Sunday, 27 March 2011

Another busy weekend

I have had another busy weekend!  I was at a school fair yesterday selling my nappy cakes and knitted and felted items. I had a good day and although it was a little quiet.  Thanks to the ladies at Our Ladies Catholic School in Wellingborough for looking after us stall holders. They provided us with tea and coffee all day and even lunch!! I need more of that at fairs!

It has been a busy week on Folksy too.  I opened my Felted Fluffies shop on Folksy about too weeks ago and I'm pleased to say that I've already had 3 sales.  I am over the moon with that!  I'm now working on lots more stuff to stock it with including dinosaurs and fantasy creatures! I've also been commissioned to crochet a snoopy toy - I'll keep you posted on his progress so far I've done his head, an ear and most of the body! I have also been working on some things to stock my other folksy shop and am knitting the most gorgeous sparkly yarn summery scarf at the moment! Pics to come!!!

The best thing however that I have made today has been this yummy banana cake!  It doesn't look much but it is the most delicious and easy recipe I have come across.  I've been making it for a while!   If you want to make a yummy cake like this heres the recipe....

You will need 4 very ripe bananas, 11oz caster sugar, 4 eggs, 8fl oz sunflower oil, 15oz plain flour, 2tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 tsp salt 2tsp cinnamon.  If I have them I also throw in a handful of currants or sultanas.

Bung them all together in a bowl and mix well. Pour into cake tin - This recipe makes the 2 cakes above and put in a preheated oven on 180 for about 1 hour if you are splitting the mixture like I have or hour and half if you are using a bigger tin.  It has always turned out perfectly for me and always delish! as hubby says nom nom and enjoy!

Monday, 21 March 2011

What a Weekend!

Well what a nice weekend, I hope you''ve all had a good weekend too!?!  On Friday night I had a stall at a local craft and gift fair. There was a nice range of stalls there but unfortunately not so many customers.  Nevermind, I had a lovely chat to lots of other stall holders and bought some yummy cake.  Plus I was next to my friend who runs a little toy shop in the town Masters and Matthews . They specialise in wooden toys, Melissa and Doug and Orchard Toys to name a few.  If you have little ones please check them out - if you are in Kettering or nearby their shop is based in Market Street.

Saturday was quite relaxed and then on Sunday, I visited the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia in London with my lovely Nan.  There were lots of yummy craft goodies available but I was disappointed that there wasn't a huge range of knitting stuff there.  However there was lots of cross stitch and paper craft stalls. As tempting as it was I refrained from buying lots of beautiful things that I loved but would never use as I have done in the past!   Instead I bought some lovely wool and pattern from a place called Fancy Yarn.  They had some amazing wool   and it was good value too.  I also bought a few other little bits to try out - Keep your eye on my Folksy Shop shop for up and coming new bits and bobs.....

Enjoy your Monday whatever you are up to!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Craft Fair tonight and Folksy Friday

I have been busy making things for a craft and gift fair this evening at the Hunting Lodge in Cottingham, Leicestershire.  I will be there this evening selling a range of my Nappy Cakes and gifts and things from my Folksy shops and heres my felted fluffies shop.  Fingers crossed its nice and busy.

Anyway, back to Folksy Friday..... Its Friday and I've decided to showcase a few bits that I love.  I've decided that my outfits need a bit of brightening up and in need of a brooch or corsage. I've made a few of these crochet flowers lately

Heres a small selection of some of my favourite brooches and corsages from Folksy....

The first is by Leanne Woods Designs - crocheted pinwheels, I love this! Next is the cute little Russian Doll brooch from SewRealicoul.  The purple and orange crochet flower brooch is from  Purpleshed Contemporary crochet I'd never have thought of using these colours together but I think they look fab!  The funky fabric rosette brooch is available from Made with Love X and I adore the corsage/hat pin made by Tusen Takk, it's made from recycled sweet wrappers!  The last one is perfect for spring and its the lovely bird brooch from PantsandPaper.  I'm sure you'll agree these are all lovely!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

busy busy busy

I have been very busy lately.  I have opened up a new shop on Folksy - Felted Fluffies  Where I am going to sell my felted creations.   Please do take a look, here's an example of whats on offer...
His name is Cyril and he's my favourite little needle felted creature! He is looking for a new home though.......

It's a busy week for me as well as opening my new folksy shop, I've found out this  morning that I have passed the Health Science Open Uni course that i have been studying for the last 3 years. WOOHOO - I haven't been able to stop smiling since I found out.  

On sunday I am going to the Stitch and Craft show at Olympia on Sunday and hoping to come home with lots of goodies!  I am taking my 82 year old nan with me so also doing my bit for help the aged at the same time.......  I'll let you know how it goes

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sorry blog I've neglected you.....

Hmm, well it seems that I have neglected my new blog (which isn't so new any more!)  The good news is I have been making lots new crafty stuff, mostly felt and the odd knitted item! Keep your eyes peeled for my new items coming soon.....  It's a lovely sunny day so am hoping to ge some decen photos taken.....