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New look

14 May

So what do you think?

Are you liking the new look blog?

I thought it was time for a bit of a re-style 🙂

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Snow Plan!

5 Jan

As the snow is due to hit Bristol any time I thought I would share with you all my cunning plan if it all gets so bad that I am stranded in my house (here’s hoping!)


The lovely people at The Long Thread have posted their Top 100 Tutorial of 2009!



I think I might start with a Pintuck pillow, then some Nesting boxes and then a Box Pouch! 🙂


But before any of that I am going to finish my Knitted House Doorstop!!!!!!


Hope you are all safe and warm x

A to Z of 2009

31 Dec

A…is for All That Glitters. 2009 has been a great year for All That Glitters.  I sorted myself out a website, got this blog going and have actually kept it going, been to a craft fair, had a good few sales and I have learnt a lot!  Hopefully 2010 will be as successful if not more 🙂


B…is for baking. 2009 and my new kitchen have reawakened my baking bug.  Just bought a cooling rack in the Lakeland sale (also bought a load of other stuff I didn’t need but it was cheap!)

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Cupcake Tree


C…is for cricket. Who knew I liked cricket!  Being in Bristol we oddly have Gloucestershire County as our local team!  There was also plenty of Twenty20 action too!  We are even looking into a joint membership!


D…is for dolphins. And the lack of whales!


E…is for entertainment. In 2009 I saw Baroness, Chesney Hawkes, The Mangledwurzles, Bill Bailey, Dave Gorman & Eddie Izzard. 2010 has Billy Connolly and KISS lined up so far…


F…is for fat. It’s still there!  There was a brief spell of successful weight loss but then moving house and Christmas happened.  Not been brave enough to stand on scales yet but lets just say the baggy trousers are not so baggy anymore!


G…is for growing up. 2009 has seen a lot of my friends buying houses together, getting married, splitting up, having babies and settling down.  It’s strange! But good!


H…is for home. In particular my beautiful new home that I have made with the lovely Mr Sparkles.


I…is for I AM THE ONE AND ONLY! In June me and my friend Tony went to see Chesney Hawkes at Puxton Park.  Mr Sparkles bought me 2 tickets for my birthday but ‘un-selfishly’ let Tony go with me!!!

Mr Hawkes Rocking Out!


J…is for Journey! My anthem of 2009, strangely!


K…is for knitting. A huge thanks to Susie at The Wool Sanctuary for teaching me to knit again.  My Granny would be very proud of me for starting knitting again.

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The front of my house doorstop


L…is for La Rocca baby! AWWWOOOOO!  Hopefully 2010 will see a few more visits.

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La Rocca Beauties!


M…is for marinated. Our fantastic weekend spent at Dannah Farm Country House in the Peak District in a room with our own private hot tub!  We spent far too much time in it!!!


N…is for NFL. For the 2nd year we managed to get tickets to the NFL International game at Wembley.  I love going as it’s a chance to get together with my little bro and to have a day waving a flag about like a right idiot!


O…is for old tat. 2009 saw the official start to my old tat (or vintage) collection.  Accompanied by LB, The Queen of Old Tat, I now have a lovely wooden boat, French 1920’s cushion covers, a folding mirror and a few other bits and bobs!  2010 will hopefully see this collection expand.


P…is for pain. The sheer pain of my own stupidity!  Why did I ever think that I would be able to snowboard?!?!?!

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One of my Snowboarding bruises


Q…is for quality cider. Yep I have become a proper resident of the South West and I officially proclaim to the world I AM A CIDER DRINKER!


R…is for riding. This year I got a new bike.  I LOVE IT!  It’s the bestest bike ever!  During the nicer months of summer and autumn we were out almost every Sunday on a trip somewhere.  I am very much looking forward to some nice 2010 weather!

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A ride through Bristol


S…is for Swine Flu. Poor Mr Sparkles managed to contract the piggy flu on the 22nd Dec so there was a bit of a last minute stay at home for Xmas.  But it just means we get to do Christmas at least twice more!!!

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Christmas brought to you by Tamiflu


T…is for tantrums. I have had a few of these during 2009.  Mostly at myself or inanimate objects.  It would appear that I am not as good at dealing with stress as I thought I was!  Thank you again to Mr Sparkles for bringing me tea and being so loving and understanding.


