Saturday, 19 November 2011

... a new hot water bottle cover

My old hot water bottle cover, made in November 2009, after 2 years of very hard service has finally disintigrated.  I have had this old grey jumper in my stash for ages and have long thought it would be the successor to my lovely blue stripy cover finally hung up it's hat.  I used tapestry wool to do some rows of embroidery around the cables on the jumper to make it more decorative and am very pleased with the results. 

This is another crafty bargain costing me just the price of the electricity for my machine with an old jumper for the outer and an old tshirt for the lining, tapestry wool and sewing cotton I have been given.  Great!

Friday, 4 November 2011

... a fairy mural

As you may have noticed I haven't posted much recently.  I have fallen into my favourite trap of having loads of things on the go and therefore getting nothing finished!  Hopefully however, that might mean a flurry of posts as I get them all finished (well that's how it works in my head anyways).  However, I have managed to paint this cutey fairy mural for the beautiful Flo, the nearly 4 year old daughter of some friends of mine.  While I could never paint anything as cute as Flo I have really enjoyed doing a bit of painting again - I don't do it very often.

I wish I was nearly 4 and still believed in fairies!