Monday, 29 November 2010

Beat the weather and the Christmas rush!!

Wipso and I have had a great time loading our new shelves in the Sisters Crafty Crations blog shop.
So, please make yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair and have a browse through all the new goodies. You will find lots of wonderful ideas for Christmas gifts.

There are lots of fabulous new Brooches and Gifts, and also two new shelves....a Sock dolly shelf with some cute creations  and a Christmas shelf with decorations and other goodies.

There are Felties waiting to be adopted and Puppets longing to be played with [suitable for over 3 year olds].

There are one off Pictures and sets of Cards that would also make lovely gifts.

We really hope you enjoy browsing and hope you find something you'd like to buy. Please contact us with orders and any queries at

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Our stall at the craft fair!

Well - it was a cold, snow covered morning when Wipso and I set out for Montgomery.
The treasure that is Mr Wipso drove us over there and helped us unpack all our bags and boxes.
With Tina's help we set out a fantastic stall, loaded with goodies.
I guess the poor weather kept a good few customers at home, nevertheless, we had a brilliant day.
We sold quite a lot, met old friends and made a few new ones.
Later in the day, the sun shone and the view from the upper floor of the Town Hall, towards Welshpool, was wonderful on this cold winter's day.
Montgomery town must have been quite full because Tina's shop Indigo Moon had a busy afternoon too.
The craft fair was held in aid of the NSPCC so I hope they did well. We bought raffle tickets and had a go at guessing the name of the knitted mouse but of course we didn't win.
By 3.30 folks were starting to pack away so we did likewise and then waited for our knight in shining armour to re-pack the car and take us home.
A great day - thanks to Tina for suggesting we help fill her tables - apologies if we overwhelmed her with our all our goodies!!
Our Christmas goodies will be going into the blog shop on Monday, so, if you are in need of a few stocking fillers or tree decorations or Christmas rag wreaths, then pop over to Sisters Crafty Creations and check us out.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Craft fair goodies!

 Here are just a few of the goodies we are taking to the Montgomery Craft Fair on Saturday!

All the items in this picture have been made over the last year and are already in our blog shop.

(Click on the Poppy picture link on the right of my blog if you would like to check out the rest of the items in the shop!)

The items below are not in the blog shop so you would need to leave a message in my comments and I will get back to you, if you would like to buy any of them. (Postage extra)

 The sock dolls posed so nicely for this snap.
Snow bunny snuggled down in her own cosy little bag and Zebra thought she would blink when the flash went off, so she kept her eyes wide open!
Scruffy sat quietly for a change and the others just mooched in the corner.

Sock dolls, like these, are not toys for children under three, as they have buttons and attached bits and bobs.  Snow bunny in bag £10.50
Others £7.50

These little tissue box covers come with or without a box of tissues. ( Cheaper to post without)
£5 with Kleenex cube
£3.50 without.

My last two items are made from re-cycled sweaters.
The cushion is made from a pure wool, made in Scotland sweater. It has a front, buttoned opening and is about 12" x 12". £18

The tea pot cosy is made from a gorgeous pure wool Fairisle- style jumper and has a detachable brooch in toning colours on the front. £9

Wipso made these gorgeous little Christmas creatures.
The little Christmas mice have ribbons so that they can hang on your tree. They are about 3" tall.£2.75

The teddies can also hang on your tree and have a little poem as well.£1.75

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


This is the state of my work room today!
Busy getting ready for next Saturday's craft fair at Montgomery, so my room is stacked out with bags of things ready to go (will post more pics of them tomorrow).
Bags and boxes everywhere!
I need to start this morning with a huge tidy up and sort out before I start any more crafting - and what am I doing...... blogging this post and then reading a few of the 150 post that you wonderful WOYWWers put up every Wednesday. I never manage to see all of them but I do enjoy popping in to as many as I can. If you want to join in this mad blog hop, then go to the WOYW Julia, chief organiser's blog and follow Mr Linky.

Two other pics to share...
The view through my window today...

Woke to a hard frost outside - but a lovely sunny morning.

This male woodpecker obviously felt the need for an early breakfast on the peanuts!

See you all later - have a great WOYWW!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Christmas craft fair items.

