Friday, 12 June 2009


Kaye my lovely twitter friend @wallprice has a love for making Amigurumi,
So I thought I too would give it a go, only so many motifs and squares I can crochet!

So far I have managed a stuffed ball shape, obvious idea is an apple so may crochet a bowl of fruit!

Still some way to go but can already feel the addiction creeping up! I am Hooked (pun intended ;) )

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Crochet Motifs

Been Crocheting with a fine yarn to get a lacy effect.
That's what I have done so far but wonder if there's a way of shaping them a bit more.
Also I have no idea what to do with them now?!
Great fun to do, wish they had a good use! guess the flat will just have to be laiden with coasters and doilys lol

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Thanks to Amanda at Colour Art for awarding me with this award :)

Now what do I have to do.

I must list 10 honest things about myself and put the following award Logo on my blog

Honest Things List

1, I am a fully qualified Mechanical Engineer by trade.

2, I am quite a bit of a geek and love gadgets and my PC.

3, I am addicted to twitter and tweet far too much.

4, I watch and enjoy Big Brother.

5, I enjoy Wine, too much ;)

6, I love funky music.

7, I hate the junk in magazines and shake it all out before I buy it.

8, I was Coeliac (allergic to gluten) as a child and grew out of it by age 17.

9, I'd believe in fairies and all things magical if they were to do my chores for me.

10, I gave birth to 2 of my children under water.

Runs and hides ..............

Now to nominate 7 of my lovely fellow bloggers.

To accept my Award to you please show your acceptance by posting the award logo on your blog,

then Post your "10 Honest Things List" I really look forward to your answers! :)

1 A lovely twitter friend

Thomas Gudgeon

2 Karine a Lovely lady with lots of wisdom and laughter to offer.

Saronti Childrens Personalised Books

3 Ben always a smile and a laugh with a real ambition in life.

Jessica Trust raising awareness in childbed fever

4 @ChildrensJewell puts a smile on my face everyday :D

Childrens Jewellery

5 Matt , not only a good friend with great sence of hummour but I'm just dying to see how a grumpy young(ish) answers the 10 honesty list :D

The Grumpy Young(ish) Man

6 A rather different nomination but so very worthy, Siobhan Freegard at netmums, I love netmums it has supported me a lot as well as offering me so much. Siobhan also writes a great blog both amusing and very informative.

Netmums Blog

7 Last but never least Lynsey a beautiful blogger with so much to offer :)

Swirly Thoughts

Friday, 29 May 2009


haircut!, originally uploaded by buffys charms.
Have been such a very bad blogger lately. I do hope that I pick up in the summer months. Been a very busy mummy and crafter! Just wanted to share my new dramatic! hair cut! everyone in the hair dressers called me brave (Had about 1 foot cut off!) but it wasn't brave at all, I had fallen out with my hair a long time ago and it felt liberating to have the Evil hair chopped off! I am a happy Bunny :D

Thursday, 9 April 2009


The Easter venture is beaded bookmarks for friends and family.With Summer looming am hoping the feedback is positive and they sell too!

I love the stone beads I have been working with, very Earthy and natural feeling.

With the chidlers off for 2 weeks production is almost to a halt! 
but so far the weather has been so lovely! 
I am enjoying my time with the Kids but feel worn out already!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Digital Art

All been rather quiet here! I have been trying to redesign my Whole buffys charms look and sync it all together using 1 or 2 simple designs.

In the process I came across Play With Pictures

Still no where near my final designs! but have created a couple of fun pics.
Arrgghhh another addiction! ^_^

Summer Stalls!

With The first meeting of the Summer Fete Coming in the morning, I have also been working on some new phone /media device Pouches. Jewellery will be on the menu too! so been beavering away with ideas and thoughts :)

Monday, 9 March 2009

Blog Candy Draw

Sassy Designs By Suzie

Is running this Amazing Blog Candy Give away!
For a Chance to get your hands on this amazing Candy hop over to her site, enjoy her Blog while your there!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Zippiddy Doo Daa

I have been practising my Zip's and am now quite confident with the quality.
Sara was such a Diamond, Once again! and sent me some lovely pieces of fabric to Play with.
The kids Quickly Chose what they wanted and put in their orders! (Wish they'd pay up though!)

This is My 5 year olds Purse with a polka linning she chose. :)

I have also been practising Free Machine sewing. I think it is a craft technique that I may have to forget about using! Eldest daughters CD Pouch, an example.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

An Ode to Sara

Well my friend Sara @ All About Eden posted a fantastic tutorial on a pouch , for multimedia items or whatever you choose!

