Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fairy Giveaway.....

Charmed Victorian is having a lovely Fairy Giveaway. Go visit her blog and take a look:)

 The Almond Blossom Fairy - Cicely Mary Barker

Take care:)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Match Holder....

I thought this was such a cool idea.....take a mason jar and add some sandpaper and voila... a very practical match holder for your kitchen or camping or BBQ........


I found this idea at Craftaholicsanonymous.

Take care:)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Artist Julia Feld....

I love it when some one takes an everyday object and makes it into something else.

Here, artist Julia Feld has taken old books and hollowed them out and re-inserted the images from their pages for a different perspective of their contents....

...double click on the pictures for a better view:)

Hokey Stokes at Etsy.com


Another.....

She also has a blog where you can see more of her work........Hokey Stokes.

Take care:)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Felty goodness.....

......65 colours came winging their way from England....ooooaaahhh....I love playing with felt:)



Take care:)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bloggy upsets.....

Well...it would seem that I have been hit by Bloggeritis. I had read on various blogs that some people were unable to leave comments. Guess what? Yes. It's my turn:(

So while I can visit I can't comment. Sorry :(

ADDED: It appears that I can leave comments on some blogs but not all blogs.....very strange. It keeps asking me to sign into Blogger over and over and over and sometimes not. Oh well:)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I stole this.....

.....from another blog because I thought it was so darn cute...



Take care:)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Yoka...customizing a toy.......

This artist takes a blank panda bear.... a Yoka from adFunture.... and customizes the toy into a piece of art.....

Double click after you press play to get the full screen mode. That way you can get rid of the annoying ads.



Take care:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Origami City......

I want to share something my son sent me regarding a young Tokyo artist by the name of Waturo Itou who over a period of four years created a wonderful Origami city......

As you can see it is quite a large installation. When it was completed it was put on display at an exhibition on the artificial island of Umihotaru, near Tokyo. The exhibition is called Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle On the Ocean).


After the display is over it is/was the artist's intention to burn the paper city and video graph it happening. Why? So he would be able to play the video backwards and see his city rising from the flames. The article about the artist was from Squidoo.com and was dated 2009. I wasn't able to find out if he actually did burn it......I hope not.

I googled and found the site where the original pictures used in the article came from....some really awesome pictures of the paper city on display...........Tokyobling's Blog

Take care:)

Something Unique By Lana Giveaway!!!!!!

Lana at somethinguniquebylana is having a fabulous giveaway. Some really lovely beads, charms and findings.

Many of them are handcrafted and are very unique.

So please go and visit her, say hello, read her giveaway rools and leave a comment to be entered into her giveaway draw.

Take care:)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bunny Watch.....

Yesterday my husband found a teeny tiny itty bitty little injured bunny beside our driveway. It looked like it had it's fur stripped off it's backside. Probably it had been hit by a car and dragged at bit. It was hurt but it seemed pretty alert. We think it may be one of the little bunnies that sometimes bop about our back yard. 

Anyway, I gave the little injured bunny a bit of water and we left it there but kept a watch on it. It started eating some grass so we were feeling a bit hopeful that it would be okay. Then some crows showed up and my husband chased them away. Then Mr. MTG decided to move the bunny into our back yard. He gently lifted it with a clean towel and put it in some clover at the back end of the yard. As soon as he put it down it hopped away across the yard and went under our hedge. It sat there for awhile licking it's wounded backside and then off it went. So we know it hadn't broken anything. 

So now I'm on bunny watch hoping that the little thing is okay. Sigh.....silly me :)

I have been trying to take better pictures with my camera as I am useless with anything mechanical. I really need a better light source I think.

I took some pictures of a clothespin doll that I made a while ago. I used to make and sell a lot of them and I've got a few started that I should really finish. She's made of lace and artificial silk flowers and leaves. Her head piece is a whole flower. Putting a face on that small bead is a pain so I'm trying to think of something better. Stayed tuned:) 

Take care.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I will be away for a bit....

...because I have stuff to do. The most important is trying to get my brothers house ready for resale. I had to enter his space two years ago and put him into assisted medical care. His house is a ruin and we really don't know where to start but start we must.

I'll be back soon:)

Take care.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's a hot day in the city today.....

It's about 35°C outside my back door at the moment.

The air conditioning has gone on and we are all just trying to stay cool inside.


Take care:)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Little Teddy Bear Pattern......

Here is a sweet little pattern called Smudge. You can get the directions and the pattern free at Teddy Bears & Friends.

Take care:)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Joggles Discount Code......LAST DAY!!!!!

I don't know if any of you will be interested but Joggles.com has a Memeorial Day discount code.

This is the last day for the discount!!!!

To receive the discount use this coupon code:

MEMORIAL-DAY-2011

Be sure to enter the code in the Coupon Code box (which is on the payment page) exactly as you see it in this post. Use UPPERcase letters, the hyphens, and do not add any spaces. If you enter the code incorrectly the cart will not apply the discount.

The discount offer is valid until 11:59 pm EDT on Friday the 3rd of June 2011.

Last Day Today!!!!!

Take Care.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I got mail.....

Today I received my swap doll from my Damselfly Swap partner. I was a bit worried as the mailmen are threatening to strike but fortunately she arrived in one piece safe and sound.

Here she is...her name is Syrina......

My pictures are the pits........they don't do her justice. She is a pretty mauvey purple with turquoise. He wings are made from a sheer fabric/ribbon and she has a very pretty belt around her middle.

I also got some other goodies and a card with a sweet dragonfly on it......:)

Thank you Kathie. You are a great swap partner. You can find Kathie here......Beyond The Storybook.

Take care:)