This is one of my absolute favourite things to do! I have done quite a few bits of furniture now and I’m truly addicted!!! I know its become a bit cliché in recent years and you can’t swing a cat on ebay without hitting Annie Sloan covered wooden furniture but when you do it yourself it is massively satisfying! My total favourite is when it is something you’ve found on a street corner somewhere and snaffled it up for FREE!!!
Luckily for me I have a very long suffering husband who is now quite used to being sent off somewhere with the car because I’ve spotted something dumped out on the street.
This is my newest find, beautiful little cupboard missing one of its handles. I think its probably 1950’s or 60’s (although I am no expert) The top is tin or aluminium or something like that! If anyone knows more about this type of cupboard please tell me!!
This one is currently being stripped while I plan what colour to repaint it, I can’t decide right now between just keeping it white or going for a pop of colour. I think I’m going to keep this one so it needs to fit my home colour scheme. It would be great as craft supplies storage (isn’t everything??)
Anyway, watch this space, I’ll do an update as soon as possible!
Top Christmas gift under £10 on WowThankYou
Sew Make Me have recently started supplying Wow Thank You, an online ‘department’ store where everything is handmade on a small scale by local UK designers. It is a great place to shop and find that unusual gift, something different to all the commercial high-street gifts.
I thought I would put together a collection of Christmas Gifts as, scarily, there are only 90 shopping days until Christmas is upon us once more!
Stocking fillers/Secret Santa Gifts – under £10
1 Lego Crayons (£5.50 on http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/colour-me-fun/products/lego-men-brick-crayons—set-of-8/) would be a fantastic stocking filler for a child, totally charming and unusual!
2 Coin Purse (£9.00 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/beledien-handmade/products/cute-as-a-button-coin-purse-shabby-chic-applique-zipper-pouch-in-pink-and-cream-linen/)
3 Cosmetic Toilet Bag ( £8.50 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/the-crafty-little-cottage/products/small-red-gingham-scottie-cosmetic-toilet-bag/)
4 Whipped Organic Shea Butter Souffle (£9.00 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/cebra-ethical-chic/products/whipped-organic-shea-butter-souffl/)
5 Wooden Handpainted Outdoor Plaque £8.00 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/handcrafted-by-picto/products/wooden-handpainted-outdoor-plaque/
6) Rocket and Space Notebook £9.00 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/dab-and-a-dash/products/rocket-and-space-notebook-handmade/
7) Chocolate Dipped Cake Balls £9.99 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/the-cake-nest/products/chocolate-dipped-cake-balls/
Wow! who could resist these!
8) Juicy Jungle Cotton and Waffle Bib £6.50 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/pinkyminkys-shop/products/juicy-jungle-cotton-and-waffle-bib/
9) Beach Hut Tote Bag £8.50 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/laura-lee-designs/products/beach-huts-tote-bag/
10) Personalised Baby Boy’s first christmas snowman tree bauble £9.95 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/truly-for-you/products/personalised-baby-boys-first-christmas-snowman-tree-bauble/
I hope you like my little collection of stocking fillers/ secret santa Christmas gifts. Wow thank you is a great store and is really worth a visit.
Craft Fest 1-8 September 2012
Just an update to let you know that we will be taking part in this years Craft Fest 2012. Craft Fest is an online craft fair and will be showcasing some amazing handmade items. It will be live from the 1st September but if you can’t wait to see what is on offer I have selected a few products to wet your appetite.
Scent cosmetics have a wonderful selection of handcrafted fruit soaps….. they really look amazing and good enough to eat! (must remember to wash hands not eat them!)
Also this delightful cushion from Free Spirit Designs;
Or for all you jewellery lovers out there, why not check out Jellybean jewellery for a fun but attractive bracelet.
All of these products and many more will be available from 1st-8th September from #CRAFTfest We will also have a stall here and will be selling all of our ready made items as well as our Sewing Kits. Come and have a look and start your Christmas shopping early… there is nothing like being prepared, particularly if you are like me and leave it to the last minute every year, no is your time to change!
Sew Make Me Cushions
I thought I would share with you some of our beautiful cushions that we are about to launch… All of cushions are available as ready made items or as a sewing kit to make at home. We have used the lovely Tilda fabric range mixed in with a few plain colours to make them pop!
Union Jack Cushion:
Floral pink pinwheel cushion:
Window pain cushion
All of the cushions have a sandwich opening with two ties making it easy to take off and wash. Each of our ready made cushions comes with the option of buying a luxury feather filled cushion pad.
The sewing kits for these cushions are for the beginner to intermediate sewer and take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. With the addded bonus of a video link to guide you step by step through the design process, there is no excuse not to complete your item!
I hope you like them, we would love any feedback.
Sew Make Me welcomes you to our blog!
Hello all you fellow crafty people! This is our first blog for our very new and interesting venture into the world of business. We are Jehanne Walker and Melanie Solomou, two sisters who have recently launched a new business selling sewing kits and gorgeous home accessories. We are Sew Make Me.
This blog will be following all the goings on at Sew Make Me, giving you all the latest information about our products, new launches and promotions as well as a few tutorials on all things crafty.
We hope you enjoy it and will follow us in our new and exciting adventure!