Friday, 30 December 2011

Keep Calm And Carry On

Merry Christmas All
Hope you all had a lovely day!!

Just thought i would share with you just 2 of the gorgeous
Christmas gifts my lovely hubby got for me!!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

First Christmas Fair 2011

Good Morning All x
Hope your all well...Can't believe its been ages since my last post!!

Life & things have been crazy...My shop Clare's Rustic Makes
on FB..has really taken off...and is really busy..which im so pleased with!

And its that time of year again...Christmas Fair's
I had my first one yesterday in the school i work...But it was really
quiet...had some lovely feedback off my customers and also
off the people that was just looking!!..which was so nice!
The school children was amazed that Miss Wilkinson made such lovely things
their words not

So fingers crossed next Saturday will be better...Its at St Pauls Church
Newbridge...and they are holding a Victorian Christmas Market.
Im so excited about this

Right thats it from me..hopefully i wont be away to long next

Hope your all keeping well and warm...i think winter is finally here..Brrrr!!

Thanks for popping by hugs Clare xx

Sunday, 25 September 2011

New makes from summer 2011

Good Evening All x
Hope you all had a lovely weekend x

Thought i would update you all on a few of my makes
Ive turned my hand too this summer!!

I love hand painting its so relaxing..especially doing all
those polka dots by hand

All of these items are for sale or made to order at

Please pop by for a nosy..there is loads more!!

Also I'm really excited to tell you,Ive been approached
by a company to supply whole sale to them..which I'm
working on now...can't let you know who it is yet...sorry x
But as soon as I'm allowed ill let you know xx
I'm also very busy with orders..especially personalised wooden signs
which i will share with you in my next post..or you can
now see them over at Clare's Rustic Makes
in the Customer order album x

So here are my makes....

Hand painted wooden sign
Painted in Raspberry & Latte
Hanging with rusty wire & finished off with East of India
ribbon & wooden beads

Hand Painted Chalk/Memo Board
With 3 hand painted wooden pegs
& two hand painted wooden hearts

Hand Painted Wooden Heart Chalk/Memo Board
With 1 hand painted wooden peg & mini heart
Hand Painted Wooden Rustic Chicken
Chalk Board

Hand Painted Chalk/Memo Board
With a mini hand painted T-pot & hand painted wooden peg
Hung with twine & finished off with East Of India
ribbon & 2 wooden beads

Hope you like...i choose to show you these
they are my popular items at the moment!!

Thanks for popping by
Until next time hugs Clare xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

Advent Swap Anyone.....

Can't believe its that time of year already...

I was lucky enough to be part of 2010 advent swap
and i was paired up with the lovely Sue...and OMG
All my goodies were gorgeous <3

So if you fancy it..and would like more info
Please pop over to the lovely Lynda's Blog
You have until 21st September

Thanks Clare x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

My Unbirthday Swap Goodies x

Good Morning All
Hope your all well...can't believe its just over a
month since my last post....and that was to show
some gorgeous goodies i was kindly
sent from my birthday swap goodies x

But this post is to show you some more gorgeous
swap goodies...but they are from the
Unbirthday Swap that the lovely
And i was matched up with the lovely
Louise from Sew Scrumptious

Here is the parcel full of gorgeous goodies..and the smell
that came from there......lush!!
It was all to nice to open

Just look at all these

I opened up the little gifts first that was wrapped
in the pink polka dot paper....An OMG
I was speechless.....
CK heart buttons & Pins in a tin
Cute little metal hanging bird
3meters of gorgeous pink shabby chic
East of India ribbon
And a hand made by JoJo lavender filled Russian Doll

And there's more....Opps ive missed the pic of the chocolate
cause it didn't last long enough to be

Some gorgeous Postcards from where Louise Works

I just love these gifts...a Hand Made Note Book
Cover & Coin Purse..which im using at this it x

And this is where the smell was coming from
These gorgeous hand made soaps

I just couldn't believe these gifts when they arrived
I just love everything about it..Louise really
did her homework..and knew what i would love x
Thanks once again Louise
All your gifts are much appreciated xx
And thanks to Undomesticated Scientist for
Matching me up with Louise xx

Thanks Once again for popping over
Until Next Time
Big Hugs Clare xx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Photo's of my birthday swap goodies

Good Evening All
Hope your having a lovely week...Got to be honest
the weather here this week has been gorgeous...
But is soon changing for the weekend...Its not fair!!! most of you know i celebrated my birthday
last Tuesday...I had a lovely day,Hubby treated me to a meal
out in the evening..with lots of visitors thou the day!!

And over the last few days Ive had these gorgeous birthday
gifts in the post from my lovely birthday swap partners.

And here are the photo's of my gorgeous goodies

Just look how lucky I'm
Having these really made my birthday extra special
I Don't think Ive ever had these many gifts and cards
before for my birthday....I love them all xx

I would like to thank those who have sent a birthday gift
from the bottom of my heart....every little gift is much appreciated xx

Thank You so much to
Julie - Juliecymraeg
Vicki - VintageVicki
Sue - Crafts@home
Jenny - Buttons,Ribbons + Other Things
Lynda - Laalaa
Jan - Lemonade Kitty
Jackie - Sew Special Bear
Lisa - Kandi Pandi
Sophie - Chez Sophie
kathy - Postcards From The P.P
Nic - WoodbankCrafts
Anne - Nana Go-Go

Also i know I'm still due some parcels in the post

Thank Soooo Much I love all my gifts xx

Big Hugs To You All xxx
Clare xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Summer School Fete Photo's

Good Evening All
Hope your all well??
Firstly before i tell you about my first summer fete,
I would like to Thank everyone who was so kind
to send me such gorgeous birthday goodies in the birthday really made my day..or more so week...and i know
I'm Ive still some due in the post...woo hoo..cant wait!!
And thanks to those who emailed me to say that my
birthday parcel will be late xx
I will get round to the thank you emails very soon xx

Saturday 9th July 2011
Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd Primary School
Summer fete.......

