Sunday, 28 November 2010

Winter crafting

I know I have been silent for a long time, and I am sorry about it. I have been quite busy crafting and there wasn't much I could show here because most of the projects I have been working on are to be gifted at Christmas, and I don't want to spoil the surprise.

A few weeks ago, I took out my Sculpey clay and made the figurines above.  I was in the mood for small things I guess, the little bird is just over 1 cm long!  It wasn't easy to paint such small things, but don't they look pretty sitting in front of their paper house?

 While at it, I also made this set of mushroom buttons, and the little lady below, just for fun.

And now, I'll be going back to my Christmas crafting, I have a little project going on with these fabric remnants from last year.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Goodies in the mail

See how happy they all look?  But not as happy as I was when I opened the package from Blushful.  A few weeks ago, tired of fighting with my tangled embroidery threads, I went on a search on Etsy to find some cute thread cards, and came across these.

They were by far the cutest I'd ever seen, and I ordered a pack of 20.  Now, they look even better in real, and I've had fun selecting one mushroom for each color thread.  But where it gets really cool is that because I was her first Etsy customer ever, Annie was overly generous and sent along some more gorgeous handmade goodies:

A cute little pink haired girl, made out of a wooden spool and dressed in pompom trim.

 And this felt beauty, hiding decorative pins in her hair.

I feel very lucky to have received all these nice gifts.  Hop on over to Blushful if you want to see more of Annie's work, she's got the cutest pincushions!