Sunday, 31 May 2009


Hope you are all well.

How lovely is this Sunshine U.K?

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Hello all,
Really missing taking a look in at all your lovely blogs! Im really tired at the mo and never seem to get a minute! Hopefully will get into a routine soon... shop going well, take care all, :)
Sarah x

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Hello everyone,

Sorry I havn't been around for a while (really missed looking at all of your lovely blogs!)

I have been busy preparing the new venture!

On Sunday 5th April... This Sunday (gasp of panic)!

We open our shop Autumn Rose Crafts.
We are in Ironbridge at the Maws Craft Centre..

Pop in for a glass of wine or a cup of tea if your close.

Sarah xx

Monday, 16 March 2009


Hope you all had a good weekend, Monday again...where does the time go!?

Im really tired today, attended a craft fair yesterday and even though I managed to get to bed a lot earlier than I have of late, Im still yawning my head off... must be my age creeping up on me!

I have made this coathanger pretty so I can Hang
a first Tutu on it! (from years ago) First and only ... Children and so many fads and uniforms lol.
I will have to make a bigger coathanger for the Karate fad lol.

The painted leaves on the flower heads dont look so garish in real life... lol
Take care Sarah xx

Friday, 13 March 2009

Im so excited! Im going to a Crafting Party tonight, I have never been to one before...
Stampin' Up is the company... I hadnt heard of it until a few days ago, the range is really impressive... there will be a demo at the party, and then I get to play!! yahay! lol

As anyone else been to a Stampin' Up party yet?

Will let you know all about it.

Hope your well,
Sarah x

Wednesday, 11 March 2009


Here is my Lemon Drizzle Pie,

Yes you guessed it, It's SOAP !

I have made this one with Goats Milk.
Sarah x

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Waiting for The Hang It Out On The Line To Dry Season

I love scenes like these, fresh linen blowing gently in the breeze, birds, blue skies...
Spring really inspired me to create this kitchen wall plaque!
I cant wait for the season to arrive, more this year than ever before.
Note the bee hives in one of the hanging hearts... I would love to be brave enough to keep my own little bee homes!
Hope you like it.
Sarah xx
Hanging about 15" long and 7" wide

I have been Tagged!

Hello ... I have been Tagged!

So as the rules say I...

1) I'm a Christian and count my blessings everyday!
2) My Family means more to me than anything.
3) I Love & appreciate the simple things in life ... usually costs nothing!
4) I love to craft, any time, any where! Feeling so blessed that its my work aswell as my hobby!
5) I love my computer, its where my friends live!

Thanks to Kelly for tagging me,
I would now like to tag:


Rules of tagging:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post these Rules in your Blog
3. Write 5 Random things about yourself

4. Tag random people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each Person know they've been tagged

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Thoughtful Thing To Do

Thanks to Jan for this thoughtful gesture xx

Friday, 27 February 2009

Gardening Beauty

Hello ... The sun is shining and it makes me feel like doing some gardening!
Not quite brave enough yet, bit chilly so
I have made something plant related! lol
My new collection of plant buckets
Its originally a steel bucket
I have embellished and varnished it...
distressing along the way.
Hope you like it Sarah xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A Little Bit Of Victorian

The next piece of my Victorian Collection
A mini Heart Wall Plaque
Instead Of Wire I Hung This One With
White Organza Ribbon.
I distressed with Gold ink on the sides and the back too...
Why the back I dont know, lol, I just love everything perfect! Sarah xx

Sunday, 22 February 2009


Im so thrilled!!
I have just been given an award for my Blog!
Its been given to me by the lovely Dorothy from neverenoughrubberstamps who has a wonderful blog.
Thanks again Dorothy xx
I am sharing my award with 5 other people
(I only wish I could share it with many more, so many lovely blogs & lovely people)

For you lovely bloggers!

Larky Lady
Red Berry
Who's blogs are filled with hearts and talent! Congrats xx

Hi everyone! Hope you have a peaceful happy sunday!

Today I am blogging for a lovely lady who is in the process of planning her very own web site!

Her name is Kim Yorke, She leads a very busy life but always finds time for creativity! She has a passion for hand made jewellery and loves that every piece is unique. She embraces a new challenge when someone asks for that one off design be made, and her creativeness flows!

