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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Happy Mum's Day Mum!

Well I managed to knock up a little Mother's Day card for my Mum and get it in the post along with the little embossed birds I made a while back, which I thought would make rather prettier pigeon scarers than the old CDs which are doing the job at the moment.  Although she tells me that they are currently adorning her fireplace which wasn't quite the idea...   Meanwhile, I missed the last post for my friend Holly's birthday this Sunday so had to cheat and buy a card, but (better late than never) I have a firm plan to finish her birthday present this weekend - which is going to be a bit of a challenge as sunshine is forecast and my garden beckons.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Fly away little bird

I was very flattered to be asked by one of my daughter's friends to make a little bird for a birthday present, so I used the basic pattern from a previous card/decoupage affair, stuffed him with lavender and added little twiggy feet and a sparkly eye.  The result was this characterful little chap who made me smile; I made a little decoupage box, tucked him up in tissue and posted him on his way.  Yesterday I was delighted to recive a shiny thank you card which included what I believe is my very first customer testimonial: "Wow, this is so unique and pretty" ... "Vicky Myatt, satisfied customer".   Most encouraging.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Rendevous in Amsterdam

 My lovely husband and I are just back from a very enjoyable weekend in the 'Dam - I was en route back from working in Milan, so greeted him at the airport wearing some dodgy shades and a little sign with his name spelled wrong (a little joke we were having about spy movies...) - anyway, we had such a lovely time that I forgot to buy a postcard for my Mum, which is a cardinal sin, so I made my own when we got home.  It took a bit more effort than I had anticipated - maybe a proper ink pen would help, biro's a bit scribbly.  But I am hoping it will be well received, along with a nice bar of chocolate from Milan, which was a bit mishapen from after being left on top of a nice warm laptop, but very tasty I am sure.