Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Vintage Moths and Yarn Cards

On my desk this week are some lovely vintage yarn cards I found at an antiques fair recently.  I had to get them as they were perfect for my ongoing project of Decay and Repair.   I love the delicate mint green colour and I knew I had some similar coloured moths in my collection.  

I'm linking up with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, why not pop over and have a look at what other people have on their desks this week.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Mosaic Monday and Farewell to Autumn

My last few photos of Autumn...

These last two photos were taken for the Themes of 2014 challenge - there are more photos in the series over on my Velvet Moth Photography blog for anyone interested. 

I'm linking up with Judith over at Mosaic Monday.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Yarn Bombing, Poppies and WOYWW #285

Once again I'm linking up with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday - for the last few weeks my desk has been strewn with poppies.  I joined a local Facebook group a couple of months ago and we have all been extremely busy crocheting and knitting poppies to decorate a small park in our village for Remembrance Sunday - we managed to make over 4,000 poppies, of which I'm proud to say 130 were mine!  On Remembrance Sunday the group 'yarn bombed' the park and the poppies were put up along the railings.  They were up for a week and during that time a lot were sold to raise money for the British Legion Poppy Day Appeal.   It's been a roaring success and we even made the news!

Our beautifully decorated railings along the park - sadly we've taken the poppies down now and it looks very bare! 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Autumn gift wrap and WOYWW #284

I have been busy making a birthday card and decorating gift wrap and a gift bag for my sister's birthday - she loves Autumn and anything leafy, so I dug out my collection of leaf and acorn rubber stamps and all the ink pads I could find in autumnal colours and got stuck in! 

I recently discovered these tiny little apples that I added to the front of the card - they are made for dolls houses and are 1/12 size - there is a world of delightful miniature stuff out there that I am only just discovering - why have I never seen these before?!!

Also on my desk is the loveliest surprise that arrived in the post last week - it's the most beautiful notebook made by the hugely talented Lunch Lady Jan.  I have been admiring and coveting her fabulous fabrics for a long time, but my favourite has to be this botanicals one, and Jan kindly made this beautiful notebook out of it.  Thank you Jan - it will be treasured and loved.

I'm linking up with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - why not pop over and see what other people have on their desks this week!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Halloween Gift Tag and WOYWW #283

We are currently living in utter chaos, with the living room being gutted and totally re-done, but this week I managed to do a tiny bit of crafting so I'm joining in with WOYWW.  
My nephews just love Halloween - perhaps it's in the genes as they are half American!   They love anything scary and ghostly, and they always call on us for trick or treat.  I decided to make up a bag of 'grown-up' chocolate for my sister (rather than the eyeballs and gooey brains the boys usually have) - I made a gift tag for it, and also crocheted a little pumpkin brooch for her, so when they all came trick or treating she had a little something for herself!  

I need to get more of the black leaf ribbon - I just love it, but I didn't have enough and it looks a bit sparse on the tag - I would love to have draped it around extravagantly!