Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a fantastic New Year full of fun & frolics, health, wealth & happiness!!!!!

Friday, 25 December 2009


Wishing you all a very HAPPY & COLOURFUL CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Cards

I love making Christmas cards rather than buying them, but boy the time has sped by so fast this year I only managed to make a few.... A lucky few will receive a handmade one and well good old Paperchase is my favourite for printed goods!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Salt Dough & Glitter

Feeling very inspired by Kirstie's Homemade Christmas, I took a break from 'Rainbow Room' business, and my little helper and me started work on our salt dough decorations!
I have never made salt dough before....but was pleasantly surprised by how very easy it is.
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of flour
Mix well and roll into a ball.........then whatever takes your fancy.
We rolled it out and cut out *Jingle Bells* my daughters favourite cutter.
Then we baked them in the oven on 120 C for a while then put them on the stove for a while until they felt hard!
Then the fun bit.... MESS.... paint and glitter and all lovely colours, these will be dry in time for the arrival of our tree tomorrow : )

Sunday, 29 November 2009

ooohhhh....New Rainbow

I was super happy when one of my lovely customers asked if i could make her a larger plush guessed it's been on my 'to do' list and I just needed that little nudge in the right direction : ) I set about making this in record time, I couldn't put it down. I know the photos are
bit grey but whew its been so miserable here for ages! I can't wait to make some more of these cushion sized rainbows for my shop...oh and maybe for myself...but after Christmas as I am rushed of my freezing cold little feet at the mo : )

Monday, 23 November 2009


Been waiting to show you the FAB card I got from Storeyshop for my friends birthday *happy birthday Kate!*
Helen of Storeyshop lives in the UK and makes the most amazing cards. Aswell as being very talented she is very helpful too!
Following the purple theme I made a felted bead necklace with lots of lovely merino wool & silk with added sparkles too. It's great to make special presents for friends : )

Saturday, 21 November 2009

It's been a while!

Where have I been hiding??
I have got so RUBBISH at blogging!! Sorry folks I think it must be the affects of winter taking their toll on me, i shall blame winter as I like to balme it for everything. The good news is I have spread my wings and opened a shop over on Folksy too. Which is fab for all you folks who like to shop in good old British £'s.

More good news - I also had my 1000th ♥ on Etsy *waving at Anna of RiverbedDesigns in New Zealand. She has a little pressie winging it's way to her as we speak!
So I will try to be better at blogging - speak soon : )

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Outdoor Education

So today was Oudoor Education day..... still undecided on the school issue, so my 4 year old is staying with me, for now anyway. So off we went with the local group of home schoolers to Gilfach Nature Reserve. And what a lovely day, we had a lovely walk and saw the Salmon trying there best to get up the's such an amazing sight. My daughter loves fish and wanted to catch them all for tea...bless.
After lunch she did some painting and played under a huge Beech tree, while I got seriously absorbed with some willow. When I was young I made some baskets using a plastic weaving kit, but hey the real thing!! I have always wanted to have a go and have made the start of a wreath, which will be decorated with the Beech nuts we collected, and my little fishy who needs a home hanging somewhere special I think.
Happy days : )

Monday, 2 November 2009

Sooooo Excited!!!

I am so very excited today... you probably noticed as i am blogging at 10am : )
My Rainbow Gadget Cozy is in an Etsy gift guide..... this is so exciting as it's my first one. So even though I woke up and there was no water coming out of the tap, I went to the post office and the computer was broken, and it's Monday.....I am still so so very happy..HOORAY!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Autumn - Love It or Hate It

Autumn? I really can't work out it I love it or hate it....... I love all the amazing colours and the fact we can wear our funky boots, nice hats and comfy jumpers. It is just such a long time till summer again and that is the worst bit about it for me. My daughter still enjoys playing outside and I find inspiration in the colours of the turning leaves and the bright berries, but oh I do long for the sun and the light nights!!

Friday, 23 October 2009

Aberystwyth Winter Craft & Gift Fair 2009

Well after months of preparation and 8 hours setting up my stand at Aberystwyth Winter Craft & Gift Fair 2009 is finally up!!! Hooraayyyy!!! It's been a long awaited day, marked on my calender with a rainbow and I feel so happy to have acheived this goal.......whilst also being a full time mum.
So if you are anywhere near Aberystwyth get over to the Arts Centre and check out the fair which alongside my colourful collection is packed full of art, craft, gifts, jewellery, fashion and food too. It's also an amazing location with some funky architecture, fab sea views, a great cafe and loads of other stuff to do and see. One of my very favourite places locally to visit.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The Show Must Go On!

I have spent the last few days putting the finishing touches to a few items and labelling, labelling LABELLING!

