Sunday, 31 July 2011


I'm back home, what a weekend I tell you I am weary. Hopetoun was the most glorious setting imaginable. I think I saw about 1% of the grounds being confined to the craft tent. But oh they are beautiful. I met some lovely stall holders and purchased a few little lovelies. It was great to see so many of my customers from previous events. My throat is a little scratchy this morning in account of me talking so much. I didn't take any pictures of my stall but I did manage to take a few of the house and where we were.

Can you imaging washing all those windows?

I was standing on the steps in the front of the house to take this picture. Can you see the jump directly in front it was much bigger than it looks in the photo and the horses were clearing it no problem. The craft tent was on the right at the far end the traditional tent.

When the public arrived the fountain was switched on it was gorgeous.

And for all you Harry Potter fans I took a couple of this owl it was part of the birds of prey display. It was enormous.
Happy Monday all.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Lunch Bag Progress

Good morning all I am up to my eyes in boxes and stands and baskets at the moment. They will be packed up today and transported through to Edinburgh for this weekends show. In the middle of all the madness I though I would share a few pics of one of my favourite so far lunch bags. ( As you all know I am working my way through a list of orders for these cuties in time for school starting) I love the embroidered initials on the underside of the closure flap just adds that extra personal touch you can only get from handmade.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend wish me luck for the show.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Special Need Bibs New Fabric

Good morning all. My lovely delivery lady came with packages this morning. Isn't that great feels a bit like christmas. So I wanted to show you all my new fabric options for my special needs bibs. These are of course additions to my already large fabric selection. Hope you like.
Happy Tuesday

Monday, 25 July 2011

Drawing all over the World

well actually the UK. Good morning all I have taken a couple of minutes out to share some pics of my latest art wallets. These lovelies are off to some gorgeous parts of the country. Cornwall. Newcastle, London, Ayr, Glasgow, Selkirk and Dartmoor. Can you imaging what might be drawn? Maybe a cream tea, football player, the London eye, Burn's Cottgae, Some old car from the new Transport museum, horses or even a naval ship. I would love to see.

Happy Monday dow back to work.

Saturday, 23 July 2011


Hi everyone I am still here sorry for the lack of posts this week. I am under a pile of fabric at the moment have been all week and will be for the next couple of weeks. What's to blame? well I am preping for Hopetoun house next week and working my way through orders. Lots of lunch bags, art wallets and crayon rolls as well as some bibs. Seems like there will be lots of children very organised for their drawing lessons come the start of school.
The allotment is getting off to a good start I have managed to clear a bit and do a bit of digging. It is so peaceful and quiet that I can see myself escaping from my computer and all other distractions regularly.
Anyway got to get back to it.
Happy weekend.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sewing Free Post Today

Hello all did you have a good weekend? The weather has been rubbish and I am particularly mindful of the weather at the moment because I got some super exciting news recently. After years and years on a waiting list I finally got offered an allotment. They are like hens teeth at the moment so I am delighted. I have some pictures of the plot, it has a little shed ( not in a great state but good to have all the same) some strawberry plants and a couple of scrawny gooseberry bushes. My plans for this year are to get it in a better state. I want 4 beds so that I can rotate what I am growing. I am going to keep the strawberries and the gooseberries. I am so new to this so if anyone has any advise please chirp up. I am also curious if it is too late in the season to grow anything?

Oh and by the way the allotment will be having an open day on Sunday the 31st July from 10am. Pop along if you are local and buy some fresh veggies, flowers and home baking. Moncrieff island Perth.

Friday, 15 July 2011

New Look to Web Shop

Hello all I have been busy working on my website, one of the challenges I face is that all my products are one offs or made in small numbers and so having a website that reflects this diversity has been a bit of a headache for me. So after a lot of work ( I am not finished I have a lot of goodies still to add) I have begun to revamped my shop page on my website, I am delighted that I will now be able to show more of what I make and do and so will hopefully increase my online customer base. For customers out with the UK you can purchase in US dollars. Please take a minute to have a little look I would love to hear what you all think.
Happy Friday

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New Crayon Wallets

Hi how are you all today. I have been busy playing post lady today. Lots of parcels to deliver. But the Sun has been shining and I had 3 helpers today so we had a great adventure. First we were pirates sneaking onto treasure island and capturing the treasure. Then we were vikings setting sail on the North Sea in our handmade long Ship and lastly we were Native Americans setting up camp. All in Perthshire on a Wednesday.
But now for something new. I wanted to introduce my new crayon wallets, compact, practical and totally fun. Terrific for holiday travel, birthdays, eating out, doctors visits or even a first day at school gift.
I think I will be making a few more of these for my stall at Hopetoun House later this month but if you would like me to make you up one in different fabrics or in my larger Artist wallet style please just drop me a line. This Cat in the Hat one is on my etsy site if you are interested.
Happy Day.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Retail Orders

Hello all how are you today? I have been enjoying scootering in the park this morning but wanted to stop by and show you a quick picture of my latest shop order that is going to a lovely shop in Edinburgh. I had been considering doing a trade fair later this year, a couple of friends have been encourage me. But to be honest I don't need to at the moment I have gained exposure for my goodies at the fairs I have been doing and have added a further 3 shops in the last few weeks. Its all very exciting. This selection will be packed up and posted and then its onto the next. If you would be interested in stocking my bibs both traditional and bandana style and my quilted crayon rolls please get in touch I would love to talk.
Happy Tuesday.

Monday, 11 July 2011

A Little Something for Myself

Hello all I said in a previous post that I would be finding time to do a bit of sewing for myself. I have a "to do list" that is a mile long. I suppose having a creative personality means I just want to make so many things. One of which has been on the list for a long time. Its a projects and a half and I think thats why it has been overtaken so many times, but I have made a tiny start purchased the fabrics I wanted and started to cut. I had to make one block because I can be a bit impatient. Only 80 more to go. I am not going to rush just dip in and out as I can find time. It would be good it I had it complete for Christmas. Do you have a "to do list"? and what's on it?
Happy Monday

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Scottish Game Fair Pictures

Good Morning all I am snowed under, I had lots of orders that I took at the Highland show and at the Game Fair and had more than enough to be getting on with. But orders keep coming this is great for my little business but not for lack of sleep that I have had for the last few months so I am going to take a little break once I get the orders complete. Don't panic just a week or so and please feel free to contact me with requests and questions I won't be going anywhere. Well maybe the park, beach, strawberry picking the occasional walk you get the picture. Talking of pictures here are a few of my stand at the game fair thought you might like to see. Have a good one.
Happy Thursday

Monday, 4 July 2011

Scottish Game Fair Recap

I'm back totally exhausted and with a mountain of orders to get busy on. I had a great show, saw lots of familiar faces and many new lovely customers. Made by Mum goodies are well traveled some are on there way to South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, France, Italy and Norway and of course to all over the UK. I was delighted to spot so many little ones sporting my bibs or strap cover sets, one Mummy told me that her sister had bought the bib at last years show and that she had now passed it on to her little one. I have to say it looked just as fresh and cute as ever. Just goes to show what a great investment they are. I met a great selection on crafters my next stand neighbour Liz is a very talented potter she was very entertaining making her wears and chatting to people at the same time. I couldn't resist one of her beautiful jugs we used it this morning at breakfast I love it and will be adding to it maybe some bowls and mugs.
I am going to spend the next couple of weeks on the orders I have collected and then I have a couple of projects I want to get on with, if you need any goodies made up over the summer please get in touch.
Happy Monday.
Oh and happy 4th July to all my American readers.