Friday, 29 July 2011

My new stash!


Hope everyone is well!! It’s FRIDAY my favourite day of the week!

I don’t have anything to show you that I’ve made today its more what I’m going to make.

In my post yesterday I expressed my love for shopping so I thought id share with you some of my recent purchases and internet finds.

I do like spending my spare time looking for inspiration, trawling websites and stumbling across weird and wonderful supplies.

I’m a complete sucker for paper.  I have so many piles of 12x12 paper sheets its silly but I can’t help buying more. I normally get most of my stash from one of my favourite crafting websites The Glitter Pot.  They seem to have everything you could ever want and there delivery time is very often next day which is perfect for those last minute orders. I don’t really have any plans for these as yet but I just couldn’t resist all the bright colours!!

As well as paper I seem to have an obsession with ribbon! I like to use it wherever possible; it can make any dull card look a million times better! I recently made an order with The Ribbon Girl- they are always getting new supplies to tempt me with.  Here are just a couple of pictures of some new ribbons I’ve recently bought- you can never have too many colours!!! When I started making cards I did wonder how I would store my ribbons- I would get fed up with sitting there for hours un tangling miles of the stuff.  In the end I have found that old fashioned dolly pegs and sewing pins to keep everything in place. It works wonders!

Now I know it is only July- nearly August but I already have my Christmas brain whirring away!  I have made a pact with myself this year that I am going hand make a lot of the presents I normally buy! Not just because I’m hoping to save some money but I always think that a handmade gift is that much more personal. So in the upcoming months I will be experimenting and showing you the results. Good or bad!

One of the ideas I’ve had is sweetie jars! Versatile and something a lot of people would love!  I was mooching around John Lewis on a recent lunch our and came across these.  The brain cogs went into over load with endless possibilities! Filling them with lots of yummy sweeties and decorating them with a handmade tag and ribbon! And with them being so cheap (£2.00 for the smaller one and £3.50 for the larger) I can see myself purchasing more of these to use for storage!

And last but no means least- look what I found!! During one of my afternoon browsing sessions of Folksy I came across a shop called Kitties Closet. WOW! I felt like a kid in a toy shop!! I couldn’t resist making an order!

After 6 months of making at least 10 new home cards- I thought id have a play around with this! I thought I would paint it and attach ribbon and give it a bit of Flutterby love and hopefully create the perfect new home gift! As soon as I have done this I will post you a picture.

I also found these-which I can’t wait to have a play with! A felt flower with a button will surely brighten up these ordinary hair clips! I’m sure I can find some one to give these too!

Just about to place an order with Paper and String so I will share when it arrives!

Well that’s it for today!

I can’t wait to go home and start making something with all these lovely goodies!

Check back tomorrow for something handmade!

Have a good day!

Kate xx


  1. I LOVE your idea of wrapping the ribbons, twine etc., around the pegs!! I think you've inspired me to do that in my own crafty stash!! :)

    A really lovely blog and looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)
    Love Emma xx

  2. They're 2 of my favourite online shops too. Always such great service. You've certainly taken to this blog mullarkey - you're a natural.