Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Still Playing

I'm still playing around with the background on my blog. I'm trying out a few different ones. On the weekend I'll get time to fix my header up and make it fit in with the background I choose to go with. So in the meantime the header may look abit strange with the background.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

I've Been Playing

This is my second beading sample. I'm starting on the beaded doll now. I'm not sure what design I'll do on her yet. I like the colours in this beading sample so I might use them again unless some other idea pops up.

I've been playing around with my blog today. I still have some playing to do. I kinda like the 3 column look as 2 columns can get abit crowded. The background is a freebie by Itkupilli I think she is very kind to give these for free as well as all the information that she shares on her blog.

I'm not sure if I will keep the blog header or change it. Also I'm going to do some rearranging of all the sidebar icons and maybe delete some that aren't necessary. I'd like to be able to create my own blog background but I'm not that clever yet. I think I saw something on Itkupilli's website which mentioned how to do this - I might have to go and have another look.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Thanks Marga!

"Sunshine" - ATC by Marga

I received this lovely ATC in the post this week all the way from Florida from Marga

It was a lovely surprise and the first ATC I have every got from anyone - so its extra special.

It came in this little cover that she had also made, which is a great idea.
Thanks again Marga, you made my day!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Some More Beading and Hand Embroidery Group

I've finished this sample. The edges are abit wobbly and the beading isn't the best but I like how the motif turned out. It is my first try at this type of beading so its going to take abit of practice. I found it abit hard sometimes when trying to get into the corners to make it even. I suppose it all takes practice. I need to put a backing on it and do some edging and that may fix the edges up abit.

I really like this sample so far. It looks terrible in the photo. The bugle beads are a very light green and a darker green alternated, with a gold seed bead on each end. It wouldn't scan. When I've done some more, I'll try to get a better image of it.

This weeks lesson is the start of the beaded art doll. We are making the face moulds, the body and starting on the beaded shield front. I haven't started yet so I'll have to get cracking!

For the Hand Embroiderers out there you might like to visit the Hand Embroidery Network Group. I've joined but haven't had a chance to have a good look around it yet.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

A little Weekend Visitor

Last Saturday this little cutey got handed into me at work. It had been found in the children's park right next to my work. I rang Animal Rescue and they didn't have room for it, so they asked if I could take it home for the weekend and ring them again on Monday.

So when I took it home I was sure to tell my 7 year old son that we were just acting as carers for the weekend and it had to go back on Monday. We already have a cat Jazzy and really can't afford at the moment to have a second cat particularly as we go away abit and have to put our cat into a pet resort for those times.
Anyway, within moments of bringing him home it had the name "Midnight". It was so affectionate and playful. We all fell in love with it. It kept ending up on my husband's tummy or shoulder - I think it was trying it's hardest to win him over. When I fed it for the first time it must have been so hungry that it went splashing right through the milk to get to the food. In the night when it was getting tired it snuggled up underneath my chin, which was really cute.

Every time our cat would see it they both would hiss at each other, but on the morning before the kitten went Jazzy was hanging around getting abit closer. It was best that she didn't get too close to it though as she probably would have been heartbroken when it went. As it was, in the afternoon she looked all over the house to see where it had gone. There were also a few tears on my sons part.

On Monday I took it out to Animal Rescue and they said that it was only about 2 months old. As it was so loveable and friendly they said that it shouldn't have any trouble finding a home. Also they said that everyone usually wants a black and white kitten. It still pulled on my heartstrings - it would have been nice to have kept him. But I suppose sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.
I couldn't work in a vets or for Animal Rescue, I'd fall in love with all the animals and want to keep them all. My sons like that too.
So heres hoping that little Midnight is snuggled up somewhere now with a new family who are going to love him like crazy as he had such a beautiful nature.