Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

First off I would like to thank all my lovely likers on Facebook and followers on Twitter for getting me to 200 likes and 400 followers respectively!!

You are all amazing and I hope my give away winners Kate (Facebook winner) and Chriss (Twitter winner) liked their make up bag and book ends!!

I've been working on some Christmas Stock - They are are available on the website now
I think these stockings are perfect for your kids (or yourself!) They come fully lined and have fleece interfacing so they are nice and soft, and can be stuffed full of all sorts of goodies!!
My mom used to stuff ours with an orange (though I keep telling her I don't like oranges!) and some chocolate coins, a sugar mouse and a little present. :) Awh, memories!!

These are for me and my husband :)  

The lettering is 30p each letter and I have loads of lovely Christmassy fabrics from Kate Spain Flurry Range for them :)

As some of you who follow me on Twitter know I have been making some items from clay.
These stars are just gorgeous!!  They will be available at my craft fairs as I'm too scared of them getting broken in the post!!

I especially love the scroll hearts :)

But the most exciting thing is these!!!!

Beautiful, colourful handmade buttons!! 

I have been selling my last batch at my craft fairs to test the waters and they are really popular, so I have made a small batch and they are on the website now.  Heres the little linky link

This little Christmassy wreath is a tester I did for Sew Sweet over the weekend
using her wool mix felt and Mistletoe buttons.  Especially loving the large button and felt ric-rac holly :)
I will be making a few larger versions of these this week for the shop.  But if you wanted a small version (this one is - runs to find the tape measure - 4.5" (11cm) diameter) I'm sure we can oblige :)

Also added to the website is my advent calendars 

24 pockets with a large No.24 pocket.  Perfect alternative to the chocolate advent calendars around

Very plain and simple and made using hardwearing linen so it will last for years.

More clay goodies:

I had a go at making some bowls.  I always enjoyed making things with clay at school and always dreamed of having my own ceramics range - well this is a start!!

HOME bowl - has an imprint on it but it didn't come out very well - I may keep this one!

LOVE bowl with lace imprint

Close up of love bowl and lace imprint

Small LOVE bowl with ruffled edges - very cute!!

 I saw this fabric on a recent trip to Cotton Patch and fell in love immediately.
Its so soft and vintage.  It was begging to be brought home, quilted and made into a tea cosy.

It is now available in my new section of the website called Vintage Home

Also a new section is 'Out & About'  A section for all the things you would use while 'out & about' shopping, etc.  

First up is these business card/credit card holders in some beautiful Tilda fabric I got from Cottonpatch.

I will be busy making other things for this section like iPad and kindle cases and if I ever figure out how to put a purse frame together I will be adding tiny little coin purses too!!

So keep checking in and I hope you had a lovely weekend!!

PS:  It's my birthday this weekend so look out for a little Birthday giveaway :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Craft Fair - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

This saturday I will be at the Waterhall Gallery at the BMAG (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery)

I will be peddling my wares to the public and I hope you can come along!!

I will be showing some new products like the Make Your Own Kits and Some old favourites like my lavender hearts and coasters

I do hope you can come along!!

Saturday 15th October 2011
Vintage, Craft and Collectables Fair
Waterhall Gallery
Chamberlain Square
10am - 4.30pm

Friday, 7 October 2011

New Product Reveal!!

Make Your Own Kits!!!!

I have decided to start making and selling some kits of my lavender hearts and pocket tissue cases that you can make yourself or give as a present.

Below are the new labels - which took me sooooo long to sort!!

This is what you get in the Lavender Kit:
Enough fabric, lavender and ribbon, buttons and thread to make 2 hearts
Including pins and a needle!

All packaged up in this nice pink bag - perfect for giving as a present - no wrapping required!!

This is the pocket tissue cases kit:
But its made using 30% wool felt from Sew Sweet instead of fabric

It too has its own labels:

It includes 4 pieces of felt in vintage colours: pale blue, rose pink, sage green and antique cream.
It also has the thread, pins, needles, ribbons, buttons and the all important tissues!!

It also has a few scraps of felt and a template of flowers and petals so you can create your own flower like on the picture below (flower by Sew Sweet)

 And again, is packaged up in it's own beautiful gift bag - ready to go!

The kits are priced at £6.50 each and include postage and packaging 
which is FREE on my website for all UK orders at the moment.

These kits will be on the website www.yourhandmadehome.co.uk

And if you mention my blog post when you place your order I will throw in a free gift!!

 I have a few more new gift type items to show you over the weekend
but for now its back to making those darn labels! :)

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The things I do for love......of fabric

Well it's 26 degrees here and I'm boiling!!  I've just got back from a 200 mile round trip to Chipping Sodbury north of Bristol.  A little jaunt down the M5....for 2 hours each way!

And I didn't just do this for fun!! Though I do like driving.. I'm one of those weird ones!!

I went to the Vintage and Textile Fair.  Hosted by these guys Vintage and Handmade

I'd hear about it via Facebook etc and had wanted to go for about 6 weeks, the husband was fine with it.....until this morning, when he said he wouldn't lend me the money (he's the main breadwinner) OMG!!  I was soooo mad!! So do you know what I did?


Dipped into my savings (ooops) and off I skipped!!

Want to see what I got?????


Selection of scrap fabric, ribbon and buttons from
the very helpful Sarah Hardaker
who's lovely company prints patterns onto linen fabric - a must for linen lovers like me!

Can't wait to tear these open and have a play!!  but had to photograph them for you first!!

Beautiful set of Liberty fabrics
Must visit Liberty in the future!!!

A few other bits and bobs!
Namely french linen! Yey!! and I can't resist a tartan scarf - perfect for turning into a homely doorstop!

These two beautiful pieces of fabric were from the lovely Backstitch
I will definitely be swinging by to look at their lovely wares again!

Last but not least - french linen.....oh, how wonderful this stuff is!!
And soooooo hard to find in Birmingham!! :( Booo!!

Just a short post today as I really need to get in the shower and get ready for LIONFEST! 

Its our local pub having a raffle for Help For Heroes ( I shall be donating a make up bag and face scrubs and a lavender heart or two) as well as my friends 'Midlife Crisis' all playing their wonderful music while the sun goes down.

Should be a good one!!