Friday, 25 June 2010

Here it is!!

What a busy couple of weeks since I last blogged. Laura's been back at school and it's like groundhog day everyday of the week, just with something different happening every night after school. What with French club, footie, swimming, another club and having friends over she has a much better social life than her mother that's for sure. Ooops I forgot Rainbows as well. Yet another bad mark against me for forgetting that as well. I know that a mother is many other roles as well as being a mum but I seem to be a social secretary now too.

I've been knitting like a crazy thing on a night time. I've started a very very lacy top for me which may get finished for next summer at this rate and I'm trying to get finished a strappy summer top for Laura too plus a duck handbag for her or her friend as a birthday pressie. I also decided to have a go at altering a dress of Laura's that is just too small for her this summer. I managed to make a half decent skirt but if she didn't go and snap off some of the daisy braiding around the top of it whilst putting it on for the first time!!! GGRrrr *shaking fist wildly*.

Anyway the photo on this blog is the felted stripy bag I made a few weeks ago. I decided to make it with a few different 100% wools in my stash and with a variety of sizes of stripes. It was huge before felting and stayed on the large side so I was thinking it may be great for a beach/day out tote. I have a feeling that this will make a great pressie for my Aunt who's birthday is on the same day as Laura's in July.

Double GGGRrrr and more fist shaking going on because for some reason this laptop of mine has decided it won't allow me to upload the photo at all. I will try later I promise.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Card swap from August 2009

Alway in August I do a swap theme of Artist's Choice. This is always welcome when everyone is busy with children, school holidays and generally enjoying the summer!! Not so much good weather last year now I come to think of it but never mind we got through it all pretty much unscathed.

The card in the photo is by Sue Tate.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Natural Earth September 2009

This theme was undertaken by the swappers in September 2009 and was universally deemed to be a challenge. The first card is by Sallyann Reed who sadly no longer takes part in the swaps and the second is by Veronica Hutchings. Two very different interpretations of the theme.

Remembrance Sunday Swap

Some of the swappers asked to do this theme as one of our swaps and I put it in for October 2009. The first card is by Frankie Papierowski and I love the way she has used the real poppies from the Royal British Legion. The second card is by Jan and I like the way the main image is replicated in the backing paper. Two very different ideas for the same theme.

Victorian Christmas theme

This swap took place in November and December 2009. This card is by Frankie Papierowski.

St David's Day

This swap took place in February 2010 and here are the photos for the St David's Day theme that I received. The first card is made with Parchment techniques by Mary Wells and the second card is by Frankie Papierowski.

George and the Dragon

This was the theme for the swap which took place during the months of April and May. It was a joint swap this time because of the diy-ing taking place here at home. This lovely card was by Victoria Pritchard-Davies.