Friday, 20 March 2009

A bird house for the soul and some sublime stitching

What a change in the weather-sunny all week and warm-how lovely! This spurred me on to get cracking with some crafts. First I made this bird house with a removable lid for my mum. Its a pringle tube! I covered the tub in torn pages and then after inking it with Tim Holtz distressed inks I covered it with glue and tissue paper which I inked again and stamped birds on with stayz on. I added a cocktail stick as a perch and added a bird ornament. Of course, to make it, I needed to eat the contents-shame! But I think it was worth it, I hope you do.I also decided to have a go at some embroidery using an iron on stencil from my sublime stitches design book my OH bought for my birthday. The shirt is £2.50 from Asda, but I think it now looks really cool. When I go to london shopping for rockabilly clothes, shirts with a bit of retro stitching (and sometimes just a transfer) can set you back around £40, so I think I got myself a bargain!
I also received my Feb ATC's from the ladies on the CB Forum-arent they lush!
Last week also saw me receiving a commission from someone who walked past my desk and saw the sign I had about cards and asked me to make an A4 retirement card for a lady who likes golf and gardening and wanted a card to reflect this. I had never made a card this big before, so this was a real challenge. I hope they like it.

And then, lots of cards, mothers day, babies being born, my neices birthday many cards....That's about it for now, I have had a several xrays taken at hospital today and lots of blood tests (I'm not sure they can take THAT much in one go, boy did I feel faint, and now my arm is black and blue)-so I think I deserve a glass of wine and a bit of crafting (though I did sew quite a few yo-yo's to make into brooches later whilst waiting at the hospital)!

Happy crafting

Li'l Pidge

1 comment:

  1. Wow you have been busy, some great makes.
    I love the bird house, what a fab idea


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