Baby I Love You

Valentine is an excuse for us to be arty farty! My gift from Lee was this beautiful “Baby I Love You” drawing. The message is pretty special as it is a reference to the song by The Ramones and the tune for our first dance at our wedding. My card to Lee is a heart made out of one of my early swatches made on the machine knitting. Oh and I really do love him more than knitting!!!

Happy Valentines Day ❤️

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Stay True and Hold Fast …

Skulls inspire lots of our creative work and I recently finished this cute, sparkly, tattoo inspired, skull evening bag. As with all our bags it is totally, wonderfully, completely unique … another Trashcan Emporium one-off!

The bag measures 7 inches x 7.5 inches and so is just perfect size for phone, keys and cash on a night out (or even a night ‘out out’).

I am going to pop it on our Amazon shop later but if anyone wants to snap it up now then it’s just £10 …

Sharing Gifts … Happy Xmas All …

Thank you to all our lovely family, friends and followers who have supported Trashcan Emporium over the last year … we love creating and sharing and of course more lush creativity to come in 2018 …

Lee and I just swapped Xmas presents … we always make something lovely for each other … Lee made me this stunning wall plaque out of chicken wire and Das clay, whilst I sat cross stitching by the fire Bronte style …

What do you think?

A Classy Chassis…

I enjoyed a play day in my craft room yesterday. It was a damp, miserable day outside but a warm, smiley one in my craft room. I painted, sewed, embroidered and glued all day … sheer creative bliss!

I am absolutely loving the Classy Chassis of this cute tattoo themed box bag, which had a prospective buyer practically before the glue had dried.

Ahhhhhhh … a hot glue gun and a posh embroidery machine … blinkin’ perfect!

Crochet Ties…

My mum passed me all her old knitting and crotchet patterns, and having recently discovered my crochet needles again I decided to find a good crochet pattern. Thumbing through the very old pattern books,, Lee decided he needed a crochet tie as he remembered his dad having one! This 1969 pattern was nice and easy for my crochet comeback, and Lee is one happy man ❤️

Embroidering profanities …

My mother never ever swore … her idea of swearing was a very wonderful “Hells Bells!” She was a true lady through and through, and raised her three daughters to be the same!

Therefore, I feel I really must disassociate myself from the special Tshirt my husband commissioned me to make for him this afternoon, and if my beautiful mother is looking down on me then I have just one thing to say … “Mammy he MADE me do it!”

New Toys …

I have wanted an embroidery machine for some time. Whilst I was making the memory cushions last weekend someone mentioned how nice it would be if I could embroider names on to them. Lo and behold, a couple of days later Facebook marketplace popped one into my newsfeed at half the usual selling price. The magnificent Elna machine had belonged to a very creative lady who sadly passed away recently and I assured her lovely daughter-in-law that the machine was coming to a good and creative home.

I have so many ideas bursting out of my whirring, whizzing mind but by special request my very first project is this cute little pencil case for Lee to keep all his brand new HBs, 6Bs, 3Bs and all the other Hs, Bs and Fs! (A pencil is not just a simple pencil you know!)

Seriously… super blinkin’ happy with my new toy …