Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Ramblings from a shop weary bird

Well, after a fab weekend in the sun with my family (and a bit of craft shopping...well, when I say a bit.... obviously the definition is a little foggy!

Some of these were from a couple of craft shops. but then in the local flea market I found a mantle clock for 30p!! So I prised off the glass dome (any ideas what I can use this for, please email me, it was just to good to get rid of) and the face and handles. I will use the face as a stencil to create my own backing papers, then this just left an old wooden box, not really good enough to alter, but I got chatting to a lady on the bench I was sat on whilst dismantling the clock and asked if she could use it, and YES, she could use it as a nesting box for wild birs in her garden, not bad, all that for 30p!
I also took the plunge and bought a couple of Amy Butler patterns....

so now I am on the look out for fabric (and to learn how to use the zipper foot on my new machine)!

Once I got home, the house smelt of elderflower, so it was time to bottle up the elderflower cordial I have been making

the elderflower season is not very long, so I have to work quickly to make enough to last the year (and possibly as Christmas pressies also).

Finally, I had 5 minutes to myself and managed to make 4 cards.

The card on the top right (not a very good shot as its taken on my mobile phone as my camera battery is dead) is actually a fishing fly embedding into a pice of leather, similar to the keyring I made my father for Fathers day.

Happy Crafting

Li'l Pidge


  1. That's a nice lot of crafty stuff you've bought...good thinking with the clock.

    Cards look lovely, like the birds in branches silhoette.


  2. You have been busy, your crafty stash looks fab

    Your cards are lovely too


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