Monday 31 January 2011

Just had to show this !!!

Wish I could claim credit for this but it's the work of Angela ,
who brought her work in to show me on Friday and
I absolutely adore it .
The doll's name is coinsidently "Lily"
and Angela even felted and decorated the fabric before making her dress.
How lucky am I that she has lent me her embellishing machine to try before I buy ---
Will show other super projects of Angela's soon .
Anne xxx

Sunday 30 January 2011

Late Entry !!!

I've made a simple choker  on a base of the pink seam binding (thank you Kath )
and layered up with green and pink trims.
The pink heart pins and bling buckle are also from the Ribbon Girls.
I reposition the bow for the photo so it would show up and will reattatch to the centre front .

The competition finishes at midnight so you still have time to enter ------
Anne xxx

Friday 28 January 2011

Challenge Four !!!

The fourth challenge from The Ribbon Girls

Only got til Sunday midnight to enter !!!!
Must get a spurt on !!
And must show you these amazing shoes made by Gail,
a Ribbon Girl DT Member .
I just think they are fabulous !
Her cupcakes are so cute too .
Pop and have a look and enter in the fun .
Kath has been busy too with her
Hero Arts week
Fantastic inspiration to be had over on her blog
Was good to catch up today Kath  -- thank you for the muffins  on your visit to the shop .
Anne xxx
Edited to add:- Hubby just brought the outdoor themometer in (11.17 pm ) and it's registering minus 6 !!!

Thursday 27 January 2011

Happy Birthdays !!!

Happy Birthday Debbi
Sorry haven't managed to catch you today ,but hope you've had a fun day .

Also today Lily made her mummy's birthday card ready for next Saturday.....
actually the photo was taken in M&S coffee shop ,but we did make the card this afternoon and Lily will show you her work after mummy's birthday .
Soooo cute, but then I'm biased !!
Anne xxx
Edited to add next Saturday 5th Feb also sees Debbi doing a workshop at Simply Create -

Wednesday 26 January 2011

It's that time again already !!!!

On mine this week a treat for me !!!
Yup , a Bigshot !
with extra bits !!
What great service and price from Cutting Edge Crafts.
Will now be able to cut wool fabric and felt, however not opened it yet 'cos as you know I can be easily sidetracked and have other work to finish first -----
but maybe should try it just to make sure it's ok  ?
What do you think ?
Have a good WOYWW and enjoy looking around lots of workdesks
Anne xxx

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Stripped and Ready for Action !

The lampshade has been stripped of it's trim , stamped and...........

the embroidering has begun, however it will have to fitted in amongst other work,
but will show it when finished .
Keeping it simple - backstitch and chain stitch  on flowers -
to give a more homespun look.
Have other plans for these Hero Arts stamps, other projects following soon.

Off to work on a canvas, see you tomorrow for WOYWW
Anne xxx

Monday 24 January 2011

Christmas Again !!

If you've been to Kath and Debbi's blogs you'll know we got together last Friday for the first time since Glasgow and a big thank you to Debbi for my present of a
Sir Timmitastic Holtz Apron ----love it !!!
Isabel was down from Rothes on Saturday to go to Kath's demo day at Simply Create.
As usual Kath treated us to lots of tips on how to produce beautiful cards like hers .
And good to catch up with lots of known faces x

Had another sewing day today ,with some more gorgeous fabrics and trims !!!!

The shiney fabric underneath is actually the most fab silver !

Still have to catch up visiting workdesks from WOYWW ,
and thank you to those that have visited me
Anne xx

Tuesday 18 January 2011


And on mine :--------
On the left is my fabby Macy's bag --my Christmas present from lovely pal Kath --infront of which are it's contents ,so not only crafty stash to play with ,I can swing / swoon along to Michael as I work !!
Thank you Kath xxx
(Missing is the yummy chocolate - I did share it with hubby though !)
In the centre in the kraft carrier is a   belated Christmas present for another pal ,who I can't name until I see her to deliver  it -- all that bad weather has meant we weren't able to get together as planned, but will be catching up in the next few days !
Finally on the right is a lampshade, fabric ink pad ,fabric trim and a Hero Arts stamp set,
all thats missing is embroidery silks , have you guessed what I'll be doing ???
No, not my Easter Bonnet he he !!!
Will show and tell later .
Have a good WOYWW  and have fun peeking around
Anne xxx

Samples -----

Lots of fab Design Team work now on show instore and papers and products used available for purchase .
See my sidebar to visit all the Simply Create  Design Team Blogs and catch up with what they're up to --- loads of inspiration !

