Thanks very much for all your get well wishes on my last blog post. My arm is getting a bit better sometimes and then worse others but I am sure with time it will heal. I suppose it doesn't help that I can't just sit down and do nothing - if I am watching tv I have to be creating at the same time.
One of my creations this week includes this little lovely which was designed by Lili Popo. Quite a few of us are taking part in her princess embroidery group. We all get sent the same design and then add it to flikr to see how we all interpret it. This is my little princess:
I really enjoyed creating her and the creative paths it took me down in my head :-) She just had to have some daisies somewhere and some Mary-Jane shoes.
I also created this brooch for me last week. It took a while cutting out all the felt shapes which then sat there for a while whilst waiting to have time to create it ....
I added beads in the middle to add some sparkle to it :-)
I also had a go at free-style embroidery on the machine recently - oohh what fun it is, I did manage to break one needle though.
I was rather pleased with the result of my first attempt until I looked on the reverse ......
I then thought I might be because I had the hoop the wrong way up for this technique but it didn't make a difference when I tried again. I tried to tighten the tension but think I may have to play a bit more to get it right.
With my love of sewing at the moment I invested in a thread sorter - it is so much easier finding the exact thread I need for a job now and all the colours look delicious in their little box.
Whilst on a sewing frenzy I also created some new hairclips - I have wanted to create some butterflies for some time but wanted to make them look like they had just landed on the clip. This is what I came up with. I was really pleased when I listed them on my facebook page and they went within a few minutes of me putting them on there :-)
As my page is getting more busy I ordered myself some Moo Cards - I have seen other peoples cards and just had to have some myself :-) I ordered quite a few designs - I love the way you can upload so many images to the site to get them printed off.
The only draw back of facebook and blogging is that you find so many tempting things out there. I am trying very hard to be good as I really want to get rid of my mortgage before I am 40 having had one since I was just 19 but some things just keep on calling me ! Luckily with Christmas I got some money so I bought myself a lovely new Amber necklace from Giraffe Jewellery. Actually this was Bears Footprints fault as she had one of these and I fell in love with it, luckily she gave me permission to get one too :-) It came packaged in some lovely giraffe print paper and a cute little box.
I also bought this lovely keyring for my eldest Sweetpea. He is getting into beekeeping so I asked Pippa to put a little bee on it. This is his first house key, now he is at secondary school he can let himself in when he gets off the bus - oh how he is growing up :-( It has been quite hard seeing him go off on the bus in this snowy weather we have been having here. I have always been the one to look after him and keep him safe and now I have to trust a stranger to drive him to school on a big bus safely - all part of slowly letting him go I suppose.
Talking about snow, we have had lots of the lovely white stuff.
The chickens weren't sure about it at all ! It took them days to come out of their shed.
The children loved it and I am so glad it fell on a Sunday here so they could play in it all day long. They made a snowman with the traditional carrot nose .........
But then Charlie took a liking to it when my back was turned for 20 seconds :-)
We were snowed in so I couldn't get to work either which was lovely (although I love going to work so missed my usual Sunday fun at the same time).
Better be good and go now I suppose as my arm is aching - little Sweetpea has fallen asleep in it :-) Thanks for popping by and all your lovely comments x