Monday, 16 April 2012

Stamp me up

I've always fancied making my own stamps. At work we have little birdy and leaf stamps that we use to mark off drinks on our loyalty cards, and there's something so satisfying about squishing the tiny little blocks into the ink pad! Here's some monday morning stampy inspiration for us all:

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Hello Birdy

So I first met Eve O'Neill on the dance floor of my local live music venue. It took me a while to put two and two together and realise that she was the proprietor of Fforestfelt, and creator of these beautiful felted birdies!

I never cease to be amazed by how realistic Eve's felt sculptures look. They're absolutely stunning.

You could easily mistake this guy for a real life visitor to the garden!

Eve's business is flourishing, and she was recently featured in Country Living Magazine too! Quite deservedly I think you'll agree.

If you'd like to see more of Eve's work visit her website, or facebook profile.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Crafty Storage Solutions

So, I have somewhat of a space issue when it comes to crafting. I live in a teeny tiny little shoe box of a flat and as renting workshop space isn't really an option for me at the moment, I am going to have to be ridiculously organized in running Crafty Jemima from home (Yes those of you who know me may well be laughing right now!). My only saving grace is that I have beautiful high ceilings and so plenty of wall space. So I'm looking out for some creative storage solutions, and here are some inspirational pics that tinterweb has to offer:


I wish wish wish I had a closet like this!!


I have a ton of empty jars and bottles so something like this will do me fine.


There's a great little tutorial goes along with this pic - click on the source button and hop on over.


Magnets are the way to go me thinks!


I literally don't have enough space to do this, but the shelving is inspired. Anyone of you lovely crafters have any tips / clever storage solutions in your craft spaces??

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


Hello Strangers! Oh how I have missed you! I am sat in the window wishing the sun would rise high enough to warm me a little, waiting for two loaves of onion thyme bread to prove and listening to the gurgling of fermenting hop wine. It's time for a cuppa, but I thought I'd drop in and say hi before I whack the kettle on.

I haven't had an Internet connection for a fair while now, and I'm struggling to keep up with my online craft community. But I've decided to bite the bullet and install a land line, so hopefully I'll be cooking with gas again soon! So lovely ones, you'll be lucky enough to see a lot more of me soon!

Another decision I've made recently is to re-stock my folksy shop and hopefully open up on etsy too. So watch this space within the next couple of months for lots more crafty goings on! How exciting! Right well I'm off to put these loaves in the oven and make myself a warm cup of tea. Happy crafting!