Friday, 27 January 2012

Folksy Friday - Keyring Creativity!

As I've recently added keyrings to my repertoire, I thought it might be nice to explore the diverse range of keyrings available on Folksy.  Quite a few caught my eye, all very different in style but all equally appealing.

First off, campervan keyrings by LOVEFelts


Handpainted slate by Sue Kyte

Crotcheted owl by Daisy Beth

Flourite Leaping Fish by NOfkants Curios

Butterflies by MadeWithLove X

Applique Fabric Cupcake by Plum Pockets

A lovely selection, I'm sure you'll agree.  I wish I had lots of keys so I could have them all!

Monday, 23 January 2012

MMOM - The Return!

Yes, after going AWOL from this nice weekly get-together, I have once again decided to join in with Meet Me On Monday!  So, without further ado, this week I'm:

Making -  Flowery cards, like this one, which would be suitable for birthdays, Mother's Day and Easter!


cat-themed notepads!

Eating - Mint chocolate cupcakes, made by me, but from a cheaty packet mix!

Listening -  to this fab track by Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"

Shopping - On Folksy and in charity shops! So much more satisfying than buying in high street stores!

Liking - the fact that the days are already lengthening 

Reading - Wild Swans by Jung Chang, it's been on my wish list for years!

Watching - Call The Midwife, have read the book and it was excellent, the series is shaping up well too!

Have a great week everyone, be back soon!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Fruity Fiddlings!

Good Afternoonage! Well, it's snowing on and off here but not lying yet, not sure what's going to happen overnight; will we wake up to a white world tomorrow?  I did have a day of charity shop shopping planned for tomorrow but if necessary I shall just hibernate and craft!

I'm working on a range of sports-ball-themed cards and they're off to a good start - the golf one sold on folksy this morning!!

One of my fave items on the New Year Nutters listing today was this fruity purse by Edwina:

It's on my wish list and I think it would go well with the fruity keyring I listed today:

Finally, I just had to include a gem of a pic I found on Pinterest for all you dog-lovers:

Source: via Pinterest

So pleased with himself!!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Non-Frozen Freezer

Bwurrr, there's a fair nip in the air round these parts at the mo! Apart from in my freezer, which malfunctioned yesterday, thawing all my Quorn products and the batch-cooked veggie casseroles I'd been keeping for those can't-be-bothered-to-cook days. Bah!  The freezer seems to be working now and at least there weren't any expensive cuts of meat in it, but I hate waste of any kind, sob.  I would have been better to store all my food outside, no chance of it melting out there!!!

I've been getting really into Pinterest; I'm verging on addicted, in fact, and at the end of last week I made these yummy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies after finding the recipe during a random pin-browse.  There seem to be a lot of recipes on there which involve peanut butter.  This I like!!


There are more cakey things adorning this set of Valentine's notepads that is currently in my Folksy shop:

Getting hungry yet???

Friday, 13 January 2012

Folksy Friday - Nifty Nutters!

Hello, and welcome to Friday! I'm just about to add my listing for the New Year Nutters on Folksy and thought I would share with you some of the talented sellers who have caught my eye during my time in the daily listings club!

This has been inspired by my first purchase of the year; when I saw it I just couldn't resist, I had to have it!

Guess what this contains?

Cute, eh?

  I can't decide whether to keep this for myself or gift it to someone!  Either way, I must thank Jax at Gems Designs for this piece of prettiness!

So, other sellers whose items I find myself drawn to are:

All stunning items, I'm sure you'll agree!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Baby Cards Galore!

Helloings!!! And here we are again at the start of another week! Back to work and school for most, already the festive period seems a distant memory!!!  But I've spent more than 20 hours crafting over the last week, which is more than I usually manage, so I'm quite chuffed!!

The New Years Nutters daily Folksy listings club is keeping me focussed and there are some really lovely items appearing there courtesy of other talented Nutters; I really must do a showcase of some of these soon!

Card-wise, it's all been about babies and christenings recently:

A wee bit tricky to come up with different ideas but I think they turned out OK!!

And a big batch of doggy/catty bookmarks ensured I used up lots of scraps!

OK, better dash, I've got a custom order to work on this evening; wish I could overcome the craving for some marzipan-filled chocolate bar though!!!!

Friday, 6 January 2012

A Windy Week!

Hello everyone, I hope you didn't blow away in those horrible gales.  Fingers crossed, I think Mushroom Cottage got off lightly although I have some dodgy-looking wet patches on my kitchen ceiling again! :(

It's been a pleasant week despite the weather.  I completed and sold my big card order yesterday and I also purged my wardrobe which felt REALLY good! There's nothing like a clear-out to freshen the mind!  Of course it means I've made room for new stuff but as I'm not an impulse buyer it will probably take a while to fill up again!

Card-wise, I came up with a design that I think would be suitable for Easter, Mother's Day, birthdays or general Thinking of You greetings!

And my Little Owls have turned all Valentines Day!

I have a full day of crafting planned for today - and it's 11.00 already so I'd better get started!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Hello 2012!

Happy 2012 everyone, sorry I'm just checking in now but yesterday was a non-crafty catch-up-on-sleep and take-a-much-needed-walk-to-reduce-large-waistline day!!  Hope you've all had a great start to the year.  I'm looking forward to some intensive crafting, keeping my shops filled and hopefully getting lots of card orders!

I'm also looking forward to using my diary and calendar for the year:

And I'm undertaking the daily listings challenge on Folksy so I am now officially a New Year Nutter!!

My first listing was from my new range of Valentine's Day cards - it's not too early for those, is it???

I've not made any resolutions except to spend as much time as possible being Crafty Mushroom, and also to be more appreciative and grateful every day!

Whatever you have planned for the year ahead, good luck and best wishes!!