Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Sewing

Well today I was lucky enough to be given a sewing box on free cycle. I am so pleased with it as my tiny sewing box was groaning under all my bits and bobs and the lid wouldn't shut.

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All so late this afternoon my hubby informs me that it is his mates mums birthday tomorrow. I wanted to make her some thing as she is a lovely lady. So I made this

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and it is stuffed with soft stuffing and dried lavender and hops, which is supposed to aid sleep, as I know she has problems sleeping. And has the words ''sweet dreams'' and a tiny heart cross stitched on a band with a few little buttons added.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Knitting pattern give away

Over on a smashing blog I visit the lovely tedandbunny is having a summer giveaway of vintage knitting patterns
http://tedandbunny.blogspot.com

if you are a lover of quaint, shabby chic then this is a lovely blog to visit and don't forget to visit Sunniest side up..Hennypennys own blog she is a stunning ex battery chicken :)


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Ice cream bunting

Here is some bunting I was asked to make using ice cream fabric to be used on a Classic 1997 Bedford CF Ice cream van when it attends children's party's.


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and the different fabrics used

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Friday, 9 July 2010

Tea Cups

As you may of seen I have been collecting tea cups for a project well I had collected enough so I started my project,
To give you some back ground

Professor Sybill Trelawney is in Harry Potter and she teaches Divination in the north tower of Hogwarts which has been described as a cross between a attic and an old fashioned tea shop, now at the start of class she asks her class to go and get a tea cup from a pile..

this is a pile of her tea cups


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and yes I am Harry Potter mad LOL

Monday, 5 July 2010

Cho and Luna

Over the weekend my long awaited girls were ready to be picked up :) They have come via piggy train all the way from Yorkshire to the East Coast.
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Cho

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and Luna
And they are Swiss. They are so cute :)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Boot fair Bargins and Panic lol

Well of to the boot fair again had a lovely time and treated my home to...

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candle holders
and got some more tea cups for my up coming project, think I may have enough now
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came home with my goodys, was making lunch and had the back door open, was looking out into the garden and happened to glance upwards following the flight of a blckbird when I saw something in my tree. Went to have a look and eekk I think it is a wasp nest
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its just a little one at the moment but it is big enough for me, back door is now closed and I havent a clue what to do lol

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New Piggy

Hi yesterday my friend and I went to see some piggys and umm I came home with ....drum roll....

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how could you not fall in love with that face lol
his name is Snape and he is a Swiss and i love him to bits :)

Monday, 21 June 2010

Dad day gift

yesterday was fathers day, so for my hubby's  dad I made him this coaster

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and we got him a mug which said DAD have had the remote control since 1975, he like both of them which we were pleased about :)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Pretty bits

I saw these bits at a boot fair today and got them because I thought they were pretty

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cake stand 20p Im going to play with and add some bits to it to pretty it up more for my cup cakes


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hat box 50p the lid has faded a little so will find some wider ribbon to cover the fade, but it is for my bedroom

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photo frame 50p going to put in bedroom with pic of hubby in

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cups and saucers 50p each

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closer to see flowers, theses are for a Harry Potter themed craft to go with my cross stitch.

hope everyone else had a lovely day
witchwoopiggy x

Saturday, 12 June 2010

My Bargins

Well off I went to the charity shops, and the greengrocers, today. The greengrocers is lovely every Saturday he gives me a box of greens etc for my guinea pigs free, and I get whatever veg I need for the week from him as well for me (not free lol )
Well went into the first charity shop and the lady in there saves me fabric that they can not sell and I buy it off them, which helps me as I only like using recycled fabrics. Well look at this gem of fabric, it was mucky and horrid, the lining had rips which was why they couldn't sell it at the shop. I have washed it and look how it is now, can not wait to turn this into something special.

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and in the second charity shop I treated myself to some curtains for my bedroom, they have also washed up lovely and they were a bargain at £2.00 for the pair.

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sadly they are not lined but that turned out not to be a problem as i found a pair of thermal curtain liners for a £1.00 so all now just waiting to be ironed and put up at bedroom window.
Hope you all have had a brill day ,
witchwoopiggyx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

My ottoman

I have next to no storage space in our home, and it does create problems. So I came up with the idea of an ottoman for in the bedroom. So I asked on our local freecycle (does that make me a cheapskate?) and to my utter joy I was offered two Lloyd Loom type ottomans, which were a matching pair but in different sizes. So lots of storage.

The larger one a little battered and in need of a freshen up.

