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Thank you Miya, Make 50: Week 20 and other stuff…

Sorry this post has been a while in the making- my laptop spectacularly broke and I’ve been working on articles and other stuff as well as going to unsuccessful craft fairs!

Firstly, the garden swaps should all have been dispatched by now, so if you haven’t got your package, you should expect it quite shortly, and please share photos on the Flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1121311@N21/pool/!

I didn’t photograph mine, so hoping Miya will do when they arrive (any day now!), but here’s what she sent me!

From left to right… Four little stitched notecards- I love these, very simple and useful for everything… A little fition book based around real life photos with a Gocco printed cover (I think- Miya please clarify this one for me I’m a bit dumb!)… A green pouch with seeds as an interesting spin on the edible part of the swap… a biiiig floral bag, perfect for all my kitchen miscellanea… Some fabric to add to my ever increasing collection of interesting designs and some earwires which are always useful!

Thank you Miya!

For my make last week (yes I need to blog another later this week) I actually finished a couple of Heart on Sleeve cuffs. They are completely handstitched, edging, buttonholes and all. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you probably know this already, but they are a new bracelet concept, here’s the official spiel:

“Wear your heart on your sleeve with a new concept bracelet from PennyDog. This bracelet is made from fabric and backed with felt and designed to fit snugly around the wrist like a shirt cuff. This cuff will fit a wrist circumference measurement of 15cm. The cufflinks are interchangeable with others in the series and create a snug fastening.”

Only available at www.pennydog.com

I also have some new stuff in the shop, so keep your eye out as I’m currently going through a phase of adding new, here’s a few new bits…

And I should probably introduce you to Fletcher, Penny’s great-nephew, who has joined the ever increasing number of animals. Now we live in a bigger house we can have two dogs, though he has caused quite a lot of strife in the two weeks we’ve had him in the form of peeing, vomiting, jumping, stealing, running away for miles- and I haven’t even paid for him yet! Luckily he gets on with the Penz fine!



Garden swap quick update

To all those participating in the garden swap, due to popular demand I have set up a Flickr group to share photos of what you sent and received 🙂 Find it here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1121311@N21/

Quick garden swap update…

I have finally created the button. Feel free to borrow it by right clicking on it, going to properties and inserting the address of the image into your own blog. If you do decide to use it, please link back here! It would also be nice if you could send me a picture when your packages arrive so I can put them here on my blog 🙂

Thanks guys!

Garden Swap now closed for entries

Here is a run down of who is whoms partner… (check me out, I used the word “whom”!)

Kat M and Amy D

Miss Crafty and Kerry

Paula and Suzanne

Alix and Kitty B

Juanita and Laura

Sam and Nova

Amy L and Tammy

Kat A and Kathy

Helen and Hannah

Molly and Michele

Emma and Peta-Jane

Ali and Christina

Katharine and Adrienne

Miya and Me!

If anyone has any questions, or the e-mails with their partner’s information hasn’t reached your inboxes, please let me know. I’m working on a blog button later on today….

Oh, and you must enter this brilliant giveaway, there’s some really great prizes and the lady who runs the blog is lovely! http://muranosilver.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-giveaway-for-england-st-george.html You have until the end of the month!

Call for participants! Garden Swap…

I’ve not organised a swap before (other than the Secret Santa over on Crafteroo) and have taken part in a few recently, and thought it would be nice to organise one myself. The swap is open to all readers of my blog who have their own blog/website (so I can check up on your reliability if I’ve not been acquainted with you before) internationally.

The rules are as follows:

You must make one handmade item in a garden theme, this can be something for the garden, or something with a gardeny theme- insects, flowers, etc.

An item of a crafty nature that your swap partner can use in their own crafting- fabric, buttons, stickers, etc

An edible treat- chocolate, cake, etc

Want to take part? Please e-mail me  at kerry_l_wilkinson (at) hotmail.com with your name, address, blog/website address, a bit of information about you, your craft, any allergies, likes/dislikes etc as well as information about your garden and/or attitude towards gardening and your favourite flower. I will be taking applications until 23rd April, and will send you the details of your swap partner a day or two after.

You will then have until the end of May to post out your swap items to your partner.

Feel free to start e-mailing me straight away!