Tuesday, August 31, 2010

These are cool!

Wall decor that is a little bit different!

Made from Wool Felt - ninety pieces stitched together to create these really cool wall art pieces. Found on Etsy and made by LilacSaloon. Thanks to Happiness Is for pointing me in the directing of LilacSaloon.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A big softie and a little softie

Some of you may remember this post, where I had my first attempt at hand-making a softie for my unwell small-one. I ended up making another that next week for a friend who has had a baby girl. Even since then The Husband has been pestering me to buy him some felt so that he could have a go.

I finally got around to it and this is the result. I am more than impressed. He tells me not to get too excited and that this is probably the only softie he will make but I think I can twist his arm. He clearly has talent. Aside from the basic cat pattern which we got from Cat and Simple Softies, he designed the rest himself.

Needless to say, Bat Cat was a huge hit with the small-one. Nice one Dad!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Modernist take on a Trailer Park

I would love to visit Palm Springs. The Modernist architecture really appeals to my nostalgic side.

Check out these photos from Jeffrey Milstein (found via Happiness Is) of a Palm Springs Trailer Park. Cool yes!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Shop Update

Shop Update completed. All items in the store are eligible for the 15% Fathers Day Sale - Click here to access the store and enter: Fathers Day at checkout!

Earrings, necklaces, rings added!


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Friday, August 27, 2010

Busy Bee

After a long break from my blog, and making, I have been giving both a lot of attention lately.

I also took a wee trip today to the shops and came back with some lovely new fabrics which I can't wait to play with.

First the new fabric:

Second the making:

Lovely new one inch wooden brooches

Some cute new clips

Some more earrings

Rings Galore

All will be appearing in a shop update which will be happening over the next 2 days and all will feature as part of the Father's Day sale (15% off until 5th September from my online shop - use code: Fathers Day at checkout)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

How good does this look?

Picnic anyone?

How to guide here

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

For Fathers Day...SALE

I love my Dad, I also love my husband for being such a great Dad.

Songbird has some great offerings for those special Dad's in your life.

Check a couple below:

Birdie Cufflinks in Gunmetal

Secret Garden Cufflinks in Antique Bronze

Custom Fabric Button Bookmarks

There is a Fathers Day special 15% discount* if you purchase in my online store (see Buy Songbird Designs above) and by entering the following code at checkout. Code: Fathers Day. Sale ends Sunday 5th September.

Take Care

*applies to all product

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spring and Summer, please come back

We had a hot summer, I complained a little about how hot it was. I wish now that I hadn't because I am now WELL over this rain.

I want Sangria on the summer served in jars and sipped through stripy straws. Pretty Please?

Check out the recipe from Dandelion and Grey here

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A few Felt Favourites: Mint

I have a hankering for Mint at the moment - you can't eat these but here are a few Felt favs in the Mint theme!

Friday, August 20, 2010

To Market...

Crafternoon Tea time tomorrow.

Its been a couple of months since i have been at Crafternoon Tea so I am excited for tomorrow.

10-3pm at the Trinity Methodist Church in Kingsland.

See you there!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Shop Update

I have just loaded up my Felt and Vendr stores with lots of new hair clips and a few of my new pendant tray necklaces.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Buying Songbird Designs

You may have noticed a new feature I have added to my blog? I was lucky enough to win a subscription to Vendr (thanks Vendr- loving your work), an on-line store that pop's up in your own website. I am still loading products up on to the Vendr, hopefully the bulk of it will be done by the end of the weekend.

You can get to my Vendr store by clicking on to the 'Buy Online' tab at the top of the blog or buy clicking on the 'Buy Songbird Designs' button on the left hand side of the blog.

It means that you don't have to go anywhere else to buy Songbird Products. You can pay via paypal or by bank deposit (NZ only).

This doesn't mean that you can't buy from me via my trusty Felt store - I love Felt and will be maintaining my store the same as always.

You will also notice a sign up button - this is for you to go on to my mailing list. I don't intend on creating a  newsletter as such, but I will use this mailing list for specials and promoting new products.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Little Softie

First things first. I can't sew - I mean really i CAN'T sew. I would love to be able to but I was not gifted with that gene. In saying that, I was inspired by something Cat was making at the market on Sunday and I was desperate to give it a go. And here he is and I am feeling very chuffed with myself. 

Now he is not perfect (don't look too close at the photograph) and I have LOADS to learn but I think he is a pretty good effort for a first time try. Thanks to Jenny for the trims as well!

It has been really good timing as the child has been ill this week. Really unhappy ill. So I have just finished his "get well soon" gift and I am looking forward to him waking up so that I can give it to him... well actually I am looking forward to giving it to him - I won't mind if he sleeps a little longer :-).

I have now contracted the same illness as the little one - I knew I should have resisted those germy kisses..... 

I am going to give this pattern another try before i look for the next one to do - let me know if you know of any 'beginner' tutorials for felt softies that I could try next!

PS. Photo below of the introduction!