Wednesday, December 28, 2011
My favourite find, this cute little pewter owl for $1.A handmade hand appliqued wall hanging with buttons and ribbon embroidery, only $2!This pair of cufflinks were $1 and pretty nifty if you ask me.A plastic deer, a little beaten up but now much loved, all for a mere 30 cents (cup of tea handmade and porcelain pot found at markets).A few vintage brooches from 50 cents up to $3 each.Some tiny little pictures in frames for 20 cents each, so sweet!And this gorgeous Australian Folk Art sign for $3 to welcome visitors and summon in the New Year.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
12 parrots prattling, 11 numbats nagging, 10 lizards leaping, 9 wombats working8 possums playing, 7 koalas climbing, 6 platypuses, 5 kangaroos4 kookaburras, 3 jabirus, 2 pink galahsand an emu up a gum tree!
All made with felt and a permanent marker, I've been trying to make these for years but could never find the time. This year, I was determined!
Also, our decorated bottle tree out the front, shimmering with water droplets after a thunderstorm.Simple beading on clear plastic thread, so easy even the kids would enjoy doing it, and it looks wonderful!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I made two.One redand one Blue!The little candy canes and snowman are made from clay, but the snowman's arms are real twigs.I had to wait for the bottle trees to arrive from the UK. I can't find them for sale anywhere in Australia.The ric rac sets off the blue house wonderfully!Displayed inside, the glitter twinkles like Christmas lights.I might make a few more next year and start building a village!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
You can embellish them however you want. I've used buttons for eyes, thread for the nose and a ribbon with a bow around the neck. Hang them on your tree as ornaments! Their little legs are pose-able too.If you get stuck with the pattern, let me know in the comments with a way to contact you and I'll try and help.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
- Wool, preferably white or cream
- Cardboard or pom pom maker
- 2 matching buttons
- small amount of thread
- pink blush makeup
Glue the button eyes and thread mouth into position.Lastly, gently brush some pink blush onto wool where cheeks should be. Blow off excess makeup and you're done!
A cute little snow ball that will never melt!