Friday, 16 September 2011

Button Floozies Fall Swap ... come on - join in its going to be fun :)

If you follow button floozies or not now is the time to join in a really fun fall themed button swap. If you click the link over in my sidebar you will be directed to button floozies where you can enter too ..

Here uis the lowdown on what we will be doing .. right im off to sort through my button tin .. Oh the joy :)

The Fall in Love with Buttons Swap is one-to-one; that is, each participant will be paired up with a swap partner.  We will each alter an Altoids tin, filling it with autumn colored or autumn themed buttons, and send it to our partner!

The buttons:
  • Use any buttons you love for the swap -- they need not be new and they need not be vintage.  You might want to do some of both.
  • As aforementioned, the theme is "Fall" so that means colors you associate with the season: yellows, oranges, greens, browns, reds, etc.  Buttons can be shaped like leaves, acorns, baskets, scarecrows, ETC.  Try to include your most interesting and delightful, quality buttons!
  • Please be sure to send a minimum of 40 buttons in your tin!  You can include more if they fit, but the tin should be full, and still able to close snugly. 

  • How to participate:
  • Email me at by Friday, September 23, 2011, with the following information: your name, your mailing address, your blog address if you have one, and whether or not you would be willing to swap internationally
  • I will email you the name of your partner on Saturday, September 24, 2011.
  • Complete your swap, photograph it, and get it in the mail to your partner on or before Friday, October 21, 2011
  • After you hear from your swap partner that they've received it, visit the Flickr site I've created, Button Floozies Swap, and upload the photos you took of your swap so we can all see!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Naughty Blogger :(

Oh dear Mr.Blogger what's going on... i cannot post replys, or leave any comments on the blogs i read ??
Hurry up and get it sorted pleeeeese :)

Have a happy morning peeps . xx

***************** OK i have sorted the problem Yay !! can't tell you how happy i am, ok now i am going to back track and leave comments now  ************************

Friday, 9 September 2011

Back to Blogging !

Hi bloggers, well i have not blogged for months, for many reasons really, work commitments, illness, school holidays, summer holidays, christenings, weddings and funerals... yes we've had them all.!!. Having said all that i have managed to still sew and craft away a little - not as much as i would have liked but i am determined to get some projects finished this weekend as its the first in many weeks that i have had no commitments on :) And seeing as i have a stall at the Super Duper Fair at the Winter Gardens in November i really need to get projects finished and ticked off the many lists that are piling up ...

First on my list is finishing the dining room chairs. I purchased a pine farmhouse table and 4 chairs from eBay that really needed attention... :) but i really wanted to get my teeth into sanding the top down as it was so marked, the previous owners had put hot pans directly down on the table top .. gasp... so as you can imagine it was covered in white rings and burn marks. Well i offered £45, it was accepted and she come home with us ...yay.. then the work began, within an evening i have sanded and filled the table top and she was then given 2 coats of stain .. she looks lovely now. My intention was to paint the legs a cotton white but at the moment the remain a pine stain. The chairs needed re-covering and as i am trying not to spurge to much at the moment i covered them in some Cath Kidston Rosali.. my intention was to paint the chairs cotton white also... i think i might still do this one day ... I then purchased 4 chairs from the CS that kind of match but these were horrendous - slashed, stained, a little stinky and one had a broken leg, but for £3 i took them. Now they have been sanded filled fixed cleaned and re-covered in Rosali Blue, with painted Cotton White chairs they look rather lovely :)...

I will upload the pictures in the next day or two, as i am sitting in the dark at the moment just relaxing with a glass of wine while my son is watching red or black ...!! Here are just a few of what she did look like !

Finealy if the weather keeps up i have spied a rather lovely pair of welly boots, and i really need them lol ... Oh the joy :)

So until tomorrow take care my bloggy friends  xox

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Cath Kidston Sale Starts Today ... :)

Up to 50% off fashion .. online and in store ... Wowzers Ladies ... lets get shopping !!

Ohh Love that bag Cath !


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Where have i been ...

Hi bloggers ... my goodness its been a while ... much has happened in the household of recent weeks ..
But now its time to get back on track ..

From dementia to illness from the oldies and the litluns weve had it all ... even slipped disks!! But touch wood this week has been ok so far..  All we need now is the weather its rain rain rain here in Lancashire today YUK .. Well i feel like i am on it again now - back into the weight loss and fitness program i have been trying hard the past 3 weeks and have lost 9lbs so far and now weigh 10st 3lbs .. i will be happy at another 14lb down .. fingers crosssed but i do not intend to kill myself trying - its all healthy living from now on :)

The poor sewing machine has been waiting for me .. i have dusted her off and intend to get sewing this week, i have a few Cath Kidston totes to finish off and some pin pots that i started and yet to finish ! along with ten other items or so. Off to work this afternoon but have managed to bake a Quorn sheppards pie and a pile of veggies for tea when i get home this evening. . yummy !! 

I just checked my email and looked what was sat there ...

Wowzers - i want it - A DISPOSABLE POP UP PICNIC


Friday, 8 April 2011

Another crochet brooch ...

Well i found this little picture lurking here .. waiting for something ?? LOL 
Another summer yellow crochet flower brooch  ..
A little bit of sunshine on a rainy day !!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Congratulations Josh ...Mummy is so proud ... :)

Well what a lovely morning i have had, yes it was year 3&4's school play of are you ready ... dun dun dun .. The Lion King .. And wowzers trousers it was fab fab fab .. my little Hyena was the best and boy did he look proud to see his mummy grandma and grandad sat on the first row waving away , i felt quiet emotional, and do so even now writing eh?