Anything you would like to ask Kim or maybe get your heads together and create that special piece just for you, you could e mail her at

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

My Rosebud Heart

Delicately strung Rosebuds into a heart shape and hangs from Rustic String.
I cant believe the amazing scent that is being produced from these dried Rosebuds, Im so please with the end results, the colour remains vivid too. Another addition to my Victorian Collection.
Hope you like it. xx

Sunday, 15 February 2009

This is my (still keeping in with this weekend of love!) Victorian Angel Hanging Heart
The smaller pic shows A new technique how I applied finer sparkles to my finishing.
I just love her face, her eyes draw me in... hung with rustic string.
Hangs 13" Long
Purple mood
Pink Mood

In the keeping of the Romantic Mood. This is my Victorian Double Heart Wall Hanger
In my mind I wanted to create two hearts beating as one. Made from wood, using many layers of paints,inks & varnish to complete.
Hangs with brass wire. I then distressed a clay leaf to embellish, to signify love sealed.
I love working with wood I find it so satisfying and rewarding.. Sarah x

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Hope Everyone Has Had A Happy Day!

Friday, 13 February 2009

He is such a blessing!

My hubby has just given me my valentine boquet... I thank God for him, he's lovely!!

Only thing is when I mentioned that valentine wasnt until tomorrow he reminded me he was at the match and probably wouldnt get time to go and get any! lol

He had to go and spoil it didnt he?

He also got me a little gift "Anti - ageing Moisturiser!" lol

Who says Romance is dead!?

(I did request the moisturiser though, crafting all hours of the night & day really has made me look old!) lol

I have had to chop a lot of the flowers out of the picture... as you could see my crafty mess on the side..sorry! lol

Sarah xx

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Hello... hope your well today,

Here is another part of the keepsake Collection.. Hope you like it. Sarah x

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Another Wooden Keepsake Box, Victorian Rose Collection.
Mothers Day Gift!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Ive started getting ready for Easter... I love making these Hanging Happy Chicks and layered hearts, in the centre of some of the hearts Ive finished off with some gorgeous little 'sea shell' buttons that I had forgotten all about.... I love findings!

Getting ready for Easter

Keep sake box

A part of my new collection...
A wooden keepsake box with a brass clasp,
I mixed several colours together to achieve this colouring... and then spent hours (lol! literally) distressing the wood, I painted the cherries and attached them with some copper wire.
Im really pleased with the result, hope you like it!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

A big day today!

Will be putting my new items onto the web site, I hope the photos look good! Any tips would be very much appreciated.

Wouldnt it be lovely if the lady on the till at the Asda asked "would you like some help with your web site photos" instead of "packing".... it would be really good and my bread wouldnt get squashed under washing up liquid!! lol

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Great morning!

The lovely Alison (polly-anna patchwork from forum) organised a charity craft fair in aid of the NCT in Stafford, considering she only had a couple of weeks to sort everything out and is glowing with 'soon to be mommy for the 2nd time' joys, she did really well.

On arrival we had a lovely hot cup of tea made for us, I wish I could say that about every craft fair I attend!

I had some lovely feed back which was pleasing, you put so many hours into your creations its nice when someone appreciates it, most pleasing was the responses I received about my new Victorian line, pics to follow when collection is complete.

I met a couple of lovely ladies also from the forum Carol and Jackie who both create beautiful Jewellery, I really enjoyed the 2 hour bash it was relaxing and friendly, and to top the morning off I arrived back at 1pm to a clean & tidy home, yipee! Bless him, I wanted him to have his picture taken with the hoover so I could upload and show you but he refused... point blank! chicken!

Thursday, 5 February 2009


Welcome to my new blog!

Been meaning to do this for months!

So now Im a blogger, just need to think about what to write,
just learned how to upload pictures, its just too much for my little brain to take in! lol

Will upload a few pictures of my favourite crafting next, I love to craft with paper,wood,fabric and just about anything long as Im crafting, Im happy!

Crafted passionately for as long as I can remember, turned my hobby into a full time self employment in October 2008, Im loving every minute of it!