Sunday, 31 March 2013

It's my Brothers birthday! (+Happy easter)

Hey guys,

It is my brothers birthday on the 1st of April (tomorrow!) but as we came on holiday to the isle of wight on Friday my brother got his special cake early! here it is:

It is a domo in the centre of the universe cake! :P

Hehhe it is very yummy and we still have lots left to enjoy so that is good!

My brothers birthday may end up being a bit Domo themed though (but that can't be a bad thing! :0) as for a gift I made him this domo case to fit his new kindle fire HD he got for his birthday (again early because we were going away). I hopes he likes it, it was fun to make though trying to get a good fit was difficult- secretly running into my brothers room and putting it on his kindle to check :P

AND HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! I hope you are all having a fantastic day, enjoying lots of chocolate eggs :P

 Here as promised I bring you a picture of the secret Easter prize I made for the giveaway:

It is an easter egg pin cushion- I gave a try some of the embroidery stitches on my sewing machine to try and make it super cute =:o3
I have had a great easter :) Today we went to some little towns to do a bit of shopping and then in the evening my dad did an easter egg hunt for me and my brother so that was super fun! Look at all the yummy stuff I found:

Hehehe, I can't wait to eat it all :P My mum bought me the little knitted chick in the middle. I saw it in this craft shop when we were out and thought it was cute so she generously got me one (:<>)
I'm going to call him Darren (Because he looks like a Darren to me:P)
I'm off to bed now, ready for all the fun of my brothers birthday tomorrow. I think we are going mini golf and pizza express, yum!
See you all soon,
Bye my lovely readers xxx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Cookies and cakes :)

As I mentioned the other day was my friends birthday :-) I wanted to make her something special as part of her gifts so I sat down to try and think of ideas. She really likes cute stuff and cookies so I came up with this little happy felt cookie purse:
I double up on the felt on each side to make it sturdier and added a little popper to close it.

It's a COOKIE you can keep your FORTUNE in lol! She liked it so I was pleased :D the little guy has gone to a good home! :0P
Hehehe, and now from cookies to cake...
Yesterday my nan, grandad and aunty came round to celebrate my nan and grandads 50th anniversary (HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! :). My dad made a delicious vegetarian roast for dinner and then I was in charge of dessert. I made these special 'Red Velvet Cookie Cakes' hehe my own kind of random creation!
The cakes weren't traditional red velvet I just made a deep red vanilla sponge and then topped with vanilla butter cream and crumbled white chocolate cookies:


The went down well and If I do say so myself I thought they were quite nice (I still think my dads cakes are actually perfection though!) :-P I was a bit worried the red would put everyone off but it didn't so that was good.

After all that sugar and sweetness I will give you all a rest now, lol!

See you all soon,

Byeeeeee xxx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Mini Easter giveaway winner!!!

Hello everyone,

The time you have all been waiting for has finally come :) (Once again sorry about the days delay, It was my friends birthday outing yesterday so I just didn't manage to get time to post)
The entries are now closed and the winner of the Mini Easter Giveaway (as chosen by a random number generator) is...........

Congratulations!!! :)
I have sent you an email asking for your address so I can get your prize on its way to you ASAP ready for Easter =:0)
To everyone else who didn't win don't worry as of course I am sure to do another giveaway soon :) (And I will post up a picture of the special surprise handmade gift included in the giveaway too so you don't have to live in wonder, lol :P)
Congratulations again to Vera Khule!
See you all soon,
Byeeee xxx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Mini Easter giveaway =:0)

 (As promised a while ago) I bring you another giveaway :) This one is Easter themed as that is the fun season that is shortly coming up!
Here is the prize :D:
> A reel of cute Easter egg ribbon
> A Lidnt chocolate egg :P
> A a set of spring style flower stickers
> AND...... a special mini surprise handmade Easter themed gift made by me! (not featured in the picture- otherwise it wouldn't be a surprise! :o)
To enter the giveaway all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower
2. And leave a comment at the bottom of this post including some way of contacting you in case you win (e.g a ravelry name, blog address or email address :)
The giveaway entries are open until the 22nd of March and the winner will be announced on the same day.
Entries are open to anyone, any age, anywhere!
Good Luck to everyone XXX
I hope you all like the giveaway :)
See you soon,
Byeeeeeee xxxoooxxxx

Friday, 15 March 2013

Latest project

Hi everyone,
Today at my 6th form was a Comic relief/Red nose day fund raising day. Everyone had to pay a £1 to wear non uniform- including something red :) and there was other fund raising stuff going on like cake sales and some (dodgy) karaoke!
In my cupboard all I had that was red was a rather boring plain red blouse. I wanted something a bit more fun/different to wear so I got customising :-) In the end I took the cuffs and collar off, cut the front short, kept the back long but turned it into tails and added some decoration to the back. I am really pleased with how it came out, I think it is kind of marching band style :P :

It didn't take me that long either using my new sewing machine! :)
I will definitely be wearing it again, I really like it- much more than the boring shirt I had before!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend :3
 see you all soon xxxx
Bye xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Liebster blog award nominations!


