Although this part is not upcycling, whilst waiting for my delivery I have spent a happy hours trawling around the local car boot sales purchasing curtains to use for material. By purchasing cheap but making sure the quality of the stock I have brought is good this has helped my start-up overheads. If anybody is interested in crafting by upcycling materials one good blog to follow is CraftGossip.com (http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/) which provides different crafting ideas on a daily basis
|Some of my car booty curtain stash|
|Some of the material already cut into my templates|
|It was amazing how many beads were on here and totall unique|
|Some of my other car booty haul|
|At last, apart from our marriage certificate, something to remind us of our small but lovely special day|
|Current cushion in progress|
I also picked up a few more items for other cushions, especially for births. The amount of different charms etc available now provides a wider range.
In regards to my cross stitch of the kids, that is slowly progressing.
Unfortunately I had been experiencing bad earache, which made stitching and going online impossible. However, after a couple of weeks of being in pain and miserable I found out that the bad news....it was not earache that was causing my misery.....but toothache!!! Thursday was spent plucking up the courage to get an emergency appointment at the dentist and having a back tooth painfully extracted.
Whilst I can tolerate most things, when it comes to the dentist I must be the biggest wimp going and had to have Steve with me for moral support, yes even at 40 years old my husband had to come in with me. All I can say is I am glad he supports me in whatever I do or end up having to do.
|Victoria busy at work|
|Victoria with her finished piece|
|Evie sunning herself whilst away in Wales|