Wednesday, December 31, 2008

welsh badges

Here are some badges I did for a custom order before Christmas. I love maps.

I am certain that 2009 will bring with it more badges - I have some very cool ideas I'm working on. I have decided I will take up the 365 photography challenge and Mr Pippa may join me, which will be nice. I might introduce you to his Flickr page sometime soon. I'm really feeling the need to get scrapbooking again and that jewellery-making craving isn't going away either. Hmmm, what else am I hoping to achieve in 2009? I'd like to draw more and do some more mixed media art work. I wonder what else I'll do - this time last year I had never thought I'd be able to make sock creatures, or that is would be sock creatures which would lead to me opening a shop!

Thank you for checking out my blog. Thanks to those of you who visit every so often and to those who visit regularly. The biggest thanks go to those of you who leave nice comments for me - you make blogging more fun :o)

Cheerio for now, see you in 2009.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I'm not used to this camera yet

While sewing on the ears on this spotty monkey, I just had to take a photo.

I love how every sock animal has a different personality. These two were Christmas orders. Unfortunately, the only pictures I managed to get of them before hurriedly posting them in time for Christmas were these awful out-of-focus shots.

Please forgive me: it was a new camera and I had it on the wrong setting. Fortunately, these monkeys didn't travel too far so I will be able to get some good photographs of them eventually.

Merry Christmas, fellow bloggers! I was planning on doing a little post over Christmas but it was busier than I expected and I'm now beginning the slow recovery back to my 'normal'. But I did enjoy Christmas. Here's a glimpse of what mine looked like (I'm getting the hang of the new camera now)...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

traveling monkeys

I had a lot of fun wrapping these monkeys ready for their travels. You know how much I love colour co-ordination, so I was especially pleased with the matching tissue paper.

Curled up and tucked in tight.

And ready to go...

That Folksy order brightened up a very bad week. Hooray for Folksy!

I am finally feeling festive (yes it has taken this long) and am actually looking forward to Christmas. Although, I'm also looking forward to January, when life gets back to normal. Also, I've been thinking about doing 365 days of photos. I'm sure you've seen other people doing it on Flickr and the like. I fancy doing it. All it involves is taking a picture of your life each day. I'm not sure that my pictures will be particularly arty, but I like the idea of capturing the mundane things in life: the things which normally go unphotographed.

Well, that's all for now. I'm going to photograph my new necklace - I'm so pleased with it!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm getting there

Again, I just wanted to say hello. I'm getting there. Blogging and creating will be completely back to normal after Christmas. For now, I'm just trying to keep on top of life. But I do have some exciting things to show you: not only has the sewing machine been out, but so has the scrapbooking and jewellery-making things. Right now, I'm wrapping some Folksy orders! So much happening!

I'll be back soon...

Monday, December 8, 2008

pb+j cupcakes

So to you Brits, these would be called Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes. Elsewhere, you might call them Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes. Either way, they are absolutely amazing... if you like peanut butter and strawberry jam.

They don't look that impressive, but they taste amazing. I cut off a bit of cake on the top and put the jam in that way. It doesn't even matter that they look messy because then they get covered in peanut butter icing. Mmmmmmm.

Mr Pippa made these cakes - I just told him what to do. They are absolutely yummy and they didn't last long with our weekend visitors. We will definitely be making some more of these.

I'm not properly back to blogging just yet. In fact, the tonsillitis has gone and has been replaced with the flu. I'm going back to bed to dream about PB&J cupcakes.

Ps I don't have a clue what's going on with the font size these days. I'll sort it another day. My eyes are watering too much to focus properly anyway. Achoo!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

thank you for your patience...your call is important to are being held in a queue...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I've now had 6 sales on Folksy! Very exciting indeed. Unfortunately, I've been really busy. So of course, I've been feeling more rough than usual and I don't even know that I'll be able to catch-up with myself until after Christmas! I'll definitely have something to show you soon though. I'm working on two sock monkeys (custom orders), so they are on the way. Thank you for checking back and being patient with me. Your lovely comments mean so much to me :o)