Friday, 25 November 2011

A Buttonie Wreath

I have been toying with this idea for a while and on Tuesday I went through my button boxes and pulled out all the green buttons and a few red ones and created this;

Maud gladly modelled it for me to give you a sense of scale;

I am very much in love with it!

I am also making some smaller ones to hang from the tree.

Daisie xxx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

AWI Annual Tea Party

ooooh, I had a lovely afternoon out on Sunday, I was invited to attend the AWI Annual Vintage Tea Party, cake, tattooed ladies, singers, cake and fun.

My neighbour (and chum for the event) was the lovely Lindsay who makes bunting (needn't have killed myself making Christmas bunting being next to her!). I bullied her into setting up a facebook page which you can find here. Not much to look at yet but go like her anyway!! Her stall looked amazing;

My best sellers;

Maud up on high;

And my goodies were so many that I had to aquire an extra table from somewhere;

After the clean up the guess was that we'd made over £1000 for our chosen charity, which this year is, Derian House Children's Hospice. A charity very near to our hearts, one of the members, Kristianne, and our singing entertainment for the event, spoke openly and honestly about the care her and her husband recieved from Derian in 2007 before and after the death of their baby son Dexter. She was very brave and we were all moved to tears, sometimes we forget just how lucky we are.

Can't wait for next year!!

Daisie xxx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

For Your Punky Christmas Tree??

In have one very poorly Francesca so we all had an early night last night (well, the three smallest people did) and as Simon was working late Elizabeth and I sat in bed knitting and stitching. I formed this idea in my head (and a very bad sketch in my knitting ideas book) a while ago to make to hang on the girls' bedroom door. Simon and I have a felt heart because we are in luurve and the boys have a Gruffalo because they are little monsters they love the story so and the girls had nothing :(

They are both a little bit girlie underneath but have a rock chicky exterior which I am nurturing somewhat.

So I dreamed up some punky, edgey, slightly girlie skulls;

The first one I made was met with great delight by Elizabeth and so I thought maybe other punky princesses may like them and then I thought how cool they'd look hanging from rear-view mirrors or on a black Christmas tree.

A few more are cut out and ready to sew, some with flowers for 'eyes' for an extra girlie feel.

Daisie xxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

More Making

I have been a busy making bee this week and have produced some more goodies for the up and coming Alternative Womens' Institute Annual Tea Party.

A lovely linen messenger style bag with plum cotton lining (yes, I know it doesn't yet have buttons);

A mini tote bag made with some off cuts that were too big to go in the scrap bag. A bag not big enough for library books but big enough to use as a gift bag or for taking your packed lunch with you in style;

Two more totes made using some lovely fabric that was donated to me when my parents emigrated last month;

A pair of super snuggly hand warmers in a silvery grey yarn;

And a daisy print slouch bag;

There are two more bags on the ironing board waiting to be sewn together and I have another project on the needles but I have had a brain wave for a little quirkie felt project so am off to do that first....

Daisie xxx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

PIF Wanna Play??

The lovely post lady brought me a very special parcel yesterday from the lovely Georgia over at Little Blue Mouse. See, lots of beautiful parcels;

I had some willing volunteers to help me open them;

And look what was inside, lots of wonderful purple goodies, I especially love the little needle book;

And this confused us all for a while;

We decided it was a little pin cushion ring (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong Georgia) and I think it's utterly fab. Thank you so much!!

And in true PIF style I now have to ask three friends to play. If you'd like to recieve some hand made lovelies from me just leave a comment on this post and something will be on it's way via good old fashioned snail mail.

I must 'fess up to forgetting to send the lovely Emma a gift from the last time I did this (slaps wrist) so if you'd like to email me you postal address (again) Emma I will send you some loveliness too.

Daisie xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Yesterday after school we got busy with some pumpkins. We cut their caps off, scooped out the middles and drew faces on the skins;

We sorted the seeds and dried them in the oven to make pumpkin seed bread at the weekend;

Nathaniel made a very smiley face and the girls made a more traditional scary face, Elizabeth experimented with just removing the skin in parts to make the detail glow;

We enjoyed pumpkin curry for tea and we have pumkin soup in the fridge for another night this week.

Can't believe it's November already!?

Daisie xxx