Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Meeting Robert Patrick

Ever since I met my husband, randomly people have told him he looks like the T1000 character from the Terminator 2 film, you know the Liquid Robot!

It died down after a bit, just the odd comment occassionally.  However it started up again lately when some lads in our local pub had watched the film and then came in to the pub and told him they had just seen him in it.
This is my hubby in 1995

When we found out Robert Patrick was in town at the Collectormania Event, we decided to take the opportunity to see the man for ourselves, I paid £20 to get my husbands photo with him.  I managed to get a photo of Robert as he came into the room. Note the wagging finger from the women behind telling me no photos. LOL. Robert was charming, as he came in he was thanking everyone for coming!

Bearing in mind the film is now 20 years old, Robert has aged somewhat.... so has my husband,  However here is the picture of my husband with his lookie likie!

I think the resemblance has all but disappeared now! LOL
 Sarah xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Kandi Pandi's Threeway Giveaway

The lovely Kandi Pandi is having a giveaway on her blog!  Pop over and have a little look see!

Sarah xx

Friday, 27 May 2011


I wear a Lanyard at work which carries my Swipe Card, which lets me in and out of the car park and the department in which I work.

The supplied lanyard was just a metal ball chain! It was very cold in the mornings when I put it around my neck. I got to thinking I could make Lanyard out of the prettily patterned ribbons that you can buy in the craft shops and I had a little search on the internet for the metal split rings and Lobster Clips.

Having searched and come accross some hand crafted lanyards made of material, I realised I didn't have to use ribbon, which was perhaps a bit thin, and so I made one out of material, folded serveral times and top stitched. I've added 2 buttons at the bottom for decoration and to hold the clip and ring in place.

Of course, having made one, I had to make a whole bunch, and add them to my craft stall, I've sold 2 already!

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

May Fayre at the Local Village Hall

I took part in another Spring Fayre at our local village hall last week.  Alas I didn't sell very much, people love to look and Oooo and Ahhhh over things, but they don't buy!

Heres a couple of pics of my stall!

You can probably just make out my new display stands with all my dangly items on them.  I bought them in a shop which was having a 75% off sale and they were reduced from £24.99 to £6.25 each... bargain!

I'm doing another stall in June at a Strawberry Fayre, I need to make some pocket money things for the kiddies to buy, just to cover the stall fee, then anything else is a bonus! I also want to re-vamp the stall to make it look more vintage looking - IYKWIM! lol.

Sarah xx

Monday, 23 May 2011

Two More Scottie Dogs

I know I have revisited a couple of old projects again recently, but I like to make things again to try different methods or materials.

I made the white Scottie Dog exactly the same as the black one I first made (here) just because I enjoyed making it and wanted to make another one.

However, I made the Purple Scottie differently in 2 ways.  1 I made it smaller to see if it was fiddlier and 2 because I have bought some wool mix felt and I wanted to see how it made up into something. (The black and white Scotties are 100% Acrylic Felt).  The purple Scottie, was a little more fiddlier to make, but the purple wool felt made up lovely, and feels nice and soft.

And now I have a family of Scottie Dogs!

Sarah xx

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Even More Crayon Rolls

I made some Crayon Rolls sometime ago here and here, and had sold most of them, in fact I only had 1 left.

I still had some of  the crayon material left, so made another 4 of the delightful pink and blue lined rolls.

This picture is a little tease, from my latest craft Stall!

Sarah xx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Mini Bunting

I made some bunting a couple of years for Christmas.  I made it quite big and it didn't sell at all, lots of oo's and ah's but no sale, so this time I thought some mini bunting might go down a bit better.

I wanted to see if I could cut it out using my rotary cutter, so I picked a couple of fabrics out of my stash.  It was very quick to cut and also to sew...  I used some 1 inch wide tape, doubled over for the ribbon, and wonder now if its a little thick! I will need to investigate thinner options.

I also thought some baby bunting might go down well,
so I purchased so Baby style fabrics from the local market.

I'm toying with the idea of appliqueing some letters to the flags?

Sarah xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Its Been Sooooooo Long..... But I Have Been Busy and Fabric Caddies

I have neglected my blog for a while, but I have been very busy.  I have been reading everyone else's blog's and have been inspired by all the makes.

One of the things I was dying to make was the fabric caddies which have been featured by lots of people on their blogs and in a magazine or two!

After a quick nose in a magazine at the craft shop, I went home and drew up my own pattern and  measurements etc, and I was quite surprised how quick and easy they were to make.

The outer fabric is from Dunelm Mill and the inner is cream felt. 

I've made a couple of each for now!

More soon!

Sarah xx