Monday, 9 March 2009

a new addiction...

I am loving making these little flower brooches, such fun, and I can't stop thinking of new ways in which they could be used! Think; hairclips, bag embellishments...


I am also loving discovering how easy it is to make fabric covered buttons! They look so much better than many of the buttons in my vast collection and it's great how you can personalise them by using your favourite fabric!

Friends made...

Ilove the blogging community. I've made some fantastic "friends" and my daughter Bree has even made a little penpal with one of them - Marion's daughter Barbie.


Today,we had a fantastic surprise when the courier van drove up just before we left for school. We wondered who would have sent something from the UK, and when we saw on the note it was from Barbie - Briahna was super excited. She loves Polly Pocket and is busy playing with her new toys as I type... :) Thanks so much Barbie!! Briahna loves the stamps and did a talk at school about her new little penfriend and what she got her for her birthday!!!

Busy, busy
I'm finally getting around to reading the Shack, after being recommended it by a couple of different sources. So far I'm enjoying the read. Next I hope to read Chocolat and then The Friday Night Knitting Club... Just as well I've got a few good books to read, as I've got a couple of doctor's appointments coming up and will be spending a little bit of time in waiting rooms.

Talking of knitting clubs, tonight is craft group night again. Not sure what I'll be making, but I do want to make some more flower brooches and a felt cover for my tape measure. We're planning a little crafting retreat for next Saturday night and so that should be fun. Think four grown woman making pyjama's and laughing/talking into the wee hours... :D Heaven to me!

Oh well, the laundry folding is calling me, as is dinner prep., so I better take my leave...

D.

5 comments:

Mary Nanna said...

those flower broaches are adorable. very cute. I can see them on lots of things myself, in fact, I have an idea ..

PaisleyJade said...

Cute broaches! The idea of a craft group sounds like so much fun... none of my friends up here are into crafting :( I think they think I'm a fuddy-duddy!

Jodz said...

Gorgeous flower brooches. Did you need a special machine/tool to cover your buttons?

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

Wow Barbie was pleased to see Briahna's smiling face, so much so that she had to have me make a post on my blog this morning to show everyone her new friend!!! She will be sending her a letter soon!!! She is so welcome! Your flowers are beautiful to say the least. I would love to see step by step how they are made? And the craft get together would be so much fun! Keep looking in your mail as there will be a pressie for you too from me!!! Huggs and God Bless you Marion

The Bowlin's said...

wish i was there to make pj's laugh joke and stay up till the wees hours of the night. it sounds like just what i need right about now! we just got our computer to let me sign into our blog from home so i hope that means i will be keeping up with your livves a little bit better. no crafting here for a while i must admit. i have started a few crocheting projects but none of them finished. it is a good hobby to have when we are in the car so much. hope all is well!!! love you guys becca

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