Sunday, 25 July 2010

Prickly Pear

I think I've said before that I'm a bit of an untidy person. Which is a shame really because Steve is ultra tidy and he absolutely despairs of me! You can't open a cupboard without being attacked by bags of remnants and he regularly finds pins and needles in the carpet (tut-tut) Is anyone else out there like me or am I such a terrible slut?!
Anyway I though it was high-time I got myself a pincushion before a casualty occurs, and I found a fab pattern here.

Mmm, not bad for a first attempt! And managed to disguise the less than perfect bits!

What a lovely pear! (Couldn't resist -sorry!)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Just humour me (it will pass!)

Ok, look, I know I should play it cool, but I can't help it! I've got a big grin on my face and I virtually skipped out of the newsagents just now! You see, I have mention in the above magazine!

I was only expecting a little thumbnail picture, so this was a pleasant surprise.
So now I am going to do something rare and very self-indulgent: I am going to sit down with my cup of tea and read it from cover to cover!
Have a great weekend everybody!

Monday, 12 July 2010

New boats

Hi folks, sorry it's been a while! I feel as though I've been chained to my sewing machine lately, not creating anything new unfortunately, just making a huge number of owl mobiles! So it was lovely to get out to the shed yesterday and build some new driftwood boats!
Remember I smuggled a few bits out from Greece? Well, here are a few of the finished products!

I adore that bright blue paint - reminds me of the sea over there...

And I love the hole that had naturally occurred in this piece...

This fantastic piece of wood was found more locally in Cornwall

I thought it lent itself well to a red, white and blue theme and I made some buoys from polystyrene balls and hung them from bakers twine....

This piece will be wall-mounted, but I haven't put the fittings on yet, so I photographed it on my bed; you get the idea though!
Some of these items will be available in my Folksy shop soon, but I need to keep some for the Homespun Fair which is only a few weeks away (don't tell anyone but I haven't got anything to sell yet!) I think there's some late nights ahead for me!
Have a good week my lovelies and a warm welcome to any new followers!