Saturday, 17 March 2012

Just an update!

I just wanted to do a quick update as I haven't done one in a while :-)

I had a lovely week last week with Fi. We had a day off to indulge in some craft projects and a general laze about/E number consumption. I'd been wanting to make some tape measure brooches and headbands for a while so I finally had a go at they came out lovely :-) They'll be for sale over on my facebook soon.

We also visited Reetsweet craft fayre on Saturday and drooled over all the lovely treasures. My favourite stall had to be When The Music's Over . They make bits and bobs out of vinyl and they are all awesome! I bought this ring made out of a vinyl record and i'm absolutely in love with it :-) My little dumpy hands don't do it justice though!

We had a treck into Meadowhall and spent approximately 874987698746 hours oohing and ahhhing in Paperchase! I have a huge lust for Paperchase products so I managed to spend a rather generous amount in there. Totally worth it though! It's a good job we had refuelled in Las Iguanas as i'm sure i burnt every ounce of energy I had tearing through the shop obsessively trying to think of a justified reason to buy every single item.

Another thing I wanted to share was this awesome covered notepad we made for my number 1 craft crush Pilfered. I absolutely LOVE Pilfered and could quite happily spend every last penny of my wages on it :-) Fi and I set to making this notepad. I hand painted the cartoon and writing and Fi helped me with the covering and quilted front. I'm really happy with how it came out as it's quite bulky and chunky. Hope to make a lot more of these in the future :-).

 Finally I wanted to mention this amazing fabric i picked up on Ebay. I haven't yet decided what i'm going to make with it so suggestions welcome :-) I'm going to have a think this weekend and get the trusty Janina onto it :-).

Just want to give another final mention to the button swap as in my previous post. Really excited about this! Can't wait to send some scrummy buttons to a fellow craft enthusiast!

Lots of Love,
Kate x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Button , button who's got the button?

I've just signed up for this lovely button swaps :-) I'm super excited as it's my first swap! Can't wait to blog about the buttons i receive and i can't wait to sort out some lovely ones to send :-) Jump over and check it out ...

Don't forget to follow noodlebubble :-)

Love Kate x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Hello :-)

Well I guess I should start by introducing myself! I'm Kate and i've recently started a small hand painted craft business! I have always had a huge love for all things hand made but after leaving college I never really put my hand to it for anything other than things for myself. With a friends birthday coming up I decided this time I would make her something special! I designed and painted her a Jute bag and personalised it with her name on. Once i'd uploaded it to Facebook the orders came flooding in ... and that's how it started!

I have to give a huge special mention to my very special friend Fi. Apart from being pretty much the sweetest person ever known to man she also encouraged me and gave me the confidence to go ahead with this and without her it simply wouldn't have taken off :-) She also owns a super cute hand made business called 'Love Alfie'. I'm completely in love with her work. Her blog is here ----> so you should definitely go and check that out!

We have so many plans for the summer together including lots of craft days and fayre's and I can't wait! I also must give a mention to my very patient friend Rob who has helped me set all of this up and put up with my constant stream of text questions :-)

So that's Helter Skelter! I hope you enjoy reading my blog and hopefully i'll remember to update it more than once a year!

Lots of Love