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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Friends Pressie!!

Morning all, as promised this was my friends pressie!
It's for her 70th Birthday, which was yesterday.
She has had this dog for a while now but I haven't 
seen him yet.

I made this little dog from a photo of him.
It took me quite a long time, as I had to first make the curly
wool, from my Needle Felting stash.

I had to pull small amounts of the special wool, from my
stash. Then wrap it around a kebab stick, spray it with water
and put it in the airing cupboard to dry!! 
I have no idea how many I had to do for each colour!!

While they were drying, I made the body shape, head, 
arms, legs and tail from 'Core wool'. 

When the wool was taken off the sticks, I had to cut them
into 2cm pieces and then with my needles, stab them onto
the body, legs etc one piece at a time!!

As you can see from the back of his body, they had to be 
very close to each one. 
The most important for me to do, was to have the right 
shades of the colours, in the pattern on his body.

Side view of his head and legs. He does have back legs
but he is sitting on them!!

His collar I made with some beads, findings and wire 
from my jewellery stash. 
Yes I used to make earings, necklaces and other bits!!

I phoned my friend and she was thrilled with him and couldn't 
get over his face, as it was exactly as he looks!! 
Also the patterns on his body.

She showed him to her daughter and she was shouting 
in the background,
please could I make her one!!! She loved him too!!

So I will not do it straight away, but may start it 
sometime next month!!

Just got a few cards for  the second Care Home I supply
with cards for them. 
Then I might do a page for my Family Scrapbook.

Thank you for all your lovely messages on my last post.
They are always read and appreciated .

Stay safe.
Big hugs,


Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Bottoms Up!!

Just a quick post today. 
I have been working on a project for a few days.
I was making it up as I went along. 
So stopping at times to work  out  the best
way to do the next thing. 

As it is a gift for a friend of over 30 years, she 
is well worth it!! It is a special birthday for her
coming up at the weekend and I have to finish it 
and get it in the post, as she lives in West Sussex.
Still have to make a card as well!!

This card below I made for stock and is already out,
 at one of the charities I supply cards to.

The 'Bottoms Up' is an old Lili of the Valley stamp and 
goes well with an old stamp, of Wine, cheese and grapes.
  I think the stamp was from a magazine. 
I stamped it with Versafine black ink. 

The wine bottle, cheese and grapes are all coloured 
with Copic pens.


So I will try to post my friends pressie here
at the weekend. 

Off now back to my craft room, as I also have 
to make a box, strong enough for Royal Mail!!

Thank you  for your  lovely messages on my last post.
They are always read and appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of the week.
Stay safe.
Big hugs,


Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Married For 74 Years!!!

A friend asked me, if I could make a special card
for her friends that are celebrating their 
74th Wedding Anniversary!!

So this is what I came up with. 
I also made a box for it, as it was an 8" x 8" card.

My friend and her husband loved it and said
it was perfect for their friends it's for.
It isn't until next week, but they don't follow blogs!!

Thank you for your lovely messages on my last post.

I am having, in my Reading List on my blog, people I have 
no idea who they are and others that are missing.

So I am sorry if I am not messaging you, but you have
not appeared in my listing!!

Stay safe.
Big hugs,


Friday, 4 June 2021

Daisy Daisy!

Thank you so much for all the lovey messages
on my last post. I was amazed there were so many!
All read and treasured.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine
we have been having for a few days.
A bit of sunshine certainly lifts your spirits.

My Hubby was booked in our local Hospital, to have
 a knee replacement op, on Sunday 6th, this coming Sunday.
He went to have his Pre-op on Wednesday and was
there for just under 5 hours.
At the end of all the tests etc. the surgeon cancelled
his op, as on that leg, he has a Venous Ulcer, near
his ankle, so will not be able to do his knee op.

We were really disappointed, as we were excited to 
get it done, after waiting for ever to get there!!
So looks like a few months now, to get it sorted.

So this is a card I made from pieces in my 
bits box!

I had the background left over from another make.

The daisy strip, I used a scrap off cut of white card. 
I stamped and heat embossed the daisies, with white
embossing powder.
I then used Distress Oxide Broken China, mixed with
a small amount of Glycerin for the background.
Then using a text stamp and grey ink, I randomly
stamped over the blue ink.
I then coloured the daisies with Zig Pigment Ink.

The Dragonflies are brads that I have had for years.

Looking forward to going for walks with my friend Sue.
Must loose a bit more weight!!

Thank you for stopping by and love 
all your messages.

Stay safe,
Big Hugs