Last week I made two new friends. I have been looking at them from afar for a while now. I knew I would really enjoy their company, so last week I jumped in, threw caution to the wind, and introduced myself to them......
They are called Mr SG (staple gun!) and Mr GG (glue gun!). When Penny came over last week and we made this....
She was a very unloved ( and ugly....please don't let her know I said that, will you?).
Mr Bea and the girls thought I was mad when I brought her back....why do my family not trust my vintage vibe?!
She cost £3 from a car boot, about £6 to renovate, bargain! Mr SG and Mr GG will pay for their keep in no time!
They obviously both need to be treated with respect. Mr GG is very easy to use, and as long as you remember to wipe and glue quickly from your fingers, then the burns aren't too bad!
Now I have them living in my little crafty space, I am only limited by my imagination!!!
This week I've been surrounded by vintage Hollie Hobbie sheets, as well as others from my lovely, lovely stash...I love that little spot on her nose!
I can't show too much, they are to be sent off to the North Pole, and you never know who might be looking, do you!
I had a bit of an idea about using up these...
And turned some into one of this...
Not brilliant, and I don't think I will make any more, but you don't know until you try, do you? It created lots of mess!
I've been involved in a few swaps lately and I love them! It's got me thinking....the pennies aren't flowing too well here at the moment, a lot of people are really feeling the squeeze. I'm thinking of doing a 'Crafty Currency' swap in the New Year, something to lift our spirits after the Christmas Festivities!
I'm not 100% sure how it will work yet. There might be something that someone creates, you love it, but you can't afford, equally there might be something you make that they love. You could do a swap. Get my drift? a bit like the Multi- Coloured Swap Shop, can anyone remember that? (it was a 70s children's programme in the UK). I will have a think about it, let me know if you think it's a good idea, and how we could do it fairly!
Next week I have some more pressies to make, and I have an idea, Mr SG, Mr GG, where are you.....
I love bobble trim, I think it might be my latest addiction!
Thank you all SO MUCH for your overwhelming response to my Sarah Moore Christmas Tree. Mr GG really speeded up the process, thanks for the tip Sarah!
I think a bird on the top would be just right, now I have to wait for the right one to fly over to me! I could end up with a kitsch parrot, when I see it, I will know, unlike some I trust my vintage vibe!
Have a lovely weekend Everyone, we have Big Birthday celebrations, Mr Bea has reached another milestone! Oh and a REAL Christmas tree to decorate, the girls will be relieved!!!
Ada :) x