|I love these buttons, I used hand dyed Cottage Garden Threads|
in varigated pinks, greens and blues. They are quick to make and satisfy
that creative urge when you want to make something but
don't want to start anything big.
|I forgot to add the grass and flowers at the base|
of the tree, but its a cheery button despite that. It looks like a firework tree.
Again I used varigated thread by Cottage Garden Thjreads.
|I'm obsessed with making embroidered|
buttons. The roses were stitched in a close blanket
stitch using one thread of a varigated thread, with fly
stitch leaves. French and Colonial
knots were used in the background.
. The larger button is 38mm.
|This is my little sugar plum pudding fairy that I quickly hooked up for christmas.|
I didn't put up the big christmas tree this year so she had nowhere
to hang out. I couldn't bear to let her go, so she is now a
permanent feature in my craft room.
Volunteering takes up three days a week, my uni course takes 3 hrs a day. I squeeze crafttime in whenever I can. My Etsy shop has still not opened. I'm undecided what to do. I sell a few things through a friends shop and by word of mouth, but it isn't going to make me rich anytime soon.
Christmas was canceled as I was sick with a chest infection, it refused to shift. Nobody wanted to catch anything so they all stayed away. I was quite happy with that and stayed in bed, read books and slept. Had all my health checks - heart, thyroid, diabetes etc. Everything is fine. I can come off one of my heart meds. YAY.
We have finally got rain, after it has been threatening for days. Glad we got the lawns mowed this week. I pruned the Ivory Curl as well. It finally flowered after 9 years. I've tried all the online safe remedies to get rid of the weeds, but they aren't working. So, sorry, they are gonna have to be poisoned. I'll risk it this one time. I haven't got the time, energy or finances to keep trying to get rid of them the hard way. The passionfruit vine, that Lila bought me to put on the fence that I didnt want, is full of flowers and climbing rampantly along the unwanted fence.
After two months on a meat free diet, we have decided to eat meat once or twice a week. I HATE Tofu and Tofu hates me. I can't digest it, it gives me very bad stomach cramps and I spend hours vomiting as my body tries to get rid of the damm stuff . Found a book at the op shop on Tuesday - 'The Accidental Vegetarian'. The recipes are wonderful and not one bit of tofu in them.