Friday, 23 April 2010

A Very Sad day for us

I do not make a habit of sharing too personal things on my blog but on this occasion I make the exception. Tears are rolling down my face as I type this post.
Yesterday I had to make the hardest decision I have ever made. My darling kitty companion of 17yrs had developed some health probelms which were somewhat insurmountable. So with a very heavy heart I had to make the decision to have him put to sleep . I cannot tell you the hole he has left in my life and that of my family. Even I am surprised by the impact. This gorgeous little fella had such character and always comforted me when I was poorly or down. Infact if he were here now he would be sat on my lap purring to make it better. So he is now buried in the front garden on the sunny side of the house which he most enjoyed and we are going to buy a flowering cherry tree to plant there as it should flower at the right time every year and give us memories of lovely Mr.Pip. Sleep well my lovely.

More Felt Fairy generosity

Annie at The The Felt Fairy has a giveaway running this month for a collection of all of the 70 colours she sells in a little square bundle. I have the clour chart for these goodies and take it from me you want them. Just gorgeous. Click on the link and it will take you there.
I used her stuff for these

Monday, 19 April 2010

Pillow fun and its green

Well ok pink and grey but you know what I mean!

Here are the pillows I made using the rest of that ginormous supersoft sweater I was sent for this project, the same fabrics for trimming and some rescued shirt buttons. They have a zipper up the side and removable pad also handmade. The filling is new but the cover for that is from a clean but also recycled curtain lining I had floating about. I am delighted with how my recycling projects are going. These were to go in the shop but i am unsure. They look kinda cool on my freecycle chair which I am also super chuffed with. Hubby and son think its "well fogey and naff", but I have always wanted a wing back chair and whilst brown dralon is not awful its not my taste. I am considering making a loose cover for it. A first for me, but I have an expert in the family and grew up watching her making these things. Whilst she is completely retired from `all that` these days, she has agreed to help me.
So, back to the pillows. I need help here, keep or sell?

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Upcycling again

I have just completed another upcycling project. I really have to thank my customer for inspiring this and opening up a whole new set of possibilities. This time we have a lovely grey/purple sweater which in her words was impossible to wear because of its very odd shape. It yielded lots of fabric though and to my delight did not fray when I cut into it. So soft. This lady does buy quality stuff for me to chop about.
Here are the finished objects.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Toni Teddy

Toni teddy is finally done. I started her before many of the projects I have featured recently but somehow she kept getting put aside because of custom orders and easter stuff. She is now finished and looking a real cutie pie. I am not putting her in the shop yet because I want to open a new etsy shop for my toys and maybe blankets and such, keeping the bags quite seperate. Obviously I need to build a bit of an inventory before doing so. If, however, anyone is really in love with her I will make the exception.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Ollie and Milo

Remember the felt horses from a couple of posts ago? Well my customer liked them so much, she requested bunnies to go with. I used the smaller bunny pattern as they needed to be suitable for smaller hands.
They have little patches on their bots!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Happy Easter

Phew, it seems to have been a long term to me, but, the easter holidays are finally here even if the easter weather is not. Snow in some places and something not entirely rain here yesterday. Its bloomin freezing.

I popped in to the supermarket after work because we needed toothpaste, and picked up a little pot of daffs for a mere £1.99 (not intentionally)and having rummaged about in my garden and my craft room I came up with what I think are some natty Easter pots to brighten things up. I did have to dig up another daffodil from the garden because one pot just did not seem enough. Plus, once I start I cannot stop. Dont you just love the blue and white eggs? Yes they are real. I get them from a lady at work and there is always a small blue one.