Sunday, 30 March 2014

Spring is in the air

I've been getting in the mood for Spring & Easter ....... No, no, I haven't been eating chocolate. Well apart from all the chocolate I ate over Christmas and through January and February, hence the extra pounds sitting on my posteria!! Instead, I've been inspired to make this little birdhouse display thingummy! I saw this one on the 'Calico Crafts' blog and was so struck with it, I just had to make one - mine's similar, but not an exact copy, I've added my own touches and am pretty pleased with the result

Do you like the little picket fence I added to mine with a tiny padlock charm hanging on it?

I added paper flowers, a small terracotta pot, a vintage style label and a clock charm - and just to finish off, I glued a bit of paper bunting on too

oh yes, and a rusty heart on the roof!

So, what do you think? Time to go and find the rest of my Spring/Easter bits & bobs I think!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Woolly treasures

Well, I've had all sorts of problems with Blogger lately and have finally managed to upload my photos - goodness knows what's been wrong, but it appears to be alright again ....... for now anyway!
February was Wendy's birthday month - most of us (apart from the Queen) only get the one day don't we, but Wendy celebrates all month! Who can blame her! Anyway, I thought I'd show you a couple of things I made for her, which have a February Valentine theme. Wendy LOVES wool so what else could I make, but a woolly sheep
I loved the little antique brass label I hung around his neck - it's actually a jewellery setting, but I thought added a great touch

I was quite taken with woolly sheep number 1. and ended up making one for myself ...... seeing double!!!!
I also made a little cross-stich heart, which I attempted to grunge up, although I wasn't sure whether I'd gone over the top in the end - Wendy very kindly told me she liked it though. That's what friends are for aren't they LOL

So, there it is - better late than never!! I'm trying to work on a new rag doll at the moment ....... and it's very 'trying' I can tell you - perseverance Julia!!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Cathy's Giveaway

Pop on over to Cathy's new 'Patchy' blog for a chance to win one of her lovely patchwork gifts ..... gotta be in it to win it!!