Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Obsessed with Miniatures!!

Hi Everyone,

Well I just can't get enough of these miniature room kits from China - I've made four already and ordered some more. NO idea where they are going to go, I don't have room to display them - I just can't stop!! :o) I will probably finish them  off with the acrylic casings and give them to friends and relatives to use as novelty nightlights as they have tiny LED lights inside - so cute when they're all lit up! Here are all the ones I've finished so far ...

Sunday, 12 February 2017

What Dreams May Come ... Again

Hello everyone,

My regular bloggy friends may or may not recognise this page in my latest art journal ...

It started off like this ...

Rags to Riches the Sequel

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update on my recycled T-shirt project. So far, I have transformed my manky old T (which wasn't good enough for the charity shop) into this useful ... errmmm .... potholder!!

I still have all of these to cut up and play with ...

The fabric produced by double/treble crocheting the "yarn" is firm but flexible and fairly dense. I think it would make good rugs, bags and little baskets ... watch this space!!

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WOYWW #401

Hello Everyone,

I missed WOYWW #401 as I was away last week, but I plan to do some catch-up snouting later on today when I get home from work. Hopefully the lovely Zsuzsa from Inky Dinky Doodle will link me up over at Julia's Stamping Ground - why not join in the fun and show us what's been happening on YOUR workdesk this week?!

Here's mine ...

...on which you can see evidence of the fatal consequences of too much tidying - in a fit of enthusiastic organising, I managed to knock my treasured 1/12th scale husband and wife off of a high shelf, breaking both the lady's legs and decapitating her husband. Hopefully, by the time t=you read this, I will have performed miraculous surgery and they will be restored to full health :o)

Thanks for popping in today, I'll catch up with everyone over the next few days - see you at Julia's!

Annie xxx

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Rags to Riches - or Rugs!!

Hi everyone,

You know how sometimes one of your faithful old T-shirts finally gives up the ghost and you really CAN'T wear it any more? It's not good enough to give to the charity shop, but it seems a shame to throw it away??? Well, I have several scraggy old T-shirts like that at the moment, and I've been toying with various ideas I've seen on YouTube for making good use of them.

Here's the first idea I decided to try - you cut around in a spiral, gradually reducing the garment to a continuous narrow length of "yarn" ...