Friday, 7 December 2012

Two New Friends.....

 

 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

37 comments:

  1. My glue gun and staple gun are old friends. It's so quick and easy to transform almost anything with them! Love the Craft Currency idea - peg bag anyone? I have to restrain myself when it comes to bobble trim, I'm rather too fond of it and would use it on everything! Enjoy your weekend, love Mrs RV x

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  2. Lots of fun stuff here today! I do like the scrappy bauble...those kinds of things are fun to put together just on a whim. You've done a great remake of the chair with your new live-ins! I need to acquaint myself with a certain SG here in my own house. I just keep putting it off, but I love remade cushions on chairs - especially the beautiful fabric everyone adds - very inspiring! Have a great weekend with your family :) Wendy

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  3. Ooh I do so love a staple gun :) gorgeous covers and bauble
    Victoria xx

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  4. Ada, whaddya mean, it's not brilliant? I'm talking about the ball thingy made from scraps (why did I throw away the scraps from my recent cuttings - I'm a complete fool). How did you do it? For God's sake, let me know (sorry about the desperate and hysterical tone to this comment - deep breaths).

    Your chair makeover is fabulous and I'm loving the use of ric-rac and lace trimming on your work. Pompom trimming is the bees knees isn't it? Have a lovely weekend. xx

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    1. You make them the same as a wool one, just keep winding strips of left over fabric onto the cardboard ring. You end up with the finished Pom Pom quite uneven so you need to trim it, that's the messy bit! I used lots of shorter bits but I think it work better with thinner, much longer strips! :)

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  5. Your glue gun is rather flash-looking! I've had a bit of an unhealthy obsession with glue guns since I first got to use one at school aged fourteen. They are handy for so many things.

    Love the chair! I found a similar colour 70s sheet in a charity shop recently and am currently musing what to use it for.

    Oh, and I'd love to play with pompom trim!

    Anna x

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  6. Very lovely indeed and I do love Hollie Hobbie! I hope your weekend is a peaceful, happy one.

    Stephanie

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  7. Hi Ada, your new little helpers are brilliant. I can just see you wearing your floral hipster toolbelt ready to aim fire with your stapler and your glue gun! I'm quite tempted to try these myself. By the way I was thinking your christmas tree pictures would make nice postcards don't you think? Have a good weekend Heather x

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    1. Yes they would, only I'm not a great photographer! You have just given me another idea, that picture I made with Penny, I could make a Christmas tree one, a bit like Wool and Wood ones! :) x

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  8. Got my glue gun and stapler in 1992 from a friend who dressed windows for shops all over the UK - I've never looked back - enjoy!

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  9. So you have met some of my old friends?? We've been friends for decades, and they have saved my day several times! Treasure them;o) Hollie Hobbie fabric? Where on earth did you get those? he was my favorite person years ago, and I just found some buttons with her ;o) Enjoy yoru weekend! Hugs

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  10. Many lovely things in this post Ada....You've been busy!!!! I imagine a big smile on your face!!!
    xxx Ale

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  11. pompom trim, oh, my one littel weakness! (I lie, I lie, as you know there are more...)

    I have to confess I'm not allowed near the glue gun these days due to an unfortunate set of circumstances which weren't ENTIRELY my fault, but, of course, cats cannot be held blameworthy for anything can they...and my staple gun shoots staples everywhere 'cept where its directed which probably serves me right for buying it in poundland!

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    1. Oh dear! That's sounds like a painful story! :)

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  12. You really are so clever! I love your finds. Can't wait to see the other stool finished. I would love a stash of Holly Hobby sheets - what will you do with these treasures??? Have a wonderful wonderful weekend xo

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    1. I only have a little bit left, it was just some little bits really, think I might use them for little pockets in some bags I'm making! :)

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  13. Hi Ada, I saw these beautiful birds on a friends blog, one would look so cute on your tree! http://loverofvintage.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/my-baby-turned-two.html

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  14. I love love love your chair! I reupholstered some Chairs I inherited from my Grandfather - so I get to keep something that reminds me of my Childhood at their house, but it fits in with our house now.
    Claire

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  15. Oh you clever thing you! That chair is awesome - in my favourite colours too. And I agree with Loo - the giant pom-pom is fantastic. Really cool.

    I am also into pom-pom trim and can't stop buying it - I have plans for cushions. When i get a moment. Love love love that last pic of the sheet fabric on that stool - it's beautiful. If you decide to sell some please let me know. Even if it's just a FQ. :)

    Like your idea of a crafty swap. Very good.

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  16. You've done a great job, that chair is gorgeous. Love the idea of a crafty exchange. Enjoy your weekend, groetjes, Gerda

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  17. A beautiful chair, and I always love seeing your colorful and vintagey creations!! Happy sweet weekend to you! xo Heather

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  18. the transformation of the chair is nothing short of brilliant the colour is lovely too.Always lots to read on your blogs, sounds like a good idea your multi swap shop for those creative enough to make things others want. Will watch for more details.

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  19. I recently bought a glue gun and totally get how much you love it! And bobble trim, yes, that is another new indulgence of mine...

    The chair and cushion are lovely, good job! x

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  20. Your chair is fabulous, love those colours
    Oooh i love a good glue gun!
    love jooles x

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  21. I love bobble trim as well! I like sewing it to pillow cases and aprons. Your chair looks wonderful. Great fabric!!

    Madelief x

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  22. So you're hanging out with Mr SG who's sharp, and Mr GG who's hot? Have fun ;D

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  23. Love the bobble trim too, the craft swap is a great idea. I have a meeting with Mr. GG too to make Christmas crackers. Sarah x

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  24. The chair looks fab Ada. I too have a love of pom poms and holly bobbie - I had a floor length holly hobbie skirt as a girl, can still remember it. mel x

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  25. I used to have a Holly Hobbie sleeping bag! Oh the memories :)

    Your chair and Christmas Tree look amazing! You've been so busy - when do you sleep? :) XOL

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  26. Ada, I love everything about this post! Always a delight to visit your beautiful blog and clever makes. I like the idea of a new year pick me up with a swopof sorts, sounds brill xox Penelope

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  27. Hi Ada
    I love your two new friends. Wish you a lot of fun by decorating the Christmas tree. Have a nice week.
    Moni :)

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  28. I love your makeovers, so beautifully done thanks to mr sg and mr gg....I use them both too and also have had glue burns now and then! Love the bobble trim....and crafty swaps are great! Especially to give some crafty inspiration in the new year :)
    I absolutely love your christmas tree in the previous post too, well done...you are a very talented lady!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Helen x

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  29. Hi Ada, a friend has loaned me her staple gun and I just can't think of enough things to staple!! Love your chair. And I really like the idea of a crafty currency swap.

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  30. Thanks everyone for all your kind words! :) x

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  31. Gosh they are serious bits of equipment - you are far braver then me, but your chair is lovely all dolled up and looking pretty so I think throwing caution to the wind was a very good thing...indeed.

    Nina x

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  32. I had Hollie Hobby curtains in my bedroom when i was a little girl. I haven't seen that pattern in years! It was so nice to see it again.
    Rosie

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  33. Ooh, your chair has turned out beautifully, I love the colours!

    I love the idea of a crafty swap.

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