Thursday, 21 March 2013

Is it a bird? Is it a cat?

It seems my neighbours cat is either very smart, very strange, or both! He either thinks he's a bird, or he is lying in wait in case one appears. Either way, it gave us a good laugh when we looked out the window and saw this. He's been back a few times now to the same spot so he obviously likes it. His name is Cheddar Cheese. Gives a whole new meaning to "putting out a bit of cheese for the birds" doesn't it!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Floral Headband

I've been playing around with the Bouquet Boutique floral dies from Tonic Studios. This time, I have used some slub silk, or raw silk as it is otherwise known. I stiffened the silk before cutting by applying a coat of matt Mod Podge and letting it dry. It seemed to work fine. I believe they do make a fabric stiffener. I may need to investigate that! The centre of the flower is made from tiny seed beads.
I glued the lot together with my trusty old glue gun. I've had it for about 25 years and it's still going!

Monday, 11 March 2013

A few random things...

Here's a brooch I have just made by sticking layers of thin card together topped by an excerpt from an old Gaelic Songbook. I believe this song is the Gaelic version of an old song called "Will ye no come back again." It was already pretty well aged already, but I did help it along a bit! It'll be going in my Etsy shop later. 

On the good news front, we now have our planning permission for the plot of land we are purchasing, although we shan't be able to progress with that until we sell our current home. 

I can now show you the Mother's Day card I made for my mum this year.
...and that's about it for now.