Saturday, 31 July 2010

another lovely giveaway to enter!

Hey Guys,

Just a quick post to let you know that Amy at The Happy Daisy is giving away this cute cute cute quilted pouch.

You want it? Me Too! Go enter here...

Back Soon,

Love Missy

Friday, 30 July 2010

wrapping with wool

Tonight I have mostly been wrapping polystyrene wreaths. I have the urge to make more like this one I made a whole back.

Any suggestions on colours/themes for these? I'm very excited! Plus it's the weekend now so I have lots of things to make!

What at you doing this weekend?

Love Missy

Thursday, 29 July 2010

sometimes I don't like technology

Good evening, is now I am about to go to bed! I was just finishing off a little piece of graphic work, it was all ready to go to the printers then....Eeeek...the computer made a booboo and lost half my work. So now I spent the whole evening sorting it out and couldnt do any crafting. I want to do some now but I'm soo sleepy! Boohoo. Nevermind...tomorrow will be here soon enough. Yay!

I could seriously have used these cushions earlier...even though I'm using a mac lol!

Happy post tomorrow I promise!

Love Missy

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

ooh even more crafty crafts

Happy Wednesday! I love wednesdays, I'm off work I get some time with Haydn and I get to craft mostly. I am completeley hooked on embroidery hoop pics. What do you think of these?

Printed fabric, hand sewn cushioniness. Yes im aware that's not a word! Anyway, I want to make more more more!

I've had such a lovely day. What have you done today?

Love Missy

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

look how cute this space is

Hi! I've had a bit of a funny evening tonight. I slept for most of it and then woke up to watch Remember Me, with (Robert Pattison in it) It was actually a really lovely, moving film, not at all what I was expecting and it made me think. Now however, after already sleeping half the evening I am WIDE awake. So I thought I would share this studio with you. It's from a pretty blog I found called Making it Lovely.


It's such an exciting looking space. I am a huge fan of open storage (I kind of freak out a bit if all my crafty stuff is put away cos I forget what I have and how to use it lol) The colours are so nice too, and the table....well...I'd be scared to use it incase I damaged it! Gorgeous!

Now I'm not sure what I would use these for but I'm sure I could find something. I want!!

I'm really excited to think about my own craft space...which will be in the house I intend to buy soooon! (as soon as we get the money together that is) So many possibilities, I'm not sure I'll be able to decide!

So tomorrow, I have a whole 3 hour craft session scheduled. No work, no children, no cleaning! Just me, a little bit of Marina & the diamonds and creativity. BLISS.

Do you get as excited by alone crafting time as this? I feel a bit bad for wanting some alone time but I learnt the hard way, that I do a lot and every now and then I need a little bit of me time. So, roll on tomorrow!

Love Missy

its that time already!

Oh my, it's soo late again! I just dot want to go to sleep, I have too many ideas! As I have to go to work in a few hour tho, I guess I should go soon! Here is what I've been doin this evening as well as some journal bits and pieces and a little bit of planning!

I think the birdie will be a brooch? I'm not sure!

Love Missy

P.s I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who comments on my blog, I love reading them all! I think yesterdays will go into the shop! X

Monday, 26 July 2010

last nights creations

Good morning!! I'm having a lovely morning with my little boy before we have to go to work. Just thought I would post these 2 little pictures I made last night.

Birds and bunting!

I'm considering keeping this one for my own house? What do you think?

Love Missy

Sunday, 25 July 2010

even more cupcakes

The lovely lovely people from cupcakes to your door, just so kindly delivered me these!

Can a delivery get much better?

I have an exciting evening ahead!
Love Missy

and tonight...

Hi friends! It's a pretty early post for me tonight. It's a pre craft post rather than post craft post. If that makes sense. Anyway, today I hve been mostly sleeping, cleaning and looking after my boy. So tonight plan includes lots of crafting a little planning and some cherry sourz with lemonade! Oh and some jelly beans.

This is pretty much what my evening looks like! What are your evening plans?

Love Missy

Saturday, 24 July 2010

date night

Howdy! This evening I did something that I haven't done in way too long. I went out for an amazing meal with my man! We got my parents to babysit Haydn and went out just the 2 of us. Now I feel completely contented and happy! Plus I am sooo full it actually hurts.

We went to a place alled Priory Farm and the food was just so good. I think my potatoes were my fave. The were sliced with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. I could have just had those and been happy! 

I definately need a good sleep now. I have full tummy nap syndrome coming on! 

Night Guys!
Love Missy

Friday, 23 July 2010

love is in the hair...

Happy Friday Night guys, I'm being a bit of a geek tonight and having a movie night. I've just made some hairbands and will be sitting with a sketchbook to note down some of the many ideas buzzing round my head (otherwise I wont sleep) I'm hoping to do a little crafting tomorrow and then I have a date with  my lovely boy tomorrow night. I'm very excited...we haven't been out in ages!

This is one of the headbands I made, it's made from wool and felt, has two straps and this cute little felt and button circle piece attached. I love it. I need to find someone to model it for me now so I can get it in the shop. Lots more where these came from soon! 

What are you doing this weekend?

Love Missy

Thursday, 22 July 2010

taking it easy!

This evening I have had to take a break. I'm feeling tired and a little poorly. It's hard to schedule a little me time because I'm so excited about all the projects I've got going on at the moment. So this evening I've pampered myself and had a nice time! I'm raring to get back to work tomorrow!

Just thought I'd share this gorgeous picture of my boys on the beach.

Night night
Love Missy

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

kitchens and cuties

Hi there. Well, what a day! I feel like I've done so much today, half my to do list is now done! Including...sending out some parcels, both my winners parcels are on their way and I have sent my little sister a crafty parcel too. I love poat. Sending and recieving! ANYHOO... I was looking around some sweet blogs earlier and I came across this beautiful line of kitchen ware.  Oh my goodness, I melt for these. they are beyond cute and I want them all!!

