Thursday, 30 April 2009


Well done 'Bunny'!!!!
Big thanks to my beautiful daughter for picking a winner and to everyone for entering and for the kind comments about my work : )

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Fluffy Rainbow Dust

Making a plush felt rainbow is something I have wanted to work on for ages! I have made a small one as a keyring for myself - and I ♥ IT! So a first birthday present for a special little girl seemed like a good opportunity to make some rainbow room magic ; )
It all started off going well, recycled a cereal box into a rainbow pattern and cut out all the pieces sew them all together and a little pink heart for my signature - but then I started choking on fluffy rainbow dust and my sewing machine started eating the felt. I wasn't going to be beaten so I unpicked stitches and went to bed so i would be ready to get back to it today when i felt fresh!
Well I havn't felt very fresh today and my cheeky little daughter nicked a sweet from the shop - THEN nicked some bias binding from the fabric shop !!!! I don't think she really knew what she was doing as she is only 3 but it was a bit embarrassing, and it has just been one of those funny days ....................... But I had a rainbow to make so i cleaned my sewing machine experimented with the tension and persevered until I made the rainbow. I was so happy, it wasn't perfect but it was lovely and THEN I noticed it had a hole on the seam where the felt must have been weakened from, all that sewing and unpicking and sewing and unpicking and now I think its unfixable and I will have to start all again : (
Thats my love hate relationship with sewing machines - and hey it can't always go to plan making rainbows!!

* Don't forget my giveaway will be drawn tomorrow at 10am GMT*

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Wonderwool was Wonderful!

We had a wonderful time at Wonderwool Wales. After a lovely journey down on friday stopping at some lovely places along the way we found a great campsite right by the river in Buith Wells. Rio played with another little girl we all enjoyed our dinner al fresco with a fab view. We were all so excited we were awake at 6am!
I made this photo mosaic using some of my highlights from the show, although I wish I had taken alot more photos! There was some great supplies, some cute sheep, alpacas and rabbits and loads of lovely knit, weave, felt & crochet. the whole show was so colourful and I just love to be in that creative atmoshere full of people sharing a love of all things fluffy!
These are the goodies I purchased, some lovely yarns, sari silk and some unusual fibres for adding to my felt! I ate all the yummy food we purchased from the food show - Mid Wales Mouthful which runs alongside Wonderwool : )
The total highlight was my daughter being asked to join the catwalk show. We had both received so many compliments all day on her "Anni Hat" and my "Rainbow Bubbles" necklace so it was so amazing that she went on stage showing off my work and my friends crochet hat - She was so COOL!!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wonderwool Wales

Well it's that time again WONDERWOOL WALES - I have been looking forward to it since Christmas!! We are heading down tomorrow in the van for a little roadtrip and a fluffy day out on saturday!! I love wonderwool its full of loads of great supplies, lots of inspiring work and loads of great people, I would highly recommend it to anyone nearish.

Wonderwool Wales -Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April 2009
Royal Welsh Show Ground · Builth Wells

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Hans the Hedgehog

Hans the Hedgehog
Originally uploaded by therainbowroom
I love hedgehogs! So was so excited to come home to find "Hans" had been found lodging in our shed. he has been given a new little home to live in - as a pile of rockwool insulation, although warm may be slightly itchy even for a spiky hedgehog!

Monday, 20 April 2009

World Lasagne Day

I don't know if there is really a 'World Lasagne Day' but for us it started as a joke with friends and now we celebrate every year usually on the 10th of april, this year Easter got in the way so we celebrated this weekend!! And look at that lasagne - it was delicious. I made tiramisu, which is one of my favourite desserts and it's so good homemade from scratch!!

It was a perfect weekend and the weather was glorious. The girls played in the sun, and in the new hot tub our friends have just got - wow!! Above is the view from it and this is me enjoying it with a glass of bubbly - I didn't ever want to get out!

Friday, 17 April 2009

Wonderful Wilson

I just received a wonderful package full of goodies from Wilson graphics who have a fantastic shop over at Etsy
I love these realistic butterfly decals and these stylized ones too - so funky! These are sure to add a bit of cheer to anything that stays still long enough to stick one on!!!

