Thanks for all your lovely encouraging and lovely comments, it is good fun having a rapport with other bloggers with similar interests. When I started my blog, I genuinely thought it would be a great place to log my new found love of crochet and knitting, as well as logging a teeny tiny fraction of my/our lives to look back on when we are old and grey.Never did I think that I would meet such a great community of "virtual" friends. So, what I am trying to say is thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it.
I am at home today with sweet girly Alice who is all snuffly and blocked up with nasty cold and sneezes. It's a juggle with work but it's also kind of special as we get to do nothing but snuggle, read stories and be gently creative on sick days.
We were looking through a jar of some of my badges that I've collected over time. I really like badges but know that some people see them as a childish thing for a woman to wear but then again, have I really bothered about such things... maybe when I was younger but, now I feel I can be a little bit frivolous wearing a badge or two on the right occasion.
I think I probably would have been through a political, vegetarian, feminist and hippy badge stage if I had chosen to wear badges when I was younger but now in my forties it's more gentle and less of a statement...just some gentle fun. What are your thoughts on wearing badges on your bags/ shirts/ jackets?
I'd like to make some of my own badges one day and I am sure there is some super duper gadget out there which will enable me to. I also want to learn to cover buttons in fabric too, something I have never done before. Maybe someday soon...
After a little scouring the net I found this very sweet and gentle Valentines idea on Funkytime blog which was perfect for Alice and I to do this morning.
Valentine tea bags we heart you
I did the tea bag sewing while Alice cut out hearts from the old musty music sheet
A bit of cheap and cheerful fun to make for your loved one if they like a cuppa or two
We used herbal tea 'Wild Berry' Clipper tea bags
It smells divine and is pinky /red when you make a cup
which is exactly what we had to do in the name of quality control you know :0)
Only problem is that your camera lens gets a steamy facial when you try to take a photo
A rosy glow of gentle love
ps. We plan to sew our music sheet hearts into a window hanging of sorts ~