Rolling rolling rolling

Rolling rolling rolling

So the christmas rush came and went and Ceri’s birthday was upon us. I had a voucher for Tk maxx and had bought myself a big heart made up with rolled paper which is lovely but i thought to myself i could have a bash at this and off i went. Man it is quite addictive i managed to make our Ceri the bowl in my picture. To be honest i was quite pleased with it and it has got me on a rolling mission. I am going to try and make some pictures for our spring fair me thinks. I am so rock and roll…Well more folk and roll these days Xx

2012 was a hoot

Yep, last year, once again, I spent rather a lot of time with my little owl friends. People are still loving owls it seems, along with lots of other woodland creatures, and that’s all good with me. If I’m honest, a stall without an owl on would feel a little strange. 

But for the last Bearwood Handmade fair I did ring the changes with my ‘owls on sticks’ by, wait for it…..not putting a ribbon on some of them. Radical, huh? I actually found a couple of lovely sticks while out trawling the beautiful Warley Woods and they lent themselves to standing up on their own, so I just left them as perfect little ornaments for a windowsill or shelf. Not everybody wants to hang stuff up! Can’t believe how many words I have just written about not putting a ribbon on a stick!
In other owl news, I made these two hardy little chaps into doorstops. Filled with crushed shells and grit for weight, and made from sturdy denim, and leather, I DID add a ribbon to these guys, so they would be easy to pick up and move around. 
Anyway, all of my owl makes flew off the stall and they are hopefully making happy little homes for themselves around Bearwood and beyond. Will I be making more in 2013? Of course!

Snow is falling….

…and if you’ve got any sense you’ll be having cosy nights snuggled in front of a good film, with a warm mug of cocoa, a big pan of soup bubbling away, and a soft, toasty hot water bottle warming your cockles.

 

I’ve just decided to catch up a bit with some photos of makes from the end of last year. It all got a bit hectic and what with Twitter and Facebook and Instagram I tend to post photos of stuff all over the place and this poor old Crafty Muthas blog gets neglected. So right now I’m gonna right that wrong.

 

Here are some pics of some of the hot water bottle covers I made – they were a big hit and half of them sold before they even saw a craft fair, so I may well be making some more for next Christmas.

 

I tried to use the softest wool I could find, before felting it and adding appliqués – had great fun coming up with different ideas. Which one is your favourite?