..flipping flip and the flippers! You know I said yesterday how I crashed out on the sofa and slept for 11 hours? Well, I have gone one better than that... a total of 15 hours asleep in 24 hours! I know! Madness. I think it is probably the old CFS rearing its ugly head and telling me to get some zeds, all the same... how much sleep! Anyways, even though I have woken up looking like a gorilla has been nesting in my hair (yes, it is THAT bad!) and with pillow scars crisscrossing my chops (you can just see it can't you... pretty sight... not!) I am feeling a lot more human. Honestly, give a girl a telephone call with her crafting hero and she promptly sleeps for the rest of the week! I have come to the conclusion that all that excitement at my age is something I just can't handle without the odd Nanna Nap thrown in. Poor old Grim, we planned a day together, I slept most of it away!
So. Remember the other day I did a schneeky peekings and showed you a smidge of a bird? Well, here he is in all his glory. Isn't he lovely? And SO simples to make too. The Bird Art Parts didn't get on air because we ran out of time but... I had made the sample so I figured I would show him to you. If you haven't seen Studio 490 Art Parts before you have been missing out. **check out Wendy Vecchi's blog HERE for tonnes of inspirations, take a cuppa and a packet of HobNobs with you tho... you will be there a yonk and a half!** Anyone who has used them knows how easy they are to use and how fab the things are that you can make. Out of all the samples I made, this is my fave. I just love that he is going to be hanging on my wall at Christmas... a different kind of ornament... think of the possibilities though... not just festive, you could decorate him pink and girly for a party, or brown and grungy for a boy's room, add a name to the body and you have a door hanger!
This one was covered with papers from the Holidays Past stash, looooooove these papers (think I may have said that a few times lol) Because the papers are double sided you have a cool patterned side and then flip for a co-ordinating plain side - although it is far from plain with all the shabby distressed looks on the papers - like Tim said on the phone, it is like vintage oil-cloth. I added some Paper Strings for the hangy bit and around his neck with a Christmas Muse Token and finally, to the wings, some Festive Foliage and a Mini Gear... oh and I almost forgot the feathers for his tail!
Anyways, I best get a shift on... I am prepping for my classes at Busy Bee's Dabble Day in Sheffield tomorrow... I am, as ever, excited.... it is three classes of ten peeps each time, same class each time and we go on a rotation so there are three of us teachers and 30 peeps in total... we have some painty and inky alterings going on... gonna be fun! Although I do feel a smidge sorry for the peeps who sit down for the last class, if last time is anything to go by, I was getting tongue-tied, tripping over my words and generally speaking Swahili at them... but bless, they are Yorkshire peeps so they got it. Right.. I shall away... thanks for looking! TTFN