Archive for the ‘Homemade gifts’ Category

Sweat shop cafe and a cake

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Have you heard of the Sweat Shop Cafe?? †I bet you have! †Have you seen their book?? Oh so full of great ideas!

We have got a copy and will let you know more about it, but in the mean time we want to share two things from the lovely people at the Sweat Shop Cafe… what is that I hear you asking??? It’s a sewing pattern and a cake recipe my dear friends.

These two things will set you up for Mother’s day, what better a present than a handmade bag and a homemade cake?!?!?! They are all yours with the magic of a click thanks to the Sweat Shop Cafe (Please click here: Sissi’s Chocolate Cake and Tote Bag Pattern)

 

More than I expected

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Yersterday I started my weekend a bit earlier and headed down to London to meet two lovely and very talented girls.† To my surprise, I didn’t only spent a great afternoon in Central London looking around fabric shops and eating cake with Margarida and V‚nia but also they gave me this sweet little bag:

Handmade in Portugal - Click on the photo to check their lovely shop

If you haven’t met them, I’d strongly suggest you visit their blog for lots of handmade inspiration, drawings, baking, and all about those little things in life that make you smile.

Enjoy the weekend xx

A little gift to a friend

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Last week I was invited to a friendís house for a BBQ.† I was very happy that they invited me that I wanted to take something special with me to share, apart from a good bottle of wine of course!† After discarding the typical options of flowers, biscuits, chocolates, I remembered that I had seen this post and thought it would be a great way to use one of the most popular fabrics that we have at the shop and also the lavender that I grow in my garden.

from my own garden

I love the design in Scroll by Dena Designs, both in pink and ivory, and it’s also very easy to match with other fabrics too.† I didnít have pinking shears so the end result was a bit different from the original, but I was quite happy with it and the thought of keeping the sachet for me did cross my mind. †But I was glad I did give it to my friend. †The lavender filled the whole living room with a nice soft aroma and the fabric is so lovely that it doesn’t have to be hidden in a corner.

I think it is such a nice present or party favour, and I made it in no time. †I still have lots of lavender from last year so this weekend I am planning to make a few more.

Lavender sachet made with Scroll by Dena Designs