What do you think of my lucky find? I was rummaging in a charity shop looking for unusual and pretty buttons and found these. They were on a maxi length, 100% wool, red cardigan. If it had been bigger and fitted me, the whole thing would have been a find of glory but it didn’t. It had been hand knitted for an etch-o-sketch sized person, limbs as thin as baker’s twine and a waist to make a wasp jealous. On the very big plus-side, it was reduced from €5.00 to €2.50. The three buttons alone were worth that to me. They’re chunky measuring some 5 cm across and 4.5cm tall. And, there is another bonus. The cardi can be boil-washed to felt it down and then I can make a bag or some other little (or some pretty large ones, actually) doodats when the mood takes me! It’s all good and am grinning like the cat that got the cream….
About Me and the Tree
I’m Mrs Mc but you can call me Elly. It’s lovely that you’ve somehow stumbled across me here on my blog as I don’t do much in the way of social media or promote my blog or Etsy shop (Paper Pictures by EllieEmyn).
I love animals, especially cats. We had our lovely old ginger tom from tom kitten to elderly gent (20 +) when he died.
We now have two more. A rescue cat called Jess who has become so sweet and affectionate compared to the fearful, aggressive banshee that she once was, nearly four years ago.
And Gracie. We met her as a dirty, tired little kitten with mouse droppings in her fur, about a month after we got Jess.
We took her in after watching her being hooshed out of a local St Vincents charity shop time and again when she wanted to curl up in one of the baskets and have a sleep.
She ran from everybody until Mr Tree just walked over and picked her up. She just curled up in his arms and we knew she was for us.
Me? I work with and enjoy new technologies and software and live with a geeky engineer who makes me laugh and adores me like a queen.
I’ve got two great boys, all grown up now and doing really well.
I don’t say too much about any of us though as I like to retain some privacy. I know you’re a good soul but the internet has its share of trolls, hackers and down right nasties that make sharing too much information dangerous.
Anyhow, enjoy having a look around. I’m chatty and will write forever but also use the Singing Tree to save hand embroidery, recipes, cutting templates, sewing patterns, crochet patterns and indulge in some show and tell.
You can find a number of my Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for free here as well.
In fact, most of my templates and design are free, though there are a few I’ve put up for sale. Anything else is for inspiration and enjoyment.
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