Sunday, 31 October 2010

Merry Hallowe'en!

Here are a few pictures of my pumpkins I carved for this year - so pleased with how they turned out, especially the 'Happy Hallowe'en' one!! Have a spooktacular day! 

Mr Smiley

Does exactly what it says on the.....pumpkin!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Busy Busy!

I had a very productive morning! Firstly I baked my first ever apple pie - have to admit, I was a tad worried about doing the pastry, but  it was all grand, and due to not owning a rolling pin yet, a trusty old rose bottle did the trick instead! Thom and I are just after a slice with vanilla ice crem and it was absolutely yummy! I also made another cushion, with the same fabric as my power puff pillow, so hopefully they will find they way to a nice new owner together!

My 'Boo' Pie

Perfect Pair

Monday, 25 October 2010

Gift Envelopes

I was busy last night and today making some 'Gift Envelopes'. I think these are a great way to give gifts to people instead of wrapping paper and gift bags. They are even a great addition to your handbag to put keys, jewellery and little bits and bobs into that would normally be buried away at the bottom. As the back is plain, a personalised message can be embroidered on to it, to make it an extra special gift!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Hallowe'en Bag

I spotted some hallowe'en fabric and just had to make something crafty! This cute little bag was simple to run up on the sewing machine, and I love how it turned up, particularly the black and orange ribbon brooch to go with it. I will put a tutorial up in the next week of how to make this type of bag, just using different fabric. Only a week until Hallowe'en nowo - I'll be busy carving my pumpkins this week and shall sahre some photos once they are done.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Autumn Brooch and Necklace

Autumn Necklace

Pinwheel Brooch
I made the above necklace a while ago, but with the colours outside and the current season, I thought it would 'Autumn' up my blog! I hunted out the left over fabric today and made this cute pinwheel brooch - just the things to brighten up a jacket on these chilly days!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Caramel Cake

Diam Bar Caramel Cake
It's not just crafting that I love, also love a bit of baking! Just ever so pleased with my caramel cake that I baked for my brother and sister-in-law's visit to Banbury this weekend. Have no idea how it will taste - but shall definitely be sitting down to a slice with X Factor and Strictly later!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Autumn Times

Amy Cooke Designs has been taking a break from crafting this week, and has been primary school teaching instead! I don't want to miss out on my blogging fun, and just wanted to share some Autumn photos with you that I found. I absolutely love the Autumn season, with the change in colour, weather and everything, especially Halloween! Enjoy...

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Autumn Neckpiece

I am so chuffed with my Autumn Neckpiece. This piece is made with a range of different sized yo-yos and zig-zag stitched randomly together creating a funky neckpiece. There is a hook and eye clasp to clip together. I loved the autumn coloured fabrics, with the metallic sheens coming through. Made to fit an neck size of 37cm. This piece is for sale at £16.00 plus £2.00 for P&P.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

October Times

Ollie the Octopus

Checked Kimono Booties
What an exciting and busy week it has been. Loving my new website and hope you have all had a look and like too. My 'Amy Cooke Designs' woven labels arrived today, they're not photographing too well at the moment so I shall put some up when I have finished my next 'Ruffle Puffle'. Ollie the Octopus was made this week and a pair of Kimono baby booties to be sent to Belfast to keep someones tootsies warm. Bought hallowe'en fabric this week so I shall be busy over the next few weeks with Autumn/Hallowe'eny Textiles!

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Hi All

Just leeting you know Amy Cooke Designs now has its very own website :-)

Enjoy, and remember if you see anything or would like a custom made product you let me know!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

The Ruffle Puffle Scarf

Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon making my 'Ruffle Puffle Scarf' which will be posted to Befast this week for a chum's birthday - hope you like! It has polka dot ruffles round the outside with a cosy fleece lining for the chilly days ahead!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Power Puff Pillow

I made my first cushion - so very proud, and the zipper was easy peasy!
This shall be going for sale at a fair in November, so hopefully someone will want this decorative cushion to jazz up their home!