What's made me laugh is how my friends/family/regular customers have ignored this and requested more than ever. Good job I'm so utterly rubbish at saying no!!
I'm pleased to report that I've really enjoyed block making this week - I think I just overdid it at Christmas and the busyness took the creative spirit out of it.
The pink blocks are for one of my all time favourite customers Paula ('I know you're not doing any commissions but.....!')
She has a set for her daughter's birthday (pink and white to match the cake) and one for her sister (black, white and red to match the cake!)
The next set is for the arrival of a new baby...
the start of a new family:
I love the greys and whites in this paper (Tim Holtz)
This chunky block is for a 21st birthday - using Lauren Child's version of 'The Secret Garden'.
The key is on the back with the message.
The next set has blocks and a jar - it'll be in the post to Sydney this week!
I've even made some new things for the shop - Easter blocks:
...and a block for when someone needs to know they aren't
on their own:
And those clay hearts I mentioned last post? They got painted with silver leaf and hung in jars...
along with little pieces of jigsaw
They aren't ready to sell as yet as I need to perfect the hanging. Thanks to my pal Annette they are now on invisible thread - I just haven't mastered the top!
You didn't think I'd manage a whole post without some crochet? Noooooooo.
Here's a little brooch I made for a friend of a friend
..and the gorgeous evening sunlight of Spring warming up the kitchen