Well I started mine with no idea what would live in it! I did make the loop for the button but then omitted it as I hadn't concidered my applique being in the way *blush*

So I chose to make my pouch into a cigarette pack holder, I am an ex smoker and sick of seeing packs lying around from my other half, he is always changing packs because he can't stand the new "health warning images" so this suits us all :)

Thanks Sara x x

P.s such a bad pic is dark And I had to rush rush rush! *blush*

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

My First Stash!

This small bundle arrived this morning and I am chuffed to pieces and can't wait to get started with my lil Bundle! :D

Maybe some hearts? :)

Monday, 19 January 2009

Twittering and Websites

Today I have discovered the world of Twitter! It is much better than I expected, no idea why I have ignored it so long! You can catch me at Buffyc or follow me using the handy widget on the right.

Today I have also updated my website!
Buffys Charms again there is a link on the right too,
Feel free to have a nose,
All feedback would be gratefully received and Constructive criticism would be very Good for me.
yay about time too! it is in much need of more and newer stock,
how am I supposed to get to that with all this blogging and Twittering?!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Fabulous Blog Award

What a lovely surprise from Tracey at :) T calamity

A Fabulous blog Award! Thank you Tracey x x

I am going to pass on this award to the following blogs;

T Calamity
Traceys blog is always a great down to earth read. Never a read without a smile.
Pink Feather Paradise
Alexs' Blog is always a great read and her work is so nice to see. Never fail a smile over on her blog.
Jellybelly Jellybrain
Emmas blog is always so very entertaining and informative. (I nearly Died Laughing yesterday!)
If Mamma ain't Happy
For her to die for recipes!
The Vintage Kitten
For being a lush and always making me smile and Laugh.
Swirley Arts
Lynseys amazing Craft room transformation! always a pleasure to read and follow your blog.
Kitschen Pink
A new found blog that I lost hours to!
Pearls and Whirls
Cazs' Blog is always promising beautiful unique Jewellery Pieces.
Ooak Fairy Fae
Ritas pieces are amazing and a pleasure to view and lose yourself in a fantasy.
Cinnamon Cottage
Jans blog is always a pleasure to read and a wonderful Journey to follow.
Kellys Kitchen
Kellys blog is adorned with great recipes and photographs, Her marshmallow story is so worth going to read, I was howling with laughter!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Finger knitting

I discovered this through a Make on folksy Lucy Jackson What a great discoverey too! a very fast an easy project. I will be toying with the technique!

Heres my DD Millie wearing my First finger knitted scarf

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Rediscovering Embroidery

Theres no point in sewing with a machine if My hand sewing isn't up to much now is there!?
So I decided to don the hoop and threads again and try a few stitches and embellishments .......

It's a start! to be perfectly honest I struggle just seperating the threads! Rome wasn't built in a day.

A Lesson Learned

My Millie (5) found a Tamagotchi in the bush at the supervised playground, she handed it in like a good honest girl :) now it's been 3 months! no one has claimed it so she now has it! She was over the moon!

However, with 6 tamogotchi's between them before, I was only too pleased when the batteries failed them and I could stop pandering to their every needs everyday!

So Once again I find myself jumping up to the sound of bleeps every so often during my day!

Meet our new family member, the "flufy" family

(they are no longer one but a clan of children characters on one screen! )

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

My New Sewing Machine!

I have managed to revive my camera briefly and after 2 hours! have managed a couple of Pics :)

Christmas was A Lovely Hectic time and bought me a very Happily recieved Surprise gift from my Mother In Law .......................................

I haven't named it, yet! but I am loving it!
My first project was to make my Daughter (9) a knitting Kit, I came up with this

Special Thanks go to my darling Other Half for the donation of his White trousers and gingham shirt!
Next on my List was my 5 year old daughters request for a triangle door hang with a pom-pom and strawberry on it! bless her.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Marie-Antoinette Award

I know I have been a poor blogger lately.

Shame on me! but there are reasons, I have no camera as mine has kinda died.

Then it was christmas and so busy! what with 5 kids to keep in good jest and a continual flow of guests to cook for and entertain! It has been so lovely I enjoyed every hectic mad moment of it :D x x x x

So Anyway better late than never, Thank you Tracey for my award.
The award is a direct link to Traceys blog at T Calamity x x x x

Marie-Antoinette Award

Marie Antoinette Award- a real person, a real award!Here are the Rules for the Award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog

2. Place a link to the person from whom you recieved the award

3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs

4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog

5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

My Choices for the award are as follows,

1, Swirly Arts

2, Pink Feather Paradise

3, Tip Top Toppers

4, Little Bead

5, Little Pudding Nappy Cakes

6, Cloud Hopping Designs

7, Cinnamon Cottage