Thursday, 10 December 2009

Last purchase date

Hello everyone,

I have been a very busy lady sending off all these fabulous Christmas gifts for everyone. I hope they will like them!

Anyway, so I was going to let you all order right up until the last order date, but as it happens I have heard that the post is being slow already and so to ensure that the item is ready made and posted off in good time to give your gift I have bought the last purchase date to the 16th of December. Yes that's right it is next Wednesday!

Can you believe it is going that quickly?

Well I hope this is ok for everyone and that we can prevent unhappy gift giving.


Friday, 4 December 2009

Just a little update.

Just as Christmas is getting into full swing I am thinking ahead to the new year and dying to get out my new designs! I am really excited about my new designs and I have made some into buttons already, but they will eventually be printed onto lots of things like bags, cards, tea towels etc so look out for them in 2010 when my very own ecommerce website should also be launched. How exciting??

Also, the Folksy shop has been very busy and now I have many things that are now the last one and I won't be printing anymore before xmas so if you are wanting to buy them as a gift, better get them quick! We just have one green tea time kitchen linen left, with all the others limited stock and just one size medium mr.britain blue tshirt and again limited stock on all the others!

And if you haven't got your Christmas cards yet, or need a few more I still have some packs left and now just £5.

Now, must get back to my new designs!

Happy Christmas shopping.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

We all drank tea.

And here is some of the tea and goodies received from my Fancy Tea Swap. I think it went very well and everyone seems to enjoy swapping and receiving different tea. I didn't realize so many were into fancy teas like I but now I feel good knowing I am not the only one.

These pictures are not from my swap, but from Natalie Wilson and Dinky Daisy who both swapped with one another!

Unfortunately the swap I received got damaged but it was super fantastic and I will try and repair the china cup which doubled as a candle. Thanks so much Clarabows!

Everyone who took part has been really generous with their swaps and so thankyou all.

I think this little swap does have some more scope as I think teas do collect a lot in the cupboard! So look out for some more tea swaps in the future.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Free buttons today.

So the day has come when free buttons with all purchases is on again.

See all details here and finish your Christmas shopping!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

What? Free buttons again??

That's right, tomorrow I am giving free buttons away again!

So get ready for it, favourite your items and get buying them tomorrow as you'll get your favourite buttons free with your purchase.
*One pack of buttons with each final purchase.
*Pick your favourite buttons whilst stocks last!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Black Friday - Free buttons!

Today is Black Friday in the US, so not to be a bore over here I have a great little gift offer for you. I am giving away a set of buttons with every purchase*! This technically means if you buy a set of buttons you get one free and if you buy some of my other things, the buttons are like a little pre christmas gift to yourself!

*Just one set of buttons per purchase & you can request a set if you really want some, otherwise it will be a surprise!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

It's a gift.

Christmas is actually on it's way and it is already getting busier for me so to get ahead of the game I decided on making some xmas tags for my gifts to everyone.

I made these cute low cost mini tags using my doily buttons , some recycled gold and metallic red card (actually from easter) and a bit of ribbon. I was so pleased that my doily buttons made the most perfect design for christmas wrapping. They add to the gift so nicely and is an extra little festive gesture to the receiver. The buttons would also work really well sewn on table place names for Christmas dinner!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Rubber stamping

So I've made some stamps for all your guys to use! They are in my Folksy shop right now so you can get stamping. They might be good for making some christmas tags, just add some glitter!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Me and Mr. Britain.

Here is me and my very own Mr. Britain tshirt. Not sure I do it any justice! But hey, it feels comfortable, nice colour for autumn and is great fun to wear.

I haven't started making ladies tee's yet so as you might have guessed this is a mens, but looks good as an oversized tee.

O yes and either indulge yourself in the christmassy background or ignore it if you're not quite ready for the festive season yet. haha.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Fancy Tea Swap

Hello everyone,

Today I have decided to throw my first every swap. And of course it had to be tea related!

So here we are with the Fancy Tea Swap.

I love trying all types of tea, but I can't buy them all and I never know whether I would like them or not, so I thought this would be the perfect swap for me and like minded folks.

I know there are lots of swaps going around at the moment especially xmas ones, but this swap is really really super easy and not much effort required but lots to gain.

To be part of my swap all you have to do is:

  • Love tea.
  • Love trying different tea.
  • Email me over your name & address & the teas you have tried before to shedraws[at]
  • Send at least 5 different tea bags or loose leaf tea samples to your swapping partner.
  • A tea related extra of low value like stickers, card, tags etc.
  • And finally enjoy!
This swap is open until 4th November to sign up and then until the 14th of November to send out the tea.

Yay! I can't wait.