Update too on the Cutie Patootie Class next week:-
Valentine style or choice of moda patterned fabric.
Some spaces still available and please note it has been resheduled to 7pm by request.
Be nice to see you.
And don't forget Kath will be at Simply Create all day on Saturday !!!!
So lots of laughs and inspiration !!!
Anne xxx

Edited for Debbi (who gave Cutie Patootie it's name !!!)
the CP workshop is Friday 28th 7pm

Thursday 13 January 2011


My Workshops at Simply Create
Email :- simply-create to book a place on....
Cutie Patootie! --Gorgeous little bag, made with Valentines in mind, give as a gift or simply keep it for yourself as it’s really just way too pretty to share….
Friday 28th January 1:30 pm £15
Shabby chic! ---Create this beautiful shabby chic patchwork cushion with ease as Anne takes us through some superb techniques.
Friday 11th February 1 pm £25
For the love of shopping…. With beautiful lines and curves this bag is a delight.
Friday 11th March 1 pm £20
Spring Cleaning at it’s best! ---On trend apron that is far too pretty to wear whilst we dust our troubles away!
Friday 8th April 1:30 pm £15
Dolly Dimples ----The most gorgeous rag doll, she promises to bring a smile to any face.
Part I Friday 6th May 1:30 pm
Part II Monday 9th May 1:30 pm £25
Tote-ally carried away! A gorgeous tote bag, so we never need to be without anything ever again when we are out and about.
Friday 3rd June 1:30 pm £20

Wednesday 12 January 2011

In the words of Madonna....

I'm a Material Girl !!!!
It's WOYWW and again it's a pile of fabric ---

you know how it is when you go to look for something and get side tracked --- well I do ---and this is what I found .. A box of forgotten treasure . Now the question is what to do with it ! Sure I'll think of something ,
but best not get too sidetracked as have other commisions to do and workshop samples , not to mention cards .
Off to nose round your desks and will no doubt get sidetracked visiting everyone,
isn't it fun to peek .
For those that haven't yet, pop to julia's blog and join in.
Anne xxx

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Forward planning.....

Was in at The Simply Create new shop yesterday and along with Jacqui have compiled a list of new workshops and some old repeats --cutie patoote which was postponed due to the weather-(originally a christmas gift bag/tote it will be made in pretty red coordinates )and the shabby raggy chic cushion because of demand ! yay !
Lots of new ones though and along with machine sewing some include stamping and embroidery.all to produce a useful,decorative item and hopefully inspire you to make more .
The list is at the top of the blog foer a few days , then I will move it to a seperate page and add pictures of the projects.
Also in the pipeline are mini makes -- a shorter fun class ,but still producing a little gem.
For lots of other class dates with Kath,Debbi and Judy pop to Simply Create Blog....................
A coordinate raggy cushion now in residence on the sofa at the new shop.

Remember its WOYWW tomorrow !!!
Anne xxx

Monday 10 January 2011

Disappeared ???????

Have just spent half an hour trying to post  and it's gone AWOL!!!!
So a precied Version -----
Feeling on the mend -- wrote the pattern/ instructions today for
The Shabby Raggy Chic Cushion
which was a workshop at Jacqui's late last year---
hope you've finished yours Sonja and Kirsti --
photos please .
Jacqui's new shop is now open and has a host of fab fabrics for this quick and easy technique which will have you making cushions in a day or a quilt in two !!!!
Wendy even turned hers into a Knitting Bag - will get a pic of it for you to see.
Lots of demo days and workshops on the horizon too at Simply Create ---
including Kath, Debbi and Judy
The tote pattern is being ReVamped too , speaking of ReVamping ,
keep popping to Moira as lots of new projects on the horizon !!
Off into see Jacqui tomorrow and catch up on all her news ---
can't believe haven't been in the shop since November !!!
Serious withdrawal crafty symptoms !!!
Anne xxx

Friday 7 January 2011

WOYWW -- Friday Edition !!

Late joining in Julia's WOYWW this week -
have still been down with the lurgy so not producing anything this week again !
Just for something to show you , this is the order taken at Revamp by Moira
 at the open day at the Aberdeen Antiques Centre in November .
It was finished and delivered in time for Christmas.
Recognise the style -- yes it's my tote pattern !!!
How different it looks in these fabrics -
Proper Posh eh ??
Off to peek round some workdesks , why don't you :- click here?
Back soon
Anne xxx