Wednesday, 17 December 2014


My blog seemed to be lacking any sort of festivity, so I thought I would take a few snaps of my favourite details from our Christmas tree. We tend to keep our tree fairly minimal and use red, green and wooden decorations, found in charity shops, on eBay or handmade by myself. I sewed the tartan and red corduroy stars last year but didn't really have time to make any more Christmassy things this year, as I focussed on launching my Etsy shop. Next year I plan to make lots of decorations and miniature versions of my products to sell on Midgins'. What are your favourite tree decorations?

Amy x 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


In case you didn't know, I'm currently offering all you wonderful humans a rather super 20% off everything in my Etsy shop. So head on over if you fancy picking up an adorable handmade gift for someone special or as a little treat to yourself. There are tonnes of extended black Friday/ Christmas themed sales all over Etsy at the moment, so have a browse, shop handmade and show your support for small businesses everywhere this festive season!

Amy x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Making: new products for Etsy.
Looking: for honeymoon destinations.
Listening: to Ed Sheeran.
Watching: Breaking Bad. Bit late I know..
Reading: blogs mostly, but I really want to read a good book.
Liking: that I had a successful day of Christmas shopping yesterday.
Eating: more vegetables lately. Well done me.
Drinking: Starbucks gingerbread latte. 'Tis the season!
Wearing: warm and snuggly clothes.
Wanting: to organise my sewing space.
Needing: to dye my hair.
Enjoying: sewing all the time.
Bookmarking: wedding photographers.
Trying: to be healthier.
Thinking: of the beautiful wedding dress I chose last week. I can't wait to wear it!
Wondering: what to buy/ make people for Christmas.
Wishing: I had another week off work. Time has disappeared far too quickly.
Loving: the launch of my Etsy shop. It's early days but I'm enjoying it so much and can't wait to see it develop.

Inspiration for this post from The Daybook.

Saturday, 15 November 2014


This is exactly the kind of thing I look for in a charity shop. During a recent rummage, George spotted this funky, retro print shirt with a mishmash of wild animal prints. We thought this would make some pretty groovy, one of a kind ukuleles to add to our growing collection of upcycled products on Etsy. Below you can see the shirt before and after it's transformation into two fabulous ukuleles. There's enough fabric remaining to create more products, so leave a comment if you'd like to see more ukuleles or maybe even a monster.
Visit Midgins' on Etsy to view our current range of products.
Don't forget you can follow Midgins' on Facebook and instagram for more updates!

Amy x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


I haven't done an instagram round up in a little while, so here's a selection of photos from August through to October.

2. ..and posing
3. Awesome ska gig
4. Sample of a print I designed
5. Monster photo shoot
6. Gorgeous summer evening in my home town

8. Little troublemaker
10. One of my favourite photos for the shop
11. Time to stuff
12. How I package my orders

Amy x