Anyone for tea and biscuits!

and where better to keep the biscuits?

oh hi there little red riding hood

These are my absolute faves, the colours, the characters, love it all! 

All these products are made by Shinzi Katoh and can be bought here.

I wonder if they do wedding know....for when!!

Love Missy

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

a curious etsy update and an announcement

Good Evening all, Happy Tuesday. I love tuesdays as I have a day off tomorrow! I've just updated the shop with a few new products Embroidery Hoop Button Clocks. I've made another yellow and purple one. I love it, it reminds me of cupcakes and candy!

I also have an announcement for anyone there who either likes my clocks and a good giveaway. I am taking part in a giveaway at the blog party on abeautifulmess on Friday and I will be giving away one of my yellow and purple clocks. I'm really excited to be part of it as Elsie is one of my favourite bloggers.

What have you all got planned for the weekend? Will you be joining the blog party?

Love Missy

Busy like a little bee

Wow today has been soo busy! And that's before I even got to my mega to do list for the week! I have made 2 more clocks. (peeks tomorrow) I have also done 2 comissioned graphic design pieces today... I haven't done any in a long time so it felt kind of strange but good at the same time!

I also wanted to share these needle holders. I saw them at a local craft fair...too cute! I think I willake some of my own for all my needles!

Oh! And also there will be another giveaway at the end of this week. More details soon... I'm super excited for this one!!!!

Night night
Love Missy

Monday, 19 July 2010

a new week ahead

I'm really excited for the start of a new week. I've put together my to do list am am excited to start on it. So excited in fact, that I can't sleep. (hence the late night blogging) anyway! I have already got up once and done a commisioned wedding piece and sent that off for approval!
What are your plans for the week?
Oh, and also I finished my first ever sewing machine project. Shelf bunting!!

So proud, I've never used a sewing machine before so I am definately a bit ropey but it turned out ok!
What do you think? I really should go to sleep now! Goodnight Sunday, hello Monday!
Love Missy

Sunday, 18 July 2010

and the winner is...

Ok I am so excited to be able to announce my two winners!
Chosen totally at random out of my favourite teacup!

Everyone went into my cup!

The winner of the 100 craft items and the first birdie is...

Dani, congratulations lady!
'What a fabulous giveaway!!
I'm Danielle from Florida :)'
Email your address info to (danielle at curiouskey dot com)
And the winner of birdie number 2 is...

Amy! Well done,
'What a fantastic way to celebrate! Congratulations on your 100th post!! Amy from London, UK. xx'
Please also email your shipping details to (danielle at curiouskey dot com)
Well done to both winners, and thanks to everyone who entered! I have really enjoyed this an will do another soon!
Love Missy

Saturday, 17 July 2010

cute store profile: cupcakes to your door

I'm very excited to be able to tell you about these guys. I found their stall at our local village fete. I saw the sign from so far away,  I practically ran all the way lol! Anyway, this is cupcakes to your door, a lovely local company who do just as they say. And oh my, the cakes are just divine!

They had so many gorgeous flavours, and sizes too. Plus they were amazingly good value!

I had a hard time deciding which to choose.

We each got different ones in the end to try them all! I cannot tell you how good they were. I've never had such beautiful cupcakes! I wish they would open a coffee and cupcake shop. I would be a permanent resident!

And just to make everyone jealous, here is the yummy one I got to eat today! Mmmmmmm!!!!

Anyway, I seriously recommend them for any possible event you may be having that could be improved with cupcakes! Find them here....go now!!

Love Missy 

new project: button clock

Here is a peek at one of my newest creations! I'm so excited about this one. I had lots of fun making this one! It works fully and acurately as a clock. I'm hoping to do some more in various colours and sizes. This item will be winging it's way to the shop when I've photographed it properly! I also have the othe hairclips here, which are ready to go into the shop!

 Here it is all lovely and green!

All the hair clips together,  I've kept one aside for myself too!

I have another post coming soon about a new cute store profile!

PLUS!! Giveaway winners announced tomorrow! Good Luck Guys!
Love Missy 

wall space

Hi friends, hope everyone had a really good Friday, I'm looking forward to the weekend, I have lots of plans. I am going to start with a to do list in the morning...I am going to do no work this weekend, just fun projects! Which leads me onto my topic tonight. Things to go on the wall. I have to say you cant beat bunting. It's so cute and so versatile. I love love love it! 

Seriously, just look at it! Yummy, such pretty colours! I've also been looking for other things that could go on walls (yes I'm still dreaming of the house I will one day own lol)

This is a brilliant idea! Fabric covered canvasses! Beautiful and they can match your room exactly.

Wordy washing lines, are way high on my list of 'to makes'I will definately need some of these in the house!

I have always liked this idea. I would just look for hours! So pretty!

And I can't have an inspiration post without some owls. This is so sweet, I will dream happy dreams! 

Love Missy

Friday, 16 July 2010

the wedding

Last weekend we were honoured enough to be invited to the wedding of our dear friends, David and Ciara.

Ciara looked absolutely stunning! I have to admit I had a tear when she came into the church!

It was the most beautiful, well planned and completely personal wedding I've been to. It really was amazing.

These were just brilliant. The colours worked perfectly with their Indian theme.

The place settings were really unique, love love love!

The cake was a colourful masterpiece, I've never seen anything like it!

Oh my, and all the handmade cupcakes you could dream of! It simply was fabulous. I wish we could have stayed longer but Haydn had done as much as he could and needed his bed.

Congratulations you guys!!

Love Missy
p.s Still time to enter my 100 things giveaway!