Sunday, 20 March 2011

Handmade monday 8

Well thankyou  to unique gifts for this handmade monday 8 please take a look and comment on the blogs on the page they are always really inspiring xx
I have had an enjoyable week sewing making a few cushions and a lovely bag from geisha girl fabric
 This bag and cushion were very last minute pressies for my daughters friends birthday on saturday she adored them and is taking them on her trip to the Phillipines next month
Had to add these again as I love them so much a cushion and a PJ case

I also visited my lovely friend Sarah who was at Winchester craft market she cuts glass and makes the most amazing pieces We bought a lovely heart and  a butterfly which are hanging on my tree stand She also make mirrors and other interesting pieces now to get her blogging so you can all see them We had our lunch in Subway thats always our highlight my daughter always manages a foot long dont now how she never eats much normally It was a fun day out with a quick trip to the new Primark for undies etc.
This week I am going to concentrate on my jewellery I think sewing has taken over at the moment
I have some lovely fresh water pearls so hopefully will be posting the piccies this week
I also had a great trip to Ikea on Tuesday got all the cushion inserts I needed and Gill and I had a great breakfast with her gorgeous 2 year old daughter  £3 for us all including drinks with the Ikea family card BARGAIN Eh??????????????
well I think thats my week for now


  1. Lovely fabric and can understand why your DD's friend loved her gift

  2. Love, love, love that fabric! Yes, do get your friend blogging, would love to see her makes! Also love that Ikea family card - free coffee!

    Thanks for tsking part in HM xx

  3. What a lucky little girl - handmade presents are the BEST! Nancy

  4. I love the geisha fabric, i collect momiji dolls which look very similer, love anything Japanese really :)

    Kimberley x

  5. Love the Geisha girl PJ case and cushion. I often pop into Ikea cafe, nice food cheap prices.
    Hugs Sue x

  6. Love Ikea... although still cannot get used to buying fabric by weight. Cushions are delightful!

  7. Sounds like you have had an enjoyable week. You certainly made lovely gifts and I can see why they were greatly received.

  8. What a great pressie to receive! Love that fabric, it is so bright and fun!

    Ali x

  9. What a busy week you've had. Love the fabric and ikea is the best place to shop!

  10. What a lovely present to give - no wonder he loved it so much. Ikea is miles and miles away from me - I have only been there once - and I LOVED IT!
    Rebecca xx

  11. Great fabric! Look forward to seeing your jewellery next week too :)

  12. I'm banned from Ikea, spend far too much money whenever I go there!! Loving the Geisha bags etc, I had a few jewellery boxes I bought in over the Xmas period with a similar design and they were a good seller.

  13. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my fabric sorry to hear some of you are so far from Ikea the one in southampton near me was a godsend not for my other half though have to go on my own or with friends these days its not his cup of tea lol
    Used to use the distance to get him to drive xx