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Now my bedroom I want to do in a shabby chic sort of style so I knew just what fabric I had that I wanted to redo them with. And which colour I wanted to re paint them in , as then they will go with my dream bedroom, that I am trying to achieve.

So here is the smaller one all finished, I think LOL

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and my lovely fabric

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hope you like it

witchwoopiggy

Saturday, 5 June 2010

New Additions

A very happy day here at the hutch, we have bubs :)

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Mummy Magic (Lunkarya) shes very speical she has blue eyes

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Daddy Twizzle (Lunkarya)

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bub one

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bub two

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bub three

wellcome to the world little ones

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Nice day

Well its been a lovely day here at the hutch. And I have cut out three bags and sewed up one so far which is going to be put in my folksy shop.

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And I have been doing my cross stitch and this is where I am with my Hogwarts crest, all the blue pen will come out with cold water. And to give you an idea of size each blue square is 100 stitches and im useing 18 count fabric.

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Friday, 28 May 2010

Messanger Bag for my cross stitch

Well as the sewing machine is out I thought I would make a bag to carry my cross stitch around with me, rather than useing a carryer bag LOL
my bag
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inside has two pockets
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my tags i have had made
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close up of picture
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Im really pleased with it
witchwoopiggy

Thursday, 27 May 2010

on its way

Well the piggy throne is on its way to New York and I just hope Mariusz will be very pleased with it. It has been very busy here at the hutch so far I have made these

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wash bag

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two double sized Piggy Pockets
which will be off to Jersey at the weekend.

Yesterday I was asked by a lovely lady called Snailspace would I make a couple of bags for washing socks ect in the washine machine. Of cause I said what colour? Purple, now I know Snailspace collects ornimental snails so I thought I would play with this wash bag.

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and Snailys bag was made :) off now to make next one
bye
witchwoopiggy
xx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Piggy Throne

Well I was asked last night via the piggy forum, if I could make a piggy bed with no top and I quote '' He needs something with no top that he can lie on in a lordly fashion.'' now Mariusz is a lovely looking piggy, who lives in New York so I got thinking I wanted something diffrent from the normal piggy beds with no top. And after much scribberling and chewing of pencil I came up with the Piggy Throne..

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it has removeable seat pad for easy cleaning and extra pads can be made if required. Im just waiting to hear what Mariusz slave thinks of his throne :)
As I have also opened a shop on Folksy (link can be found on blog) I will be making these to put in there as well. At the moment it seems as if my house has been taken over by the sewing machine, but I am loveing every second LOL

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Wow exciting times

Well I go on a guinea pig forum, only to be expected really LOL and I was proudly showing off my makes, not expecting any thing from it and .....*drum roll* I have got orders for both wash bags and piggy pockets. I feel so proud and excited that anyone would think my makes are good enough that they are worth paying for. So I have been glued to my sewing machine today and made two wash bags so far. Its also really nice that everyone doesnt mind that its recycled fabrics. They seem to really like the idea. So all in all a great day here at the hutch :)

Friday, 21 May 2010

Lovely day

Its been a lovely day here, so the piggys have been on the grass, thought I would show off my darlings

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Twizz my lunky

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Dumbledore and Neville my Swiss

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Merlin my Merino and Midnight my Texal

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Magic my Lunky, Syringa and Cleo my Merino

and then there is Benji Bunny who thinks hes a piggy LOL
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the piggys all live inside a shed, Benji is outside at the moment he was getting a bit warm. Well thats my herd

Piggy Pocket

Well I have a big piggy called Dumbledore and he came with a piggy pouch, which was far too small for him and his friend Neville, and there was a few times one or both needed a hand getting out


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Dumbledore on left and Neville on right they are Swiss

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Dumbledore and Neville on there vet bed in there hutch

well I deiced to make them a bigger pocket and I wanted to recycle as much as I could, so the fleece is from a large blanket (so loads more fabric to make more things) the inside fabric is from my stash and is a upholstery fabric, and the boning I got new, as I wanted to open the doorway as I noticed with there last one they had to keep flicking there head under the fabric to get it open, but still be flexable if/when a fat piggy deiced that it was a good place to sleep on top of. The flower type decoration I used as I thought it was simple but safe for piggys and I had seen others using it on MSE and liked it.

so here it is
measurements
width 12''
height of doorway 6''
length 14''
this is for Dumbledore and Neville to fit in at the same time

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Dumbledore

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spotted pocket

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wow I'm in its so easy and roomy.