Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Father's Day!

To all dads everywhere, but especially mine... happy father's day.
I've been a bit too busy to blog lately and will have to catch up with everything I've been doing once term is over (9 school days left!!). But I didn't want to miss the chance to say happy father's day to my dad.
This is the card I made him...

I baked him some cookies and covered this notebook for him to use when he's planning his DIY projects...

I suppose I mostly take after my mum but here are my top 5 things I got from my dad...

1. My curly hair
2. My ability to do sudoku and crosswords
3. My maths skill & general intelligence (- sorry mum - you gave me common sense though!)
4. My willingness to give any sort of DIY a go
5. My sense of humour (we find the same sorts of things funny)

Ok - back out to the garden to make the most of the fabulous sunny weather we have just now.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Shrine swap gorgeousness

Thank you so much to Efemera who sent me this beautiful shrine. I love it so much because its different to shrines I would make myself. I love the use of printed pages and the china doll arm and the detail in the tiny bracelet. It has great texture contrasts - the background paper, the lace and the delicate little buttons.
Anyway - it spurs me on to get my own shrines finished and get the one for my swapee sent off - I only hope she likes it as much as I like this little treasure.

Ok - more's the back (I love the birdcage)

And a close up on the little 'ruff' which I think is inspired!!

Thanks again Efemera!