Tuesday, 21 April 2009

back home and back dated crafts

tea towel drawn by H and hand stamped with a little help

Were back from our holiday to visit my parents in Idaho, jet lagged all to hell and H currently having a major hissy fit as there is cheese on his sandwich...? We had a great time, though not enough of it and I will blog pictures later on in the week when I have stolen them from M, and can be bothered to sort them out. For now I will show you a few things I made the week before going away and didn't have a chance to blog.

lavender and rice warm bags hand stamped with Pappy and Grammy

H helped sew the lavender and rice bags, picked out the fabrics himself, and filled them with the aforementioned dried lavender and rice, then together we stamped the ribbon with "PAPPY" and "GRAMMY" least they forget, as well as getting him to draw a picture to trace onto a simple cotton tea towel from ikea, and then stamped it with my alphabet stamps and fabric ink.

a slightly better picture of the warmbag for my Mother

A few days before heading to the airport was my friend Flamesparrow's birthday, so in an effort to cheer her up I sent her a parcel of books, with a homemade card (which I think is one of the best I have ever done) and a small faceted onyx bracelet. The parcel didn't arrive until we were at our airport hotel so i never blogged about them either. I suppose I could have set the posts to post at certain dates then things would have been secret until my creations were in the hands of who there were meant for but the week before going away was chaotic to say the least.

onyx bracelet for flame

I know in my last post I promised a giveaway, but you will have to give me a few days as I have nothing made to actually giveaway. I did buy some crafty treats, fabric and stamps while away so I do have supplies to make some lovely things, and hopefully inspiration to get them made as well. And I have a lot of writing to do to, somebody kick me up the backside please, in a day or two though when I'm not so lethargic and jetlagged.

Flamesparrow's birthday card


x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

lovely makes! welcome home x

AnnieB said...

welcome back! love all your makes especially the card for flamsparrow - very pretty indeed.

Vonnie said...

Oh my good gosh! I absolutely love that bracelet, how beautiful!

I really like H's teatowel as well, what did you use to make it washable?

Primrose Corner said...

I'm responding to your 'twitterery' begging.... so you can get off your knees now. It's great to have you back. :) I like your lavender and rice warm bags and I love it that you got H involved. It makes it into a lovely gift and keepsake.

Miaou said...

Wow that card is stunning - I almost agree with you, it is one of the best things you have done (you have made lots of fab things!

Hope you are recovered from the jet lag soon :-)

Kitschy Coo said...

Welcome back! I'm very jealous you were in the States...

Absolutely love all your handmade goodies, think I might have to get me some of those alphabet stamps!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

the cards if fantastic Apryl. I agree that it's the best you've ever done. Just gorgeous.

Flame said...

Twas am amazing box of stuff.

I cried.

I am overly hormonal, but still...

Nicola said...

My favourite warming bag is the checked one and that Flamesparrow card is JAW DROPPPINGLY AMAZING!!!!
I admire papercrafters so much, my attempts always look like 3 year old have done them :)
Nic xx
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