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I currently live in Birmingham and come from Solihull. I have a love of all things crafty, developed from my mom's love of crafts as I was growing up. I currently work in marketing, but I'm a qualified Aromatherapist, and use to be self employed alongside a day job, might one day return to that. I try to fit in crafts when I can, I wish I had more time and money to spend on it! I enjoy researching my family history and finding out about the past. It can get frustrating, but is really rewarding when you have a break through! I hope to meet people with similar interests as me and swap advice/stories.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Giveaway Win

Well, finally some nice news - I won a giveaway on facebook with Made In The Attic

I was lucky to win this competition and got to choose some items - it took a while to decide but I choose these

Right and below: Literary themed earrings- I went with Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth and Mr Darcy.

I also chose two beautiful fabric flower rings - perfect colours for spring.

So many thanks to Nelli for the items - definitely worth keeping an eye on her etsy shop!!
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Monday, 8 April 2013

New Crafting

Finally managed some new crafting, in between all this moving (ongoing) and I managed some new crafts- still works in progress.

Got moms old sewing machine working and having a go at various projects (well got ideas, but not all into action yet) just started some fabric flower creations- will have some photos when I'm reasonably happy with the results!

We also have a orignial singer sewing machine in a table which was my nans, not sure if it works but at some point will try get it working.

I also started making paper flowers! I made this one as an Easter gift from children's book 'The Wishing Chair' (thanks dab and a dash for the donation of the paper- she makes some lovely journals!)

You can hang it up or have it as a table decoration- I might even try attaching some to a photo frame.

I have several other books I will recycle into flowers and various bits! When I started looking for patterns I didn't realise how many there were! I'll have a go at some others.

Instructions for this paper flower I found here:
Whimsical Perspective