28 February 2009
This is the first part of my swap - a beeswax egg candle. I broke the top off one of our eggs (we have chickens) then emptied the contents out. I then melted the wax over a pan of hot water and poured it into the egg. Once the wick was added I just allowed it to cool, then trimmed the wick.
27 February 2009
26 February 2009
I have some very exciting news though - I've been asked to make something - sorry, I'll start that again - I've been commissioned to make something 'Designed by Shell' (hehe). Thank you Claire for putting some faith in my abilities.
I've also decided that I'm not buying any craft items this month, so if I come and say I've bought something your allowed to tell me off ;-).
24 February 2009
Here's another one of my 'purchases' (how nice that they all arrive on the same day) - a gorgeous daffodil child made from felt. She is sooo beautiful - thank you SF.
And lastly, I needed some more brooch pins so I ordered some from paper-and-string again - the service there is fantastic. Added a couple more items to make the parcel worthwhile you understand.
23 February 2009
22 February 2009
Last night I made 3 more brooches - 2 flowers and a leaf. I had to do another white one for the shops as my sister took the other one.
20 February 2009
Thank you for the comments as well, I'm so glad it wasn't just me that felt that way. Your support is much appreciated.
Another good thing this afternoon was my domain name at Misi was approved - yipee. Hubby made my banners and avatar for that one and for the one I've set up on Etsy. Just need to stock them now :-).
So, all in all the day has turned out fantastic.
My sister thinks I'm clinging on to my Mum's things (maybe I am a little) and that Mum would want the grandkids to have the money but I think that she would have been much happier if the grandkids were using the craft items that she loved so much.
19 February 2009
18 February 2009
17 February 2009
What a fantastic birthday present for someone (and for the rest of us who were listening).
My seconding tagging is from Claire - I have to list 8 random facts about myself.
- I have a tattoo of a cat on my right arm
- I am a Leo
- I am the eldest child
- I wish I could be the same person I was before my Mum died....but I can't
- I love trains
- I have a fear of falling
- I love being at home
- I love snowdrops
Now, I'm supposed to tag 8 people again but I think I will end up duplicating those who have been tagged already as I've read a few of these on the blogs I read, so I'm going to be a rebel and not tag ;-). Thanks Claire, that was difficult but good fun.