Tuesday, 9 December 2008
I felt it needed something else. Less is more is not a concept i use often.
Bye for now x
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Above and below is my christmas tag. I made some cover buttons for Rebecca to use on her own craft projects.
Frankincense - Something sensory
Meet Xiao Hou zi - little Monkey. She was not happy about having her photo taken, as you can see.
Frankincense needed to be sensory, so she jingles and jangles when you shake her!
Gold - Something sparkly
Gold was a tricky one for me. It had to sparkle (obviously) but I just wasn't sure how to portray it.
I wanted something that wasn't just christmassy, and could be used all year round.
My final idea was a diary and address book with just a little sparkle.
Diary An autumn (or fall for non british folks) tree with gold heart leaves
A little gold heart bookmark (opened on my birthday just so you know hint hint hee hee)
Silver Heart flowers, I think you can just about see them...
Myrhh - a gift for your 'swapee'
Well Myrhh...um, well i forgot to take photos. Wow, i amaze myself at how dopey I am sometimes.
But it was a wreath, made from fabric flowers. This was the one that caused me nightmares...i just hope it made it okay to Rebecca without falling apart. I will ask her to send me photos!
Well, it's late and I must get ready for the oncoming week of work *stamps feet and has a tantrum*, until my next post, toodle looo x
Monday, 1 December 2008
But here's another sneak peak...
Silly me also forgot to take a photo of the last gift as I was in such a rush to send it.
There is a reason I am blonde.
Ta ta for now x
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Not because I woke up late.
And not because I couldn't decide what to wear.
No, i was late because i received a parcel from someone.
Three Kitchen Fairies had a little giveaway, and I won! I never win anything. No really. I never do.
So when I received this parcel, I was very excited.
In my parcel was a lovely bag..and also some lovely extra goodies which was so sweet of her to send.
And so I sat on my bed in my towel and read the magazine (one of the goodies) and ate sweets.
I then realised it was ten to nine and I wasn't dressed and no where near work eeeek! Commence mad panic...and dash to work...
So here is a pic of my lovely new bag (sorry Paloma, i stole the pic from your blog as the poor winter light makes very poor photographs!)
I'm posting off my backtack swap tomorrow (I managed to fix the 'kind of broken' one), then I can post the photos in a few days for you all to see.
I'm off to bed now, nighty night, and I hope you have all enjoyed your thanksgiving for all of you that celebrate.*
*I'm kind of jealous that we don't celebrate this!
Sunday, 23 November 2008
My final gift to make, I thought would take an hour or so to finish off...oh how wrong i was. It kinda fell apart and now me and dan are all fingers and thumbs putting it back together.
I wish i could show you the photo so you could see what i mean...but i can't!
So i am really hoping it will be okay to post out tomorrow eeek!
Whilst browsing through blogs I realised that I had been tagged by Mimi!
So it was almost a month ago that I was tagged, so it seems i need to update you on 7 facts about myself. Here are the rules.
1. I am allergic to Lobster. No swollen faces or rashes...oh no, Lobster helps me make friends with the toilet and give it a hug. (U prob didn't want to know that)
2. I bite my nails. Don't think I will ever stop, i've tried everything.
3. I'm majorly scared of fireworks, much to everyones amusement. For two weeks either side of Nov 5th, i constantly have my fingers in my ears and hide myself away in the house.
4. I have 3 sisters (aged 15, 18 and 31) and i'm in the middle. Being a middle child is meant to make you more calm and less prone to arguments. It's kind of true.
I miss them loads as they live 3 hours away.
5. I have a scar on my left eyebrow. I was told recently that scars on eyebrows are really common so maybe i'm not that special. Mine was from playing hide and seek and running in to a toilet seat. ( I would like to point out that I was 4, and not 27!)
sasikirana handmade , a stitch in dye
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Then today, I came in to work.
Monday, 17 November 2008
I am almost finished, although i keep changing my mind on things.
The theme was Gold, Frankincense and Myrh. I think I have kind of stuck to the theme...although as always, I have gone a bit off track!!
Dan mentioned yesterday "I wonder what you will get in return?"
I had totally forgot that it was a 'swap' and that I would be gettting something back ha ha! I've been too preoccupied in creating!
Anyway, as I will be posting Rebecca's goodies by the end of the week, i thought i would have to join another swap hee hee.
Piccalilly and Blossom are arranging a 'Secret Santa' swap. Closing date is 25th November, so I hope you can all sign up! Otherwise it might be just the two of us swapping and pretending we don't know who it's from hee hee!
P.s. I just can't wait to finally put my swap goodies up on here, so hopefully you will see them next week!
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Dan and my dad are not the best of reviewers with "Er what's it for?" and "what do you do with it?"
Pity the poor dears that don't understand art. (That's what i keep telling myself anyway)
So anyway, alas, no, i can not show anyone the start of my creations as I want them to be a surprise for Rebecca, so i'm afraid I can only preview some little thumbnails.
Monday, 3 November 2008
No no, i am just quietly sewing, whilst catching up on the last series of Lost and preparing for my swap. As well the the mundane 9-5.
Naughty Louise, neglecting her blog.
I promise to give you a snip-it of my wares this week.
Bye for now, i'm off to eat another triple choc muffin x
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
My sister has a lovely collection of funky russian dolls and it inspired me to create.
The idea was to make a set, from large to small, filled with lavender, however, after my first attempt, i still wasn't happy...and 2nd attempt...still not happy.
So this week, i may try my third attempt. And if i'm happy, move on to a smaller version.
I just can't get the curves right, around her neck. The seams just seam to pull and twist and look distorted. Any ideas?
But anyway, here they are, where they have been keeping my assortment of underwear smelling nice...
(By the way, little miss turqoise is 1st attempt, and little miss red riding hood is 2nd attempt)
Monday, 6 October 2008
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
Sunday, 21 September 2008
This below one combines purse and cover button....i must have been having a mega inspiration block.
Must dash, i am being bugged to get dressed out of my pj's...(and unpack some boxes) x
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
I don't know how else to tell you.
Dan, I have found another love. A love that i have been dreaming about for 4 days non-stop.
This beautiful vision is from Dazed Dorothy, and i can't stop staring at it.
Please buy it for me.
It will not just be 'another' one of my bags. It will sit next to my pillow and we can share the love together. I know in time, you will come to love and desire it as much as i do xx
Monday, 15 September 2008
The belt removes and can be used on the pink side too! Ooo i feel like i'm on a sales pitch!
The green ones in the background drew some gasps from my class when i showed them! I was addicted to making covered buttons and needed an excuse to make lots! These were the result hee hee!
Well thats about enough eye candy for me today! I have lots of other little things to show but i will save those for another day!
Toodle pip! x