Saturday, 5 September 2009

Real World

Well, the last few days of the summer holidays are drawing to a close. Sadly, Monday will see us all back in the real world again. This last week has been such a good one. The littlest fairy and I have done much crafting, shopping and visiting Nanny to be pampered for a few days in readiness for the new school year.

So, do you want to see how I have been filling my days this week?
Well, lots of handsewing...which if I am honest is my absolute favourite.
Pretty little birds made from scraps of fabric left over from patchwork projects.

I will be listing these in my shop tomorrow hopefully, so stop by and have a browse.

My new range of scissor charms that can double up as mini pin cushions.

I will be listing these in my shop tomorrow hopefully, so please stop by if you have a few moments.

These pretties are already in my shop if you fancy a bit of early christmas shopping!

I also made a needlecase which is something that I have needed for ages.

There has also been a fair amount of shopping this week and I am so pleased with my purchases.
What about this fab messenger bag from the Merchant Chandler made from heavy duty, recycled paper..only £3.99. It makes a great craft bag!

Then I found this gem in New Look and thought how very CK it is..what do you think? A bargain at £6 I thought.

Then there was this little beauty for only 50p. The work that has gone into this is amazing. I wish that I was that clever, or indeed, that I had the patience to make something so delicate.

And my absolute bargain favourite...from TK Maxx.....The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket reduced to £7. I nearly fainted when I saw it on the shelf. I have coveted this book for ages now. I grabbed it quick as there was another lady loitering nearby. I practically skipped to the tills!

I am seriously in need of a tea cosy like this. I have an idea of my own floating around in amongst the grey matter, just need to translate it to paper and crochet hook.

So, all in all, we have had a lovely week.

Bye for now Dev x


Just be happy! said...

those birds are adorable Dev!
Well, in fact, all the new creations are just lovely!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Alessandra

Libby said...

What an amazing array of items that you've made and what lovely items you found while shopping! I like them all. :-)

Lavender hearts said...

Those birds are gorgeous! I love those and as for the tea cosy - I might have a go at a very basic stripped cozy. about all i can stretch to.

pinkfairygran said...

Love the birds, they are so pretty and that needlecase too... will you be making that for your shop as well?

Pomona said...

You have made some lovely things - really pretty!

Pomona x

Anonymous said...

I love your birds, they are lovely! You are a very talented needle woman! xx

Tabiboo said...

Hi Dev,

I am just starting to catch up on my messages and posts and wanted to popped by and say lovely, lovely bargains and that needle case is fabulous!!

Have a lovely day,

Nina x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Dev
It all looks and sounds marvelous!
I particularly like your birds and the needle case - love the shape of the needlecase!!
You will be in heaven with Jane B's book... I find I return to it quite often - so colourful and so delightful to read.
I hope the first week of school is going well!
Happy days
Denise x

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

Okay, first of all...those little birds are adorable!!! It made me want one!!!

Your sewing is great, the needle case is so cool!

Have a good week!