Thursday, 25 June 2009

Bodie and Fou

Oooh get a coffee and get a load of this website. Jaw droppingly gorgeous stuff - very inspiring.

The company is run by two sisters and they also have a blog which gives a bit more background info about the company, the products and THE SALE which starts on the 1st of July.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Hello, I'd just like to say that I had a look at the blog recently and am well impressed by all the stuff you lot have managed to upload, I don't know just what the **** I've been doing all this while but I can say I've been drinking a lot of coffee and eating a lot of cake and downloading tracks form I-tunes. If this doesn't inspire me soon to spring into action and create something for the GWI blog I don't know what will.... maybe a poke with a sharp stick?

Friday, 19 June 2009

Doodle Bread

Cute little concept here for fun baking, with or without kids. Something a bit out of the ordinary as a gift idea too.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Monkey Business

My first completed amigurumi - a little monkey for my little fellow, who is turning 5 tomorrow - Easier than I expected to make up, but quite small and fiddly to work on. The completed monkey sits at about 30cm. Click on here for link to blog where pattern can be found

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Printing With Fabric Paints

I've been searching for a 'big old' table cloth for a while now, something fresh and light that I can throw over our kitchen table to brighten my mood or to use out in the garden on our big outdoor table on a summers day. A month or so back I bought a couple of wood block stamps (fairtrade) from Newton Dee's gift shop and thought that the pattern would look lovely on a plain white piece of fabric as a table cloth.

Dylon do a fantastic range of fabric paints, where all you need to do to 'fix' the paint is to iron it. So, this morning, on my hands and knees on the kitchen floor I stamped out a central pattern on a white sheet I had aquired from a local charity shop, left it to dry and then ironed and washed the sheet. My new table cloth certainly freshens up the kitchen, but it was whisked away immediatly at the mention of 2 small children sitting down to eat their pasta for tea....