Monday 20 July 2009

Bits and bobs

That's all that seems to have happened last week. It's been raining cats and dogs (and giraffes and lions and elephants) with terrific storms all week. I just couldn't settle to anything much, and seemed to have wasted lots of time. The new doll is cut out and the pieces are looking at me plaintively, but that's as far as it's gone.

I haven't been completely idle, I made another crocheted elephant, and a tiny needle felted one for my friend Marie's birthday, and a little crocheted purse lined with silk for my friend Mel's birthday. Oh, and I had a lovely afternoon wet felting yesterday, which I haven't done for years, but I still don't feel I achieved much.....

I had a lovely surprise last Friday, my kind on-line friend Rosemary from Australia sent me a packet of gorgeous vintage buttons. She was given a bagful by an old lady in the hospital where she was volunteering. I admired the button on a lovely bag brooch she had made and now she has sent me a selection, and I am excitedly wondering what to do with them. There will definitely have to be a few special projects coming up!

Oh, and we got the plans for the new kitchen (exciting!) but now I have to find a firm to do the preliminary work ( not exciting and will be so messy!) before it can be fitted. We have a couple of months though. It will all be worth it in the end!

Also, my eldest niece has just been appointed to a terrific new job, so congratulations Katherine!

Here's a selection of pics from my week!


  1. Love the heffalump!=)

    Thanks, things are moving ahead OK, I just can't imagine getting everything done in time and .... Sales are going well though - I've made over £200 so far and there are some things that I think will shift this week too.=)

  2. The elephants are sooo cute:) I love them! It is finally raining here in Ohio a little. We have been without rain for a long time:) Blessings, Jenna Louise

  3. How very cute these little animals are. From what I know of needle felting, it takes a lot of time to make a small animal. So, you actually did achieve a lot in the time it took!
    Sandy :-)


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