U…is for unknown. This time last year I couldn’t have told you I would have done most of the things I ended up doing in 2009.  Hopefully 2010 will bring some fantastic unknown adventures too!


V…is for Vegas. Went to a brilliant wedding of our great friends Mark & Bobbie complete with Elvis!

Elvis is in the building!


W…is for walking. This year I took part in the SunWalk in Bristol, I managed to complete the Half Marathon course and rewarded myself with a big ice cream!

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Mr Sparkles, Me and my Medal!!!


X…is for eXtreme amounts. 2009 saw extreme amounts of paperwork enter our lives: mortgages, bank accounts, life assurance, the list goes on and on!  We also joined Costco so we have been bulk buying all sorts: toilet rolls, ketchup, Fairy liquid, Pepsi, water, beer, Oreo cookies…  Last night we realised that we wouldn’t need to buy dishwasher tablets again until approx April 2010!


Y…is for happY. (is it obvious I’m struggling to find things for the end of the alphabet?)  2009 has seen a lot of things that have made me very happy.  My lovely boyfriend, my lovely house, my lovely nice normal neighbours, my lovely friends and my lovely family.  And of course my lovely blog readers!


Z…is for ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Hopefully now that the stress of moving and unpacking is out the way I can get back to the plan of long lies, cat naps on the sofa and hopefully if the weather is good to me afternoon naps in the back garden all summer long!

Wishing you all a very happy and glittery 2010!

Heaven in fabric

9 Dec

If you are a fan of Amy Butler fabrics you will love these!!!

This is Heather Bailey’s new collection, Nicey Jane!  I think that a big percentage of my Christmas money will be spent on some HB fabrics!!!!

Heather also has a brilliant blog which you can find at http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/.

Stay tuned for some Heather B-esque creations as soon as my parcel of goodies arrives 🙂

Things I plan to make

17 Nov

I’ve been creating this post for a while now and it keeps getting more and more added to it as I find more things I fancy making!

 

So since I will soon have the space to make stuff I thought I would share my every growing list with you all!

 

Flower Garden Pillow

by Don’t Look Now!

http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_look_now/2009/01/flower-garden-pillow-tutorial-.html

 

Pyramid Doorstop

by Bake & Sew

http://bakeandsew.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/pyramid-doorstop-tutorial/

 

Margaret Sling Bag

by Oh, Fransson!

http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/11/margaret-sling-bag.html

 

Sweater Stocking

by The Longthread

http://thelongthread.com/?p=5177

 

Kidsilk Haze Humbug Handwarmers

by The Wool Sanctuary

http://www.thewoolsanctuary.com/prod2.cfm?product=60623

 

Once I have got my ‘Studio’ set up (it’s really just going to be half a box room but I’m loving it none the less!) I will get the sewing machine out and get making!  The Humbug Handwarmers will have to wait until after I have completed The Wool Sanctuary’s 2 Learn to Knit classes in a couple of weeks!

 

I will, as always, report progress 🙂

 

Bluejules Sews Competition

11 Nov

Just to let you all know that Bluejules Sews is having a giveaway to win this lovely bag!

 

 

Check out http://bluejulesews.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway.html for full details.

Good Luck 🙂

As featured in…

10 Nov

Recently a few of All That Glitters creations have been featured on Cuteable.com and the Sew Scrumptious blog!

 

The lovely Lynsey at Cuteable.com picked the Button Up Necklace in Rainbow for their Flickr week pick of the MISI pool!

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Button Up Necklace - Rainbow

 

I’m afraid to say that some lucky person snapped up the Rainbow version at the MISI event on saturday!  But fear not you can still get the Button Up necklace in Blue!

 

Louise from Sew Scrumptious was my ‘neighbour’ at the MISI event and she bought one of my teacup pin cushions for her Mum’s 70th birthday.  She is on a mission to get 70 presents for her and the teacup pin cushion made prsent number 41!  You can follow her quest here.

 

After a very big discussion involving many people from around the room Louise went for the Spring Martini rather than the Pink Daisy.

 

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Teacup Pin Cushion - Spring Martini

 

Even thought Louise bagged herself one there are still a few left on MISI including another one in Spring Martini!  (Can you tell it’s my favourite!)

More Pin Cushions

 

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