I now have 2 sleeps ( if I am lucky I will be sleeping) till the show goes up at Aberystwyth and although it has been an insane ammount of work I have really enjoyed getting it all together. I did have a bit of a *wobble* yesterday as a few things didn't go exactly how I planned them - being a bit of a control freak doesn't help!
So to help me manage the *wobbles* I have set up a practice run. It's a bit of a dark photo...but I am so proud of how it all looks together : ) It will look even better on the glass shelves... just hope I can solve the display problem of the brooches and Christmas decorations before I go completely insane!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Danger - Artist at Work!

I have never been so busy - There really should be a warning sign at the door.
DANGER - Artist at Work!
Every chair, sofa, table is covered in felt, fluff, beads packaging's really quite exciting : )
I have been working from dawn till midnight since I came back from Ibiza. I wish I had a better photo of the creative chaos but the felting in progress above shows lots of lovely bits I am working on at the mo. Then there is all the new jewellery I am working on too.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Who Loves Holiday Photos?

I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos from our september trip to Ibiza : )

I just love looking at friends - well anyones photos................... so I thought I would share a few with you guys!!! I am kind to you eh?
So if you made it this far : ) Thanks ♥

Monday, 5 October 2009

Welcome back!

Here I am back again - wow it's been a while!
Just back from a trip to Ibiza - my favourite place : )
I took some work with me this time - well this big bag of rainbow fluff!!

I did struggle a little with the work/holiday balance and felting seemed a bit harder in the Ibizian water but I managed to make all this and still have a super holiday.

Not quite as much as I wanted to do, but Anthony had a slight relapse with his back so didn't get as much child free time as I needed.
Really busy now getting stock ready for Aberystwyth Art Fair but will try to stay in touch a bit more often : )

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

All Good, Good, Good!

Things are really good, good, good here.
I have just finished this big batch of 80 felted bangles, which are heading out to a boutique in New York. Well worth the aching muscles if I do say so myself : )
And a drumroll........I got accepted for the Winter Art & Craft Fair at Aberyswyth Arts Centre which I am really happy about. I LOVE Aber arts centre its a great place to hang out, has so much going on and well a fab cafe with an amazing view over the town and the sea! It will be good to be selling some stuff locally this thingymas.
Oh and another good's only a week till I go back to Ibiza for some much needed fun & sun, although I shall be taking a big bag of rainbow fluff with me, the felting must go on! So if you need anything from the old Etsy shop before I go away - you have been warned : )

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


For those of you who have been wondering why it has been so very quiet around here..... Sally, the new addition to the family!

She was named by my little girl, after the car from Disney's Cars - bless what a very girly name for our new blue car! So I have spent hours scouring the internet and we have been on a big tour of the UK looking at cars and I have not got much work done at all - lots of catching up to do now. Feeling inspired by her gorgeous 'Jazz Blue' paintwork and she does look happy with my Valentino Van : )

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

A million Rainbows later........

Been working, working, working!!! I have not quite made a million rainbows but lots and lots of lovely new goodies, all of which are now available in my Etsy shop.
I have redesigned the I - Pod classic cozie, which is now lined in hot pink felt and comes with a special little polymer clay rainbow button - all handmade by moi : )

A cute little A6 sketchbook with an inspiring rainbow cover.

The new rainbow plushie which is just so super cute & squishy you won’t want to let him go. He is sure to bring lots of rainbow happiness : )

And these funky little rainbow decorations which can be hung wherever you fancy - even have that thingymas in mind - but oh........ it's a bit soon to talk about that!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Rainbows & Buttons

Been busy making lots of these lovely Rainbow Button Cuffs!

I have also taken SO SO many photos of them, they are so fun and colourful...really great for photographing : ) I would love to make a huge piece of art with thousands of these colourful squares and buttons.
The beautiful Nandy Lola is modelling some here.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Embracing the Seasons!

I made this green & leafy treasury today on Etsy, it's part of my end of summer panic!
We have been picking blackberries for a few weeks now and I can see signs of autumn already. I am trying so hard to embrace the seasons and I really do love them all I just like spring and summer a LOT more than autumn and winter.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Busy Days

I just popped into town this morning to go to the lovely fabric shop for a few supplies and look what I saw!!!! the most fantastic RAINBOW tent in the world!!!!!!!!!! I had a 'happy attack' and felt rather strange for an hour or so : ) It's part of a funky little festival that is going on this weekend in Mach - which if I wasn't so busy I would have loved to go to. Maybe tomorrow?

This was a huge piece of rainbow felting I have been working on today, so big I had to move onto the floor - I need a 2 metre table I think! I have also been making some more bits of plain coloured felt for some other projects - and wow.... I have had a serious felty workout today!

Look at the FAB puzzle Rio came back with - how retro.... I love it, plus it was from an attic sale so a bargain for £2 and it was handmade locally too - what a find.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Funky Felted Flowers!

Here they all are, the 10 brooches I have been working SO hard on over the last few days. I love them so much and am so happy with the combination of handmade felt and craft felt. These are bold statement pieces at 16 by 11cm in size. I hope they will bring happy thoughts of summer to lots of people this winter!
'Happy Sunflower Brooch' has made it over to Etsy already!