Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Plaque for a Garden Play House

I had a wonderful returning customer who wanted a Plaque for her daughters garden play house, the brief was quite loose but she'd like it to include a watering can, sunflowers and grape hyacinth.

Outdoor Play House Plaque

 I emailed a sketch to my client and got the go ahead, we decided on lilac for the edging.

Grape Hyacinth & Glitter Paint

The Plaque is larger and chunkier than the usual size I make, this is approximately 8 x 5 x 1/2 inch, for those that use metric this is 20 x 12 x 1.3cm. It has been finished off with a dabbling of glitter and outdoor varnish.

Sunflowers and Toadstools

I love a sparkle of glitter on outdoor items, especially when we have a bit of sunshine. It was really well received and I got such lovely feedback. I love it when my customers are happy.

I'm popping this post over to the Handmade Monday Link Up over on the Handmade Harbour Blog

Update on last weeks Collared Doves Post... She is still patiently sitting on the nest, aka, hanging basket. The male comes along occasionally to give her a break and she goes off to (presumably) eat, on her return she sits for a few moments on a garden post preening her feathers, father then flies off and she resumes her nesting.

Have a great week

Jan x

Monday, 21 April 2014

Collared Doves Nesting

No new makes from me today but I just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a very Happy Easter, I haven't had any chocolate eggs but I have a couple of real eggs in the garden..

Collared Dove Eggs

These belong to a lovely pair of Collared Doves that have decided that an old hanging basket is the ideal place for them to nest, they are only a young pair and this is probably their first 'nest'. They have added nothing to the grass and weeds that were already growing in the basket.

Dove in the Garden

The basket is hanging a couple of feet away from my kitchen window, they have got so used to me that they don't fly away when I open or close the window, they don't even fly away when I am out in the garden unless I'm hanging washing out but as soon as I walk away from the washing line the lovely little dove is back sitting on the eggs.

Collared Dove sitting on eggs

Happy Easter to all who read this and to everyone who takes part in Handmade Monday

Jan x

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Bunny Rabbit Puppets for Easter

Hello all, I've been busy sewing this week, one of my new items are these cute little bunnies...

 Bunny Puppets

Made from snuggly fleece fabric

Bunny Faces   ***  Bunny Ears   ***   Bunny Pocket

Perfect for little hands

Easter Bunny Hand Puppet

in a selection of lovely colours

Bunny Glove Puppets

Complete with Bunny tails.......

Bunny Tails

These Bunnies have a little pocket on the front that matches the bunny ear fabric, the insides are lined with cotton fabric.These make a great little play puppet for little hands.
I'll be putting these in my online shop over at Folksy

I'm also popping over to link this post to Handmade Monday  and see the other great bloggers who take part in the weekly Linky up.

Jan x