November 28, 2007

I must be the last person in blogland... have placed an order with Superbuzzy! After seeing Soozs' playmat & toybag tutorial, I fell in love with this farmyard fabric and could resist no longer. I would have caved sooner if I'd known you get sweets in with the parcel!

Can't wait to make an owl out of it, it'll be a barn owl!!

Fabric is something I don't buy in abundance, being a great believer in the 'use what you have' idea. So much so, that I am hoping to organise some sort of a fat quarter swap in the new year, please do let me know if you would be interested in taking part. I have quite a few Kaffe Fassett fabrics I would love to share that are just sat here in a basket.

Thank you to Chandra, Monda loves.., and Celeste, you have all signed up to 'pay it forward', I will be in touch after christmas for your addresses, (although, Chandra, you will need to email me as I have been unable to find a way of contacting you through your blogger profile). There is crafting going on, but nothing I can share just now unfortunately, but will do soon!.

November 25, 2007

And the winners are...

(image is a page from my sketch book)

Corry from Dutch Blue, Suzie Sews and Melly & Rosie, a huge thank you to everyone who commented, I now have lots of new and very interesting blogs to read. All is not lost if you didn't win, it will be my blogs first birthday in March next year, and there will be another giveaway then, plus...


I have signed up to 'PIF' through I'm a Ginger Monkey.
The first three people to leave a comment on this post requesting to join, will receive a handmade gift, from me, at some point over the next 365 days, all I ask in return is that you make the same promise on your own blog.

Hope you've all had a good weekend...normal crafty service will be resuming next week!

November 21, 2007


What's that little owl...?, you're so stunned by how popular the giveaway has been, that you went to bed last night feeling all overcome with tummy ache, and woke up this morning sat next to an egg!. But the tummy ache still hadn't gone, until another egg popped out!

Two eggs!!!

I hope you are going to clean up all that mess now that they've all hatched...

So..., then there were three!, keep going..., everyone who comments on either of the giveaway posts will be included in the draw, remember you have until midnight (gmt) on Friday to win one of the three wise owls!.

November 19, 2007

An owl is not just for christmas...

...he's for life!, and this little guy could be YOURS!. He doesn't have a name yet, he (or she, as some bloggers have pointed out!), needs a new owner to choose one for him. You have until midnight (gmt) on Friday 23rd November to leave a comment and then I will get one of my little helpers to draw a name out of a hat. So, ready, steady, ...go!

November 14, 2007


Who is that peeping out of there???

It's me!, hello, my name is Jess...

...and here is my little home, a snuggly pillow with a pocket for me to sleep in...

...and a pretty butterfly for me to chase!.

Come visit me again next week, and I will introduce you to a friend of mine, Lucykate Crafts... first handmade giveaway, a christmas owl.

November 7, 2007

Agnes the Owl

This little one is to go with a yet to be completed cushion for another one of my nieces for christmas. I wasn't sure if these fabrics were going to work but am pleasantly pleased with the end result.

I have been nominated for a 'Smile Award' by Incy Wincy (thank you!), so I now have to pass this honor on. After a root around to see who hasn't already been nominated, my list is,

Dottie Angel
Janet Clare
Monkee Maker
Flossie Teacakes
and Prairie Mouse

The list could easily go on and on and on ..., but I'll leave it in the hands of the above to chose others to pass the mantel on to next!.

November 2, 2007

Bits & Bobs

Well, what do you know!, there is a little bit of crafting going on, just bits and bobs...

Another cushion in the making, flower applique, buttons and a little bit of crochet decoration happening on this one. The framed piece is something I made five years ago now, to celebrate the birth of my niece, I've borrowed it back as Jessica now has a little sister and I am going to do another one to match as the girls will eventually be sharing a room.

I used to do these stumpwork portraits a lot as presents, on this one, above, the dummy is made from something called 'funky foam'.

As it's been a while, I thought I'd better have a little practice, so here is another of this weeks WIP's.

On another subject, Bella, has been on her travels with her new family. You can catch up on her adventures here. This is the lady who made my lovely bracelet and her new blog.

ps, forgot to say, thank you so much for all the good wishes for our anniversary, we had a lovely trip to the Lake District, weather was dry, crisp, and very autumnal, kids had a fantastic time visiting family.