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 delighted you’ve tripped over my blog. Have a sit down and a good mooch.
It’s not as organised as it could be. I forget to tag categories and too busy to amend when I think about them. I’ve also had the site hacked a couple of times and had to do a lot of work to find every entry point where corrupting code had been injected to redirect the site to ‘other places’. I try to keep the blog tidy but it can take a lot of time and energy to maintain it perfectly. It’s good enough though, eh?! Lol.
You’ll find Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials, sewing templates for stuffies and such like, embroidery, crochet, baking, salt dough recipes, SVG cutting files, papercuts (more on my Etsy shop (Paper Pictures by EllieEmyn) and lots of chat.
Most of the templates you’ll find are free though there are a few I’ve put up for sale. Anything else is for inspiration and enjoyment.
A little about me
I love doing and making things. Lots of things in lots of ways.
I love animals, especially cats. We had our lovely old ginger tom from kitten to elderly gent (20 +) when he died.
It took a few years before we were able to accept new kitties into our lives but have two now. Jess, a rescue cat who was about 5 when we got her, and Gracie, a kitten foundling.
I don’t say too much about any of us though (Mr T, our two great boys, all grown up now and doing really well) 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 nasty knickers that make sharing too much information dangerous.
So, enjoy a good mooch and have fun.
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