Monday, 4 April 2011

Handmade (Manic) Monday - again!

Many thanks again to Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts for hosting Handmade Monday again - it's a lovely way to share handmade things, and have a look at what everyone else has been up to. I'm sorry that I've been absent for a while - I did have a quick look at some of the links, but didn't get through them all!

The last couple of weeks has been rather a battle - lots of baby impressions, as mentioned in my previous post and also a few last-minute Mothers' Day orders, coupled with my daughter being off school with a tummy bug! Not a very relaxing combination of events!

Here are a couple of the Mothers' Day photo frames I did:



Here are some New Baby frames I've done too - I know the design isn't exactly original. Polka dots are everywhere, but it's such a classic and a bit less 'fussy' than the daisy frame I do.


Finally, I did finish the little crochet baby pumps - so here they are.


I've also just finished a knitted chicken - so I'll photo her for next time, and there are more bunny nuggets on the way too - not long until Easter now....

Apart from all this, I also took part in 2 concerts - one in the lovely Lichfield Cathedral, and one in Stoke on Trent. I play the oboe in a local orchestra - the only musical thing I do nowadays. Having studied music at university a long time ago it's great to be able to keep my music going as a hobby.


This is what an oboe looks like (in case you were wondering!)


Maybe I'll see what musical-themed handmade items I can find for next time - any suggestions welcome!

9 comments:

  1. Very nice frames, and I really love the baby "pumps"! They look just like little girl shoes! Very cute. :)

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  2. Love the gentle colours of the picture frames. Why not do a frame with your favourite music sheet and musical notes on the outside - I'm sure it would be popular.

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  3. Last week I was at 'The Apex' in Bury St Edmunds listening to my neice play in the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, it was a lovely evening.
    Your 'ickle shoes are so cute.

    Jan x

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  4. Congratulations on your concert performance, very brave in front of an audience. Love your picture frames they are so pretty.

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  5. Oh those little shoes are so adorable! Also love your frames, I agree about polka dots, such a popular design.

    Thanks for taking part in HM x

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  6. Those little crochet shoes are so cute. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. I love those little shoes....I would get them for my cat if I thought for a split second she would wear 'paw warmers' x

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  8. I used to love playing as part of an orchestra - clarinet/sax player myself. I had a go at the bassoon once. Loved it, but far too expensive to go out and buy one :(

    Love those frames. I really like the way you add the polymer clay shapes to them. Something a little different and always complimentary. And not that I want one of my own, but I love kids clothes. Those booties are soooo sweet!

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  9. Thank you for all your lovely comments - I'm pleased to say that the little shoes sold (the power of blogging eh?) so will be going to a little baby girl born this week :)
    Better get my crochet hook out....!

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