Sunday, 29 August 2010

Chick Chick

Chick Chick
Originally uploaded by fraggierocks
A couple of day ago the newest additions to our family arrived. Meet Foxy, Polly and Nugget, Nugget is the biggest and is the boss (top of pic) Molly (left) follows nugget everyone and lastly Foxy (right and named after a friend) is the smallest and had had a bit of a battering.

They all need a bit of tlc and a few cuddles which I am happy to do and so far they have produced the most amazing eggs I have ever tasted.

I have to say im totally hooked, they are great characters and very tame and curious and i'd have dozens if I had the space. Plus their muck will make great compost!

Ask me how much I love chickens in mid January lol x

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Weekend to Hastings

The Driver.... heehee

The Dartford Crossing...

Hasting... wet and windy!

The 'Old Town'

Major Inspiration after visiting the Shipwreck Musuem!


Birdie Poohing on the Drivers Car haha....

Fish and Chips on the Beach

Coming Home :(

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Bird Swap - What I sent!

Hurrah! She received it safe and sound and she loves it! Phew I was so worried it would get lost or have a huge custom charge!

I'll blog in more detail tomorrow about the individual pieces but I was quite chuffed with my efforts hence the sneaky peek!

Latest Commission Piece

I was very lucky to get the chance to try something new with my latest commission. I was shown a picture of her 'Pack of Card' inspired jewellery and I also remembered that she loved the new Alice in Wonderland movie. I didn't want to do something obvious but I loved the idea of using a heart shape and incorporating the swarovski rhinestones that feature on her necklace and earrings.

So this is what I came up with. The heart is blocked in sinamy, padded and then covered in a cotton fabric then each swarovski rhinestone was individually glued into position. I've never used hot-fix before and I was super happy with the results. I also attached red shaped turkey feathers and its all sewn to a plain black headband.

The great thing about this headpiece is that it quite subtle in natural light but once under the disco lighting it will shimmer and shine!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Rainy Days

T-Shirt Embroidery
Originally uploaded by fraggierocks
The weather is pants and we have a big dose of cabin fever. My daughter Jessica has chicken pox as well so she is a bit down in the dumps.

We decided to make something together so we 'borrowed' her new P.E T-Shirts and made an embroidered picture. She designed and drew it herself and I did the sewing.

Looks cute I have to say!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Where We Live...

This is where I live. I live on the top of the Nene Valley, its windy and freezing in winter and we get regular wafting yukky smells but I love it and I wouldnt want it any other way - well maybe a house that isnt falling down and decent views from my window (facing wrong way) lol

Monday, 9 August 2010

Bedside Table Decopage Recon....

We brought two bedside tables from the local tip when we moved for £5 (for some reason the tip wont sell stuff anymore grrrr) We liked them because they fitted in with the period and style of our home.

To brighten them up I painted them a light mauve colour and added cut out flowers. I have varnished it to seal the flowers in and I plan at a later date to line the inside with some vintage papers.

Here are some before and after pics....

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Bird Swap

When I saw that noodleBubble was hosting a bird swap on her fab blog I just had to take part. At the time I was heavily inspired by birds and I had loads of ideas. I was partnered with the lovely Molly P and I recieved a really cute package of goodies.

Here is what I recieved, I hope she has got my package I sent it out last week and I am so worried its not arrived.... eek!

Thanks Molly P!!!!!