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Monday, 30 November 2009

One more evening to enter Silkies Giveaway...

Firstly, don't forget...if you want to enter you have one more evening to leave a message!

and thanks to some CK vouchers I have been given I came home today with a large Cath Kidston sewing box. I wanted to buy one 'BIG' thing rather that lots of little things...and apologies for not taking a 'proper' photo of it on my 'craft' table but my work bag is in such a pickle, and my eyes are barely open...I don't think I have the energy this evening to rummage about for my camera.....BUT I promise things will hopefully get a little bit more christmassy AND Silkie will be drawing the winner of her GIVE-AWAY tomorrow...after all it will be December then...

and it will officially be the Christmas Season here at Silkie Sues....

Nighty Night!

Love Sam xx

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Just a quickie...

I need arms like Mr Tickle...or a few more arms this week.
I have visitors at the mo, we have been away seeing other family, and I have had only 2 short evenings to myself this week ...and have been working full time too....BUT

Its Giveaway time soon....dont forget to message me by tomorrow...and I will be back on a crafting christmas mission!

I miss my blogging...but stuff just gets in the way some times...poo!!

Lots of Love
Sam xxxx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

A BIG to do list

I have been in a whirlwind of crafting this weekend..I have made myself a new work station down stairs in the living room as I need a bit more space than my box room. I also have a HUGE to do list...which I have had to (now don't laugh) stick to a piece of A4 card that I can carry around with me and tick things off. Not all of the things are are very interesting like ...Buy hoover bags etc but I can't seem to keep on top of things at the moment. I have tried to keep a list of 'to dos' on my phone, in my diary but they don't seem to a BIG to do list seems to be the only way forward.

I have been making more xmas decorations, and I also make a laptop cozy out of an old Pillowcase and an old bit of curtain...which you can kinda see in the picture. And I have also made my friends husband a union jack cushion with his initial on (Ag...I hope its ok.)

So now I'm off again, and I think I may just have to put a christmassy film on in the background...oh and go on then maybe a cheeky baileys too....

Sam xxx

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Hope Silkie doesn't realise...

that her Christmas giveaway has a doggy theme....oooppps
But to be honest she never seems to be bothered bout dogs...just ANY cats who happen to pass by!

So don't forget to enter into Silkies giveaway...theres still a week to go...

As for me, how pooped was I tonight. As soon as I got in I had to have a lay down, which isn't like me. You see I find it very hard to relax, and I'm constantly pottering about, making and fiddling about with things, even on my precious lunchbreaks...(As you can see in the picture) I ran down stairs at dinner, scoffed my soup and back upstairs to carry on with my decorations...

I think I will have a break tonight...

Hope you are all well this Windy Thursday...

Nighty Night

s xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

A Lovely Mention...

a little while ago I painted a few pictures for Nicky from the famous Vintage Magpie Blog. I fell in love with Nickys toys ages ago, they just conjure up for me all things magical about those beloved toys you had from your childhood. As beautiful as Nickys toys are , I also thought they would look lovely as illustrations, like the Old Bear Stories. So if you are interested, you can see or purchase one of my prints via Nickys blog.

So if you want a beautiful heirloom gift for someone big or small then check out Nickys lovely toys....

Now I'm off to the sewing machine.. cause a week Wednesday its ONE MONTH TIL CHRISTMAS...and I have decorations to make!

Nighty Night!

Love Sam xx

Monday, 16 November 2009

I'm addicted...

Its nearly 9.30pm, I have been at work all day, been to a fitness class, and now I'm at the sewing machine with a Judy Garland film on...and I'm shattered, but I can't stop! You see I have discovered after many years that I love to sew.

I mentioned before that my mum can sew...REALLY well. She worked on Saville Row in London back in the 60's and made clothes for the Queen and other famous folk, 'back in the day' and her sewing machine at home was strictly off bounds especially for little fingers belonging to me that loved the look of the sewing machine.

So its only now at the grand ole age of 36, that I feel much more I have decided to push my very limited skills to making a little something with ears....

Oh and a few more Christmas decs to add to the give-a-way and I have also painted a little canine picture to include too xx

I will keep you posted on my progressxx

Bye for now

Love Sam x

Sunday, 15 November 2009

A rainy day for sewing...

a perfect day for sewing...raining I just had to stay in!
I was thinking about going to the Christmas Handmade Fair..which wasn't that far away probably a 45 min drive, but to be honest I don't really have any spare pennies, especially as its Mr M's birthday soon and Christmas, and I would have just been very selfish and bought myself things, and lusted over the vintage magpie toys! So no trip for me..but to cheer myself up, I got settled in the Living room, and with a glass of fake cheep baileys I made a cushion :0)(Little Pip likes to hide behind it shy little thing!)

I thought you might like to see the LUSH past times union jack cushion I purchased a couple of weeks ago for 11 pounds...its SO well made I Love it!

Happy Sunday!

Love Sam xx

Friday, 13 November 2009

Dear Santa....

I really have been very if you are out there reading a few blogs could you take a little time to read my list?

Only a few things really...all of CK shop - yes everything including the sewing box
I really love the jewelry especially the stanley broach...oh and you know I love the bags!

I would LOVE a vintage magpie bear...yes I know santa that I already have a VM bunny, Halloween Boo and a Rupert...but a bear too ...pleassseeeeeee :0)

Um and oh I'm now obbsessing about a little sewing machine I have seen on sewing machine is too heavy and big and look how cute this one is....

Oh I can dream can't I!

Stay warm and cozy bloggers!

Love Samxx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Silkie Sue's Christmas Giveaway!!

Well, I have had a little blogging break this week... having really nothing to say about anything interesting, just feeling a bit tired and lazy!

So while I was grumping about like the gruffalo, my very clever cat Miss Sue, has learnt to sew!
And yes , here at Silkies Blog Christmas has come early!

Silkie would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who stops by...and she has made some Christmas decorations...and I would like to join in all I will say is that there will most likely be a bit of colouring in and a little something from CK to add to the Christmas Giveaway!

So if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a few Christmassy bits and bobs then all you need to do is link the Silkiesue Christmas Giveaway Pic to your blog and leave a little message here by Monday 30th November....

Heres to getting Festive!!

Love Sam and The Sue xx

PS Oh and thankyou to Mr M for the Christmassy Silkie picture!
PPS Oh and we are happy to post abroad!!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Our Exhibition...

Well a BIG thankyou to Ag and Mike who basically hung all the paintings today..and I would like to show you our efforts.
All of our paintings are framed 8x10inches, with a mount accept Ag's, who has painted in acrylics straight onto Box Canvases 20x20cms. We have listed our paintings at a really affordable prices, and ALL of the proceeds will go directly to the Bath Cats and Dogs home...lets keep our fingers crossed! If you are in Bath - you can see them in the main Starbucks on the 1st floor..and if anyone out there in blogland wishes to buy one please let me know!

Ag's paintings are listed at 55 pounds and the rest are 45 pounds... so here we go in no particular order..

Thankyou Rob Carolyn, Ag and Mike and Simon xx

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