Sunday, 21 November 2010

Simple Quick Christmas Cards

Thought i share with you some of the simple quick Christmas

cards Ive made this between housework,cooking dinner

and ironing school uniforms.

This year i wanted my cards for the fayre to be simple

and quick....less is more!!!

I didn't want to spend most of my time colouring images in

and then mounting them on to the cards...several times!!

I think the time it took to make one set of these cards

i would of still been colouring in one image.

What do you think???
Also i would like to thank you for your
lovely comments on my felt rag wreath(post below)
much appreciated x
That's it for hope you've had
a lovely Sunday.
Hugs Clare xx

Christmas Felt Rag Wreath

Good Afternoon All
Hope your all well and having a lovely relaxing weekend!!
Thought i would share with you my first attempt at making
a rag wreath....And thanks to the lovely Jacquie over at
For posting a fab tutorial on how to make one.
Click HERE for the tutorial and to see her gorgeous
rag wreath...also she has a giveaway to win it.

So here is you can see Ive used felt for mine
as sadly i don't own enough fabric scraps yet to make
one out of material.
But i think its looks great what ever you use!!
Looking at my wreath now....I think its lacking something
or do you think its ok as it is????
I made it last night....been dying to try it all week since
reading Jacquie's i took time out from
my fayre makes...and came up with this!!
I'm deffo going to make more...they are soooo easy.
So thanks Jacquie...for starting off this craze for
This is my youngest Jake...on the morning
of Children In Need
Wearing the spotty t-shirt i made for him to wear
to school to,i made this last min the night before
it took ages to dry and was worried that the spots
would i didn't use fabric

Anyway by the morning..thanks dried and Jake thought it was
Right that's it from me for now!!
So until next time have a lovely Sunday
Hugs Clare xx
P.s Thanks for all your lovely comments on my Xmas Fayre makes..xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Busy Busy Busy...Some Xmas Stall Makes

These are just some of the things Ive been making
for my Xmas fayre stall....Ive got just under 2weeks
left its all go..just wish there was more hours
in the day!!!
The reason for my makes this i didn't want to just
base them on the Xmas theme....I wanted to make things
that could be on display around the home all year round....Just
hope my customers like my idea!!!
Right off to bed now..loads to be getting on with over
the well as the house work!!!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Speak soon Hugs Clare xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

NEC Hobbycraft Goodies & A Surprise Meet With Pic's

Good Evening All
Hope your all well,and have had a lovely weekend?
Here is as promised...i know a week late
But ive been unwell with this dreaded cold and now its gone
on my chest...and also trying to get things made
and sorted ready for my xmas fayre stall!!
So as most of you know..ever year i try and attend
the NEC Hobbycraft show...which i mostly love as i get
to meet some of my blogging friends..that i chat to
over the months/yrs and finally get to meet up!!
But to be honest i was a little dissappointed with the show this
year...i went with a huge list ...half of them i couldn't find
or they were to expensive(cheaper on ebay)
And i found the show really quiet...not sure cause
it was a ive never been on a week day before!
So here is my little stash of goodies...and for those
of you who know me well..this is very small for

Also my main reason for attending the show this year
was to meet up for the first time with my lovely
blogging friend Heidi....after chatting on the phone,lots
of emails and texts....we finally got to meet!!!
But it was a surprise meet....Heidi had texted me earlier
in the year to tell me she was demoing for Little Claire's
at the show....and ask if i was going...firstly i jumped
at the chance,but wasn't sure if a bus trip was going this had to let her know!!
But then i i tell her i can't go
and surprise her....Ha Ha!!! How Naughty of
So that's what i did....also our other friends
Hazel & Emma were in on the
I was also going to meet up with Emma at the show,
but at the last min..she was unable to go!
Hopefully next time hun x
So right up until the day..Heidi had no
So at the show i hide myself at every isle
until a came to Little Claire's Stall.....And jump out of the crowd
and in to the arms of
OMG..the look on her face...and the people
After being told off by her..for not letting her know
and telling her i wasn't going....we were in fits of
And after we both carmed is a pic of us both

So after a brief chat and lots of hugs and giggles.
Heidi had to get back to demoing
and making gorgeous always.
But i did return towards the end of the show
for another chat...and thanks to Steve(owner of Little Claire's)
He let us off to grab a coffee together....So thanks Stevex
So on return to the stall after a coffee...we had to say our goodbyes!
What a great time i had after 2yrs of being cyber friends
i got to meet my lovely friend....Heidi (waves).

Can't wait til the next show now
and fingers crossed i get to meet more of you!
So thanks for popping by
off to watch the double eviction on Xfactor
and the brand new I'm a Celebrate get me out of hereeeeeeeeeee!!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Some Xmas Stall Fayre Makes

Good Evening All
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend,and a great
Guy Fawkes Night??.....What horrible
weather we've been having..Rain,Rain & Gusty winds all
weekend...worse here last night!
Anyway due to the bad weather & catching a cold over
the weekend..i spent most of Saturday & Sunday in my
PJ's all day
sewing these gift bags(and stockings pic again) for my Xmas fayre.
The fabric i used was a pair of curtains i bought
at the boot sale back in the summer for a bargain £1.50.
What you think??
My next makes,I'm going have a go at some
Wine Bottle Gift Bags...using the same fabric.
Just hope they
Thanks for looking and popping by
hopefully tomo i will share with you my goodies
i bought at the NEC Hobbycraft show i went to
on Friday...and a pic of me and my lovely
blogging friend Heidi of 2yrs...yer we finally got to meet!
So until then hugs Clare xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Good Evening All....and Happy November!
Yep,its the 1st November already....54days til Xmas
and 4weeks til the Xmas fayre at the school i work.
So i thought I'd share with you a couple of stuffed
hanging hearts i sewed on the sewing machine at the weekend,
using a men's shirt i bought at the CS for a bargain price
of £1....i spent Friday evening cutting up the shirt,and then
cutting out 15x2 these size hearts & a handful of some
little hearts.

Its surprising once cut up how much material you get from
a medium size man's shirt.
Ive my fingers crossed these will sell at the i
think these are
all year round decoration and not just for Xmas.
What do you think?
Thanks For stopping by hugs Clare xx
p.s I just want to add..this is my first fayre that ill be trying
to sell my sewing makes,wooden last fayre i sold
my papercraft makes....xmas cards,calenders,raindeer food etc
so this will be a taster for me!!!!