Monday, 8 December 2008

Its beginning to look alot like...

o Christmas tree

....well you know how the rest of the song goes! We got the tree up yesterday, its crooked but H picked it and is very happy with his choice. He put about 5 ornaments up then scarpered with a small box he filled with all the fabric ornaments I made last week. Five minutes later he returned triumphant that he had place a fabric ornament on every door in the house to make everything suitably Christmas-y. Alys and Starbuck (the cats) glare at the tree as if its some monstrous intruder into their domain... well Starbuck looks like that at everyone so its nothing new. Alys retreated to the relative safety of the rumpled up duvet on the bed, safe from the menace of sparkly trees.

scrap fabric ornament

We went to a birthday party for H's friend over the weekend as well, and I made the little Lamb ornament to go with a Christmas card I sent along with a birthday present. My friend's last name is Lamb so I thought it would be perfect to doodle a lamb onto one of the fabric ornaments I have been working on. And now apparently need to make more as I dare not take them off the doors or there will be serious upset from the boy.

doodle button pins
Last week I had this idea to draw/paint some little faces on some fabric buttons, on brooches/hair pins, and Sam helped me by quickly sending me a batch of buttons I ordered. They are meant to be a present for a friend's daughter but I ordered more than I will be giving out. They have turned out pretty good I think.. except for an owl I did on some white fabric (the pen bleed and made a hell of a mess on the white fabric). Your can see my original doodles for the project on the picture below. I have another 5 buttons to doodle on, and the owl disaster that needs fixing ( I will try to paint over it and see what happens) though they don't have homes to go to yet.

pins and original doodles

10 comments:

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Love those buttons Meri! They are totally gorgeous.

incywincy said...

Bobby pins look great Meri!! ;)

Apryl said...

thank you!!! getting nice comments jsut makes your day dosen't it? well you have made mine anyway!

pennydog said...

I love your new direction with the illustrated fabrics, the hairpins and lamb are really lovely!

Frizbe said...

Lovely buttons :-) loving the decorations too. Hope the party was good.

Cass said...

Apryl those hairpins are great.

mushroommeadows said...

Wow! These pins are absolutely adorable!! :)

mikodesign said...

the pins look so cute!!

muralimanohar said...

The hairpins are ADORABLE!! I have a mad need to copy you and try it myself now! lol

jillytacy said...

Sooo cute! What a fabulous idea! All the little girls you know will be bombarding you with requests for their own hairpins!