Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Some tiny things

First off, it's my birthday today and I was lucky enough to be gifted this spectacular earworm by my friend Sally. It seemed only fair to share it with you all, so make sure to click through to see the marvellousness of the 1980s video. You're welcome.

In other news, I've made a couple of tiny things lately, including an ATC (artist trading card) for the second round of the Very Berry Handmade ATC swap. The theme was autumn, which to me means stomping about in giant piles of fallen leaves. That being a little difficult to represent on a 2.5 x 3.5" canvas, I went with the process of leaf falling instead. The tree was machine stitched freehand and fused the leaves on afterwards with super strong bondaweb. It's all Oakshotts - they really make the best leafy colours, I think. I hope my partner will like it - this secret swap thing is always a little nerve-racking.
The other little thing was a (very) mini quilt made with one of those tiny 2.5" charm packs. I am usually stumped about what to make with them, but Annie snaffled a Botanics one for me from Market and I couldn't let it go to waste. Add in some needle turn applique, a lot of hand quilting and a couple of strips of Architextures and the result is this rather cute 10" square wall quilt.
Now all I need is to get the builders out of the house so I can find a spare bit of wall. Please tell me it will be over soon.

32 comments:

  1. heeeeeeeeeeeeey! happy happy birthday, you awesome chick!

    great bubbly quilt, too. :o)

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  2. Happy Birthday! I love both your minis :)

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!! Your little projects are adorable!!!! As for the builders, take a deep breath and be patient. . .hope your day is super special!!!

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  4. it will be soon be over...well maybe not soon but when it is you will instantly forget and then just enjoy.
    Happy birthday lovely from your wise old friend.
    ps GORGEOUS Botanics wall piece x

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  5. Happy birthday! Love your mini's--so sweet. The falling leaves are just perfect and the stitching on the other one is drool-worthy.:)

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  6. Love the mini! Happy birthday :-)

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  7. Happy Birthday Charlotte. Hope you've eaten waaay too much chocolate cake!!!! love your mini - it's gorgeous x

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  8. It will be over soon (your birthday or the building...?) HAPPY BIRTHDAY chickie :)

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  9. Happy Birthday, hon!! :D And I promise, it will all be over soon. :)
    Love your ATC and the botanics mini! You're so talented!

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  10. Happy Birthday! Loving your teeny tiny work. And I'm with you on getting rid of the builders, I am so looking forward not to having pee all over the toilet seat!!!!!

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  11. Love your mini quilt - the texture is just fab. Happy birthday!

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  12. I love that autumnal mini mini. And everything else too of course!

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  13. The mini looks fab...those mini charms are so tiny, but you've made a great piece with them.

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  14. Happy Birthday - so glad teh sound is off on my laptop this evening!
    Pretty makes - loooooooooooove the Botanics, dammit.... need some now ;)
    Builders - inconsiderate do-gooders!!

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  15. What 21? Again?? Happy Birthday to you wee pixie! And thanks for reminding me of this track - do I show my age in I say I have the album - vinyl of course! Ah those were the days and the nights!

    Builders - you let them in and can't get rid of them!

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  16. Happy Birthday!! love your mini...

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  17. Happy birthday Charlotte! I love your ATC and mini!
    Myrto

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  18. Happy birthday to you - and to me! It's mine today! (14th)

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  19. Happy Birthday to you --- good luck with the builders been through that trail too many times and every time I say this is the last!!!

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  20. Ooh, love that Botanics mini!! Happy birthday :)

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  21. Hope you've had a fabulous birthday!!

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  22. Happy birthday!!! And both of those minis are fantastic!

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  23. Happy Birthday for Wednesday - those are two lovely minis!

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  24. Belated happy birthday! Love both of these :D

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  25. Happy Birthday and thanks for the trip back to the 80's - love those minis! Take care,
    Byrd

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  26. Gorgeous small-scale stitching! And belated birthday wishes! xxx

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  27. Belated hiccy burpday! Loving the botanics mini :o)

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  28. Is it too late to say happy birthday?
    Love the little autumn leaves. But disapoointed that you didn't make a picture of you stomping up and down on autumn leaves :)

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thanks for making my day!