Tuesday, 31 August 2010


If no one was aware I'm an Avon Representative and I'm finally making the leap into sales leadership! eek

So if anyone out there likes the idea of working at your own pace, earning 20 - 25% commission on sales then maybe Avon is for you :)

With me as your sales leader you will get the full support you need no matter how far away you are

If you like the idea of giving this a go then email me here for the full details

The new fragrance by Herve Leger hitting brochure 15 - it truly is gorgeous

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Handmade Heart Swap

Just a reminder that I'm holding a 'Handmade Heart Swap' on my blog
I've decided to have a closing date for names on the list to be Sunday 12th September, the kiddies will be back at school so you have plenty of time to think about joining in
The full details will be sent out to each person on the list but basically a swap of something handmade with a heart theme by yourself is all that I'm asking, there will be lots of time to get your creating caps on as the posting out date wont be until at least the beginning of November to give us all time especially as we have families to deal with

If you'd like to join in please email me here
Thanks for your support :)
Deanne x

Friday, 27 August 2010

Its all festive

in my creative space at the moment, here's a peek
Lots more to come, even a Mrs Gingerbread for ole Mr
I will be uploading all festive goodies to my online stores sometime in september i'll let you know when :)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

I am here

just busy
Only just over a week left before Jack goes back to school (year 4!!!) and Riley starts a different nursery towards the end of September full time in the mornings! The holidays have gone so quickly I feel like we havent done much

The weather is awful here at the moment, constant rain to the point the fish pond is nearly full! which doesnt help with going out and doing things

Jack and I are out to see the film Marmaduke later this afternoon, cant wait for that some quality time together :)

As for this morning and in other spare time I have I'm trying my best to design and make a christmas range ready for my online stores and my craft market, hence this is the look of the dining room table earlier today
Sooo cant wait for my studio to be done, although on a plus point the boys room is nearly complete, with fab bright colours, i'll show once its all finished

Be back more regular once the holidays are finished I think :)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Chunky Bow Brooch Pattern

Hi everyone, thought I'd share a super duper easy and fun crochet pattern with you
Chunky Bow Brooch Pattern
Row 1 - SC in 2nd CH from hook and each st across = 11
CH1 turn
Row 2 - 4 Repeat Row 1
Fasten off
Pinch middle of bow together and secure with some thread
Attach a button for decoration with same thread and a brooch bar on the back
If you manage to use my pattern please let me know so I can pop on by and say hello :) and please pop a link back here :)

Warkton Craft Market

Yesterday was mine and michelles first organised craft market, it was touch and go for a moment with a few people cancelling at the last moment but it all worked out smoothly in the end.
The visitors came and went and we had a steady flow of people in the majority of the day who all gave positive feedback on the stall holders, venue and layout which we were really pleased with. I met some lovely people so a huge wave to everyone that I stood and chatted away too :)
The stall holders were fantastic and made some great sales too, a real talented bunch of girls :)
You can see a photo album of all the stall holders here on our facebook page
We're now raring to go for September :) after a break for a week to de-stress that is lol

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Thats the name of the treasury my lime pebble paperweight made it into
See all the goodies here

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Hosting a Swap

I would love love love to host a swap on my blog with a theme on handmade hearts!
It can be anything from fabric to knitted, from paper to stone!
It would mean a bunch of us signing up to it, me arranging a list and you sending your swap goodies onto the person next on the list!

There will be plenty of time to join in as I'll set a date well in advance so we can get our thinking caps on and hands a crafting :)

Once I have a list of people then I can give out more details directly

Leave a comment below or email me here if your interested :) I know I am - hehehe

Monday, 16 August 2010

Craft Market

Only five more sleeps until our first craft market

Michelle and I so hope if you live local you can pop along, we have a variety of stalls booked in each month

August consists of

debra's cakes with homegrown ingredients

hedgerow preserves jams and chutneys

prince & princess bags

yankee do-little cookie jars

josie's soft furnishings

sue's wood turned gifts

jo's mixed media

becky's salt dough crafts

michelles cards

and of course quirkyboots and button it jewellery

plus remembering all raffle proceeds go to Warkton Village Church98765

hopefully see you there :)

Saturday, 14 August 2010

strawberries & cream or lemon meringue!

Its crop day today, its the time I get to chill without nagging kids and create create create
Lots of goodies I want to get completed today, hmmm fingers crossed
I'll leave you with strawberries and cream
and some lemon meringue :)

Friday, 13 August 2010

Funky Laundry Line

Can you imagine these on your laundry line :) How funky would they look, or do you want to keep them indoors and use them as a note holder! Either way I loved creating them so I hope you enjoy them tooThe blue ones are my favourite and funnily enough they just sold within an hour of posting them on my store - but no worries, the paint will be out again so I can create some more whilst jigging along to La Roux of course :)

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Crochet Pebbles!

What I hear you ask!
A while ago I saw some pebbles on the web with a crochet casing and I thought they were so cute and I badly wanted to make some paperweights out of them, great for little gifts and my craft market I thought, but everytime I tried to make one they just looked wrong! So I gave up!

Well until last night that was, I was feeling so rough (me is poorly with a bug at the moment) that I picked them up and finally created these

Now available to purchase here

Hallway Decor Inspiration

We're in the process of awaiting the new carpet to be fitted on the stairs and landing and then we'll pop some new laminate flooring down in the hallway.
I've been looking for decor inspiration as now we have a porch, we at least dont need as much clutter in the stairs area

I'm certain of the colours I want, which will be olive green in the porch and green accents in the stair area, we need a storage area too

Cant wait to show the finished product :)

Felties Giveaway

Pop on over to Traceys blog for some sassafras love felties giveaway - I mean really I should give you an incorrect link! but i'll be nice and share, but I do love them truly myself :)

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Decisions Decisions - Machine Embroidery!

Has any of my lovely friends out there in blog land done the
City and Guilds Machine Embroidery level 2 at all!!!
I would love to hear from you if you have :)

You can email me here

oh and I found one of the seven dwarfs in with me chinese lanterns! tut... ;)


I've been thinking about doing bunting for some time now and i've started on a few designs so watch this space for more :)
The scary but cute monster range!
and of course the figgy pud range!
All of the christmas range will be available from September onwards :)

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sew Sew Sew

I have been busy working on some fun and new gifts for my stores and craft market
Here's a few finished ones I can share now
Personalised keyrings
Heart keyrings
and flower brooches :)

Will let you know once they are all uploaded x

Some of this

A peek into a few events of what we've have been up too :)

Visit to Hamerton Wildlife Park with friends
Loved this little Kookaburra
Defo needs to use some sort of face cream! bless...
Think this one was trying to escape!
Riley got the hang of this pretty quickA trip to see Nanny - which resulted in us coming home early as my pooch was missing me that much he stopped eating :(
Back soon x

cosmo love

So much to catch up the holidays are really taking it out of me, but for now, would you love to win these goodies to make some fab projects!
Then pop on over to Traceys blog to find out more :)