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Part time graphic designer with full time hobbies. Crafting, rummaging around junk shops looking for hidden treasure, vintage toys, time with Bob and Peter our cat!

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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pom-pom's

a-close-up-of-pom-pom-twigs

twigs-with-pom-poms

bunny made from air dry clay

I love Pom-poms, easy to make and cheerful too, like fairy lights, I just get enough! A few years ago I scored a pom-pom maker from a car boot sale, new in its box, never used, such waste. I used to make poms the old school way,  two circles of card with small balls of wool from mum and nans scraps. Now I have scrap's of my own to turn into things of beauty…well that might be over doing it just a little bit…

My little white bird is made from air dry clay, I pushed him onto a clear drinking straw so I could stick him in to the foliage of pot plants such as herbs. Now all my herbs are dead  *ekk! So he's in with the twigs!

**This would be a simple easter project with or without little ones, you could make bunnies from clay or little eggs which you could then paint, or why not make Pom-Pom Bunnies????! Why didn't I think of that before...


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Today we had sun

a fresh boiled egg from a local chicken

shadows on wooden floor

kensington uggs


Today felt a lot warmer, It started with a boiled egg which came from my friends, Nan's neighbour, so was nice, fresh and full of lovely yellow yolk, just like sunshine on a plate. Looking all the better for being served in one of my vintage car boot egg-cups.

Although the sun was bright enough to cast shadows on the floor, it's not time to stash the winter boots away just yet…


and as far as my cats concerned it's still winter business as usual!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

SUNday

Not much has happened today, we've visited family, eaten the lunch I prepared yesterday and watched some catch up telly while making pompoms* (more on that soon!).  We've done this with the house bathed in beautiful spring sunlight. Now while I sit typing this, the solar lights are shining nice and bright. They've been blinking on and off over the last few weeks, but this weekend they're really looking good.

Spring is just round the corner (can't wait!).




Saturday, 9 February 2013

Presents in the post!

I recently took part in my first swop, organised by Ada at vintage sheet addict. I was paired with the lovely Lisa from Littledottybird. I had a craft book, I'd received two(!) and with a few little crafty extras I was ready to swop! And I'm so glad I did!

My swops to Lisa


Lisa to me





Swop perfection!

Lisa, you must have been round my house a snooped because you are spot on. I love it all, especially the Dragon Fly. Thank you soooo much. Now I can't wait to get started with all the goodies you've sent me. 

Thank you to Ada for all her organisational skills with the swop!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Mouse about this house...

For Christmas I got a stash of craft books, another guilty pleasure to go with many others!

One of them has quick things to knit and crochet from stash oddments with a festive theme. The book is "Little Christmas Decorations to knit and crochet by Sue Stratford & Val Pierce". 40 projects of all capabilities to get stuck into. A few of the decorations, if you give the Christmas extras amiss, would do for any time of year.
 
So may I introduce you to Tina the Twirling Birthday mouse!


You knit her in the flat and sew the seams together,  with a little persuasion she eventually looked mouse like! Her arms and tail are worked as an icord, and ears in two parts then stitched together.

My only wish was a picture show you what she looked like in the flat, as a one point I nearly started again as it looked really, really wrong!

She's now twirled off wrapped in tissue paper to my chum, Cheryl. Happy Birthday x