Friday, 31 March 2017

Folksy Friday, Spring is here.


Spring, a time of year for newness and pretty colours, for my Folksy Friday post this week I've chosen  things that make me think of Springtime.
 The Birds in the garden need this lovely Spring Tree mosaic bird bath  by JoSara 


Clothes blowing on the Washing Line, a New Baby Card by  Daisy Wings


 This hand dyed aluminum cuff shows a promise of spring, 
a striking piece of jewellery by Claire Gent 

A Beautiful Spring Blossom Print by  Fizz Studio


 My own little Mouse with a Spring Flower at Handcrafted by Picto

 I hope you can pop over to each of the shops and show them some 💗

 Enjoy your Spring

Jan x

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Wrist Rest for Keyboard and Mouse

I like to do my typing at my desktop computer but find that I need a wrist support, I had been using a hard plastic one that came with my keyboard but it wasn't that comfortable. Sooooo like most crafters I have a fabric stash and plenty of toy stuffing so I made one, I liked it so much I made more.

The first one I made was this spotty leopard, no wild cats were harmed in the making of this wrist rest, I found toweling was much the better option.

A Wildcat Keyboard Rest
 Or how about a cute purple Dachshund with floppy orange ears. He makes a great desktop pet too.

A cute wrist rest for comfort

 I then decided that a fish would be an ideal shape for laying on the desk, what do you think?

A fishermans helper
They all come with a matching mouse pad, this one is made of denim fabric with an appliqued fish.  

Wrist Support and Mouse Pad
I love my desktop pet, it not only  makes it comfortable to type but these sort of pets don't need feeding, are not demanding and look good keeping guard of my desk.

My Desktop Pet

Wrist Support Desktop Pets

 Happy typing....

Jan x

I'm popping over to Handmade Monday  over at Sum of their Stories, why not join me, there are lots of great crafting blogs to see. 


Monday, 20 March 2017

Cute Sock Kittens

My cute little sock kittens have been purring along nicely

Fluffy Bed Socks make cute Kittens

I choose pretty bed socks because they make lovely squidgy kitty's.

A trio of Cat Tails

A Pair of Kitty Trouble

I double hand stitch each Kitten and they are filled with squishy toy stuffing.

Cats galore
The eyes and nose are made of felt and securely stitched. Pretty ribbon finishes them off nicely.

You can check to see if any are left in my Folksy Shop

Best Wishes

Jan x 

as per usual you can contact me via any of my shops or facebook, you'll find the links top right.

This post is joined up to the Handmade Monday Link Up

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Giraffe Room Plaque

I love giraffes so when I was asked to make a couple of plaques for a little boys room it was such a pleasure.

 After choosing from a selection of sketches I made a start.

We decided on the colours for the
edging and the ribbon.

The remit was to have a tiny bee on each plaque and a painted rainbow on one and rainbow ribbon on the other.

I was really pleased with how they turned out, my lovely customer was too.

I'd also painted another Giraffe Plaque quite a few years ago, you can see it and the sketches by following this link..

That's it from me for now

Jan x

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