As promised I am back with my list of liebster blog award nominees! There were many lovely blogs to choose from :)

1. Alyssa from 'Alyoops'
2. Steph from 'Show and Tell' - thank you for nominating me, I had to nominate you back! :D
3. Cucki from 'Cucki stitching cove'
4. Eleanor from 'My Life, MyThoughts, My Hobbies' (who has recently become engaged so congratulations to her! :D)
7. Lyndell from 'Fashioned by Lyndell'
8. Lori from 'Hippywitch crafts'
10. Kathy from 'Irish eyes knitters'
And here are my questions:
1. What is your favourite holiday destination?
2. What is your favourite type of food e.g. Mexican, Italian, etc...?
3. If you had an elephant what would you name it?
4. If you could do any job for a day what would it be?
5. If you had to change your name what would you change it too?
6. Do you play nay sports?
7. What is your favourite item of clothing you own?
8. Do you play any instruments?
9. Can you speak any other languages?
10. What is your favourite dessert?
11. Fruit or vegetables?
I hope you all had a super Mother's day today, me and my family went up the Shard in London and me and my mum watched pride and prejudice while I ate ice cream so It was a good day :0)
See you all soon,
Byee :-) xxx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Liebster blog award :D

Hi everyone,
A couple of days ago the lovely Steph over at her blog Show And Tell nominated me for the Liebster blog award! I was so happy it was so lovely to receive the award again :D
Thank you Steph!
So now for the 11 random facts.....

1 . I like to watch Big Fat Gypsy weddings as I love the dresses on there (made by Thelma Madine and gang- I have actually read her book :) as I aspire to be able to make cool creations like that in the future!

2. I like vintage cardigans and have a kind of collection of them coming along. I have 5 at the moment, I have; a cream one, a purple one, a dark pink one, a white one and a blue one.

3. I have recently started watching old films like 'Calamity Jane', 'Gone with the wind' and 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' and am thoroughly enjoying all the songs and costumes in them!

4. I have a new found love for fudge after the fancy stuff I bought in the Isle of Wight and can't wait to go back and get some more (I also want to try making some of my own soon) :P

5. I am currently in the process of trying to make my own corset style bodice using my draping stand- it is going OK so far :)

6. During when I was younger (at different points) I thought I wanted to be an; astronaut, a marine biologist/animal expert, a bat conservation worker ( random I know- don't ask!), a roller coaster designer, a nail technician and a personal trainer! Hehehe I had lots of ideas but now I know what I ACTUALLY want to do for the rest of my life- costume and dressmaking/being a seamstress :)

7. One of my favourite things to do is go to the theatre and I really enjoy having the little tub of ice cream with sweets at 1/2 time.

8. I really like Lindt chocolate balls and the bunnies/bears they bring out at Christmas and Easter. I also like the seashell chocolates :)

9. I LOVE raisins and sultanas (sprinkling them and bits of chocolate on vanilla ice cream is nice :)

10. I like the old comedy show 'mind your language' we got it on DVD recently and all the characters are so great- hehehe I reckon being in that class would be super fun and being friends with everyone.

11. My lovely dad still makes my lunch for me everyday and I have a lego lunchbox which it goes in.

 And here are the questions Steph set to all here nominees :)

1.What inspires you?
2.Your favourite place to create?
3.Rainy days or blue skies?
4. Your favourite tree?
5. Honey or syrup?
6. Your favourite pie?
7. Cats or dogs?
8. What can you hear right now?
9. Tea or coffee?
10. Your best read?
11. Peas or carrots?
1. Too many things to list! But definately the old films/gyspy weddings programme I like watching are some of the things :)
2. Probably my room because that is where all of my crafty stash, sewing machine and dressmaking mannequin is.
3. Blue skies
4. Ones with apples on them!
5. Syrup
6. I am not sure, It depends what mood I am in :P Cherry, apple.. mmm
7. Hard one, I would probably go for a small dog
8. The show 'Mind your langauge' on the tv!
Hehe well that was fun!
I haven't quite finalised my nominations or questions yet so they will be coming in the near future :0)
See you all soon and thanks again to Steph :0D
Bye XXXXXXXxxxxxxxXXXXXXXxxxxxx

Friday, 1 March 2013

The month of Mum :P

As most of you will know next Sunday is Mothers day :) As well as this it is also my mums birthday next Wednesday so I have been busy prepping for both occasions :P
My mum has recently been trying out some different styles so for her birthday I thought I would give her an accessory box, a little box filled with all different little bits for her to wear. I have bought a couple of things to go in the box but I have also been making some stuff to go in it so she has some super unique accessories too! Here is all the stuff I have made so far...

A flower zipper brooch:

A crochet and felt button flower brooch and a ribbon and button bracelet:

And finally a little fabric yo-yo and ribbon necklace:

It has been fun making them and experimenting with new techniques and mixing different items :) I hope my mum likes them all. I will probably make a few more things as every time I finish one thing I get another idea, lol :P
For Mothers day I think I am getting her a film for us to watch and some chocolate for her to enjoy. I am also going to try and get a cross stitch card done.
Hehehe, lots of crafting and so few days left! I bet get started on it again :-)
See you all soon, I hope you have a lovely weekend <3 p="">
Bye my lovely friends! XxXxXxX