Friday, 24 October 2008

Cupcake or Fairy Cake?

It's a question I must ask my American friend. The word cupcake is so cute but I think I do prefer fairy cake - it conjures up mystical memories of childhood, those individual cakes in their pretty paper cases with icing and sparkles on top. I can just imagine fairy's at the bottom of the garden eating smaller versions with their tea!

Flopsy Bunny and I have been baking recently, not fairy cakes unfortunately (but as I am thinking about them will do any day now!) but chocolate biscuits and I began to think that she needs her very own grown up girl apron. So when I saw some cupcake material in my local fabric shop I just couldn't resist. I have designed a pattern and made what I think is a very cute girly apron for a very cute girl. I got so taken with the apron that I opened an Etsy shop and thought I would sell some in my shop. I'm very excited about my Etsy shop (another new beginning!) and am busy thinking up other things to make to add to my store. Please check out my shop and have a browse around, there isn't much there at the moment but am hoping some fabric door stops will be in the making soon...

Thursday, 23 October 2008

New Beginnnings

I love new beginnings ... there is something about that mix of excitement, expectation, trepidation and unknowing that makes life new and wonderful again. That is how I feel right now with so many new beginnings starting their course it seems my life will be taking a new direction and I'm not sure where it is going.

This blog is a case in point. I am launching myself 'out there' wondering what this blog will turn into and how it will develop. Will I be dedicated and post regularly or will it wither into the ether? I'm hoping to record a year of my crafty endeavors and hope to get some inspiration from you. Although with the imminent arrival of baby number 2 (another new beginning) I am going to need lots of inspiration or is that sleep?!

My nesting instinct has well and truly kicked in and I am knitting like mad, the only question is what next, shall I opt for felted slippers for flopsy bunny (my rabbit obsessed daughter?) or something for the baby? There is some pink Rowan Yarn in my stash pile calling out for slippers and after the success of my last felting project I feel gun ho to felt again. So there we are - decision made - will start the slippers tonight (already have the pattern thanks to Ravelry and Midnattsol's blog ). I'll let you know how they turn out...