Wipso and I have been busy making all sorts of crafty items for our Christmas craft fair in Montgomery Town Hall next Saturday.
I thought I would post a few pictures each day so that you can see some of the things I have made.
If you have been following my blog you will know I have been recycling sweaters and have made lots of different items.
So here are two cosy, little, hot water bottle covers. I think they might sell quickly if the forecast for snow this week is correct!!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

WOYWW & Montgomery Craft Fair

Good morning all!!
Thanks for all your comments last week - I think I managed to visit about 50 of the wonderful WOYWWers during the week. I don't know where the time goes. I must try and get round a few more this week!!
Join in with the desk snooping bunch led by Julia the snoop group organiser - go to her blog and follow Mr Linky.
Just the usual view of my table today, with a few car boot bargains.
In the centre is a little journal book which I am going to cover. Its sitting on top of a new make-up bag which will make a useful little bag to hold all the bits and bobs for a craft activity when I go down to Wipso for Fun day Monday. (Although this week we had fun day Tuesday so that I could enjoy play time with baby L. and little P. They are such poppets!)

On the left is a new hot water bottle that I am about to make a cosy cover for. I am going to do two of them and will probably put them in the Montgomery Craft Fair on 27th Nov in the Town Hall. Wipso has been making some lovely Christmas items so check out Wipso's blog to see what she is up to!

In the bottom of the pic are a few of my card toppers made from a recycled sweater.
The lovely Christmas cards on the top left are by Julia Crossland. She is an illustrator who paints the most beautiful little water colour pics. She is selling her cards and gift tags from her blog.

Well, now I need to get busy sorting and labelling items for the craft fair. I hope all our local blog friends will pop over to Montgomery to see us on the 27th. It should be fun - it sounds as if there will be lots of lovely hand- crafted items on sale.
Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Dumfing Fun On My Workdesk and Shrewsbury snapshots!

Good morning fellow WOYWWers!!!

If you would like to join in with the What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday fun and frivolity then nip over to Julia's blog and follow Mr Linky to the workdesks of some wonderful crafters and card makers.
I am not at my workdesk today - I am at Wipso's enjoying funday - Wednesday.

I have had two visitors this week so have been busy out and about (in the cold and rain!). We had a great time and it was wonderful to catch up with two very special workmates from Yorkshire.

So here are a few pics that we took whilst in Shrewsbury.
 The Library. This beautiful building, built in the 1500s was used by Shrewsbury School until the mid 19th century.
The seated gentleman is Charles Darwin.

Shrewsbury has lots of fabulous black and white, timber-framed buildings.
The Autumn leaves scattered around the cobbled streets helped create a beautiful picture.
Just to the left of this picture is the Bear Steps gallery where we saw an amazing felt making exhibition.                        

The picture below shows my two little friends having a play with my embellishing machine.
They both made gorgeous poppy pictures which they took home to mount and frame for their walls, having had an hour of dumfing fun. I think both of them will be dashing out to buy a little Clover hand punch so they can continue with their new hobby. You see... dumfing is catching!!!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Just a few of my projects on the go this week.
My little Yorkshire friend is 90 on Friday so I have trimmed up one of my machine embroidered cards appropriately. Sadly, she has been unable to really appreciate my handiwork for a long time now, but that doesn't stop me sending all sorts of cards to her. When I visit her, a couple of them are usually on the table beside her - often being used as a drink mat!! I don't care - if she just has a moment's pleasure when they are given to her then I am happy.
The lovely red cap is one of three that I am making for another special lady. They look really snazzy and certainly make this lovely lady feel good!
In the tin box are a few of the brooches that I made this week. Wipso and I made the front ones by melting the edges of man-made fabrics over a candle. It curls the shapes and stops the edges from fraying. We layered up the pieces and then added beads to the centres.
The brooches on the lid are made with a recycled mohair scarf, silk and beads. I think they will go to the craft fair mentioned below!
Sorry the room is a mess but I like to work and then have a big tidy up at the end.
I have visitors this weekend so I will have to have a big clean up in here when I have finished. Or maybe I get my little sock buddies to do it!!
See you all later once I have linked to you all on Julia's blog.