Sunday, 28 November 2010

Presents from Penny

I received this wonderful surprise in my mail box last week from my blogging buddy Penny. She sent me one of her beautiful Degas' dresses she made last month, swoon and more swoon!! I love the simplicity and the colours of this little dress and I have just the perfect place for it! watch out for my Dec 1st post!

and it didn't stop there! Penny also sent me this fab Party Dress book packed full of glam ideas! There are instructions for all kinds of things, from cutting a pattern to making embellishments!

This has to be one of my favourite pages, how to make a fabric rose, ah things to do, things to do...

Thank you Penny for spoiling me rotten! you made my day! Mx
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Tuesday, 23 November 2010


My next swap was with my dear blogging buddy Nathalie and we went for an Asian theme. We swapped envelopes full of Asian styled papers and ATC's.

Even the back of Nathalies' ATC's are a work of art!

stamps and goodies galore!

Nathalie made me the most wonderful 'dog tag' book in exchange for an inchie book. I love this little book soooo much and am totally inspired to try making one of my own!

A couple of my favourite pages

Thank you Nathalie for a great swap!! I love your style! I'm totally inspired!

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

What I've been doing

I've been busy making spoons for the Christmas weekend at the shop and I'm thrilled to say all of them flew out the door yesterday, super cool feeling to have them go to new homes!
I also made this basket, took me ages and ages, it's about half a meter wide and is made from dried seed pods glued together.

The florist built a tree in the middle of the shop out of some old logs! her ability to visualise these things never ceases to amaze me!
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Monday, 1 November 2010

Dress Up - November

Welcome to Dress Up in November!
A couple of weeks ago I picked up a pile of old paper '45' record sleeves, the colours are just fab and I decided to use one of them as the backing for my November dress.
I punched out some paper circles and made tiny button centers

I added a touch of black tule and glitter

poor Mozart seems to be suffering from the lesser known 'glitter' skin condition

As you can see in the background, I managed to make some progress with my cupboard and I'll post about it later in the week. Now I just need to find myself a little door handle and some kind of nameplate! Thank you all for your lovely comments last month, I'm so pleased Dress Up has brought a little bit of colour and inspiration to you, whether you've been reading or playing along with the project.