Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Three Gifts & WOYWW 133.

I have had to clear my desk as I'm working on a swap which is due to go out to my partner next week so it is top secret and under wraps.
But I can show you this!
'The Doc' knows now to pass everything by the 'Craft Pod' before throwing it in the bin. His casual remark this morning was "Do you want this cork top for anything?" My eyes lit up and as he was trying to back out of the room a flash of inspiration hit me and when I told him what I wanted it for he said "Well you had better have the bottle too as it's the right shape"!

Intrigued? Come back in the New year to see what it has become. Answers on a postcard please!!
These are the last three gifts that I sent my partner in the Christmas Gift Swap.

Shrink plastic (my beloved crafting tool) Star tree ornament.

Felt Dove to peg on the tree.

And a wall hanging using up another curtain pole ring. (2 down 48 more to go)
Latest update on my wrist is that the plaster is off but I'm now in a steel splint waiting for an MRI scan to be taken after Christmas. They still can't see from x-rays what I have done but think I may have chipped a bone and a fragment has become detached. Time will tell. (Become very adapt at using crafting tweezers, my teeth for tying bows and my elbow for holding things in place.)
As usual here is the link for Julia's blog where you can go and see what the rest of the crafting community has been up to on their desks this week.


  1. Some fab makes on show today. Really love that wall hanging. Hope your wrist gets sorted out really soon. It must be so frustrating at times.
    Happy healing and festive hugs,
    A x

  2. Hi there Mrs A. ah commiseration on your wrist and pray it gets sorted sooner rather than later - know how it is hope it is not your main hand whichever way you lean towards? Intrigued on the jar no ideas here but love all the hand made dec.s.
    A special greeting, hugs to your monkeys and Happy WOYWW! and thanks for being a blessing to me through 2012.
    All the blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of the dear Lord Jesus and the greatest gift of all, love Shaz in oz. x

  3. What a great use of a curtain ring - must remember that. Love your felt dove - I've got a needle felting kit on my wish list.....

    Hope your wrist heals soon,

  4. No idea what you are going to do with the bottle but will keep my eyes open in the New Year - love, love that felt dove, so cute.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
    Ann B

  5. I love the felt dove, so pretty! Hope your wrist feels better soon. Merry Christmas x

  6. Ouch - a chipped bone sounds awful, but you're doing marvellously on the craft front in the circumstances x

    Your dove on a peg is fantastic, really made me smile when I saw it!

    I'm intrigued about the cork and bottle - will keep tuned in to find out what it'll become!

  7. OK, I had this image of "the doc" backing out of the room as fast as could, lol That's too funny that he now knows to offer up all "goodies" before throwing them out! What a good man! ;) Merry Christmas from North Carolina!

  8. The felt dove is just adorable! Thanks for sharing that.

    Hmm, the cork and bottle. Maybe a glitter holder? Can't wait to see what happens with it!

    Merry Christmas

    WOYWW #82

  9. Fab decorations you have made! Hope your wrist is ok soon and you don't have any more problems. Happy Christmas.

  10. I told you I was a "good bloke", sandee above agree's too. I quote "What a good man"!! and doctor of course.

  11. Ouch...a chipped bone sounds very painful. I hope it isn't for your sake. Love your makes...I love the star. I have no idea what you are going to make with the bottle and cork. Can't wait to see what it is:)

  12. I hope the boys are helping with the chores and that your arm soon recovers. Just watching Nigel Slater as I catch up with my WOYWW hop. Glass of wine on my table. Parcels wrapped and tree trimmed. Happy Christmas. x Jo

  13. No idea on the bottle, but I see it has lots of potential. I'll keep posted and see what becomes of it.

  14. Beautiful gifts on show, love the little dove peg! Wrist sounds painful, really hope they can get it taken care of quickly. No idea what you're going to turn that bottle in to, but I bet it will be brilliant! Have a wonderful Christmas, hope the boys behave themselves!

    Brenda 71

  15. Your so talented love your gifts:) Sandra H

  16. You've been sooo busy!! Love the wall hanging, it's a wonder Monkey isn't hanging on to it
    Merry Christmas!!!
    and a happy WoYwW!

  17. I love your decorations. Hope your wrist will fully recover soon. X

  18. I just love these decorations the little dove on a peg is fab idea, Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x x

  19. Caught in the act! So my daily check ups, which tell me that you are being careful and taking it easy are all a lie!! In fact, you are still being naughty and Bad Daddy is in on the act! Ahhhh. Oh yes, love the wall hanging. :)

  20. a great post and love all your makes!!! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

  21. My hubby usually checks with me before throwing things out as well. :)
    My first thought would be to use the bottle as the body, a Styrofoam ball for a head and the cork for a hat and ta..da I'd have a doll. The cork top looks like a Russian Hat shape.
    I've no idea what you are going to do but I look forward to checking it out in the new year.

    Best wishes to you and yours for a lovely Christmas.

    Jan x

  22. Oh you poor thing with your arm! I hope it's something very easily fixed. Your projects are all fun! Merry Christmas to you!

  23. Not at all sure I have the right Mrs.A but can't imagine there are two of you! Have been trying to get to your blog for weeks and weeks now but any link I tried took me to a message box thingy that would not then let me leave you a message!
    I hope it is you that so kindly left a message on my blog this week - I realise you probably won't want the pie-cone die now until next year but I got it from "Artful Splodger" and I know they have some in stock because they ordered more when my original order went "missing" just in case they needed to send me out another - no need to pay shipping costs from USA! Of course, they will now be in plentiful supply as we head to the new year so you should be able to get hold of one from most sources I would think. Wishing you a very merry Christmas. xXx Love Debbie x

  24. That bottle looks very interesting. I am looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for that one. Hope you both manage to have a good Christmas in spite of accidents etc. You might like to pop back to my blog and read about yet another scam which seems to be doing the rounds (we have just been called from them), just when we are up to our eyes in last minute preparations. Have a lovely Christmas.

  25. ohh intriguing!
    Hope they figure out whats up soon hun, xx
    Happy belated WOYWW and if I dont pop back before, Merry Christmas,
    Lou #34

  26. Oh dear, MRI scan - hope it is soon resolved. Despite your injury you are turning out some terrific crafting - love your pieces this week.
    Here's hoping you have a lovely Christmas - Hugs, Neet #4

  27. Hope the wrist starts doesn't spoil the christmas fun, though it hasn't hurt your craft abilities that is for sure... love the dove on a peg... have a great break and take care..xx

  28. LOL, that conversation sound like one I have with my hubby. He also knows to check with me first before throwing anything out! Have a lovely Christmas!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  29. Lovely decorations! Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012. x

  30. A floaty bit of bone...laws, no wonder you're still having to keep it still..must be a relief to be out of the plaster though, hateful things. No idea what the bottle will ecome, but not in any doubt that ou'll be working se genius on it. Have a happy and restful Christmas, think you two have earned it!!

  31. I love your makes they all look gorgeous. Now...the bottle, I took one look at it and I'm pretty sure its not what you plan to do with it but.....turn it upside down with the cork top attached and it becomes a christmas tree in a pot!! Its the right shape...I'll check back though as I'm intrigued like the others that have commented :o)


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