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Designer Egg Cosys

21 Mar

*Romantic* Egg Cosys

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180641390830

Right now, I have listed on ebay, through The Little Log Cabin shop, a set of 2 x pretty egg cosys – hand sewn, hand embroided, designed and created by me.

Romantic Egg Cosys by Stephanie Faith.  UK buyers, free postage + packing.  Outside the UK, please enquire.

Romantic Egg Cosys by Stephanie Faith. UK buyers, free postage + packing. Outside the UK, please enquire.

Other colourways coming soon.  Not mass produced – each cosy is lovingly handmade.  Made from only good quality materials, including genuine vintage lace.  For sale now.

Once these are gone, they are gone.  Each set of 2 x egg cosys has a different colourway.

Have a look @ this listing now – http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180641390830

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Copyright 2011 Stephanie Faith

Requests

18 Nov

Your Craft Requests – – –
Free Bi-monthly craft projects + ideas!

Well, I know that there are certainly a few people reading my blog now, and apart from wanting to hear from you – it’d be so nice if you took a moment to comment on a post you found interesting; or, told me about how it went for you with the  free-bie I gave you 🙂 – I thought it might be interesting to have a bi-monthly craft request.

This Request will commence during the first week of December – and then if that is a success: February; April; June – and so on.

The Request can either be:

  • a pattern / project for a soft toy
  • a x stitch chart; or
  • another kind of textile art idea (pattern / project / template etc.)

 Please send your request with CURVALICOUS REQUEST in the subject line of your email.

contact @ stephaniefaith.net

contact @ stephaniefaith.net

My email address is above (please remember to remove the spaces before and after @ – this is a spam reducing method). 

Please don’t forget to include your name (real or nickname); where you are (city,country); maybe, also: a photo of yourself and / or of a craft project you’ve made – and a little bit about you (your hobby, likes, current project, lifestyle, blog…anything you feel comfortable with).

Themes can be:

  • animals or pets (exotics welcomed!)
  • flowers or plants (nature related)
  • anything family friendly
  • to mark a special occassion (birthday, wedding, funeral etc.)

So, put your thinking caps on and send me your requests (one per person) – and during the first week in December I will announce what the craft project will be, together with who had the idea – and  I will try my best to make something nice for you 🙂

Kind regards – – –

Stephanie Faith

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010

Fabric: 1950s please

12 Nov

My new vintage curtains depicting a lighthearted medieval scene

Oh, do I love fabric,

especially the kind that has either a fun and colourful design from both the 1950s’ era, and today (most probably inspired from the ’50s!); and, also I love Art Nouveau, (then, a close 2nd) Art Deco prints.  (The 1930s are known for their bright and cheerful colours too).

I couldn’t resist these adorable curtains (above photo) which feature houses, castles, knights riding horses over bridges, ships on open seas and windmills………..er, could this be Dutch?

Above and below: photographs of other vintage ’50s / ’60s textiles (I didn’t buy, sadly). 

Leaves are always a great subject.

Mexican guitars…birds and boats.

Strange looking folk.  But weirdly cute.

And, we never tire of flowers.

I love the stories that some fabrics vividly tell.

Do you like any of these?  🙂

Copyright, written by Stephanie Faith 2010

Coffee Popping!

15 Oct
Mmmm I LURVE my coffee!  I was quite excited to have stumbled across this Mexican Recipe blog, COOKING IN MEXICO (from a Mexican chef) and surprised to find out that coffee can be roasted in a popcorn popper ~ I’ve included the post link below –>you know, just click on it 😉
Been a l-o-n-g time since I’ve written about coffee…

* Roasting Coffee in a Popcorn Popper *  

photo by Kudumomo ~ thanks for sharing :)

photo by Kudumomo ~ thanks for sharing 🙂

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010

The Dunes and Beauty

18 Aug

I’d forgotten the beauty of the Dunes, the mauve / lilac colours of the heather, the golden yellow of the gorse bushes, the various greens and golds of the marram grasses, the moss, the oak leaves laden with new acorns, ferns and bramble with its berries turning to red; the deep blue of the sea peaking over the tops of the low cliffs.

Nature soothes and it has been a long time since I’ve actually tried a pleasurable walk.  My steps are slow and cautious, my body aching and stiff, worried of stumbling and the shooting siatica pain, though the “stick” helps and I am feeling so happy to be here again!  3 years of crippling chronic pain and I hadn’t dared to try walking in one of my favourite places till now.  I know I will pay for my pleasures tomorrow, the stiffness and pain levels heightened but the joy of actually coming here will be more than worth it.

 

As we make our way, ambling over the gentle undulating curves of the grassy-sandy-dunes, grasshoppers – moments before concealed in the undergrowth – spring high into the air.  At dawn and dusk rabbits are abound, shy small deer can be spotted too.  The large strong seagulls fly overhead, the tiny rare Terns nest on the beach, and the equally rare Natterjack Toads make their marshy home here too.  I’m always saddened to see when people have kicked and killed the harmless grass snakes falsely believing them to be poisonous adders.  The adders are only dangerous if provoked, they just want an easy life (basking in the sun) like the most of us.  In my childhood I’d spotted the occassional wild lizard and the seals playing in the sea, though I’ve never seen a live snake; and we foolishly handled the bright furry orange caterpillars because they were fluffy and interesting – later we’d come out in skin rashes, though they did clear!

I am inspired by the gentle colours and have been creating another homework piece for my fashion / textiles course with oak leaves from that day.

I'm loving my new green boots! 😀

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Bubbles The Frog, dog toy

24 Jul

Meet Bubbles – no, not that one from Trailer Park Boys!

 – Bubbles The Frog, a soft toy I made for my Jack Russell, Chester Pup. She loves carrying him about already. Jack Russells are such playful dogs.

Bubbles The Frog

Named Bubbles because 1) he has googly eyes just like the one from TPB, and, 2) the name is just too good not to use.

This toy frog is made from a recycled top, with polyester stuffing, felt for googly eyes, and a textile pen for defining the shape and mouth. This easy-to-make Bubbles The Frog soft toy pattern with simple to follow instructions can by purchased (to cover postage costs, including international) through my blog –

It seems WordPress doesn’t allow html coding and therefore I cannot place a BUY IT NOW button for my Paypal accounthowever you CAN still pay with this method by sending your Paypal payment to my Paypal email thelittlelogcabin @ mailpuppy.com 😉 – just remember to close the spaces before and after the @ . If I didn’t do this I would get even more spam, and who wants that?!

Payment is just £3 to cover postage and photocopying costs, for international too. For a currency converter just click HERE.

Make with all kinds of fabric (patterns are interesting) however felt is great for eyes. Don’t use buttons for children under 3 or for pets because of the possible choking hazard. Scale down for a cat size toy.

Chester Pup

£££ Save money and make your own! $$$

Pay safely via Paypal and receive a photocopy of the full sized pattern and easy-to-follow instructions. International orders welcome! 🙂

 

 

*~….. Dogs love teddy bears too! :p …..~*

 

Chester’s Poop Bags

4 Jun

Madame Chester had a personalised poop bag holder especially made for her.

Don't get caught short!