Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Lace and buttons and ribbons and stuff!

Hello again.
Firstly, a big thank you to all of you who
wished us well for the Craft Fair.
It was really lovely, and very well
attended for our first attempt too.
For anyone struggling to find Craft Fairs close to you
I would really recommend trying to do you own.

I have been trying to get back into the
swing of things, catching up with sewing etc.
I started last week by making
myself some fabric boxes to keep
my ever-growing stash of trim in.
( I'll do photos for another post)
But this week didn't go to plan.
Sadly, my lovely Poppy dog took poorly,
and yesterday morning she was taken to
the vets for the last time.
She was getting old (14&half)
and what we thought was simple old age problems
was actually much worse.
She was so poorly bless her,
but, thank God, she went down hill very fast
so she didn't suffer too long.

So today I threw myself into making broaches
with my new lace stash.
I've been saving covered buttons for sometime too
so put together with a few other bits
and this is what I came up with.

I'm thinking of putting a few in my blogshop
but mostly they are for the festival
my daughter is doing in a few weeks,
and a fete we're doing a week later.

I've been making these too

Well not actually "making" as such,
but covering them, so spending
far too much time on my derry air
doing the cross stitch ;)

And I have been catching up with swaps etc,
just not posted them yet *doh*
And I have an award from the lovely Mitmot,
but I'll sort that in my next post too.
Hopefully by then I'll be a little bit
more with it!!!

With love and blessings in Christ


angel said...

Firstly, I am so sorry for the loss of poppy BM, such a shame. :-(

I love your journals and recipe books what a lovely idea, and your broaches are gorgeous.:-)

I agree a craftfair is an excelent idea, we have one this Sat [ not that i am doing it] in church, another lady is doing it from outside, its looking good so far for bookings, its called "what women want" or suchlike, anyway, glad your looking to do more of these fairs.

Love hugs and blessings. Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X
*woriestr* ......erm.... nuffin ... cant fink of ziltch ....

claire said...

Love to see your makes - very pretty brooches. I'll try and come up with some boy ideas ;) ...they are trickier than pink uns aren't they!!!

mitmot said...

fabby brooches - you are such a clever lady

sorry to hear about Poppy

love and blessings

MM xx

LissyLou said...

So sorry to hear about Poppy.

Glad the fair went well, your journal and recipe books are gorgeous xx

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your Poppy ... what a good age.

The bit about your Derry Air made me smile .... I always think derriere when I hear the music Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)!

Raspberry Grace said...

Dear BM,

I've only just seen this..I am really sorry about poor Poppy,

Have a big hug from me,

Love, Rasp xx

Lace hearts said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Poppy. I still miss our dog, and she died around 4 years ago, but dogs are a very special part of us aren't they.
Your makes as always look fab.
Big hugs from me. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine,

That is so sad about your beloved doggy, but as you say, at least she wasn't suffering for long X

The photos of your craft fair, and the bits you've been making are great :-) i;m glad the craft fair went well!

Love Rose XXX

Lajoni said...

So sorry about Poppy, thankfully shes at peace....I love your journals think they're great you are so clever and have great ideas x

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Poppy, it is simply heart breaking when a family pet dies, I know, I've been there. I hope your doign ok.

I love the notebooks you have covered, there so pretty. xxxxx

fiftiesgirl said...

Sorry to hear about your dog, hope you are ok x