Thursday, 31 January 2013

Shopping Spree!!

Hi Chaps! These are the latest ATCs- a simple theme of 'White'. I am loving having a sewing machine at home and am using it as much as I can. These ATCs are layers of ribbon, cotton and gauzy polyester, stitched down (with my new machine!!) and then embellished with machine couched paper yarn combined with embroidery thread and little beads.

Now then, onto my shopping spree! Which was several weeks ago now when I think about it! I did buy lots of pretty and inspirational things.

These little beauties were discovered in a charity shop (not that we should talk money but they were £1 for both of them). Now these aren't for me but for Lucy who really loves this kind of decorated pot. They are only weeny!!

This cute bowl was also found in a charity shop, and the racing snails were on offer in Wilkos after Christmas (got to love a Christmas bargain!)

And speaking of bargains, this lovely oil burner from Evolution was another of my purchases- a ceramic theme here I think!

On a non-ceramic note, I also splashed out on magazines, with the latest Mollie Makes...

I may be adding a fox and raccoon to my little felt animal family!!
The second magazine is a mash up of all the best bits from previous Workbox magazines so it is absolutely beautiful with the most amazing projects and pieces of art in it!

To end on a crafty note, some more elephants have been popping up for various birthday presents...

A duo coloured elephant- loving this multicoloured look!

And I have also started making my own rag rug!! Could take me a while though. I think I will have to scour the charity shops to look for more clothes to turn into rags.

I really like the texture of the back actually. Rag rugging is really simple to do, all you need is hessian (which potatoes come in- or you can buy it from a local craft/fabric shop), I have turned over the edges and zig zagged along just to stop it from fraying. Then you cut your little strips of fabric and pull them halfway underneath a few threads of the hessian. Voila!

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