Tuesday, 27 October 2009

* hApPy hAlLoWeEn *

i made up a card of halloween themed buttons and charms
as a gift for a friend - i'm too late to make more for the shop now
but i think i'll make some christmas themed sets very soon.


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Sunday, 25 October 2009

80's fantasy movie craft swap - sent.

so i finally sent out my 80's Fantasy Movie swap to Carmen from

i was so excited to do this swap and even happier when i discovered that
Carmen's favourite movie was the Labyrinth {same as me}
and then the dreaded loss of mojo happened
i had so many ideas whirling around the maze of my mind but i couldn't settle on anything
i'd had an idea to make a needle-felted poisoned peach but didn't have the supplies
in the end i decided on a set of cards and a brooch

i got busy with glitter and vintage book vandalism
to embellish these images from the film

i also made a kilt-pin brooch with a small needle felted peach
- a dangling turquoise bead as this is a stone linked to friendship -
- a mother of pearl disc with the word "wish" -
- a diamonte tear drop -
- a heart charm - some clock hands -
- and a tiny black key -


then i posted it out half expecting it to take a week to arrive
due to the postal strikes and was amazed when it arrived two days later
yay for the Royal Mail !
and even better Carmen liked her gifts - phew!

i'm going to take a break from craft swaps - i'm getting really bad at hitting my deadlines
and i felt terribly guilty about being late this time
my saving grace was Carmen also being behind schedule.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

if you have never seen this blog - Grosgrain
do yourself a favour - go and have a look
especially if you are the proud owner of a little girl
there are regular giveaways of the most amazing clothes and costumes
how she can give this work of art away i really do not know!


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

needle felting

hmm not quite sure what happened here!

i appear to have made some kind of one-eyed moss covered slug creature

and in the process broken a felting needle
and stabbed myself several times!

i'm enjoying trying my hand at a new craft
but i don't really know what i am doing

i think i may need to try wet felting as a less dangerous alternative!

Friday, 9 October 2009

button jewellery swap - sent.

here's what i sent to my swap partner Suzy
i made a new button stamp and used it on a small box
which i filled with two antique crochet doilies
a tiny glass jar wich i filled with pretty buttons
the button bracelet and a handfull of shells
Suzy said she liked dark chocolate so i sent her a bar of Thornton's
i don't need much of an excuse to frequent that shop!
i also sent a vintage card of buttons.

suzy collects shells
so i included some that i have beachcombed locally

here is the actual button jewellery part
a double layered and multi-coloured
vintage mother-of-pearl button bracelet!

i think i will make myself one of these!

see what she thought of the swap here
on Suzy's lovely blog

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

button jewellery swap

oooohh look what i got!
my parcel arrived today all the way from America
i got very spoiled :0)

this button stacked brooch is a 4cm across
starting with a huge mother of pearl button
and topped with a very sparkly diamonte studded one.

this is a gorgeous fabric flower
a massive 12cm across
topped with two fancy buttons

I really love it and i think it will look great
on my black winter coat or on dark denim
actually i think it would look great on coats or jumpers or bags!
also i think i need too learn how to make these flowers
i've seen them in the blog world
but now i've seen one in the flesh i need to make them too!

also in my parcel were some delicious chocolates {yummy} and a bubblegum lollypop
thank-you so much GeorgiaPeachez
and IncyWincy for organising this fabulous swap xxx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

my daughter hits fifteen!

my lovely daughter was fifteen years old yesterday
her and her friends went to a dinner party
hosted by her Dad on the eve of her birthday.

*They came here after school to get ready to go out
the house was full of music {you call that music} and giggling
and the sweet smell {stench} of hairspray and impulse
and the slight singey smell of the straightners/curling tongs!*

the photo shows her all dolled up and ready to go out!

i'm so glad i knew where they were and that they were safe
only a few more years and they will be celebrating at the pub
now that is really scary!


* just practising my middle aged-ness and i managed not to even mention the fact they'd catch their deaths of cold dressed like that *

Friday, 2 October 2009

what i've been up to!

i'm not really sure where i'm going here
but i've been picking up and putting down this project
for months now

here's a little teaser of what i made for the button jewellery swap