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!


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

  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.

  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

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

  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

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

  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

  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!

  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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