Monday 21 December 2009


These old tins have worked their way down from my grandmother, to my mum then finally I managed to relive them from her about 10 years ago.......the bottom tin has always been the button box but also has my bobbins, the middle tin contains sewing machine parts and things I don't know where to put! the top tin as always is the zip tin.
This is one corner of my spare room, with the computer (oh and what a surprise a pile of fabrics!), to the left which you can't see is a full size drawing table which I sit at and cut fabric and draw patterns (don't ask how it all fits in the room), a bed in the other corner and behind the cupboard door you see on the right is my fabric stash.....

As you can see I'm not the neatest folder in the world, and the fabrics get harder to fold when you take a chunk out of them (that's my excuse anyway).

A pile of fabrics

Another pile of fabrics

yet another pile of fabrics

And another, this one has scrummy bark cloth, which I have just started to collect pieces of, hopefully to make Ollie tea cosies out of..

I also keep buying ribbons, and not always with a purpose to use them for anything, you can blame other folksy sellers, its like being in the middle of a sweet shop and not coming out with anything.

Buttons, bindings, yo-yos and all sorts ready for new homes.

And a rare picture of me at the sewing machine on the makeshift pasting table.

Tuesday 15 December 2009


Legyviel In Rivendell
OK so the snow hasn't quite reached the south coast YET, but as they said in the girl guides, brownies or scouts, can't quite remember!, always be prepared, I could do with these socks now, so Swedish ya.
I could have a bad hair day (well that's most days), and nobody would notice in this woolly number, but not for the faint hearted.

Hattie's Heritage Handknits
These would be fab with the socks and hat, although I know my hubby would not stand next to me at this point.........

If only these slippers were in my size............add another 38yrs...
These PJ's would brighten up Christmas morning! Christmas Day, a white sandy beach preferable on one of the Fiji islands, drinking champagne, eating watermelon.....dream on.

Monday 14 December 2009

BUTTON WINNER................

I am only a day behind, the story of my life! but the winner out of the five who entered, is ALEXIMO!!! Well done, this is her blog, Found on Folksy which is great because it is all about sellers on folksy.

(Aleximo, I will get you to email me you address so I can get them off in the post tomorrow, I am guessing by your reply to the previous thread you want the porcupine and mushroom set as above, if not let me know which set you want).

Another custom skull cushion finished, on its way to America, in baby blue suede and the original red and blacks as requested, I really wished I has made a lot more for the shop ready for Christmas, as I have sold 15 of these and only have one left at home. But I think in the new year, I will make them along with the superhero cushions, the bulk of my shop. Plus I will feel braver about taking them to a couple of select shops to see if they will take stock, maybe one in Brighton and one in London. Kx

Friday 11 December 2009


Wow I can't believe I have now reached 61 followers and to celebrate I am giving away a sets of covered buttons from blondesbackyard

You can chose which buttons you want, if you win!!!
All you have to do is reply to this, add a link if you like...:-)
I will do the draw on Sunday evening, can post on Monday in time for Christmas...Ho!Ho!Ho!

UK Handmade online mag have a gift guide, and is wonderfully laid out and really makes you want to purchase all the items listed and the story is fab, quite a few fellow folksy sellers have their items listed, I have managed to get my hair clips from babyblondedesign listed on p5, which again is fab (oh dear seems to be the word of the moment).

I have also been playing around with my banners this evening for folksy, what do you think? a bit slicker than before......I know, I know I have 2 custom skull cushions to make, (tomorrow is another day as they say), sewing is harder after a glass or two of red wine! trust me I have tried it.

I hope everybody else has managed to have a bumper sales month, next year I need to be even quicker, no 'custom' items listed, it is just enough to get home from work and find you have sold something, wrap it up and post it off, let alone start from scratch, hunt out new fabric, buy new fabric, cut more skulls and get sewn within my deadline of 2 evenings, it doesn't compare at all to last years poor sales.


Monday 7 December 2009


For those who don't know Folksy are running a charity competition, we all made items to go and be auctioned off on eBay for Sue Ryder see the link for all the entries
We don't get any money from it, only the charity Sue Ryder, come and have a look and bid!!!
This is my link

Wednesday 2 December 2009


Another Custom Skull Cushion 16", sold from my baby blondedesign shop on folksy using the retro fabrics for the skull picked up for the upcycle competition. My Customer wanted a brown or denim cushion but saw the fabrics on the denim upcycled 10" cushion and asked if I could use those and put on the brown fabric used on another cushion, I love it.
What do you think............Kx