Monday, 30 May 2011

I Wish I Could Silk Screen Print...

... but I think the mess and paraphernalia would drive my husband up the pole.  Take a little 'look see' at some of the work I found on Etsy.  My first choice is Exotic Face Print Pillow by PierroStudios, Etsy
Here are some of Jane Foster's classic Retro Scandanavian Pop Art Fabric Cats from her shop on Etsy.  You can't beat her fresh and clean designs.

Black Crow have some gorgeous original designs so I thought I would feature two designs from their Etsy shop.  The First is Art Nouveau Stained Glass and the second is Art Nouveau.

I love this divine tablecloth with birds in flight by ryababy at Etsy.
How about the iconic image of a VW Bus on a Onesie?  Too cute, check out Rabbitapparel, Etsy for more funky screen printed t shirts, bags and onesies. 

I love the sentiment of this T shirt, I think it should be standard issue in all schools!  CultivateYourKarma at Etsy have even more lovely stuff like this, including a grown up version of this T.

So, just a taster of some super designs.  I try to feature at least 10 but it's really late and I have website planning at the back of my mind.  Don't get me started on Website hosting, it's all too Techy for me, I'm kind of stuck but I have a friend I can call tomorrow.

Have a great rest of the week, thinking of all you parents out there (who like me) have kids on half term - see you on the other side!  ;)

Friday, 27 May 2011

And the Sherbet Pips Winner Is......

Using Random.Org and their True Random Generator the number selected between 1 - 312 is:

No 74. and the owner of that Comment is Chelsea  who said...

"Love this fabric! Now following your blog."

Chelsea  please Email me (using the link on the right) and let me have your address so that I can get the fabric posted off to you.

Thank you, again, to everyone for taking part in not only my Giveaway but all the SewMamaSew Giveaway Day Giveaways, it was great fun!

Monday, 23 May 2011

NOW CLOSED! Sherbet Pips Fabric Giveaway for The Giveaway Day!

Woohoo!  Today it's 23rd May and that means it's Giveaway Day as hosted by the SewMamaSew blog, a day when a frenzy of bloggers all host giveaways at the same time.

My Giveaway prize is a Layercake (42 10x10" squares) of Sherbet Pips by Annela Hoey, one of my absolutely favourite collections this Spring.  Fabulous!

To enter my Giveaway:
  • First and foremost: become a Follower and comment that you now Follow, or Comment that you are already a Follower.
  • Second Chance: Blog my Giveaway (and the Giveaway Day), leave a separate Comment with your link.
  • Third Chance: Tweet my Giveaway, leave a separate Comment that you have Tweeted.
  • I ship Internationally so everyone is welcome to enter!
  • Closing Date is 9am Thursday 26th May BST. (closing date should be 25th May but I am allowing for international Time Zones).
  • I will announce the Winner a day or so afterwards using a Random Number Generator.
Don't forget to Pop across to the SewMamaSew Blog to see the list of participating Blogs for a chance to win lots of lovely fabric and sewing items.

Thanks for dropping by.

THANK YOU everyone for taking the time to leave a comment and becoming a Follower - I truly appreciate it.  And a super BIG Thank You to SewMaMaSew for organising such a fun event! 

I will draw the winner in the next day or so!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Do you know about Giveaway Day 23 May?

The Giveaway Day is hosted by the SewMamaSew blog, and is a day when a frenzy of bloggers all host giveaways at the same time, starting 23 May.
  • There are supplies and handmade items to be won.  
  • SewMamaSew will provide a master list of all the participating bloggers.  
  • Visit them Monday May 23rd to see the list or sign up on their website by 20th May to host a giveaway on your blog and be added to their master list.
  • I'm joining in with the Giveaway and my prize will be a Layercake (42 10x10" squares) of Sherbet Pips by Annela Hoey, one of my absolutely favourite collections this Spring.  Fabulous!

Remember to drop by next Monday for your chance to win this gorgeous Layer Cake!

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 16 May 2011

From Little Acorns...

You know when you have a brilliant idea that just starts out as a tiny acorn, a seed of a thought that you  wish with all your heart will one day grow into a handsome oak.  Well at the moment I'm working with my tiny acorn, planting it, watering and feeding it and of course nurturing it.  I hope very soon I will be able to share with you my tiny acorn that is slowly beginning to sprout shoots!

Sorry is that too many metaphors?  To make up for it here are some lovely Acorn things...

To start with the fabric and wood acorn keyrings are by TheCupcakeGirls, Etsy.

This really cute acorn fabric is available at Boosterseat at Etsy.
Even cuter Acorn Baby Cap by TadpoleCreations,Etsy
How great is this?  An acorn stencil by TheArtfulStencil, Etsy so you can print your own fabric, what fun!
This is a gorgeous Velvet and Chenille Acorn Pillow by SofaGarden, Etsy, how soft and cuddly must that be.

A charming design of acorns and oak leaves on a tote by Chingstote, Etsy.
And to finish a 'Florida's Oak Trees Quilted Mural' by QuiltFairyKaren, Etsy, and a wish that everyone's acorn becomes a majestic oak!

Do you have an acorn you're wishing will become and oak?

Thanks for dropping by, as always. X

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Ooh Lovely Bag Pattern & Fabric Giveaway Over At Ditzy & Dotty!


The delightful Sally over at Ditzy & Dotty is having a fabulous Giveaway.
To celebrate the release of her ‘Yum Yum Lunch Bag’ pattern you could win… 
  • A pdf file of her lunch bag pattern 
  • A a copy of the ‘Red Riding Hood Basket’ pattern, in her shop next week
  • PLUS, if that wasn’t enough, Lisanne at Sewciety has donated a bundle of 4 gorgeous Fat Quarters for you to win.  That's enough fabric to make both patterns.

WOWSER!  Thanks Sally and Lisanne!  Pop across to Sally's Blog to find out full rules and to enter!

Winner will be chosen 19th May.  GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Monica at Happy Zombie Asks 'Can't We All Just Get/Quilt Along?"

I'm always shocked when I read about negative and mean comments on the internet and then it's justified with 'just keeping it real'.  I'm fortunate enough not to have experienced it first hand but it seems some people just can't help themselves.  Check out Monica at Happy Zombie's post as an experienced Blogger she has a very insightful view and in her words asks 'let's just keep it polite'.

As I commented on Monica's Blog, people who write negative stuff are simply doing what my 4 year old son does when he wants attention, lifts his t shirt and shows off his belly button.  These 'negative ninnies' are just lifting their t shirts and showing off their belly button because they haven't got anything interesting to say and would otherwise go unnoticed.

Remember as Monica says "Let's Keep It Polite!"

Friday, 6 May 2011

Fruit-A-La-Carte Fabric by Hoodie

In between my 'Website Master Planning' (said in a mega voice), I thought I would share some gorgeous fabric that has come to my attention.  Fruit on fabric seems to be very popular this Summer!
This lovely collection is by the divine Hoodie, check out her Blog or Etsy Shop to see more of her work.

I hope you enjoyed this juicy bunch of fabric!

Thanks for dropping by, as always.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Cupcake Giveaway over at Jenny Arnott's Blog!

Look at all these fabulous Cupcake lovelies, which you can win from the very talented Jenny Arnott over at her Blog.   Check out her Blog to enter the Giveaway and to see more of her fresh, bright and breezy work (my favourite are her beach huts and lighthouses).

Thanks for dropping by! ;)