Blue birds

I reinterpreted my Easter wreath for a friend’s birthday…I could get into making these…

Easy as tweety pie

As promised…a tweety tutorial. This is a really satisfying project as its so quick. I used a wire wreath form that I bought for pennies on eBay. I then wrapped old tissue paper and ( forgive me) loo roll around it, squished it a bit and Sellotaped it secure. Then I got out my scraps….

Pin up

Only a few sleeps to go and I realise that I haven’t made a present for elders best friend. So, here’s a quick tutorial for that emergency present. Remember dear readers, I have a stupid amount of craft equipment because I’m doing so many projects at the same time. All of this was gleaned from…

FOQ (oh, who cares, it’s been a long day)

Oh God, I hope my bank manager isn’t reading this. Me and my flexible friend had some fun today at the Festival of Quilts. Well, it’s once a year and I don’t spend cash on clothes do I? Another reason for frequenting charity shops I say. Anyway, back to the booty. What did I get?…

Dog-gone

My journey into needle felting continues. I have been commissioned to make a turquoise cushion with a sausage dog on it so I made a mini prototype which my client (ok, friend) has said she likes (phew). I thought you might like to see it – the grateful recipient (Little One) is currently fast asleep…

Hop to it

You have met the wondrous bunny before. Elder’s rock and comfort in the face of Life. Well, He (Elder, not bunny) asked for a tribute cushion yesterday. so, happy to extend my newfound needle felting skills, I agreed. Here’s the result… I drew bunny freehand onto white felt, cut the outline out and then needle…

Needled

I blame Kirstie Allsopp personally. There I was perfectly happy with my knitting and stitching and then SHE introduces a new craft into the mix – needle felting. L’Allsopp showcased this art on her  Channel 4 programme a while ago. And whoosh! Sales of Clover needle felting equipment went through the roof.  Anyway, Mothers Day…

Tick!

I held my nerve. Let’s hope Elder’s teachers like their felty flowers. I do.

For the birds

A quick pit stop as I try to complete my Christmas makes…today we have a tinge of the avian. Look… My card making factory…Elder’s cards for school friends to be precise. And a present to me… A work in progress. More to follow on that idea. Better go. little One is I’ll and I am…