Friday, 22 November 2013

Rain, rain go away

After five or six days of rain, rain and more rain, the sun timidly made a brief appearance yesterday afternoon and I ventured to visit one of my best buddies, Marie.   I told her about my new adventure in blogland and she made a quick perusal of my work, commentating on my blog profile photo and wondering if it was time we thought about botox.  What did she mean `we´ ?  Nothing like shattering one´s self esteem while sipping a cup of hot tea.
Marie keeps me sane and makes me laugh.  I laughed all the way home one day when, while at her house I asked her for some pins.  She´s not a sewing enthusiast and after rummaging through drawers, opening tins, and peering into boxes and containers, she produced a total of four pins, one blunt, two rusty and one bent.  I´m going to make her a pin keep one day.
Here are some photos of a tissue holder house that I made Marie on her request a couple of years ago.  The petition wasn´t so easy because the item was for her brown and beige bathroom and she only wanted those colours.

I added a lot of silver beads and sequins because I liked the contrast with the browns. Here are a few close ups.

  Decorated window boxes 

Apart from her image peering from behind the curtains of one window, I think she liked the end result.

Fabric  Oddments

In my last post I mentioned making a table runner and some ornaments.  Well I made a heart shaped template and cut out a few hearts for the ornaments.

Then I added some more pretty green ones too, and embroidered a few tiny designs.  The next step will be to mix and match.

 I´ll leave the mix and match step for my next post.  Thanks for visiting.




  1. aprovecho este huequin, para felicitarte, y animarte mucho, para que nos deleites, con esas maravillosas manualidades

  2. The little house tissue holder is unique and fun.
    Lovely start on the table runner. I shall look forward to seeing it finished.

  3. Returning the visit...loved this post! Good luck in the give-away! I'm a new GFC follower!! :)

  4. Really love the house. Your grandchildren loved the tree skirt!
    REmember that Avent calendar you also made? have to post it.

  5. la casita es maravillosa, todos los detalles, tienes mucha imaginación.Me encantan tus trabajos, Marie

  6. ¿Dónde aprendiste a coser así? .Son trabajos verdaderamenta artesanales.Estás capacitada para dar clases de costura.
    Mis felicitaciones

  7. me interesaría saber si estos trabajos se pueden adquirir precio ya que me interesan mucho tus trabajos.

  8. Hi Sheryl, I love your tissue holder, just brilliant! Barbara xx


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