Friday, 24 May 2013


So as much as I would like to stay at home and craft and blog this froggie is hopping off on her holidays to here..............

This beautiful place is Lindos on the Greek island of Rhodes. one of my favourite places in the world,
and this is St Paul's Bay where I was married 7 years ago...
I'm so looking forward to going back, but you can be rest assured that I will be taking my sewing bag and my paper and pencils, so we will have to see what projects the Greek sun and sea inspires me to work on.
I know one thing for sure it will definately inspire me to lie back on my sun lounger and work on my tan. lol ;) 
Have Fun and I'll be back in a couple of weeks
Vicky Xxx

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thursday Crafternoon...shrinky plastic

Well we're back to rainy cold weather again. Two days of warm sunny weather and out came the shorts and sandals and dinner was a barbecue. We all went a bit mad, as we do, and then in true Brit style it disappeared as quickly as it came. Oh well I suppose we should be used to it by now!

Unfortunately, just to rub it in, I'm going to make you think of sunny days again now. The bad weather has not stopped me making, and I've been banging on about shrinky plastic on my facebook page for a while now. So I think its high time I showed you what I've been doing with it.

 I'm not going to lie, it was more challenging to work with than I thought and is definately still a work in progress. Having said that this stuff is magic. Honestly you put it in the oven close the door and when you open it again, poof its shrunk. Its amazing!
I'm so easily pleased lol.
The keyrings have definately turned out better than the brooches. Which is a shame as I was so excited about the brooches. Like I said its a work in progress, the white shrink plastic is difficult as its really shiny and hard to colour on. I'm trying to find a way of colour it without seeing the pen marks.
oooh as I type the postman just bought me some more, yay. Right then that's me off to play and make more shrinky magic, lol

Sunday, 5 May 2013

sew sunday......a work in progress

Yay spring/summer is finally here. How nice is it to have some sunny weather for a change. Its so nice not to have to wear loads of layers to keep warm. I even managed to get out in the garden to plant some seeds, potatoes, and have a general tidy up. Its also great to be able to photograph things outside in the natural light.

So its Sew Sunday and I'm sew sorry! This fortnights Sew Sunday is a work in progress, it took a little longer to work out than I thought. But I'm guessing you can all tell what its going to be.

Yep its a beach hut. 
I looked around for a pattern but couldn't find one so I made my own.  Ive started to attach the stripes with blanket stitch and I'm hoping to get the door and roof on over the bank holiday, and then add a few extras. All this might be easier said than done as no doubt my six year old will have different ideas! :)
Vicky Xxx