Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
I have only had this bush two years so not much has happened so far but it is also still alive, so I can see a plus there.
I need to look to the hanging baskets next, they have been filled with some of the lovely compost, I just need to get the plants.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
This one also has lace as part of the design and a fabric swatch at the bottom. The colours tone in with the card above. Created by Trish.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
This pink one is for blog and online shop stuff. Blog hopping for project ideas, taking part in swaps etc. I have been a bit slack with my Etsy shop since Christmas as I rather lost interest in it as there seemed to be so little interest in it. However, spring is coming and a new surge of motivation as arriving.
I am now thinking what I need to make for this little notebook and I thought that I would start with the mouse mat. A bit big isn't it? I also appear to have spilt hot chocolate on it too, tut, tut.
A rotary cutter and cutting mat soon made it a more manageable size.
It gives a very smooth surface which you need for your mouse to work properly.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
What I really liked this time was the fact that buying this lunch bag helped to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. It cost only a £1.00 and I think 49p (the ticket explaining this has vanished) goes to the Charity.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
You will need:
*Rice/ something really cheap.
*Thin plastic bags similar to those that you find in the supermarket.
Put some of the rice into one of the bags. I worked out how much I needed by eye and all three of the juggle bags are slightly uneven in size, they look about the size of a ping pong ball.
Trim off the excess section of the bag.
Trim off the top of the balloon so that you are left with the bottom section.
You will then need to stretch the balloon over the bag of rice, carefully so as not too split it. You will be left with a space and the rice can be seen.
Put a second balloon over the gap on the top of the juggle ball.
With a third balloon carefully cut some holes into it. Make sure not to over do this, or you will end up ripping it as you try to put it over the juggle bag.
This will enable the colour below to show through and make the juggle bag stronger.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
I am detemind to post something fun tomorrw.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
Do you have any idea what it might be?
Then I carefully threaded them on to the bangle. The bit I liked the best was that the ball on the end unscrews!!! Yes, I nearly screeched with joy when I saw this and Sophie asked what I was so happy about. When she too looked at the bangle she soon piped up with "Mummy you have some big beads at home don't you?" Oh yes indeed I do sweetie pie.
What I also like about this is that I can change and swap the beads around as and when I feel like it. It cost about £3.00 but it was the fact that I could use some beads that I had had in a jar for some time.
So you might be able to imagine the reaction when I found that they had a necklace version as well!!!
Laid out the beads on the table in the same way then threaded them on to the necklace and then screwed the end back on to secure the beads.
So I end up with a very distinctive set using beads that I already had. I shall have lots of fun with these, changing the beads, finding or making more to use on these metal rings. This is really the only items that I bought from Hobby Craft, although we did find some bits and pieces to start planning Sophie's Easter Hat for school.
I have since worn these twice to work with much oohing and aaahing in admiration. I am a very happy bunny!
Have a good weekend.