Monday, 20 July 2009

Secret squirrel

I am thoroughly enjoying working on projects which aren't to sell since the 'do'. All of them are surprises though, so I can't show you....(that's me that is complete with an air of mystery!) I have posted my seaside swap this morning, it was brilliant fun and I just hope Wanda gets half as much pleasure from it as I did. I tried something new which I am really pleased with for the swap, and those of you who asked to take part in the pay-it-forward will be receiving something in the post as soon as I have made another three! I thought I would show you some work that I received for my birthday. Simon went shopping on Folksy, which was brilliant and came up with this amazing red riding hood cuff from Miss makes stuff. It fastens with the ribbon being wound around the buttons to give a really sexy cross over up the inside of your wrist. It's gorgeous and I have really enjoyed wearing it. The hanging pockets were from my Mum. Mum used to make these when I was little and I have seen her do My Little Pony and Care Bear versions for my cousins. She made a 'sky' and a 'seasons' version for Will and Anna but this amazing seaside one is just for me.There is so much detail and so much humour. The oyster is hiding a little pearl bead and there are real shells and knitted seaweed. In fact there seems to be something else every time I look. This is really helping me keep track of the tools I use most often and makes a spot of sneaky crafting during the school hols more likely!



7 comments:

Pomona said...

The hanging pockets are absolutely fantastic - I love them. I am probably being very ignorant, and have missed something obvious, but I don't know what pay-it-forward is?!

Pomona x

Jackie said...

Now we know where you get the makey gene from.

twiggypeasticks said...

LOVE the hanging pockets
Twiggy x

wonderwoman said...

those pocket are just lovely - lucky you!xx

BeadyPool said...

Wow, I love the hanging pockets your mum made for you. They would look fab in any childs bedroom - what a heirloom. Would she ever make them to sell?

karen said...

your mum is so clever, I keep thinking about the gorgeous dress Anna had on, beautiful.

niftyknits said...

beautiful!