Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Wrist Rest for Keyboard and Mouse

I like to do my typing at my desktop computer but find that I need a wrist support, I had been using a hard plastic one that came with my keyboard but it wasn't that comfortable. Sooooo like most crafters I have a fabric stash and plenty of toy stuffing so I made one, I liked it so much I made more.

The first one I made was this spotty leopard, no wild cats were harmed in the making of this wrist rest, I found toweling was much the better option.

A Wildcat Keyboard Rest
 Or how about a cute purple Dachshund with floppy orange ears. He makes a great desktop pet too.

A cute wrist rest for comfort

 I then decided that a fish would be an ideal shape for laying on the desk, what do you think?

A fishermans helper
They all come with a matching mouse pad, this one is made of denim fabric with an appliqued fish.  

Wrist Support and Mouse Pad
I love my desktop pet, it not only  makes it comfortable to type but these sort of pets don't need feeding, are not demanding and look good keeping guard of my desk.

My Desktop Pet

Wrist Support Desktop Pets

 Happy typing....

Jan x

I'm popping over to Handmade Monday  over at Sum of their Stories, why not join me, there are lots of great crafting blogs to see. 


Monday, 20 March 2017

Cute Sock Kittens

My cute little sock kittens have been purring along nicely

Fluffy Bed Socks make cute Kittens

I choose pretty bed socks because they make lovely squidgy kitty's.

A trio of Cat Tails

A Pair of Kitty Trouble

I double hand stitch each Kitten and they are filled with squishy toy stuffing.

Cats galore
The eyes and nose are made of felt and securely stitched. Pretty ribbon finishes them off nicely.

You can check to see if any are left in my Folksy Shop

Best Wishes

Jan x 

as per usual you can contact me via any of my shops or facebook, you'll find the links top right.

This post is joined up to the Handmade Monday Link Up

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Giraffe Room Plaque

I love giraffes so when I was asked to make a couple of plaques for a little boys room it was such a pleasure.

 After choosing from a selection of sketches I made a start.

We decided on the colours for the
edging and the ribbon.

The remit was to have a tiny bee on each plaque and a painted rainbow on one and rainbow ribbon on the other.

I was really pleased with how they turned out, my lovely customer was too.

I'd also painted another Giraffe Plaque quite a few years ago, you can see it and the sketches by following this link..

That's it from me for now

Jan x

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If you'd like to commission a plaque or anything else you've seen on my blog you can always get in touch with me via my Facebook or one of my shops... links on the right.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

A Garden plaque with Pretty Flowers

I'm having a bit of a catch-up, I've been lagging on the blogging front but not on the making front.

A personalised plaque for Oma's Garden, this is an outdoor plaque and I love taking the photo's out in the garden, especially when there are pretty flowers about.

Pretty Flowers in Oma's Garden

Beads and Twine to hang the Plaque

I can do similar plaques on request, you can always contact me via one of my shops or facebook, links are on the right.

Happy gardening

Jan x

Thursday, 7 July 2016

#Folksy Friday ~~~ Birds

Each week I shall be sharing some of my favorite finds, with links, from the wonderful online shopping platform Folksy
This week I've been in the garden watching the newly fledged birds being fed by their busy parents, so I've chosen birds  for this weeks  #folksyfriday post.......

 Who wouldn't be pleased with this lovely Letter Writing Set

I love this little Bird on the Donkey 

 A pretty Purple Birdie on a Necklace

 and lastly, a little Happy Bird Day Card

 that's all from me for this weeks Folksy Friday, I hope you can pop over for a browse.

Jan x

Sunday, 3 July 2016

White Unicorns

Firstly I'd like to say a big Congratulations to Victoria on her wedding announcement over at Lucy Blossom Crafts,   I wish her lots of fun and no pre-wedding stress while organising such a wonderful event.
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Meanwhile, I managed to pick up a couple of small canvases that came with their very own easels, they're so cute and perfect for a shelf or table top and perfect for a couple of Unicorns.......

A White Unicorn with a Silver Mane on a lovely sky blue background.

 Painted around the side of the canvas and finished off with a shimmer of sparkle.

 A Prancing White Unicorn on a peach background.

The mane is painted with silver and gold coloured paint and finished off with a shimmer of sparkle.

That's it from me at the moment, I'm sharing this post over at the linky party at Lucy Blossoms Blog

Jan x

Friday, 1 July 2016

#Folksy Friday - Poppies

Each week I shall be sharing some of my favorite finds, with links, from the wonderful online shopping platform Folksy
Today is the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme so I've chosen Poppies for this weeks  #folksyfriday post.

A beautiful Dish from...

This lovely Candle from...

 A Cat and Poppies from my shop....

A Pretty Poppy Necklace by...

I hope you can pop by and click on the links to the shops and help to spread the hand made love.

Take care

Jan x