Sunday, 11 November 2012

Handmade Monday 92

Welcome to Handmade Monday!

It's been one helluva week here...

*heavy sigh*

and it's a shame that not everything is put right as easily as a badly-stitched seam!  Still, this isn't the place for a moan-fest... and the week has had its redeeming qualities.

anyone for tea?

I finished this cute little teapot - part of a bigger project for Craftseller - any ideas what it is yet?  The clue is in that little pocket on the front, I think.  The rest of the project is painted in black and white, if that helps at all!

if you love the ceramic buttons as much as I do 
you can buy them here

The owl got finished and posted off - he's not looking thrilled about the prospect of a couple of days in a cardboard box, is he?  He arrived safely, though, and is in good hands at Sewing World magazine!

But the lampshade wasn't all plain sailing.  I made a mistake in the cutting, and it's had to be restarted - I always knew this one was going to be a challenge!   But it's getting there!

Because of all the stuff going on this week, I'm starting the week with a huge backlog of work waiting for my attention.  I will pop round as many of your Handmade Monday links as I can this evening, but after that it may take a while, so I'll apologise in advance.

Enjoy your Handmade Monday!

22 comments:

Planet Penny said...

Those buttons are extremely gorgeous, aren't they?!
Penny x

AliceAndFlorence said...

Well I think your teapot is very cute, and a lovely shade of blue! I am sure your owl will have cheered up. I hope this next week is better for you, and good luck with the lampshade. I usually have to make a cup of tea or coffee when I realise it's time to get the dreaded unpicker out! Just a wild guess, but is the teapot for an advent calender?
Wendy x

Blue Forest Jewellery said...

Lovely makes, as always. Hope things calm down a little for you this week. Alison x

Free Spirit Designs said...

busy busy as always Wendy! I don't know how you manage to keep up with it all :)

i am loving the tea pot - so characterful! and the teal/raspberry red colour combo is gorgeous - one of my favourites!

i'm glad your beautiful owl landed safely on its perch at sewing world :) x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

I am sorry your week has bee grim and hope this coming week is much better. The teapot looks great and I love owl's eyes.

Carolee Crafts said...

The teapot is so sweet and I love ceramic buttons, off to have a nosey at the website, hope this week is better than last

tillymintboutique said...

Hope this week is better for you xx

Picto said...

It's a pain when things don't do what you want them too, I hope this week will be an improvement.
Love the teapot but can't guess what the bigger picture is, the only black and white thing I can think of at the moment is a finishing flag at a race.

Jan x

Highland Monkey's said...

Sounds like you've had a week and a half. Hope things are better next week. I really like the blue of the teapot, hmmm wonder what it's going to be part of!

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

Hope this week is better than last week Wendy...Take care.
S x

tickledpinkcrafts said...

Those buttons are lovely, I am off to check out the link. I have no idea, I'm afraid, about the teapot so I guess I'll have to wait and see won't I?

Fiddly Fingers said...

Your owl may not have been looking forward to his journey but I bet he's having a 'hoot' at Sewing World Magazine. Hehe!! They say the old one's are the best :)

CraftLee said...

Thank you for hosting & that teapot is Super-cute! LOVE the blue colour! Have a great week ! x

Crafts on Sea said...

I love that teapot! Looking forward to seeing the finished product :)

CatkinJane said...

Love the owl face - the heart for the beak is a great idea

Kat Shenton said...

Nice to see so much work coming through for you Wendy! By now the Owl should be a happy chap.

Grace Paretree said...

Oh dear - the QuickUnpick! Hope you've got it all sorted. So proud to have a #HandmadeMonday entry, finally! x G

Ali said...

Has everyone had one of those weeks? Hope this ones better for you. The ceramic buttons on the owl are lovely, I like the alternative shapes. Hope you get the lampshade completed.
Ali x

Pickle Lily said...

Love your tutorials on Craftseller and am looking forward to seeing what you'll make next! Thank-you for hosting Handmade Monday, Jo x

Sue said...

Can't guess so am waiting for a forthcoming Craftseller with anticipation! I tink the owl is gorgeous and those buttons are so cute..... Sue

Simmi said...

Ohhh can't wait to see the finished articles :-) Love the owl - he's gorgeous! Simmi x

Clare Lewis said...

well done in completing your tasks, I adore your teapot