Saturday, September 07, 2013

Today's Task!

Knitty kitty sewing up day. Need a new hatch for the next fair :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Knitty Kitties in the shop!

Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Just set up my first shelf in a shop! It's in a pop-up craft and vintage shop in Newport, Shropshire. Trying it out for a month to see how it goes. I also have some wall space and am selling some of my framed original watercolours.
Link to their facebook page.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Probably the only time I'll make a Congrats card for someone receiving a British Empire Medal. Used the Kanban Jubilee set to make this.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Graduation Congrats

Took me quite a while to think of a fitting card for a biochemist. Also used the Sizzix Eclips for this card too. I created the evolution of man images in silhouette and then sent it to be cut! Finally worked out what setting is needed for my normal papers, need to suss out the settings for card next!

Happy Father's Day

Hope you had a good one :) Couldn't post the picture until after the special day, didn't want spoilers! Why not order a personalised card for your Dad next year?

Finally getting to grips with the new Sizzix Eclips cutting machine. I created the circle of DIY tools in silhouette and then traced the image using the ecut software that comes with the machine. This means I can cut this out in the future again and again, with no scissors!  Am all for making things easier :)

Friday, June 07, 2013

Updated Etsy Shop!

Purchased a large album at auction full of vintage greetings cards from 1970. Finally got them sorted into sets and listed for sale on Etsy!

Vintageekers Etsy Shop

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Stamp Love.

Have to admit I've seen this stamp in almost every craft mag and always wanted it. Using it currently in the interior of an anniversary card. Coloured with copics.

Stamp is IndigoBlu, code PH (poppy heart)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Craft Market at Swinfen, Nr Lichfield Today!

Really sunny at the fair today! We've got a new companion under the barn, Mandy with Buttons, Beads & Blanket Stitch!

Sunday, May 05, 2013


Making this ruffled bracelet in green this evening. Purchased some new beads to remake this design but unfortunately not quite the right ones, oops!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Trying to use up my bead stash and make some extras for the next fair! Lots of lovely lucite flowers to use so I've started. Pictured is stretching bracelet with pink lucite blooms.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Craft fair at Shifnal Methodist Church today!

Pop in and see us! 12 til 4 today. Books, bricabrac, cakes, raffle, art, food and drinks. We are in the furthest vestry room.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

We love lists!

Paper-piecing graphics for the covers of list pads this evening. Next fair on the 13th!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

Spending Easter Sunday at Swinfen nr Lichfield again! Nothing much open elsewhere so hoping for a busy day at the Craft Fair :) Looking forward to it!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Camera card for Gordon

Card order finished, zoom lens comes through a hole in the front of the card, there's another camera inside. Camera made from paper piecing.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Craft fair in the snow.

Set off in the snow this morning! Think we deserved a prize for motivation! Darn chilly but we managed almost 7 hours regardless. It was 0.5 degrees C when we packed up the car! Had a good day but hopefully we'll get some better weather when we return to Heart of the Country at Swinfen on March 30th. Before then though is a charity fair at Shifnal Methodist Church on Saturday 23rd March (afternoon only.)  If you fancy popping in you'd be most welcome :)

Friday, March 08, 2013

Be Prepared.

Scouting card done! Now need to make a few extra bits and pieces for the fair on Sunday.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Postage stamp sized kitty...

....for a teeny tiny frame.
Preparing things for the craft fair on Sunday. (10th March)

Painting a swimmer

Trying to combo people's interests to make the card uber appropriate! This is a small unfinished watercolour using watercolour pencils, and mock brush & palette also using the pencils. Wording printed via computer. Added glitter and pearl bling.

Finished National Trust card

Hope the recipient recognises the scene!
Simple half fold using Kraft brown card. 18cmx18cm. Freebie magazine papers in leaf pattern layered on pearlescent brown paper.
Brown pearl bling. Aged brass brad. Twine offcut. Greeting printed via computer.


These are pen drawings of the kitchen in Sunnycroft. Sunnycroft is a National Trust property in Shropshire. The recipient is a volunteer who works in the kitchen.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Three different bike cards!

Do you think there is a world record for making bicycle cards? Three more made this evening. One using some excellent bike brads, another using a metallic bike bookmark and the third with a GB biking theme!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

February pop up fair near lichfield.

Just finished setting up the stall and have poured my first coffee! Fancy coming to visit?

Friday, February 15, 2013

More prep for the fair - Mother's Day cards!

How do we feel about re-using cigarette cards? Cigarette memorabilia is out of fashion but recycling ephemeral items seems on trend. So I've decided to use them, some are superbly illustrated works of art, I want to re-purpose them! What do you think?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crafting for the next fair!

Next fair is this coming Saturday! Once again we are at Heart of the Country in Swinfen, near Lichfield. Been making some new badges this evening.

Same fold...

...different theme. I really wish oriental themed cards sold, but they don't! So, I was really pleased to get a request for one! And an excuse to use this new fold again but with slightly different proportions. Really like this willow pattern set of images and coordinated papers. Think its another kanban set from the qvc shop.

Card for my BIL's 40th

Back to the kanban Great British papers! This is a new fold where you use a back-to-front smaller card inside a larger card with the front flap cut in half. Needs something to hold it flat in the envelope tho hence the addition of a ribbon. Glossy accented the numerals after I took the photo.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

My MIL is 80 today

Made this card for one of her friends to give her. UK themed kanban kit, was only £2, complete bargain! :)

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Gorjuss owl girl.

Picked up this fab stamp from the Hobbycraft sale. Making cards for a friend who orders a years cards all in one go!

Stamped image and coloured with copic ciao markers.
Selected four complimentary papers and outlined with black pen.
Layered papers, raising the top two with foam strips. This leaves enough room for the charm to sit smoothly when hanging from the eyelet.
Added eyelet tab and number tab to second layer of papers.
Printed name on third tab, using the pc, directly onto patterned paper. Attached to top layer.
Paper punched two borders to use either side.
Voila! :)