Make Tote Bags From Old Sheets

This is such a clever idea!

Get the pattern Turn Your Old Sheets into A Tote Bag

Cheap and cheerful fun!!


I Am Back from UK Wedding Number One!

Well UK wedding number one went VERY well and on my scribbles blog you can see the photographs.
Now I am concentrating on number two, my son's. As you know I was making my own fascinators, my daughter made me one for her wedding in the end (photo), but I am making one for the September wedding.

I was left a comment by Fascinator Maven, and she has some great pattern downloads for fascinators to make. There are some gorgeous ones to buy and she makes dolls too!

Look at her site and find this gorgeous patriotic doll kit for $8...YES $8 , there are lots of dolls to choose from. This one is described as:

America is a 22 inch cotton broadcloth jointed doll with a pencil drawn face and yarn hair. The pattern packet includes well illustrated, step by step instructions for the doll and all the clothes shown in this picture as well as underpanties and under slip. Her fingers can be bent to sign " I LOVE YOU" in American Sign Language.

I think you will love it so go and take a look.


Wedding Break!!!

I am in the final stages of my son's wedding items, the invitations went down well.
I am writing a novel at the moment and I have a little more time to do so. It has been a pleasure to make the items for them. I can't wait until September to see the name cards on the table and the order of service booklets in church.

Well wedding number one has to happen first and that is my eldest daughter's. She changed her mind about wedding favours, and I did not get to make more of the boxes I wrote about on here. I am sure youngest daughter will be interested one day,(thank goodness she did not choose to marry this summer!).

Anyway, on the 25th is wedding number one is coming together. We are having a hen night, on 22nd, it is a bachelorette party in the US. We are going out for a meal and dancing, dressed in Moulin Rouge outfits.Theme colour is red and black.
I have made D1 a memory book for her.It has little things from my wedding inside too.

The picture lets it down, the contrast of the red and black really stands out.

I have finished wedding card no:1.

Inside the heart is a poem I wrote for her, you can read it on A Poet's Word.

I am going to be in the UK for the wedding and will not post for a couple of weeks. I will hopefully have some pics to share.


Jewelry Making

Over at Cut out and Keep you can get the instructions for this great jewellery/jewelry set.

These are the colours I am wearing for my daughter's wedding on the 25th. I don't think I have time to make this though.

A great instruction video


Handicapped Dolls

Check out Karen's Cottage. This lady makes dolls to match the handicap of a child should you so wish.
From one with deaf aids to a prosthetic limb. I had never thought of this before, but it seems a good idea to me.
She makes other types of dolls, they are gorgeous.


Free Digi Scrap Kits

This gorgeous Free Digi Scrap Kit can be found over at SCRAP GIRLS


This lovely kit is found at DIGITALS and is called Summer SmileZ


Gifts, Cross Stitch and Digiscrap

On August 15th it is the religious festival of Mary The Madonna, in Southern Cyprus. The families take this day very seriously.
I have found some cross stitch patterns, gifts and digiscraps to make gifts for my Cypriot friends.

This one can be downloaded at payloadz for under $4
Over at alitadesigns you can get a free pattern of this cross stitch.


I think this one is my favourite.


I found these latex moulds/molds so I can make some plaster of paris ornaments, I will paint them and I know they will be appreciated by several of my elderly village friends.


These collage sheets are available at Lunagirls Esty shop

I then came across this Ebay site for a CD of images all suitable for digital scrapbooking. There are many uses for the images off of this cd.