They design and make wall graphics, vinyl decals, craft show banners and a variety of other similar products. With over 15 years of graphic design experience, they also enjoy helping people with their custom projects. So if you have a design you would like made into a decal, wall graphic or craft show banner let them know and they would be happy to help you develop your idea.

I would love to get some of my designs made into decals and a 'Rainbow Room' banner would be fab!! I am going to include a couple of there butterfly decals in my giveaway too, if you want a chance to win follow the link and check out the easy entry requirements : )

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


We came back from our weekend away to find our Easter tree looking even more beautiful than when we left it!! All the little buds have opened and it is now covered in gorgeous white blossom!
I am totally enjoying chocolate too, after giving it up for lent!

I made this treasury on Etsy to coincide with my blog giveaway - don't forget to enter!!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

***♥***100th Blog Entry GIVEAWAY***♥***

***♥***100th Blog Entry GIVEAWAY***♥***

Wow wow wow!!! I am so happy to be here 100 blog entries later, so I am giving you guys the opportunity to win a bundle of Rainbow Room goodies!!!

The lucky winner will receive

'Lavender wrapped in a Rainbow' - Felted Soap.
'Radial Rainbow' - Hand Felted Bracelet.
'Claraluna Rainbow' - A colourful postcard, from a hand stitched felt design.
'Rainbow Heart' - A colourful postcard, from a hand stitched felt heart design.

I am happy to post to anywhere in the world, so good luck and thanks for your support : )

To enter all you need to do is get over to The Rainbow Room have a mooch around, then leave a comment here letting me know what your favourite item is and why - simple!

All entries will be given a number & popped in a hat, and a winner picked by my daughter on the 30th April 10 am GMT.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

♥....Happy Easter....♥

♥....Happy Easter....♥
I hope you all have a lovely, restful weekend with your nearest & dearest!!
We are off to friends & I am so looking forward to indulging, after giving up chocolate, cakes, biscuits & pudding for lent I am so ready for a HUGE Easter Egg!!! or 2 or 3 mmmmmmm
We decorated our Easter tree today. every year we borrow a branch from our old pear tree to decorate. This year the blossom is just in bud which is so pretty. I love this photo of my little girl adding pretties to the tree : )

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Felted Bangles

YEAH!! Second attempt at the rainbow bangles and I cracked it! I still have to figure what to make with the others - thinking along the lines of a seriously big rainbowtastic neckpiece!
I really have spent every spare minute felting bracelets and photographing them over the last week. My daughter keeps asking me for some too, everytime she sees me working " are you making that for me? " bless. I will try and make her a set as an Easter present.
I made this fab photo mosaic using fdsflickrtoys I wanted to show some mixing & matching of the felted bracelets. It's so much fun to match them to outfits and moods!!

Friday, 3 April 2009

......a million bracelets later!

I have had lots of compliments on my felted bracelets just lately, and quite honestly I love them! I never get on well with jewellery it always make me feel a little off balance, but these wool & silk bangles are so light, comfy and practical I hardly take them off. So today I set about making as many as I could. I started off with an idea for a rainbow one, which is the fluff in the photo above, but unfortunatly fitting all those colours in made them a bit long, so will have to think of another project for those and try again. I managed to get blue, red & yellow done, they look great here drying on a tea towel in the window.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Claraluna Rainbow

'Claraluna Rainbow' is my latest rainbow design and I have just got back lots of lovely goodies from the printers using this logo! I have some fab magnets, new stickers for my packaging and some great postcards for my Etsy shop. They look so fab in this photo altogether, it makes me want to paper the walls with rainbows!!!! : )

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Come to my spring party!

If I was having a real spring party you would all be more than welcome, but for now you can check out my latest Etsy Treasury full of colourful loveliness : )

I went and did another one ..... for the love of rainbows and felt... I really enjoy browsing all the colourful goodness on Etsy and admire the work of my fellow felt artists! Putting treasuries together is so enjoyable : )