Newly fledged!

Just a quick one!

I’ve finished my first creation of 2012, hurrah!

Here’s everything ready to start felting…

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By the way, my workbox was a Christmas pressie from my other half’s sister last year – no, the year before last now! – it’s so useful, I love it!

And here’s the new fledgling in progress…

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…and here he is all finished – a weeny baby brown owl brooch 🙂

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Now he’s happily perched in my shop just waiting for you to buy him!

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A winning wol!

Squeeeeeeeee! My little snowy owl won the CraftBlogUK Christmas Link Party!

I’m so chuffed, I never win anything!

Massive, massive thanks to everyone who voted 🙂

Here’s my winning wol…

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And huge apologies to Annie, who I pipped to the post – it was a very close thing!

Annie has a great blog – please take a look! Here’s her lovely poppy picture, and link above takes you to her post about how she made it 🙂

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Thanks again to everyone who voted, and to CraftBlogUK for hosting such a fun party!

Happy Handmade Christmas!

So – hands up! Who has handmade things amongst the pressies they’re wrapping for Christmas this year? You have? Hurrah!

Here are some of the things I’m wrapping… Believe me, it’s been rather hard not to keep them for myself!

This sweet little owly bag is made by FruteJuce – I’m going to fill it with little treats 🙂 It’s beautifully made, and you can choose the material for the lining.

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Rachel Elliott is such a talented glass artist! I’ve been eyeing up her lovely leverets for ages!

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Ok, there’s always one. *hangs head shamefully…*

I’m afraid that these beautiful earings by Alison Moore are NOT going to be wrapped. I was very good for nearly a week after they arrived, but finally crumbled and I’m wearing them right now!

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I love the mixture of elegance and rustic charm Alison breathes into her work – I have seven pairs of her earings now, next on the list are her stacking rings!

So apologies to XXXXXX who was going to be getting earings for Christmas, but will now be getting something else! Ooooops!

Finally, with only about 19 hours left to vote, CraftBlogUK’s Christmas Link Party is getting really exciting, with two crafters currently neck and neck! If you haven’t voted yet, please do – don’t forget, you can vote for up to three different items! And if you like my little snowy owl brooch and give it one of your votes – well, that’d just be lovely! 🙂

Thanks for reading! x