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If you would like to purchase one of my Wool Paintings or would like to send a picture of your pet for me to copy please drop me an email me at cherieandtony@btinternet.com

Monday, 24 April 2017

Old crafts from my stash

I was asked the other day if I could make some earrings for a lady... she wanted frog ones.  It reminded me of a large necklace that I once made for a 'pond dipping' session that I was leading. Then I got to thinking about an event where we gave away Fairtrade bananas... so I made earrings, necklace and a bracelet.  And while we are talking events.  I used to be in charge of the 'vegetable growing competition' tent at an event in middlesbrough... so I made a brooch and necklace to match. If I can find a picture of my 'slugs and snails' necklace I will post it here.. I have lifted these pictures from my gallery and unfortunately they won't enlarge when you click on them. The hairy arm belongs to my ever patient husband who was happy to model it for me..,.Should I worry about that man. :-)

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Hort Couture montage at Harrogate Spring flower show

I really wish you could see it in the flesh.  You can probably google it.

The car's the star

I am still sharing flower show pictures.

More flower show

If you are thinking of going... do... It is stunning.  I absolutely loved the Hort Couture. It was worth the entry fee just to see that. We will be ordering some of the 'New Santa' tulips as soon as they are in stock.

These looked remarkably like flames...another one we will order.

The flower show.. very picture heavy

I did promise some photos of the flower show...... I will start just as you go in the main gate.  These wooden sculpures caught my eye.  The amount of detail was incredible.

We moved on into the flower hall and the riot of colour was breath takng.  I felt really sorry for the stall holders as some of the displays were already looking a little past their best and they have all of today too.

The variety and colour range  of daffodils was incredible

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Tony and I have had a lovely day at the flower show even though the £19.50 entry fee each would have bought a lot of plants at B and Q
Tomorrow I will post a load of photos... the Hort Couture was absolutely stunning  and well worth a visit

. http://www.flowershow.org.uk/show-highlights/hortcouture

Blog sharing party

If you would like to settle down and browse some really lovely blogs today then pop over to Jann Olsens blog share party. It is a great way to find like minded people. I love checking through all the new blogs that share a photo and have found some lovely craft blogs to follow that way.


Friday, 21 April 2017

Cream kitty

I made this little lady the other day but couldn't get a decent photo of her.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The horse

I am trying my hand at 'wool painting' a horse. I have a fair way to go and a lot of tweaking  until he is finished but I am pleased with my first attempt


You may recall that last year Craftyfelt.com sent me some wool roving to try.  Well  now that I have a bit more experience at needle felting I can say how wonderful the quality of the roving is.  It handles well and there is a beautiful sheen to the finished picture. It is a bit more expensive than some of the roving out there but  it is well worth paying the extra for it.  I will be renewing my supplies of roving sometime soon and will certainly be taking a look at their colour range. I don't know whether they will still offer a discount if you mention reading about them on my blog but it is certainly worth asking... It is always no if you don't ask.