Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Who loves frogs?

It's my husbands birthday this weekend, I bet you can't guess what his favourite animal is? 

I've made him a dopey looking frog hanging organiser with pockets. I hope he likes it! I really like the way he's hanging onto the pole! I doubt he'll ever have anything in his pockets (my husband isn't very organised at all!) but at least he'll make a blank wall look a bit more interesting!

I might make a cat one next for the nursery........

Of course I had to make him a frog birthday card as well using felt.

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

A crafter without the right equipment? Not any more!

This is one of the many birthday presents I've had to work on at the moment!

I go to a craft club with my friend Laura and I found out that she was missing some important equipment. She'd been out to buy a nice big sewing box with lots of bits and bobs to fill it, which is great when you need loads of stuff at the club, but what about when you want to craft on the move?

She needed a small crafting pouch and luckily her birthday was coming up! So I've made her this:

The pouch has a matching needle case and tiny bag for holding small items like buttons. She loves stars so when I found this fabric in a charity shop (an old nightie, I do like to recycle!) I thought it would be perfect.

I hope she likes it and it makes her crafting a bit easier!

How to make me smile!

I was not having a very good week and was feeling a bit down yesterday, until the post arrived with a parcel for me. It was like having an extra birthday!

Inside the lovely packaging was this amazing owl! I love it soooooo much.


Thank you to Sue at The Krafty Cupcake, you have got two of my favourite things together (owls and felt) in one fantastic present.

We're taking part in 'Craft it forward 2012' and I was one of the lucky 5 to receive a gift from Sue.

Please see my Craft it Forward 2012 post for details on how you could receive something from me to (hopefully) make you smile, although I can't promise it will be as good as this owl!

Craft it forward 2012!

I saw a post recently on The Krafty Cupcake about a great way to spread some crafty love.

I signed up to receive a gift from The Krafty Cupcake and received it yesterday (Thank you so much Sue!) I'll post up a picture later.

It's my turn now and this is how it works....

Craft It Forward 2012:

I will make something for the first 5 people who leave a comment on this post. Those 5 people must then make something for 5 others and so on! You can make whatever you want as long as it's homemade, just make sure they get it before the end of 2012.

Please leave me a comment on this post,and if you are one of the first lucky 5, please email me your details to

It may take me a while to make your gifts, but I will let you know when I've sent your surprise!

Open to all UK and International.

Please, please, remember that you do have to make 5 items for another 5 people to take part.

Let's craft it forward!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Owls everywhere!

Like everybody else these days, I love owls!

So when I was thinking of making something new, an owl was the first thing that came to mind!

I am entering the 'Four Elements' competition on the Crafteroo website and for 'Air' I had to come up with something related to air made using beads.

Owls sounded perfect to me! I'll be entering the purple one I think, but I couldn't help creating another one as well! It wasn't planned, but I love the fact that the brown one looks so moody! What do you think?

I've made them by threading the beads onto beading wire in lines. It was a bit fiddly, but I enjoyed making them.

See them both on my Etsy shop MoodyCatCrafts

I don't think this will be the last time owls feature on my blog!

Now I just have to work on things for water, fire, and earth..........

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Where has the time gone?!!!!

Is it really March already?

I haven't made much for my business at all!

I've been busy making cards and presents for people. It seems that most of the people I know have birthdays in February or March!

I made these cards for my brother and mother-in-law. My handyman brother loved his card, even though the toolbox had a big bow on it!

My favourte is the rabbit card, especially the bite out of the carrot cake!

I love love LOVE felt! You can make almost anything out of it. I was only introduced to it recently at my craft club, but since then, my felt stash is growing. It's probably a good thing that my local craft shop is a bus ride away or I'd be there every day!

I'm busy making my husbands birthday present at the moment (not out of  felt shock horror!) so I'll post a picture of that when I'm finished.

Happy crafting!