Friday, 19 December 2014

One Last Little Batch of Christmas Cards....

....and it's time to let the good times roll...

Morning all. The sun is shining and my gang all break up for the holidays today so I'm feeling hap..hap..HAPPY :oD

I've really enjoyed making some Monochrome cards this year and love the simplicity of this red and white scheme.

I could easily whip up a few more if the need arises but I'm hoping I'm done and can just enjoy the next few days' build up to Christmas. I think I might finally be able to clear the dining room table which has been my sewing/wrapping/card making station for the last several weeks :o/



Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Not So Much Walking in the Air...

as swinging from the stairs but here's my latest make. I love these gorgeous snowmen from the Crafting Christmas Gifts book by Tilda.

He's SO cute and I've made him into a little keepsake by using a pair of much loved (hence the slightly scruffy appearance) PJ's that belonged to my son when he was very little (the benefit of keeping a rag bag...). I'd really love to make several of these but I've run out of felt AND those gorgeous wooden buttons I've used for his ear muffs so it looks like that will have to wait. He was fun and easy to make. Another great scraps project.

Youngest son and I will be decorating the hallway today so hopefully he won't look so lonely by this evening :oD

Have a great day.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Wreath 2014

Morning all. Had a fantastic afternoon with my pals yesterday making our Christmas Wreaths. We had buckets of foliage from our own gardens and just went MAD!

(Hmmm... looks like a new door mat is in order!?)

Our outside lights are going up this afternoon and that will really make it feel like Christmas is on its way.

Have a great Sunday everyone.


Saturday, 6 December 2014

She is compleeeeteeeeeddddd!!!!

Cue maniacal laughter...mwah ha ha ha harrrrr

The first set of skate blades arrived this morning and I'm hoping the second pair are on their way.

Here is my first (felt) angel, with adjustments and ready to skate.

To re-cap:- I've lengthened her skirt, changed her wings and those pesky ear muffs. She also has new bows on her boots as my son's girlfriend bought me some pretty pink bows that were crying out to be used.

I'm making my Christmas wreath today so I should be back tomorrow with pictures.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Clear as a Bell

Don't faint! I made a card...

I saw this gorgeous bell stencil by Sweet Poppy at a fairly recent craft fayre and HAD to have it. I used a white paste which I liberally sprinkled with Glamour Dust and I really don't think it needs a whole lot more. I just LOVE IT!

I forgot how great stencils are. I'm thinking tags next...


Monday, 1 December 2014

New Clothes for Molly

Now I don't usually hold with dressing up dogs BUT Molly currently needs a little t-shirt to keep her scar from her recent op nice and clean and dry while it all heals up properly.

So, as is the current trend in our house, it was out with the sewing machine and my trusty Sizzix Bigshot to make this sassy little number... I know the heart is completely unnecessary but I just couldn't help myself. I did also add a very useful button hole for her lead to go through though (clever huh!?)

She doesn't look too chuffed does she. I've had to relax my "no dogs on the sofa" rule A-GAIN to try to win her round

Actually, I don't think it's working is it. Hey ho... I enjoyed making it so she's quite likely to get another one before the week is out (one to wash and one to wear ;oD). I'm sure that will cheer her up no end.