Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Flowers

It's been so nice to finish something and have something to show you! I've only been able to steal a few hours every other evening to craft and all the other times, inbetween feeding and playing with the little'un most of my time is taken up with a little bit of housework and a lot of daydreaming! My brain is frazzled with having so much disturbed sleep.

The daydreaming though, is filled with ideas of things I want to make. I don't always have a pen to hand to write these ideas down, so most float out of my brain as fast as they float in. Only a *few* stick, and even fewer make it to the point where I have the time and patience to make it.

When I went down into my hobby room to make these ... well, I went down actually to play with the glitter I got for my birthday, but then reminded myself of these little flowers I had been wanting to try out in the resin.

I will be making more and selling them in my Etsy shop as soon as I find the time to make them! hahah! 'til then - well i think i'll be offering a "make to order" listing.

I do love working with this stuff. I love the stained glass effect you get in certain colours.

Hope you like them too!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Finish it February ...

Hello everyone!
Long time no speak... Well there's a very good reason for that... I've been making something very special, he comes by the name of Zach and he was born on the 2nd January 2013.

So there's not been much else going on!

See that quilt? That beautiful handmade gorgeous quilt? A very special quilt that was made for him by my good friends at CRAFT PIMP who each delightfully and secretly organised to make a block each... Sign it and sent it to KERRY who then quilted it and sent it to me! (Well... To Zach!) They're sneaky peeps at craftpimp... Oh yes they are! It's such a lovely craft forum with down to earth peeps I urge you to join if it's your thing!

My husband has had the whole of January of work with me. It's been tiring, and we've had lots of guests and visitors but the routine is now selling in, and I'm now starring to make to spend time on other things as well as the baby... Internet, little bits if crafting as well as washing and house work. So, this month after getting the idea from Lisa at noodle bubble she has the idea to dedicate February to those unfinished projects that are hanging around... And that's a perfect plan!

Luckily, I don't have too many projects that are unfinished... If anything I have a ton of projects that are not started! Ha! But that's not what this month is all about.... So... The main few I can think of are;
• Zach's mobile (will hang above his changing table)
• little make up bag... (This really isn't anything to special... It was just a little project that I wanted to do to get more practice on my sewing machine... may as well finish it... Even if i don't have the right size zip!)
• Trial handbag... (I have a plan for a handbag, but I want to do a dummy trial handbag first just to learn from it before I start the real one. The real one will have lots of detail and appliqué, so rather spend ages on that and then mess it up when putting it all together... I'm going to make a practice one to learn from)
• I'm also going to go through my jewellery boxes... There may be projects there that are unfinished. Will pick those up as I go along.

So... Honestly even if I just complete one of the above I'll be happy!

Do you have any unfinished projects that you would like to complete this month? Why not join in? x