Yesterday was a lovely day here in Nottingham so hubby Geoff took a day's leave from work and we had a day out in Derbyshire with our first grandchild 10 month old Ellie and our new addition to the family Mindy a miniature dachshund. She originally belonged to my son's girlfriend but now Ellie has arrived they aren't able to give her the attention she needs so she has come to live with us. We went to Dovedale nr Ashbourne for a walk along the river Dove. This is a very popular place in summer but on a weekday in February it was deserted. We all enjoyed ourselves a lot!
Saturday, 23 February 2008
I received this lovely box from Liz a member of the UK Embellisher Swap group in exchange for the one I sent her a few days ago. It is gorgeous, five-sided with lots of detail on it including threads and lovely vintage prints of ladies on each panel.
Liz very kindly also included this cute icicle doll and lots of wool tops in many different colours. Thank you very much for all these swaps.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Everyone's commenting on the frosts we have been having lately, here in the East Midlands we always have very hard frosts and Monday night was no exception I took this photo yesterday morning scuttled back inside to the warm and haven't ventured out since.
Monday, 18 February 2008
This is a pic of a box I made for Liz another member of the UK Embellisher Group. She has now received it so ok to post. I made it on my Joy Embellisher.Painted bondaweb was ironed onto wool felt then embellished with wool and silk tops, I then did some FME added beads and hand stitching. The flower on top is made from a silk cocoon and the button is from a little shop in Carcasonne France. I really enjoyed making this and swapping with someone else, it is very satisfying. Must get on with my postcard swap next.
Friday, 15 February 2008
My first comment is from Sue of Cyber Fyber I am so pleased! I am taking part in her postcard swap and have successfully bid for the card below, I chose this one as it is the same number as my house. Now I need to get busy making mine for her. I am also a member of the UK Embellisher Group and have just finished my contribution for the box swap, will post pic of this tomorrow.