I know, I know, I set myself a challenge of making something new every week and then after just 4 projects it all goes quiet. Well, without making excuses things have been a bit hectic in our house recently. We've had two birthdays (a big birthday for Mr A) and a 6th birthday for little Superhero (which obviously needed a big party to be planned). Mr A and little Princess were poorly for a week or so and both needed a bit of tlc, then we went away for a few days and then it was half term and before I've realised it it's the end of February, eek! So big apologies for not blogging for a while, however I have still been making, promise! Here's the evidence:
A card for Mr A
As mentioned, at the end of January Mr A celebrated a big birthday. He really didn't want to make too much of it, so we just had a small do with family at home. However, a birthday means an excuse to make a card, right? So I made this phone inspired one.
I had seen a version of a phone card in a magazine before Christmas and thought it was great way of making something really personal as I could incorporate mini pictures of the kids. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, although I am not sure he appreciated my declaring his age on the front!
Share the Love
We were away for St V's Day, so I do have to admit I didn't actually make anything valentine related this year. However, I did recently take part in my first every swap, which required me to make a handmade heart. I made this hanging decoration of 3 hearts (in my favourite purples, of course), which I thought would look lovely hanging in a little girls room. I received a lovely email of thanks from my swap partner, which, as this was the first time I'd shared my homemade creations with anyone else, absolutely made my day.
Tooth Fairy Pillow
We have just spent a lovely week in the New Forest, a great place to be in early Spring when all the snow drops are just starting to make their presence known. Even on a wet day, I always find walking in the woods quite magical and indulge in childlike daydreams of enchanted forests.... Anyway, thoughts of fairies and woodlands gave me an idea for my next make, when I got home - a toadstool shaped tooth fairy pillow.
It's made from red and white felt, is slightly padded and is embellished with little flower beads and white buttons. There is a little pocket behind the door, perfect for holding a small tooth or shiny coin. I've used some cute red and white polka dot ribbon, so it can be hung on the end of the bed to await a visit from the tooth fairy or just as a cute hanging decoration.
Learning a new skill
As I'm quite new to crafting I have recently joined a local crop organised by the fab Deanne over at Quirky Boots. It's been brilliant at helping me make some crafty friends as well as giving me the opportunity to learn some new skills and techniques. Well as you can see I am currently loving making things out of felt so it was with absolute joy to arrive at the crop last week and discover that we were going to learn how to make our own felt!
Love it, love it, love it! What great fun and what a fab product to create. I'm completely addicted now and had to purchase a small stash of wool so I can continue felting at home - and with such beautiful colours available, how could I resist!