Sunday, 17 May 2015

A fabric de-stash...

Hello all....

Bit of a gap since my last post.

Time flies by so fast.

A flying visit today...

If anyone is looking to boost their fabric stash, then look no further...

On my Facebook page I have added an album listing all of the fabrics I would like to sell.

All brand new, except for some lovely Vintage bits which are gorgeous and are in perfect condition. I got these from a lady who had sadly passed away and she had had them from new. (Quilt Covers, Pillowcases, Flat sheets)

All items listed are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE !!  cheapest item free. Postage will be charged on the item you purchase...the free item also travels free!

If you would like to buy a few, no problem, just comment SOLD and let me know when you have finished and I will sort out a Paypal Invoice for you. Don't forget to comment sold on your free item...

Here is a link to the page...


Here are a few examples of the vintage bits...






All of vintage items are still intact so can be used for purpose, quilt cover, etc., or cut oup to make some gorgeous items of choice.

I still have a massive pile of fabric items to keep me going for eternity I think.

Here are a few of the other fabric bits I have...





I also have a few new items in my Etsy shop...

Free Standing Mdf Rainbow with Star in Pastel Shades Wooden



Wooden Circle Embroidery Hoop Pastel Glitter Rainbow with Cloud Pendant Necklace



Flamingo Pendant Embroidery Hoop Pink Felt Oval 40mm

Lion Felt Hoop Art Cute bird button Nursery Jungle



Sparkly Mint Green and Pink Cupcake Hoop Art Home Decoration  Wall


A link to my Etsy shop...


Bye for now...I am in the middle of 'sorting' my craft bits and bob's...Think I need a bigger house....

Sue x




Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Ta da!... A small wonky giveaway....

Well, I couldn't believe it has been so long since I posted on here!!

I love my blog and although there isn't as much cake making posts on here, I do hope that you follow me on my journey with all my new adventures...

As some will know and if you take a look at my last post, I was due to have Bi-Lateral Jaw Joint Replacement Surgery.  I have now had this and it looks like there will be a long road to recovery.

I had my surgery on 20th November 2014. Turns out I didn't behave myself too well during surgery.  I bled heavily and they had trouble stopping it.  This then results in more facial damage afterwards apparently.  I have no movement what-so-ever on the left side of my face, forehead and only partial movement on the right.  I cannot blink/shut my eyes.  My face is still bruising and the eye sockets and forehead are really quite painful. Aside from the replacement itself!  I also have problems with my tongue. The top part is very dry, cannot taste or feel!  



BEFORE



Don't laugh....!!  he he


After... what a looker!

My scars have healed fairly well, thankfully, although to be honest it's not something  I have worried about.

After my check up with my Consultant back in January, not such good news.... He does think that by now something should have started to change facially.  My tongue he was quite sure will repair and come back, just a matter of time.  The forehead and left eye, well that's the sticking point.  He started to talk about eye-lid weights, cutting me here & there if I want after a period of about 12 months. I'm like NOOOOO way matey.  Let nature take it's course.  It may take some time but I am pretty convinced it will heal.

The eye is a real pain up the botty!  I am being referred to Moorefields eye hospital so that they can glue it shut for a few months, mainly to protect the cornea.  It is so painful and taping it shut doesn't do the trick.  I am due for my appt., in the next little while. Relief..! (This has taken ages to type...I need a magnifying glass to see the screen!)  Going out is a real obstacle and for the first time in my life I felt vulnerable on my own, as I can only see 'fog'.

Fingers crossed!!!....


Anyways.....

In between all of that I have managed a few makes.  Not cupcakes...I have stopped doing that as I cannot see what I am doing lol

Not to bombard you with all my makes in one post, I will stagger them lol.  

I did want to share this with you though...

I made a 'Mustache / beard' hoop and noticed after I had finished the bottom beard is very slightly 'wonky' so I thought why not have a 

GIVEAWAY! - Now closed thank you.







All you need to do is leave a comment under here or pop along to my Facebook page and 'Like' my page.  The giveaway post is pinned to the top of the page.  You can like & leave a comment there if you prefer.

I will announce the winner on Friday 20th November @ approx 8pm UK time.

P&P is included worldwide.

Good luck!


Bye for now

Sue x

Saturday, 12 April 2014

It's been a while...I have missed you all....


Well the last time I looked it was November and here we are in April! 

Seems I took a longer break than anticipated.  

I have missed blogging and missed catching up on all of your blogs too.  

A quick round-up of what's been happening round here...

Went into Nottingham Hospital beginning of December for Arthroscopy (a fiddle about with my jaw) results not so good.  Turns out my joints on both sides of my weary face are severely damaged and the bones have fused together.  No other option but to have new ones. Which is good news but very scary.  Both sides will be replaced with these Titanium joints...


I am having a 'patch test' in May to see if I am allergic to the product first and then surgery will be 3-4 months after. (Takes that long to make them as they are bespoke and made in the USA) Should have had surgery in June but the waiting list for patch testing is unbelievably long, so probably looking August/September.

Anyhow,  aside from look like the bride of Frankenstein for a while it will fantastic to chew food again! Yey!

Have been feeling pretty rubbish to be honest and struggle to 'do' much.  Pain in my head /neck & jaw is sometimes too much.

I have tried to keep busy with a few makes...

These are for my Grandson's bedroom, having just had a pirate theme makeover.


and...




There will be a third hoop that I am currently cross stitching from this pattern...



Captain Jack’s Pirate Ship

Tried my hand at had dying some Doilies...



The blue is much more vibrant than the photo shows.  I have also dyed them Olive Green and Grey too.  In fact I got a bit carried away and have pretty much dyed tons of the things....  what to do with them.....hmrph!

Do you remember the old flying ducks?  Hilda Ogden (going back some years) from Coronation Street had some on her wall.  
Well I have always liked the idea and so decided to 'do a version'..  I am really pleased with them and will be putting them up today.



I have hung this on the landing...

I made a pair of these.


For Christmas prezzies


 For my daughter on Mother's day

For my Mum

This can be purchased...here
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Retro Style Wooden Heart Hanging / Door Hanger Mustard and Grey
This can be purchased...here


I was super lucky to win a giveaway...



They are gorgeous...here is a link to Blackbird Alley's Etsy & Facebook page...


Beautiful earrings.  Had to fight off my daughter for these.  Give her shop a look.  Beautiful items.


Finally not so many cupcakes been made, but here are a few...





and to finish...


My girls.


Bye for now....Sue x