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.


   

                                                                                                       




8 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. me interesaría saber si estos trabajos se pueden adquirir
    y.....su precio ya que me interesan mucho tus trabajos.
    UNA ADMIRADORA DE TUS TRABAJOS

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

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