Friday, 28 February 2014

Challenge 50 Artful Times

Hello to you all and I must apologise for not being a regular visitor to all the wonderful blogs  I follow, but I have just stated a new job, it's supposed to be part time ! but I have been offered extra shifts and the injection of extra money is most welcome

Now back to the challenge in hand it's ANYTHING GOES

For this I have some more things to show I have made for the Charity shop window

A pine wall hanging painted with pink blue and pale green, a little bit of bead trim and some butterflies, I've kept it simple so it will have mass appeal and hopefully sell

Also a cushion and some draw string bags

Having never made a heart shaped cushion before, I learnt what looks a good shape in paper doesn't make a nice shape when sewn ! hence the ribbon pulling the two sides to sides together

Now pop over to Artful Times and see what amazing things Neet and Chrissie have come up with 


Neet said...

Lovely recycling Von. Hope your efforts help sell at your new job.
Hugs Neet xx

Craftychris said...

Both these are fabulous! The heart and bags are so pretty and the wall hanger is stunning! I am glad your new job is going so well! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! Valerie

Netty said...

smashing makes Von. Annette x

Meggymay said...

Great makes, the pine shelves look fabulous, I think someone will be taking it home soon.
Yvonne x

chrissies said...

Love the shelve unit Von --you have made it look very special.

The heart cushion and bags are unusual and very pretty.

Love Chrissie x

Karen Gist said...

oooooo I adore those shelves Von! Shame you are so far away! I know what you mean about the heart really is tricky to get the shape right isn't it. But yours is so pretty xxx

Craftyfield said...

Never mind a heart shaped cushion, I would be proud if I could put together a square one!
Lovely makes.

butterfly said...

Love how you've altered the pine shelves - such a pretty look, like a summer sky. And those drawstring bags are adorable. Hope all continues well with the new job - sounds like they like you!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

What great projects for the window, you have done a great job with them. Glad to hear you have a new job but don't work too hard lol. Take care xx

hazel said...

Beautiful pieces.
xxx Hazel.

Julia S-W said...

Congrats for your new job Von (think of what you can buy with your extra cash!!.
I really love the shelves with their beaded embellishment.
I'm beginning to realise you're a woman of many talents and I love your textile makes at the bottom.
I'm a much worse blogger than you but I'm trying to get better!
Take care,
Julia xx

Angela Radford said...

Very sweet shelving. Pleased to hear about the new job and hope it will be everything you wish for. Happy crafting, Angela x

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Von gorgeous makes and love that shelf colour and great sewing creations. they will look fab in the shop window. Congrats on your new job. Love and Hugs Sandra XXX

littlealteredheart said...

"I learnt what looks a good shape in paper doesn't make a nice shape when sewn"
Quoted for truth! Your heart looks great. I still struggle with this!

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun love what you have done here just love the heart cushion so clever hugs cheryl x

Buttons said...

Hope your new(ish) job is going well Von. Love your makes for the shop. Jenny x