Tuesday, 25 May 2010


Ooooh, I'm very excited!

My PeggyCrafts buttons have appeared in a magazine!

I've never actually bought this magazine before, and I have to confess to rushing out to get a copy because my buttons were going to be in. But, having read it, I think I'll have to start getting it regularly - it's lovely! So many easy to make ideas, and really lovely fabrics featured (as well as tips on where to buy).

Although, it did make me realise how much I have still to learn about sewing. There was a sewing machine featured for £5800! I wonder if it makes you cup of tea while you rustle up some jeans?

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

New brooches

This past week has been a lot more relaxing. Work is a lot less busy this month, and I had a day off on Friday to spend with my OH on his birthday. We had a very tasty takeaway pizza from a restaurant called Gusto, followed by some visits from friends and some games on the wii!

Meanwhile, I've been coming up with new brooch designs...I'm quite pleased with how they are turning out.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Seeing spots

This weekend's peggycrafts activity has mostly been centred on spots and dots... (spotty buttons available on my website)

I also had a little experiment with a button / sequin combo which I'm quite pleased with... (it was a bit dark when I took this picture)

As well as trying to tidy up my piles of felt and sewing things which have been slowly taking over the living room!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

New jewellery bags

Just popping by to post a picture of the new sequinned jewellery bags I've added to my website this evening.

I love the gentle colours of this one. I only realised after it all came together, that it would be lovely for holding wedding jewellery or for giving small presents to lovely bridesmaids.

I also received some exciting news today, but unfortunately I can't share this with you just yet! As soon as I know a bit more, I'll post news and pictures.

Bye for now,


Saturday, 17 April 2010

A week of sewing and planting

This week I've been spending some time outside while the sun's shining, planting up some summery looking plants!
This is the first time we've had a place with an outside patio, so I'm really enjoying learning about the different plants, how to care for them, where to put them etc. I hope we get a lovely long summer so I can sit outside and enjoy them!

Indoors, I've spent a fair bit of time sewing orders for jewellery bags. I've had a large wholesale order for them and a few smaller orders as well. It must be all those talented jewellery makers out there, wanting some pretty soft packaging for their creations!

Below: my sewing kit (don't you love my pretty tape measure :) )

Bye for now!x

Monday, 5 April 2010


I've been tinkering with my website this afternoon, just improving the look of the home page and adding a few pictures here and there.

It's been a nice relaxing Easter in our household, with lots of choccy being eaten! I've used the four days off work to relax a bit and catch up on some jobs here and there.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Wow...Thank You!

Just popping by to let all my dear readers know (in case you don't already) about a lovely and fabulous new site called Wow Thank You.

It has recently been launched by the very dedicated Tracey and Georgena and I think the site is looking fabulous. It just makes me realise how many extremely talented people there are out there - I was so impressed by some of the things.

If you look closely, you might see one or two Mrs. Flowers hiding in amongst the lovely items for sale!

It has also made me realise, that I wish I had more time to devote to my crafting. It is always there, on my mind, that I'd like to do a bit more, but I just never seem to find enough hours in the day. I know it's a cliché, but there always seems to be so much going on. I think if I just aim for half an hour a day, that should be doable, and I can rustle up something very cute in that time.
Anyway, I think you should all hope on over to Wow Thank You, and marvel at all the handiwork, and treat yourself to something lovely!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A little bit of sunshine

I went on holiday last week to the Canary Islands...

As you can see, it was sunny, warm, and beachy!
Now that I'm back it feels like there's a touch of spring in the air.

I'm off to plan a few easter themed craft goodies!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Pretty things

I've spent the last hour or two looking at some peoples' lovely things on etsy and wondering just how much money I could spend on there?

Look at these unbelievably cute paperclips...

I have to have them!

Meanwhile, I've been enjoying these lovely not-real-but-look-just-like-the-real-thing flowers, now up on our kitchen table...

And wrapping up one or two Peggycrafts things.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Hello everyone

Hi everyone

I haven't been around in blogland much over the last couple of months but I've been popping in to read other crafty blogs now and again to see how everyone's doing.

Unfortunately I wasn't so well at the end of last year, I had a lot of anxiety having lost my dad earlier in the year. I had a bit of time off and concentrated on me-time and feeling tons better now. I'm back at work and feeling a bit like an outsider but on the whole it's been good coming back and getting into the swing of things!

I'm also going to spend more time just enjoying my crafting this year. I'll see how it goes as time goes on but would like to expand my little business and maybe concentrate on it as more of a full time thing.

Hope everyone's well

Helen xx