Saturday, 30 January 2016

Tag Tuesday tag - Windows

The theme over at the Tag Tuesday blog this week is WINDOWS. I don't know why, but my mind turned dark again and showed me a ghost at the window. Lol, I shouldn't watch spooky movies!

Toodlepip xxx

Friday, 15 January 2016

Tag Tuesday Tag - Ornate

May I present to you an ORNATE, beautifully detailed, fancy piece of gold JEWELLERY, embellished with clear diamonds of the finest quality, gorgeous rubies and the sweetest pink diamonds. All real of course :-). May be used as a large brooch, could be a pendant on a massive gold chain, or you could pin it to an Ascot Ladies Day hat, lolol -


Toodlepip, xxx

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

This is gorgeous!

In our little corner of Blogland, we all love art in one form or another, don't we, and appreciate beautiful creations. How about this stunning painting then? -

The artist, Sarah Stokes, donated this hand embellished print, worth over £300, to one of the charities I support as a prize in a very special raffle. I fell in love with it because it reminded me so much of a photograph I took of our very first dog Harry in the snow. Maybe one or two of you love it as well. You could try and win it in the raffle, the tickets are £1 each. Details of the raffle are here - . You could end up with a stunning piece of art and help save lives at the same time.

And now I have to try and get some bits and pieces together for my Tag Tuesday tag for this week. Darnit, its going to be a Thursday tag again! I'll be burning the midnight oil again, lol.

Toodlepip xxx

Saturday, 9 January 2016

French Lavender Hearts

I got my sewing machine out, woohoo! To make a quilt, really, but before I started on that, I wanted to make some lavender hearts to put into an auction one of the animal rescue charities I support, is holding on Facebook right now

I used antique French hand loomed linen, over a hundred years old, vintage lace motifs which my dear friend Alexandra had gifted me with, vintage sequins and beads from Paris, and backed the hearts with a lovely cotton fabric from a vintage French torchon ( tea towel ). Filled with toy stuffing for shape and lovely lavender for a beautiful scent -

You can check out the auction HERE if you are interested. The starting bid for the two lavender hearts is £9.00 plus postage.

Toodlepip xxx

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

First post of 2016

And it is a crafty post, yay! I love the Tag Tuesday challenges, but had missed quite a few lately, so I was determined to start the new year properly with the first new challenge of 2016, SCIENCE. Soooo many possibilities, but in the end I went with medical science for the tag -

And because somehow I ended up using neutral colours ( how I love them ), I am linking this post to Wendy's SIMPLY NEUTRALS TUESDAY party, the first of 2016. I can't believe we are already up to party No. 14! If you love neutrals, check out all the beauties being shared on Wendy's blog right now.

Toodlepip xxx