So i have beed doing the folksy April Show-ers and have been listing an item a day, so todays is some of my lovely bakers twine.. in scrummy Cherry Red Apple Green and Aqua Blue .. i will add it on here later as i am just going to list in a minute on folksy..

So yesterdays was one of my babushka dolls - here she is

The link to her in my shop is right here ->

And Mondays listing was another Cath Kidston Rosali Tote Bag
Here is the link ->

So i'm off to the Post Office now to pop some Cath fabric off to a lovely customer in Monmouthshire, then its off to pick up the litlun along with his bestest friend in the whole world as she is coming for tea.
Ok i am back (10.30pm) here is the Bakers Twine Ohh i love it my favourite is the Cherry Red

So we had a lovely afternoon, the litluns had tea, played, we
went for a walk in the sunshine and had a ice cream. Took her home and then my litlun remembered that he had to take a decorated easter egg to school tomorow ... Sigh ... so we made this ...

LOL i think it turned out great .. hope the teacher likes it .. so for me i am off to bed now i am shattered !!

Happy days everyone

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Loving Google image today !!

Oooh i love this image - so summery with a vintage tang !!!

L O V E  -  L Y


Well what a luck mummy i was today, a beautiful card and some Gucci perfume ... :) and it smells sooo good .. thank you little man you have made mummy very happy. I Love You xxxx

Folksy day 3

Blimey cant believe i have managed to do 3 days of the April Show-ers without missing lol ..
Ok for today we have a ACEO in mixed media. I used a variety of vintage feedsack, felt, button, and ribbons. Backed onto hammered ivory card.

Here is the link to my shop and the item

Have a great sunday everyone
Sam x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Where Have I Been Tsh Tsh ..

Hello my lovelies, sorry its been a while.
Hope you are all enjoying April already? Yay we have sunshine for once .. :)

So over on Folksy i have joined the April Show-ers and have pledged to list an item every day... well day two and i have managed it so far..

So we have a beautiful Rosali Tote Bag

And for todays listing a little Crochet Brooch

You can find these in my folksy shop by clicking the direct link.

Happy Saturday everyone - Happy 18th Birthday Amy .. :)

Right must dash we are off out for lunch this afternoon with the family rather than tomorrow..

Much Love xx

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011

We could have had it all ...

Happy Friday Bloggy Peeps :)

Hope it  has been a good morning for you all ? 
Well off went the Litlun this morning dressed as a Ninja for Red Nose Day, we passed some very strange and imaginative looking Litluns this morning all dressed up and raising money for  Red Nose Day 2011...

So managed to get some more Cath Kidston Totes finished off this morning, I'm loving the mini totes in blue i think i may have to make a few more that size .. soo cute !!

L O V I N G  Adele 21 at the moment, i wasn't too keen when i first heard the album, but it is playing constantly in our home at the moment ...  :) I think our neighbours must be sick of it by now !

My lillies are coming on great i must plant them into their bigger pots at the weekend, i must say though they seem to love it in their ice cream tub and sawdust shavings ..

The Gladioli are just springing out of the soil too :)

Well off to work this afternoon, cant wait to finish this evening it has been a really busy week, i am constantly crafting, bagging up buttons, beads, notelet's, and sewing for all the up and coming craft fairs, as well as working, cooking, and all the cleaning that goes with it .. Im sure it will all be worth it in the end :s

Lots of buttons bagged and ready for new homes ... buy me buy me :)
Have a Great Friday Everyone

Sam xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

I rather like it in Red too :)

Ohh yummy yummy .. i could look at this all day !!!
What is your favourite?
Red or Blue?

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

YAY A Giveaway !!

You know who you are my 1st follower has arrived .. i am super happy about that i hope you are enjoying my blog ? If you leave a comment or get in touch with an email address there will be some Cath Kidston Mini Noteletts coming your way ... Handmade by me of course ...  :)

And the same for my first Commenter ... thank's a bunch Donna ... i will message you so you know ... 


It's Turned Out Sunny :)

Ohh its turned out lovely here this morning after a down pour of rain it has cleared the way for a lovely morning..

Listed a few more Handmade Fabric Buttons this morning over in the Folksy Shop

Blue Polka Dot & Candy Fabric Covered Buttons 1.7cm x 4 £1.40

Red Multi Heart Fabric Covered Buttons 1.7cm x 4 £1.40

Purple & Multi Coloured Fabric Covered Buttons 1.7cm x 4 £1.40

Red Polka Dot & Candy Fabric Covered Buttons 1.7cm x 4 £1.40

How about some bright and breezy mini bunting ?

Rainbow felt bunting super soft and cute , great in the kiddies bedroom or add a touch of summer to the kitchen dresser.

£3.00 per metre in my folksy shop

And some beautiful Strawberry Blue and Red Retro Polka Dot recycled plastic bunting - i just love this one :)
£4.00(double sided)  per metre in my folksy shop

Happy days people :)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Scrummy Buttons :)

Hello bloggy people ... look at these yummy buttons that i have listed today in my Folksy shop really summery and fun .. i think i will be using some of these myself :) and they only measure 1.7cm ... how cute ...