Waste not…

I’ve had a busy old day today! My car’s got steering troubles, thanks to the surprise appearance of a deer in my path yesterday – shot straight across the lane in front of us! It didn’t even signal… ah well, at least we didn’t hit it. I did Taxi for DD duty twice today, stitched up the main parts of the next 3 Arty-Farty Birdie Bags – outers and linings – cooked a roast pork dinner with scrummy crackling (excuse the lip smacking noises!) and then went up to complete a couple of small projects.

I used my lovely Home Impressions gentlemen to make these mini waxed collages for the ‘Generations’ challenge at MMM this week, hosted by Fatma. She has made the most gorgeous example for us! And Ria has introduced 4 new stamp sheets to her range – a couple for Christmas and a great ‘Rusty’ themed plate. The woman’s a complete temptress… have a look HERE!

There we are: Mister John Mayall and Master Penry, son! They do look awfully familiar, don’t they? *grins* The background stamp is ‘stitches’ by Tandastamps – also fab rubber! What I love about Tanda’s Andrew & Co., is that, barring an act of God or ordering on Sunday, you’re practically guaranteed next day delivery: Very handy if you’re behind posting an ATC for a swap and waiting for the sleeves to put it in!

Then I wanted to make a couple of mini plaques as fridge magnets for This Thursday, it’s all about… ‘Winged Things’. I kept these very simple, using the Dovecraft Fantasy range of papers which I don’t much care for and some felt embellies – a present from my lovely DD and DH! They bought me a couple of goody bags from The Paper Mill Shop when we were out on Tuesday, bless!

They’re nice and light, on mountboard off-cuts. Now for something completely different… I was bagging waste coloured netting at the Scrapstore last week and I brought home some long, almost endless strips of a few of the colours to play with. Whatever I make from these will go on the Scrapstore website and as you can see, I got my largest crochet hook out and have started the base of a round bag. I want a small one to take on Taxi-duty so I don’t have to carry the AFBB with me unnecessarily:

Apparently, these selvedges come from the net factory at Tiverton, where they invented the stuff! You learn something new every day, don’t you?! I’ll show you the finished article when I’m done!

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  1. Love what you’ve done with these papers Rosie – I’ve got them too but can’t really get inspired by them. These are great!

  2. Fi – I’m not keen on them at all either! Maybe they’re too much or not tactile enough!! *shrugs*

  3. mixedmediamonday

     /  July 31, 2008

    Lovely! Diane

  4. The fairy ATCs are awesome. Love those images. You and only you can find use of trash and make it look wonderful. Can’t wait to see the end product.

    Thanks for the suggestion about the sentiment for the card. Perfect. For this time I will put it on the inside of the card.

  5. i love these xxx

  6. Love the ATCs rosie They are beautiful . Love the metal titles. They are great. Wish we had a scrapstore it looks ace.
    Thanks for joining in This Thurdays challenge again

  7. carolann

     /  August 1, 2008

    Fantastic ATCs Rosie I love the images hun xxx

  8. susiebwell

     /  August 1, 2008

    Lovely Atc’s Rosie!

  9. WOW! I know I’ve told you how much I admire your spirit and am in AWE of just how many wonderful things you can pack into a day, but this is just amazing!! I LOVE your gentlemen at top–especially the gauze! Fabulous!! And the ATCs are gorgeous! I know we share the same opinion about fairies, but we both picked them as our winged creatures du jour….!?! The color on your ATCs is just scrumptious! I love the copper thread! And I have yet to use the heart-shaped punchinella that you gifted me, but can’t wait to try it out! These background hearts are lovely!!Lots of beauties in this post!!

  10. Beautiful ATCs Rosie! xx

  11. Gorgeous creations Rosie – love it all

  12. Your gents look super Rosie! As do your fridge magnets. What are the daisies made of, they almost look like rust or cork??? You do a wide variety of creating….will stay tuned to see what you’re crocheting! So glad the deer story had a non violent ending…..must have been very unsettling to have such a close call!


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