Monday, 21 June 2010

A very greyhound weekend

What a weekend the hounds and I had.
On Saturday we were in Formby Village doing a street collection. We were the only ones that turned up so stayed for 4 hours before calling it a day. My friend Rob came along with lunch and took some lovely photos of the hounds. We raised £58 which is not bad. The hounds had a great time but Mimi started to get tired towards the end. It is so hard being a diva. Milo was a bit shy at first but once he realised people were there to give him cuddles he was happy.
One man walked past and heard Milo doing his silly whinnying and came back to put a pound in the tin. I don't know if it was out of sympathy or to shut Milo up.
Sunday was the Great British Greyhound Walk. I was a bit worried about this event and was not really sure how many people were going to turn up. I had a panic attack the night before when it was pointed out to me that I had put the wrong postcode on the posters!! It was Rob to the rescue again and offered to stay at the wrong postcode address and tell people the correct location of the event, thanks Rob.
As soon as I got to the beach there were greyhounds already there waiting. Over the next hour or so 61, yes 61 greyhounds and their owners arrived. What a sight! We did a little walk along the beach but as the weather was really hot we didn't go too far. Some of the hounds were allowed a run and got covered in mud. I am glad Milo and Mimi stayed on their leads as I would hate to have put them back in the car covered in mud.
We had a raffle which raised £76, this money will go towards helping other greyhounds find their forever homes.
A lot of people were asking when the next walk will be, looking at Milo and Mimi I think they will want to wait a few more weeks before we have a weekend like that again.

Monday, 14 June 2010


My mum is a keen gardener and has her own allotment growing a lot of our vegetables for the year.
I had made some of these veggie tags a few years ago and never did anything with them. With Father's Day coming up I thought they would make a great present.
Some were easier to make than others. I used Fimo and moulds to create these and I must say so myself they look good. I coated them with varnish to make them a bit more water proof and hard wearing.
I am going to put them on my folksy shop and sell them in my own shop. They will make a great presents for any gardener. I am really pleased with them but I maybe biased as I am a vegetarian!!!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Cutie Clothes Cushion

I had had this idea for a while but was not sure if it would work or not.
I have brought a child's small t-shirt from the charity shop and turned it into a cushion!
The t-shirt was girly and pattern which was great to give the cushion some colour. I sewed up the bottom on the t-shirt and sewed up the inner part of the arms and stuffed it with filler. I wasn't sure whether to fill the arms also or leave them as they were. To stop all the stuffing coming out I stitched up the collar and buttoned shoulder.
The arms didn't look right without the stuffing so they too were stuffed.
I think this will be a great idea for someone with small children. We all know that children outgrow their clothes before they have had their full wear and with some children's clothes costing a lot it seems a shame to have to give them away or store them in a box.
Why not turn that cute top or dress into a cushion which they can treasure forever?
Please get in touch if you would like your children's clothes to be turned into cushions.

The finished Gift Bag

Here it is!!!
I made the bag for the customer order. It only took a day but I really enjoyed making it.
The bag is made from start to finish using a large piece of cream card. I used a friends machine to cut the letters out, the only trouble was the cutter couldn't make it through the red card so I had to go around each letter and cut them out. The bag does sit flat so he could pack it in his suitcase! I hope she likes it and they have a lovely wedding.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Gift Bag

I have been asked to make a personalised gift bag for a bride with her 'new' name on it. The groom hasn't given me much time (this Tuesday) but I do love a challenge. The bag will have her married name on and the date of their lovely day. I hope I don't disappoint on this. At least I have a colours to work with so there is a start. I think it is going to be a bit of a busy weekend. I will put pictures on when i have finished the masterpiece! On Sunday I am hoping to go to a 'Green' Fayre in Liverpool (this all depends on the above post) This is my kind of thing and I am really looking forward to it. I will keep you all posted on Monday of Crafty Klara and her happy hounds busy weekend!! Hope you all enjoy yours whatever it is you maybe doing ;)