Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Happy Halloween I was creating right up until the last moment! I saw these labels on a free printables site and thought I've got bottles I can do that and Ta-Da here they are.

Next it was the GIANT pumpkins I grew this year I think I have a case for Trade Descriptions. The biggest one I grew was the size of a golf ball. I don't think I will try them again!

The pumpins that the girls carved were really good .

They looked great in the dark.

They both braved the awful weather to go TRICK OR TREATING.
They came back with bulging bags that will keep them going until Christmas!

I thought I would show you the really cute tea-light holder that came to me in the Halloween Swap.
It looks amazing all lit up. Thanks again to The Blueberry Heart.

This was my last make for Halloween. I love it!

I hope you all had a Spooky Halloween.
Melanie xxx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Christmas Makes

I have knuckled down this week and made some stockings for the Craft Fayre at Kedleston Hall.
 I can't make my mind up if I should embellish them or leave them plain. But I don't think I can face making another one for a while as these are just a few of the ones I made.

If I was not making stockings I was making hearts from a link I found onClare's Craftroom Under The Christmas Tree. They were really quick and easy to make. I have just got to put a ribbon on them and they are done.

I think I like the red one best.

Or maybe the white.

Hope you all have a very productive week. 
Melanie xxx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Boo !

I'm loving all the Halloween things that are about at the minute. I was printing Lily some free colouring sheets off when I found this one. I thought it would make a fantastic Mini Hanging/Mat. I love how it turned out. You can't really see the quilting but have gone round the stars and it looks quite effective.

I hope you all have a productive week.
Melanie xxx

Friday, 5 October 2012

Halloween Swap Goodies

The postman came a knocking this morning and he had the most fabulous parcel for me from The Blueberry Heart. Inside was: A beautifully bright package full of goodies.

A Bar of Alien Chocolate mmmmmmmm.. , Cute Cross Stitch & a 2012 Pumpkin

Tea-light Jar

Pumpkin Fairy Lights

Gel Window Clings, Hanging Broomstick, Pumpkin Tea-lights & a bag of Mini Pumpkins

Finally a Glittery Witches Boot.

This is the parcel I sent to Blueberry Heart

Halloween Goodies

I also sent a Halloween Charm Pack & Scooby Doo Jelly Sweets but I forgot to put them in the photo. 

Well that is a few of my makes that I haven't been able to show you before now.
Happy Crafting xxxx Melanie

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Free Sewing Companion Tutorial

I found this really cute FREE pattern on the Popular Patchwork website it was a really quick and simple tutorial for a small sewing companion . 
Off I went to my stash and in no time at all I had produced five. 
They are all tucked away in my gift basket now. All ready for Christmas.

I had a busy week last week it was the annual show at my daughter dance school.Lily was dancing in the ballet section to Wind Beneath My Wings which brings tears to my eyes when I listen to it. 
So you can imagine what I was like when she danced to it. It was a fantastic show. I'm glad it is only once a year as 3 weeks of rehearsals in term time after school is gruelling to say the least. 

My Beautiful Lily in her show costume.