step (the gusset & gusset shaping) on my own, without any help and guidance.

However a couple of weeks ago I came over all brave, took the plunge picked the sock up and had a go.  I have now successfully (I think!) completed the gusset and gusset shaping and am now onto the foot so should be finishing my first sock very soon :) (then onto the next one to make a pair!)

I’m still thinking it would have been wiser for me to make a pair of baby socks first, at least they’d be finished by now!


May 5th, 2008

We had a lovely bank holiday weekend in Leicester, spent the weekend eating and drinking (LOTS), spending time with my family and on Saturday we went to the National Space Centre.  The Space Centre was fun, the globe shaped cinema in there is amazing!  We watched a short film about the life of an astronaut, the seats are tilted back as you have to look in front you, above you, either side of you and behind you.  The actual film felt so 3D and you feel like you’re being sucked in at times, it wasn’t shocking to hear that some people start to feel ill in there and have to be taken out of the cinema!  Luckily it didn’t affect me in that way (tho there was one point where it span round and round, I did have to shut my eyes for a minute!) though I wouldn’t like to go and watch a film in there after a night on the cocktails!  Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any photo’s inside the cinema, but the rest of the photo’s from the day are on my flickr.

We had a nice (suprisingly) problem free journey home, the trains weren’t very busy and even though Liverpool Street was shut we managed to fluke stepping straight off a tube and on to the train home (and I mean literally stepping off one and on to another).

And to round off the lovely weekend I came home to find that the labels I’d ordered for my knitting/sewing/making/creating had arrived :D  I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out as you couldn’t see a preview on the website so I wasn’t really expecting them to be that good (especially as they were bargainous!) but I’m very pleased with them, see for yourselves..

From Russia (Via China, Leicester & Southend) with love..

April 22nd, 2008

I spotted these Russian Dolls in Next during a bit of retail therapy during my lunch hour and had to have them.  I don’t know why I was so drawn to them as Russian Dolls never really fussed me before but this time it was different!  I think maybe it’s the colours of them and that they have prettier faces than usual.  They are now living on our bookshelf :)