Monday, 26 October 2009

The Small Object

I love all the things is this shop called The Small Object. They have have so much charm in each piece you don't battle with yourself too much in falling in love. All their items are made in limited editions so if you don't get them now you loooose out.

Buy their things here.

I can't wait for someones birthday so I can buy this.

Loving their "do's".

Fabulous custom wedding toppers!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

DIY Candles

My sister, the owner of Mr. Wick has sources some really fabulous large tins which she currently has for sale in her Folksy shop only these tins are up to you to choose what candle colour and scent you would like from her collection. These DIY candles allow you to create the perfect kitsch candle for gifts or just yourself. She also has many other new candles so pop over to her shop to check them out.

Fab Oxo tin

Large vintage tea tin
This is my fav, a yummy shabby chic sweetie tin.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

It's Christmas!!

I finally got round to printing some christmas cards. I had this idea in my head for ages then finally got it to the mac but thought I wouldn't have any time to print them for all you lovely organized people. But here we are, I realized that we still had two months until Santa comes and so I got printing yesterday and finished them today, a lot quicker than I thought I would too.

Instead of the usually festive colours we went for She draws alternative festive colours of coral and grass green!! I also added some glitter for a bit of christmas jazz.

You can find them in my folksy shop right now and I hope you like them!!

Thursday, 22 October 2009


I just found this super cute shop, Sleepyking.

Monday, 19 October 2009

A little treat

After my exciting week at my job trial, I decided to treat myself a little while I had some money spare and since Clarks are having a sale on how could I refuse a new pair of shoes. Whenever Clarks have a sale on I usually go a grab something because I am loving all their shoes at the moment and I just can't go wrong. I browsed there site and saw the pair I was for sure going to get, they were black, shiny and flat, very practical (I have the same pair in purple). I was positive I wasn't going to get red shoes as I've have 3 pairs already, but I do love red shoes.

Anyway so here we go strolling into clarks and I picked up the pair i'd seen online, then the BF goes "get these", holding a pair of shiny red heels in his hand. I knew this was going to be dangerous as 1. he never usually has an opinion on ladies shoes so he must mean business this time and 2. I had already seen these shoes online and secretly wanted them! I was trying to resist as they were exactly what I didn't want to buy, bright red and heels, but you know what? I got them. That's right. The boyfriend said he wouldn't let me out of the shop if I didn't buy these ones as he reckons they were "me" in shoe form!

O and I got a new hair cut :)

Saturday, 17 October 2009

When I won giveaway No. 2

So lucky me is back again, now with the second blog giveaway that I won.

I was so pleased when I found out I won this blog giveaway and I was really surprised as I had forgot all about entering and as we all know how I previously won the yellowgoat blog; I thought it would be too good to be true to win yet another blog. So this is what I won, a super duper cute squirrel brooch from the Nottingham Craft Mafia blog, handmade by Kate Broughton, who sells her wares on Folksy and you can actually buy the same design if you love it as much as I do.

I must say that the quality of stitching is fabulous and I must admit that although I really loved this little brooch I don't think I would ever have bought it myself as I thought maybe I wouldn't wear it much. But since receiving Mr. Squirrel in the post I couldn't have been more wrong. I have worn him so much already and he is perfect for the autumn and most importantly it has made me change my mind about all those things I usually like but think I will never wear. I'm not sure my jewellery collection needs adding too, but now I have Mr. Squirrel I think he needs some friends!

So as I said I thought it was too good to be true to win two blog giveaways, but guess what?? Yes, that's right I have won a third!! Can you believe it? I tell you I am having a really lucky time at the moment (I better go do the lottery, haha) and I will do a blog about my next prize when I receive it.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Hannah Zakari 5th birthday prize hunt.

Hannah Zakari turns 5 next week and to celebrate they are giving away 5 prizes throughout the week and you can win some of my items on Tuesday!

Here are the prizes in order:


All you have to do to enter is search for a present on the Hannah Zakari website and once you have found it email with your name and the place that you spotted it. They will then pick a winner at random and post it on the blog the next day.

Please see the blog for all the details on the prizes and contacting them and good luck!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

When I won a giveaway.

I was a very lucky lady last month because I won 2 blog giveaways, yes that's right two!! I totally love both the prizes I won, but this is the first prize that I am showing you which I won at Yellowgoat's blog.

So here it is a gorgeous 5" inch handmade plate from LAS design on Etsy. It is create from recycled stoneware clay and has a fabulous lace or doily pattern imprinted into the clay before firing. It is then glazed in a bright yellow, which i love as it's my favourite colour and so I am even more pleased I won this item.

As you can see it has already found a home housing my rings. I have a few quite a few plates and cups which i lay my jewellery on at the end of the day so this little plate feels right at home.

I will show you my other prize very soon.