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