Sunday, 29 May 2011

Stitching Sunday

I'm about half way through six different stitching projects at the moment, so hopefully I'll have more to share soon. I'm just struggling to focus on one thing at the moment (I blame, in part, the cold which suddenly took residence in my head yesterday evening). So for this weekend I share this little project...

A Qu'est-ce que 'sup cross stitch hoop I stitched for a Big Bang Theory swap over at Craftster, in honour of the amazing Wolowizard, erm I mean Wolowitz.

I went for a 'ye olde' style because I thought it was quite in keeping with the boy's love of Renaissance Fairs. This was actually a lot of fun to stitch, I'd love to try stitching some more quotes. I'll get some charts posted here too.

For now, however, it's back to menthol and throat sweets for me.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Blog Face-Lift

Thanks to a combination of the lovely graphics and easy to follow instructions on Makin' Cute Blogs, Shabby Blogs and Free Pretty Things for You I've started to make this blog feel a bit more like home.

I love vintage bluebird images so this layout makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

On a side note I had a lovely day full of vintage shops and thai noodles...yum. I made a couple of purchases today (neither of them were vintage, but both were awesome) to follow soon!

Friday, 27 May 2011

TFI Friday - The Water Bear Edition

I made it to Friday...time to breath a sigh of relief and celebrate with a collection of things that make me feel happy.

This week's selection is themed around a somewhat random choice. I have only recently (last week) discovered the existence of the awesome Tardigrade (also known as Water Bears or Moss Piglets...I'm not sure which I prefer, they're both made of win), the extreme survivalist microscopic animals. They're cute in an ugly kind of way and imagine my glee when I discovered that they've captured other people's hearts as well.

Cute water bear plush by Weird Bug Lady @ Etsy

water bear pin badge
Yep, my lapel is now naked without a Tardigrade brooch.

Water Bear 3
Is that moss flavoured popcorm?

tardigrade (water bear)

I love that the wonderful weirdness of nature can still surprise me.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

More matchbox fun

Following on from the Han in Carbonite matchbox I posted's a pic of the other matchbox I made for the swap...with a cupcake theme.

Miniature food made out of Fimo is a lot of fun! Although, for some insane levels of detailed polymer clay food check out Shay Aaron Miniatures on Etsy. Gorgeous! I especially love these Macaroon rings.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

She's alive...and in perfect hibernation

Hibernation is a good way of describing the past few weeks *cough* months *cough* for me. It's been hugely useful to take a giant step back, and then work out what the next step forward should be.

Although all has been silent in blog-land, I've been busy writing which has been so much fun. I've also managed to watch about a gazillion films (ok...I exaggerate...a lot of films), since joining up to My favourite so far has been Up, which managed to be both heartbreaking and heartwarming, all at once. It also introduced me to the sheer level of adorableness that is Dug:

I've also found time to partake in some crafty ventures. I'll be posting more pics of my projects soon, but for now here is a item that inspired the title of this post...a little matchbox turned into a mini Han Solo in Carbonite thanks to the power of decoupage and Fimo.

This was made for a swap over at Craftster and so was filled with miniature crafty goodies.

Be back soon with a most wanted item for my toy shelf!