If you love tatted lace, jewellery, plants and anything handcrafted, come back often. I will regularly post items that are made by me, plants that I grow and interesting things that I photograph.
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
My button fairies
Two of my button fairies arrived today. Aren't they lovely? Top pink one is from Deb and below in purple is from Nicola. I love the images that they chose. Deb's image looks like a stamped image on wood. Nicola's image is cool too. Love the antennae and the purple wings with glitter. Thank you both!
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Handmade gift exchange
I recently received this from Linda F from US. A Frida Kahlo pendant which is reversible. Also included in her package are two extra charms, beads and a watch mechanism. I need to find out how to put the watch mechanism together. It came with a lovely card and pretty flower stamps. Thank you, Linda. You're sweet and thoughful to make this for me.
Monday, 21 January 2008
Alyssa is in pink with a dress dotted with pink flowers and pretty lace on her dress hem. She has a rhinestone solitaire necklace, and a pink flower in her hair. Her beaded angel wings flutter behind her with a star wand in her right hand and a beautiful butterfly charm in her left. She looks unhappy because someone ate her cupcake.
Sunday, 20 January 2008
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Altered child kit ~Effie~
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Flying pigs and a rose
I found the tatting pattern for the flying pig from Jane Eborall's site. I thought it was really cute and tried it out. I think my onion ring technique for the first three rounds are not quite right. I had a most enjoyable time doing the flying pigs. Thank you Jane. The stars pattern are from Tatted Snowflakes (Dover Needlework Series) by Vida Sunderman. I also made a single Delica rose pin. I made these for my third exchange. I sent this out this morning to Canada. I hope she likes it.
Sunday, 13 January 2008
My first mini bear
I hand stitched each and every inch. I used a DIY kit and was really pleased on how it turned out. The kit had everything including needle, thread and everything you see on this mini bear. It's about 10cm / 4inch tall. I had some difficulty sewing the oval patch to the back legs. I'm sure I will make more of these mini bears.
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
2008 is here!!
Dendrobium senile blooms
Two blooms on a hairy orchid. The plant has tiny hairs all over with no leaves but puts out flowers. First time it is flowering since I got it. Just in time for 2008.
I found some fresh cranberries in the supermarket and decided to try making cranberry bread. Pat baked them and shared Terri's recipe. Thank you both. I bought 3 Sunkist oranges but could only manage 3/4 cup of orange juice. I confess I diluted it with water. I could not find the usual Honey Murcott oranges from Australia which I usually use for my orange cake. The smell from the oven when it was baking was yummy. It filled the whole house. I had half a loaf by myself with some Earl Grey tea. Some of the cranberries were very tart but the sugar in the recipe was sufficient. Do try it out when fresh cranberries are still available. Or as the package said. Buy two, freeze one.