Giveaway day!

**Giveaway now closed**

In honour of the fact I have been blogging for nearly a year, I’m having a giveaway.  giveaway catThe goodies will include the following:

  • one of my owl keyrings
  • a button brooch
  • a pair of yellow rose earrings
  • packet of vintage buttons

I will also include some other surprises!

Giveaway Collage

How to enter

If you would like to enter, please take a couple of minutes to follow my blog (via bloglovin or email) or like my facebook page and post a comment saying which option you have chosen to let me know you have entered.  Please feel free to spread the word, and let everyone know about it!

The competition will close on 5 December 2013.  After that, I’ll compile the comments and announce a winner on 9 December 2013.  Make sure you pop back to see if it is you 🙂

Terms and Conditions

– Genuine followers only please. 
– You can enter as many times as you like. Each comment or like is counted as one entry.
– Winners will be announced on the 9 December 2013.  Please check back to see if you are a winner, if prizes are not claimed within 2 weeks I will chose another entrant.
– Open to anyone on planet Earth.

Final prep for Brighton Craft Fair

Eek! 11 days to go until the Brighton Craft Fair.  I am using my week off to final prep for the event and finish off making bits and pieces.  I spent yesterday making fabric owl keyrings, and I have a few to finish off today.  I will then need to do some more cutting out, and start the sewing process all over again!fabric owl keyrings

I have also had a custom order for pink owls.  I used some of my vintage pink sheet with some other tiny scraps to finish them off.  I have finally worked out a good way to cover the stuffing holes – making tiny yo-yos.  My template is tea light and they are quite fiddly to make 🙂

Fabric owls

After going shopping yesterday and seeing some very cute fabric owls, I decided to have a go at making some myself. 1 fabric owl

Yet another great way of using up my huge bag of little fabric scraps! 2 fabric owls

I had a couple of issues with stuffing them and making a tidy stuffing hole.  I ended up sewing on buttons to cover the stuffing holes, and it has the added benefit they now stand up.  I have also bought some small keyrings to attach to them when I get around to it.   4 fabric owls


Happy January everyone!  For my first post of 2013, I’m going to share another one of my Christmas present projects.  One of my friends sent me this owl Christmas card, and it inspired me to get creating.

owl inspirationI used it as a template, and added a couple of cm all the way round for a seam allowance.  I then went mad with my scrap selection and buttons to create this little gremlin owl monster below.

owlI’m not entirely convinced by his feet but overall I quite like him.  I love the colours – the turquoise spotty fabric was a curtain from the IKEA scrap bin.  I’m planning to use some of the fabric to make a skirt in the near future.