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Friday, 22 September 2017

Grey and brown barn owl brooches.

This week I have finally upcycled my collection of small flat stones found in the garden and on walks with the dogs. Painted them with acrylic paints and made a collection of barn owl brooches. Some are grey and some are brown.



Now, who doesn't love an owl.....or three! They are super cute and look so nice fastened on a coat, scarf, or when winter comes (and it will!) on a hat. After painting they were varnished to give a gloss finish and to protect them.
I've done a couple of more projects but will leave them for another day.



What morning already, where is our breakfast in bed!

                                 Lucy likes it best when she can have the bed to herself!


Linked up with this party the dedicated house.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A lace memory book

I recently made a little memory book for my sister out of......toilet/kitchen roll tubes! They were squished flat and then I wrapped them in wallpaper to cover the cardboard.
This is the front with embroidery, beads and lace.

                                                   A couple of pages.

                                             
                                             Tags to insert into the ends of the tubes.

                 
                                                       Filled with old photos and memories.

           
                                                                 The back of the book.

It was received very well. Might have to do another one as it was really enjoyable to make. Also helped to de-stash some of my overflowing drawers!




I will leave you with this lovely little portrait of little Lucy that my daughter drew using biro and coloured pencils. (It took over 20 photos to get one of Lucy sitting with the picture, such a fiddgety bottom!)