And here is photo's of my stall.....

(please not i didn't make the sock

What a great started off rain,wind..having to hold
everything down...but then the sun came out and so
did the crowds!!!
I done good...took a few orders..but most of all i
had fun!!!

Can't wait for the next one now!!
Hopefully somewhere

Thanks for popping over and please
back soon for pic's of my
birthday swap goodies xx

Big Hugs Clare xx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Some Sewing Makes

Good Evening All
Hope your all well...and enjoying this summer weather..ha ha
It was gorgeous here this morning..and bang on 3pm(kids come
out of school)Its starts raining..and hasn't stop since!!!
Ive got everything crossed for this heat wave we've been
promised over the weekend...but ill believe it when i see

For those of you that didn't know...i booked a table
for my first summer fete,which sadly should of happened last
Saturday...but had to be cancelled due to bad weather!!

So i thought i would share with you some of my sewing makes
I'd made for the shabby chic style lightly stuffed with
lavender hearts!!

I so love this fabric..which i picked up from the fabric
factory ages ago in the bargain bin...took me till now
to bring myself to cut it

Anyway thanks for popping over
Hope you all have a lovely weekend..what ever the
Until next time
Hugs Clare xx

Also just to let you all know....Ive just opened my first online
store over at Creative Stores - My shop name is Clare's Rustic Makes
Please pop over and have a nosy...This website is great for selling
your hand made products from just £1.00 a month for 5 items.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Shout Out For Another Fab Swap

Good Morning all
From a very wet n windy S.Wales
Hope your all well??

Ive just find this fun swap over at

If you would like to join in the fun
Please over...It ends 23rd June
I so love a fun

See you over there
Hugs Clare xx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Painted Bits Again!!!

Good Evening All
Hope your all well...And had a lovely weekend!!

Thought i would share with you some of my painted
Bits...Ive been making over the half-term hols!!

They are for the summer fete...I'm doing on the 18th June.
A lovely lady saw my makes over on my Face book page and
asked if i would be interested in having a stall,
At a fete where she works!!
I'm excited but yet Ive never done a summer
fete before..only school Xmas don't know
what to except!!!

I really hope people will like my makes.......

Anyway..thanks for popping by
And until next time...bye
Hugs Clare xx

Would also like to Welcome all my new followers
"Thank you,and you popping by is much appreciated"

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Non Sewing Makes Again...

Happy Sunday To You All
Hope your all well....and having
a lovely weekend!

Thought i show you some of my makes
Ive made thou the week!

Hand Painted Dolly Pegs
Wrapped in East Of India Ribbon

Hand Painted Wooden Fridge/Notice Board

Hand Painted Shabby Chic Rustic Heart

Hand Painted Hanging Wooden Box

Hand Painted 3 Shabby Chic Rustic Hearts

Some these are for sale HERE
Also on my page I'm trying to reach 300 likers
by 9am Monday...and if i do i will be doing a giveaway
and it will be a double my
Son Jordan is turning a teenager tomo!!!
So please pop over and spread the <3

Thanks for popping by and for all
your lovely comments
Hugs Clare x

Monday, 16 May 2011

Some Makes Part 2

Good Evening All
Hope your all well,and had a lovely weekend!!

As promised here is some more pic's
of my lasted makes...

A mini Rag Heart Wreath
using up cycled fabric scraps

These are mini Paper mache watering Cans
normally used for Decopatching
But i hand painted they were crying out
to be polka

And also this is a paper mache
photo frame...that was crying out to be polka

All these makes are on display on my new
Dresser...(see couple of posts down)

Thanks for popping by...and for your lovely comments
Off to pop round and do some catching up!!

Until next time Hugs Clare xx

Friday, 13 May 2011

Some Makes....

Good Evening All
Hope your all well...and have had a lovely

Sorry its been a while again since my last post
But here are a few of my new makes
Ive been making over the past few days!!!

Dolly pegs hand painted in Dark Duck
Egg Blue tied with East of India Ribbon

lavender Filled hanging heart
with East of India ribbon
& a wooden button

Another Lavender filled Hanging Heart

Mini Wooden Bunting drying for a customer

And here is the mini wooden bunting all
ready...sorry for rubbish photo!!!

Ive more to show you..but don't wont
to spoil it with blogger uploading
more photo's...cause by the looks of things
its been down for 24hours!!

Well that's it for now..hope your all well
& that you have a lovely weekend!!!
& fingers crossed the sun has got its hat i need
to get back in to the garden to plant more
flowers in the pots!

Also over the weekend...Ive been asked by yr 2 teachers
to sew the together the oilcloth aprons
they need for the new after school cooking club....
so that should keep me busy!!
I might even get Jake to model one to show you lol

So until next time
Hugs Clare xx