Saturday, 31 October 2009

All Halloweened Out!!!

That's it I'm finally halloweened out...we've had two nights of Halloween fun which has been great but boy am I tired!!!!
On Friday we went to a friends house where she put on a Halloween Party, there were about 15 kids there plus mums and Ruth had decorated her house all spooky, the kids played bobbing for apples and got completely soaked Rachel washed off all her facepaints and Jack got his Scooby nose all wet (which we said was the sign of a healthy dog!!).
I took along a feely box which went down well we had eyeballs, intestines, dead flies, a witches hand, rats and spiders and eyeball sockets.....which were really......
Then it was onto doughnut eating (no hands) very sticky and lots of fun and then food and dancing finally managed to drag the kids away and then it was all go again tonight..we thought we were going to be rained off but it was really mild out...
We live on a very dark lane so it was really spooky and I think we may have been a bit too scary as a few people didn't answer the door, but we did managed to meet up with some other neighbours and the kids merrily trick or treated and I took along the feely box and got everyone to have a go!!!
So now everyone is in bed and I'm catching up online with a cuppa!!!
Lots to do next week as the kids are back in school...half term what half term!!!

Monday, 26 October 2009

And the Winner is........

I've finally got everyone off to bed and asleep and am sitting here guiltily eating haribo super sour monsters, it is a halloween giveaway afterall - and the kids won't know as I hid all the halloween sweets!!! - mental note to self must buy more sour monsters tomorrow!!
Right now down to business, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that entered my blog giveaway, we had 17 entries and the winner was

Louise your winning streak is continuing and the bag below will be on its way to you.

For those of you that weren't so lucky this time but would still like one of my Halloween bags I have discounted them all by £1 to £5.50 so grab a bargain over in my Misi Shop.
I've nearly finished the sour monsters so I must remember to hid the evidence (empty packet) in the bottom of the bin!!!! shhh don't tell the kids.....
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Saturday, 24 October 2009


I've been meaning to run a giveaway for one of my Halloween Bags all week but I just been soooo busy with running/organising the book fair at school that I just haven't had the time....until now!

So this is your chance to win one of my Halloween fabric trick or treat bags, you can chose between 8 different fabrics:
  1. Purple Witches
  2. Scooby Doo - Scary Castle
  3. Halloween Kids
  4. BOO!
  5. Orange Witches & Black Cats
  6. Pumpkins
  7. Trick or Treat
  8. Scooby Doo - Haunted House Party

So there are your choices now all you have to do is enter -

just leave a comment saying which bag you would like to win here on my blog and I will pop all the names in a bag and pick out a winner. You have untill midday on Monday 26th October to enter and I will annouce the winner Monday evening - Good Luck

Sunday, 18 October 2009


We are all affected by the dreaded 'C' word at some time in our lives, whether it's personally or someone we know. I lost a friend to breast cancer 10 years ago at the age of 30 and it's definitely made me much more aware of how precious our lives are and sometimes how tragically short.

I've had this Pink Ribbon fabric in my workshop for a little while and as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month I decided to make up some bags and donate 20% of the retail price to Cancer Research UK. I have teamed the fabric with a bright pink heavy weight cotton blend and it closes with a gold coloured magnetic fastener. This bag is just big enough to carry all your essentials or would be a great way to carry your lunch to work. It measures 9" tall x 10" wide with a 3" bottom, has 1" wide handles that are 15" long giving a drop of 7". It is interfaced with volume fleece so will stand up on its own but is soft to the touch. It costs £12 plus £2 p&p. I will be making a larger version of this bag sometime this week and will be adding them both to my Misi shop. If you are at all interested in purchasing one of these Pink Ribbon bags then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Latest Halloween Trick or Treat Bag

This is my latest Halloween fabric Trick or Treat Bag, I made this one last week but have only just got around to uploading the photos.
This fabric is full of lovely Halloween colours and characters and would make a great gift. There's plenty of room for all your treats and what's great about it is it can be washed in the machine and can be used again and again!!!!
These bags measure approximately 7 1/2" tall, 5 1/2" across the to and 8 1/2" across the bottom with a 3" gusset (bottom) and the handles are just under an 1" wide and and are about 16" long giving an drop of 7-8".
If you would like one of my Halloween fabric Trick or Treat bags just pop over to my Misi shop where you will see a great selection to suit all tastes!!!
They cost £6.50 plus p&p.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Why is it......

that when you get a spare two hours and you think "right I'm off to my workroom to be creative and everything starts off well and then for what ever reason you just can't sew!!!!! Well that was my day today, Paul was busy outside, Tompom was asleep so off I popped down the garden to my workroom and I thought I'd make some more of the ID wallets, cutting out was fine but then when it came to sewing I was just getting frustrated, I wanted to use a bit firmer interfacing in the wallets as I don't want the ID CARD/bus pass to fall out of the top. I think I was trying too hard to get everything just right and the seams pulled when I turned the wallet right sides out. So its back to the lighter interfacing tomorrow. I don't know about you but sending off your handmade goodies in the post is so daunting, I'm always casting a critical eye over every little stitch and thread....when you sell at craft fairs the person who buys has touched your handmade goodies and can see how they are made and can make a decision, when someone online says "can you make me one of those" I'm always worried that they might not like it. Paul's always saying I'm too critical but I do like things to be right....well tomorrow's another day and perhaps it should be MUST NOT TRY TOO HARD rather then MUST TRY HARDER!!

Friday, 9 October 2009

ID/Bus Pass Holder

Last week whilst browsing the Misi forums I saw a request by Candyapple (don't forget to pop over to her Misi shop and have a look!) for a bus ticket holder. Apparently when you buy a weekly bus ticket all you get is a flimsy piece of paper that will, if Candyapple's bag is anything like mine, have disintegrated by Friday! So after finding out Candyapple's favourite colours etc I decided to give this a go....Well three protypes later and quite a few swear words I think I have finally conquered the ID/pass wallet. So here is my design it measures approximately 4.5" x 3", but can be made smaller or larger depending on what you want to keep in it. My daughter saw one of the other (arggghh!!!) prototypes the other day in the same fabric and shouted "Can you make me on too"...
As I said this is my prototype and if Candyapple likes the design then I will make one for her too. They will cost £2.95 plus p&p
I have lots of lovely fabrics in my workroom so if you know of anyone who would like an ID
/Bus Pass Holder then send them my way!!!!
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 2 October 2009

On-Line Magazine Feature

I've been featured in an on-line magazine, well not me personally but one of my Halloween bags.
You can take at look at Creative Crafting, an on-line magazine for crafters by crafters, here at Creative Connections. This is the first issue and has been put together by Anna, The Crystal Lady, from Mystic Earth. It features lots of articles, tips and patterns so go on over and take a look. I'm off to join the Creative Connections website now!
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