Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Pincusion Swap

I recently got involved in a swap... now I don't normally do these but when Clairepayne asked me if I wanted to join in I had to say yes! After all I took part in the monkey swap last year!
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And look at the awesome goodies i got from my swap partner Jill. Lots of lovely buttons and beads, some gorgeous crocheted flowers (I do not have the crochet gene!) flowery pins, a kitkat (which John ate!) and this wonderful retro fabric heart pin cushion!Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.... I am a very happy bunny! My heart is currently hanging out with my heart collection in my kitchen window until I can find my sewing stuff which is still buried from when John moved in!
This is what I sent to Jill with lots of goodies! Jill has blogged her end of the swap here.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mother and Daughter Gocco Day

At mother's day (which is earlier in the UK in case you were confused) in this storque article I rather foolishly promised my mother that I would show her how to use my gocco printer. One month on we finally got the opportunity and where both of us were able to get in the same room at the same time!
Mum was a little tentative at first but she had brought lots of ideas with her, she drew a little boat and burned it on to a screen.
She inked up her screen...
And began printing...
On prepare backgrounds she brought with her...
And cards, and papers and soon we were searching for more things to print on and after a while she had what we generally refer to in our house as... AN INKSPLOSION!!!!! I counted 105 prints! Mum had a really good day and was all inspired so much so that she wants to come back soon and try and do some coloured prints!
We rewarded our selves with a coffee and a little bun!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

And the winners are...

Thanks to everyone who entered, tweeted, facebooked and helped make the blog competition a huge success!The winners were drawn and I am proud to announce that they are:
1st Prize Craftjemima who wins a tweet of her choice worth $20 and a bunch of goodies
2nd Prize Princesssamy who wins a teeny tweet and goody bag
and the 2 runners up goody bags go to ladylamb and surfjewels.
Congratulations to all the winners, I shall now lie in a darkened room to recover from all the excitement!

Watch this space, the next blog competition will be when I hit 500 sales in my etsy store and I am planning a super dooper prize...

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Blog Competition Time

Well I promised you a blog competition and here it is! To celebrate 400 positive feed backs on etsy I feel the urge to share!This time I am giving away 4... yes you heard me right 4 prizes
1 lucky winner will will the main prize of a goody bag... with goodies from feltmeup and inkmeup. and a tweet worth $20 from my shop... you can even chose your own colours

The 2nd prize is a teeny tweet in your own choice colours worth $10 and a goody bag of goodies!
2 runners up will receive goody bags with post cards, mini prints and magnets.

How to enter
To enter simply first leave a comment on my blog telling me what your favourite item in my shop is and then either buy an item from from either shop or leave a Twitter comment mentioning this blog post with link @feltmeupdesigns or become a fan at facebook ... If you do all 4 you get 4 entries... simples!But you must come here and tell me that you have facebooked and twittered me so I know to enter you multiple times!
Competition will close on friday 16th April and the winners will be announced as soon as I get round to it! Winners will be chosen randomly with a random number generator... random like!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Blog competition.... coming soon!

Well As I limp ever closer to 400 positive feedbacks on etsy I feel a huge wave of generosity and good feeling towards my fellow man.
As soon as I reach 400... well there will be a special giveaway... I must find a prize and a good one too!
Ooooooo! What will it be?

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Louchelab gets Teeny Tweet Seal Of Approval!

Today I got a lovely little parcel in the mail. I was very excited to open it.I turned my back to find some scissors and the teeny tweets beat me to it!They were very curious, naughty little blighters!It turned out to be my little cup from Louchelab on etsy! I love these so much! The colours are so pretty and obviously the tweets liked it! There was a bit of a scuffle to see who could get inside first but after a little pushing and tweeting (and a stern look!) they came to an amicable resolution and shared!Well done little tweets! And well done Louchelab for being so talented!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Happy Easter... Easter cupcakes

First take a lot of chocolate and an over excited woman wearing bunny ears...
Add the Primrose Hill Bakery Cupcake book
Take a bunch of mini eggs
Lick out the bowl while secretly listening for John coming home!These were actually made with my grandmother's tried and tested sponge recipe with primrose hill butter cream... which is awesome. It has 250g of icing sugar and 125g of really good dark chocolate in, I thought I would be quite bitter but it's yummy and smooth... I should know I just ate a bowlful!Happy Easter xxmel

New Designs... Zebra Finch

Oh dear poor blog how I have neglected you!

Well I have been a busy bunny! Making tweets, prints and baking not to mention coming up with new designs.Like my brand new zebra finch, I am very proud of him. A lot of work went into this fella so I am not sure how many of these I will be making but it was good fun... zebra finches are a different shape from normal tweets and have a bigger bum!