Monday, May 31, 2010
The mermaid theme really made me think and step out of my little comfort bubble, and I'm so glad I did!!!
I LOVE the way the 2 pretty ladies (can they be classed as that....hmm, I wonder:-) turned out.
I just wanted to share those with everyone before I start on my gnome:-)
My pot is soaking as we speak - it will magically turn into a toad abode tomorrow. Hopefully it wont be on the market too long before a big (or small) warty friend decides it fits his needs and moves in:-)
Have an enchanted evening.
The names have been verified................. by Boy Child.
See them all there in the drawing basket!!!
The winners name is very professionally drawn by Girl Child.
See, she's not even able to peek into the basket!!!
And the winner is......
I enjoy gnomes almost as much as I enjoy mermaids!! (but not quite, mermaids are my ultimate favorite!) June's challenge of creating a gnome for the rest of the year has inspired me to finish a gnome I started two years ago...my Alan Dart knitted gnome. He'll be a cutie! But I just might have to find a ceramic one to paint up as well. :) I REALLY dig those ceramic ones!
Happy Memorial Day!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
to create a gnome toy/doll to use over the next couple of months.
I encourage everyone to do this month's challenge. I can't tell you WHY yet.
place a "toad abode" in your garden near a leaky faucet.
A flower pot tipped on its side works great...the frogs and toads will thank you during the hot days of summer. If you do this, please post photos for us all to see!
"...because garden gnomes dance 'round the toadstool at night, singing merry little cheerful songs."
Val & Courtney
Robin & Kim
Nikki & Missy B.
Anna & Gin
Sandy & Kerry
Jenny & Natalie
Sherry & Missy H.
Ramie & Melinda
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Most of you were right in guessing egss, carrots and donuts - Robin made these felt food for my little 14 month old son! Isn't she a treasure! He just LOVES them!
And here is my gorgeous mermaid ornaments made out of felt and embroidered: Isn't she just sweet!
Thanks Robin, love my beautiful package, you are most kind! xxxN
Here is my mermaid ornament, made of heavy chipboard and paper. Embellished with micro-beads, glass glitter and tiny shells and jewels.
I also made some earrings fit for a mermaid and put them on a look-a-like tag.
Added some tiny little salt and pepper shakers on a tiny tray.
Then put in a small teacup and saucer from occupied Japan, a set of three hand embroidered old doilies, and a tag with some special lace wrapped around it. Can't wait to find out what she thinks of it.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I got my mermaid ornament today from Ramie!
Isn't she AMAZING! I love her 'lady parts' and hair!
Ramie also sent me a starfish candy dish and yummy chocolates (which are in the freezer getting hard again)....a sweet mermaid pouch with jewels...see it on her wrist?
some mermaid papers...much too pretty to use!
Fun fabric...and....a wonderful toadstool panel!
I love EVERYTHING and feel so very spoiled.
Ramie, THANK YOU!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
The birdies she made me were lovely....
and so were THESE birdies she made...
but she also sent these ornies....
along with TONS of other goodies...too many to mention....stash bits, candy, baubles for mosaics, stickers, vintage papers, candles, appliques...
all lovingly packed into 2 of her hand made ornament boxes!
oh, and don't think I forgot the APRON you saw under the 2 birdies!
Isn't it adorable! Thank you SO much Kim!!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Up for grabs - a craft tote bag.... the kind you leave in your car with a little something in, to occupy yourself with when you have that spare 10 mins:-)Also, 6 of the little spool dolls I make, with some pretty trim wound round them, and some fat quarters....... all to fit in with the themes we've had so far.
So, if you haven't already won a door prize so far in our swap, and you might like to get this little package in the mail - let me know in the comments block. Also let us all know if your a fabric or fur girl at heart (sewer or knitter/crocheter), as I'm going to include a little suprise something that will be specific to your choice:-)
I'll draw the winner in the last week of May.......Happy mermaid making everyone.