Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Oh My Dog!!!

A bit of a change in topic to my usual posts but had to share my photos of this dog that I came across one afternoon in Hong Kong.

Aparantly he is famous in Hong Kong as he wears a different pair of sunglasses every day. He was a very happy looking dog, and was very friendly and calm considering the chaos that is Cheung Sha Wan Road which was right in front of his nose!

If you are ever in Hong Kong pop by Lai Chi Kok MTR and you will find him on the other side of the road (near Starbucks!!).

I promise you he'll be happy to see you!!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Wish you were here!!

Hi everyone!!

Just in case anyone misses me - I am away on business until the 28th of October - off to enjoy the wonders of the Far East!!

My NOTHS store is suspended until then, but if anyone needs to contact me they can drop me a message on


Saturday, 10 October 2009

I'm in heaven!

Just a quick mini post - just had to add this lovely image of chairs upholstered in my current fave fabric - Dandelion Clocks by Sanderson (Fiona Howard pattern). I know I've already posted about this before - but hey - you can't get enough of a good thing!!

How lovely is this!??

I have bought several metres of this to make roman blinds from for my guest bedroom - have enough scraps left over for bags!! - Hooray!!

Should fabric make a person so happy??

Monday, 5 October 2009

I made this! - Wooden Button Brooches

Now I know these are nothing new - but after making one of these for myself the other day I thought - hey, other people might like these too - could be a nice idea for my noths shop? I have a growing collection of gorgeous large Italian wooden buttons and already had the brooch backs (from making my corsage brooches) so with a little fiddling around and a little super glue - hey presto - button brooches!!

I couldn't just glue to buttons to the brooch back - that would be too easy!! I had to over complicate things (as usual). I cut out small circles of linen to glue over the brooch backs - so that you cannot see the silver through the button holes (which would look weird) and then I threaded and glued embroidery thread through the holes for the finishing touch!

Friday, 2 October 2009

I made this! - Polka Dot Corsage Brooch

Now you know by now I am quite partial to a polka dot - so much so I am even considering a polka dot wedding dress (don't tell my other half!), so it makes sense that I should make one of my pleated totes in a polka dot fabric!

My sprig tote bag has been very popular so I just had to make a matching corsage brooch for this bag too. I love making corsages - just wish they didn't take me so long!! Will never make my fortune that way!!

I decided to do a little modelling too for the corsage brooch - that's if you can count a shoulder as modelling!!

For those who may want to buy the bag (which comes with or without the corsage) or the corsage on it's own please head to my new Not on the High Street store - click here