Thursday, 28 August 2008

another doll bites the dust

It was my older sister's birthday last week and as always I had the dilemna... what do you buy someone who has everything?? With my newfound sewing powers and crafty ways, I soon came up with the perfect solution. While you may have noticed that I am a huge believer in the "Ways of the Co-ordinated", I learnt absolutely everything I know off my sister, the Matching Master. So without further ado, may I present the Divine Miss Marie! She wears gorgeous gold necklace with leaf detail, complimented perfectly by her ribbon trim belt. And a girl can never wear too much gold! Gold trim on both shoes and handbag and of course no outfit is complete without a touch of "M" bling! 

The pattern is based on the one from
here but with a few little tweaks. I'm really happy with the finished result and think my sewing is finally improving (I've even let you sneak a peek up close!).

Monday, 25 August 2008

a cup of handmade romance

On your next trip down blogging lane, why not sneak a peek at the brand spanking new handmade romance. It's created by a super-crafty, super-lovely, super-talented, super-dooper friend of mine. You may recognise her crafty goodness from her pirate-y contribution to the Softies for Mirabel auction or this post. Why not stop by and say a big howdy ho!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

anyone for camping?

Mr Teacups would be the first to say that I'm not one for camping. On the other hand, I would say I'm a perfectly happy camper just as long as a toilet and shower are close by. Apparently by "boy" standards this is not "real" camping... Oh well, I don't mind because I'll always be a happy camper in these lovely Camper shoes! If you see me walking down the street, make sure you check out my fancy feet. 

Thursday, 14 August 2008

softies for mirab-owl

The owls I made a few months ago are now on ebay as part of the Softies for Mirabel charity auction. It's a great cause so please sneak a peek and give generously, your new softie will be sure to give you a lifetime of cuddles in return.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

six random things i heart

I've just been tagged by Strawberry Season! See below for six random things about me. I've decided to go for a "things I heart" theme.

1. Flanellette sheets on the bed.
2. A cup of chamomile tea at the end of the day.
3. Co-ordinating anything and everything.
4. Trakkies around the house (and maybe down the street... occasionally!).
5. The smell of coffee even though I don't like the taste.
6. My brand new heart brooch from here.

I'm going to bend the rules a teeny-tiny bit, and tag anyone who wants to join in the fun.

Monday, 4 August 2008

crochet crazy

My crochet blanket is coming along. It's taking a while as I want it to be a decent size but now that I can see a pattern forming it's a nice little incentive to keep at it. I am now averaging around 3 squares a night and have completed 40 so far. All other crafting has been put aside until this blanket is finished... It may take a while but I'm determined (and stubborn as Mr Teacups would say) so I'll be sticking at it until it's complete!