Saturday 31 December 2011

Its nearly New Year

Heck where did 2011 go! It doesn't seem two tic since it was 2010! Mind you this time last year we'd had a big dose of that nasty white stuff which fortunately hasn't happened this year!

So I thought I'd share a few gratuitous pics of the girls! Well what could be better?

Here's Tinker, just about to deal with an itch!

Harry came to snuggle up next to her and was deep in thought!

Oh hang on she's got Tinkers itchy thing now!

Hmm what shall I do next...

Tinker's decided to have a look down her tube!

Best look a bit further down it! You can just see the blue edge of her wing feathers too - pretty huh?

Now for something a bit less colourful!

A new challenge has just gone up at Totally Gorjuss This week the theme is 'Happy' so it can be a creation for Happy anything!

A nice easy start to the year.

I've used one of the cute Lili of the Valley mice stamps. these are a breeze to colour! papers are Eva by Basic Grey. Flowers from Wild Orchid crafts ribbon from stash.

Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment or two - Happy New Year to you all - health and happiness to you all!

Saturday 24 December 2011

Its Chrissstmasssss

Well surprise surprise! Its me that's the surprise not that its Christmas, I mean that happens every year right? Seemingly more often than I blog lately. I promise to try and do better next year... is that a threat or a promise though? lol

So I thought I'd show you a bit of what I've been up to.

So these babies are almond and mincemeat macaroons. I think they smell lovely - I hate mincemeat though!

Then there were the mini mince pies. Don't they look fab? Fiddly though as then I to specially make teeny tiny boxes.... Each one is just under an inch across.

Oh and mince pies.... I made hundreds of these! Oh and there were none left for the family either... do you think I should make them some?

Now I make a few parrot cards ;))

These lovely stamps are by Stampotique they have a huge range of stamps these days! So here's a few I made.

These are by a super young artist called Kylie Diorio - I think she's really captured what parrots are about in her drawings. Now some of them are designated as one bird.... I've used my artistic licence to make them something else.

These were actually two love birds, here I've done an African Grey and a Senegal ;))

This guy is down as an Amazon - here he's an African Grey.

Love birds into Caiques! Well I had to didn't I?

I do like this one, the Amazon is dictating his Christmas list!

Now if Mr Blogger has played nicely.... there should be a little clip if Tinker with her new favourite thing.... A long cardboard tube! She sticks her head down it and growls and whistles. She'll do it for ages and ages. Note Harry bouncing along the tube to join in!

So folks that's all from me - oh please all have a fabulous Christmas!

Monday 12 December 2011

And again

Yay its only me, again! I know and so soon after the last time, which was a long time from the last time before the last time before the last time before that!

Can you remember the stocking I made the other week?

That's this one here in red and green.

Well I got to thinking, which I know can be dangerous for me. Well my thoughts were about making another one in shades of blue. Now I just so happened to have one or two bits and pieces of blue fabric! How lucky was that? So off I set and did a spot of cutting and stitching.

And Taaaa-Daaaaarrrr

The stocking in shades of blue. At first I thought my lush snowflake fabric was a bit bright but once it came together I think it looks OK. The back of the stocking is blue gingham.

You likey?

Saturday 10 December 2011

I'm here again

Howdy there! I'm back again, a bit like the proverbial bad penny I suppose. You know turning up when I'm least expected. Just been a touch of manic-ness here again, but hey when is it any different I hear you say.... well assuming there's someone reading this of course ;)) Oh and just for the cherry on my cake I've got bronchitis AGAIN! Though I'm going to behave as I don't want what I had last year.

So there's a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss This week the theme is ~sniggers~ Let it snow! And you all know how much I love that! Well hopefully this will be the only snow we see I certainly hope so.

So I got out this little darling from Wee Stamps She's been coloured with Copics, papers are my old favourites from Bo Bunny.... (I've only got one sheet left!), a Timmy clock dial, an assortment of snowflakes, holly leaves and a hellebore flower. Oh a smattering of Diamond Stickles too.

A bit of an arty shot for you.

Now I'm sure you remember my escapades with Little Missy Bitey Britches aka Tinker. For some reason Tinker decided Mummy was one BAAAD person who needed biting as hard and as often as she could get me! I've had a few good chomps from her.

Well I wasn't too keen on this to be honest. I prefer my blood in my veins and my skin without holes. Oh and it bloody hurt, she might be small but blimey can she get some power in that beak!!!

So we went right back to basics and we've made friends again. She still has the odd moments but we're much better. So I did a little film of her. She's sat on my knee. Harry of course HAD to be involved and she's sat in the foreground preening herself.

So how about this then? Tinker and me and my blood where it should be! Harry is doing most of the kissing noises, she makes them to herself when she's preening.

So that's my chickies!