I got a wonderful treat in the post this week. Look what Jo made for me as my prize for being her "Most Commenty Commenter"
Look at the cute little Sith Lord, couldn't you just hug him?
And his dear little Death Star.
And he really did have cookies too, yummy Marks and Spencer cookies! Thank you Jo I love it!
The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. The picture hasn't quite got the colour right, it's more beige than that. It's gorgeous, and I will have to pick a special project to do it justice.
Pinterest at the moment. (I know, I shouldn't look!)
I was feeling very springlike so I went for fresh zesty citrus colours and I love how it turned out.
Do you want a quick "How to"? Of course you do. You'll need some coloured felt, ribbon, buttons and beads.
I followed the basic method described by Michele at The Scrap Shopppe using a mixture of buttons including some yummy spots and stripes, rather than all the same colour, and adding in some sweet little polka dot bows and three felt flowers, and stitching in grosgrain ribbon instead of chain to hang it by. I'm linking this up to Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes
Aha, but how do you make the flowers I hear you cry! Nothing simpler.
The leaves on the orange flowers were just made by adding a final ring of green fringe.
Want a bigger flower? Cut a bigger strip.
Feeling confident? There are variations.
Phew! This seems to have got a bit long, so I'll save my garden pics for next time!
Monday, 21 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
They say a new broom sweeps clean...
...but I like my old one.
I grew it from a cutting from one in my Mum's garden.
Also in the garden this week:-
and a bleeding heart
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Birthdays and gifts
She's only about this big right?
This is our (semi) local pub, not nice enough to sit out on the terrace and watch the sea on Sunday though.
Flamingo Toes (if you aren't familiar with Flamingo Toes, I definitely recommend a visit) and here are all my wonderful gifts. A pearl, leather and lace bracelet ( I absolutely love this, it's so me), a pink ribbon rose ring, gorgeous swarowski crystal earrings in shades of turquoise and white opal, an elegant black ribbon bookmark with dangling keys
The Graphics Fairy, using iron on transfer paper (these ones are old adverts for coffee and chocolate, but she has tons of them to choose from). I made some more flags from toning polka dot and fleur de lis patterned fabric, and added some vintage crochet doilies, stitching larger ones to some of the flags, and placing smaller ones in clusters of three between the flags.
I'm linking this post up to Think Pink Sundays on Flamingo Toes and Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Labels: Crafty stuff, family
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