Sunday, 22 April 2012

A Little Felt House Giveaway !

Yup, I've decided to hold a giveaway on my facebook page just as soon as the page reaches 150 likes! And if it goes well, I'll do another at 200 likes :)

So, I'm going to spend the week picking and choosing some special Little Felt House goodies out for the giveaway, and all you have to do for now is share the link and like the facebook page!

As soon as I get to 150 likes I'll do a simple 'comment below' style entry for the giveaway.

Yay if you like free stuff (YAY!)


E x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

New hand sewn felt birthday & greetings cards :)

Well, back at Little Felt House, there's finally been a little quiet time to craft with felt!

What I love best :) I've been making up a few new birthday and greetings cards:

So far, a hand embroidered cake, and some number cards. And on the back:

I had this 'Hand Sewn by LITTLE FELT HOUSE' stamp made a while back, so happy to have finally used it!

I really had fun making these - I don't have enough time to sew! I also made up some printed fabric cards too, with rubber stamps and a mixture of fabrics - linen, upholstery scraps and floral cotton.

So, that's all for now, but hopefully I'll be doing more soon! :)

E x

Friday, 13 April 2012

My Facebook Page - Little Felt House for Handmade Goodies :)

In the interest of keeping things well connected, I can't believe I've only just thought of linking you my facebook page for Little Felt House.

Unlike this blog, which is a bit more lenient in it's content, the facebook page is solely for items crafted under the 'Little Felt House' name. It's still a hobby, not a business but sometimes it's just nice to share what you do, and maybe hopefully receive a little feedback - good or constructive! :)

So, here you are then:

Click click click!!!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Handmade Cushions for Mothers Day

Well, I can blog about this now she's opened them! Happy Mother's Day, Mum!!

So, last week I sent my Mum a huge box of goodies for Mother's Day - moisturisers, black tea light candles, Yankee votive and holder, fabric, coffee, and these homemade cushions!

She's just had her house renovated, and decorated throughout, and gone for a cream & black colour scheme downstairs - hence cushions for the lounge. The granny square one is the one I made first - a crocheted cover, front and back, over a fabric covered inner cushion. I chose a brown moleskin type fabric for the inner, as the colour shows through the crochet nicely and blends with the hints of taupe in her decor.

I also made the simple, envelope style opening pillow from some striped fabric I had, and this amazing one from a beautiful lambswool jumper.

Sadly, my gorgeous other half machine-washed the delicate little beauty and shrunk it beyond all use :( Whoopsie. It felted up the wool so nicely though - it was like heavenly woollen fabric to use and sew up. Made such a snuggly cushion! I used the buttons from the neck to detail the front, and small buttons to do up the back. The closing on the back is slightly off-centre, as I had to work with what I had from the jumper, and as I'd centred the textured panel on the front, it threw the back out slightly, but not to worry.

She was super pleased, and is going to make some more coordinating ones herself. It's been nice to do some crafting again! Great to get the overlocker out, my needles and crochet hook.

Next - back to what Little Felt House is all about - sewing with felt!

Watch this space x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

So, last month, my superawesomeamazing friend came to stay with us for a couple of days. I was so excited, it's been so long since I've seen her, and we had a fantastic weekend. Part of which, we spent at Three Cliffs, a stunningly beautiful piece of coastline about 30 minutes away.

(I'm the one on the left with my trousers rolled up from where I'd been in the sea)

Back to craft-based posts soon, I promise :)


Oooh, something I didn't tell you about February!

All in all, February was a great month.

I didn't get to spend any time at all on my rag rug, but the now not-so-new day job is going well, and my bestest buddy ever and her awesome boyfriend came to stay for the weekend. (I'll post some pics from one of the places we went to shortly)

Also, there was Valentine's Day :) Not only did my gorgeous other half take me out for a scrumptious three course meal, but surprised with me with a perfect boquet of 12 red roses!!

Aren't they stunning! I'm so lucky :) Very blessed and loved, it's an amazing feeling.

I promise there will be some crafting blogs coming up, but sometimes you just have to share other things too :)


Tuna, Asparagus and Cannellini Bean Salad

Well hello March!

I am *so* behind with my blogging, it's crazy! It's not that I haven't wanted to, I've just had so little time. And as ever, when I have no time, the first thing that goes out the window is crafting :'(

We still need to eat though, and it's been salad week in the Bishop-Harrison household this week, with Sweet Potato and Feta, Roasted Mediteranean Salad, and this:

My Tuna, Asaparagus and Cannellini Bean Salad.

Another made up recipe:

1x Tin Tuna Chunks in Spring Water
1/2 Bunch Fresh Asparagus, boiled for 5 mins, and dunked in cold water until cool
1x 400g Can of Cannellini Beans, rinsed under cold water
50g Baby Spinach
1x Medium, cubed and boiled potato, left to go cold
Handful Petit Pois, cooked as the asparagus, above
Red Onion, finally sliced - as much as you like
2x Eggs, Hard-boiled.
3x Dessert Spoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 Dessert Spoons Balsamic Vinegar
Teaspoon Wholgrain Mustard

Cook your eggs, asparagus, petit pois and potato first (not in the same pan!) and leave to go cold.
Mix the cooked vegetables with the tuna, beans, spinach and onions.
In a seperate, small bowl or cup, mix the oil, vinegar and mustard, pour over the salad ingredients and mix again.
Finally, de-shell your eggs and slice/quarter and serve with your salad.
Add fresh, buttered crusty bread on the side and enjoy.

Serves 2 as a main, or 4 as a starter.