Saturday, 21 February 2009

Shopping and Ferdinand!

Green Frog
Originally uploaded by zabdiel

Yesterday my sister and I went on one of our regular (every few months!) trips visiting charity shops and having a good rummage.

So there we were thinking it was about time for a cup of coffee. I always look down as I am walking and saw this thing on the ground in front of my sister's foot. 'Don't look!' I yelled and shoved her (I am not very good in a crisis). We looked back and it was like a frog. She had sort of stepped on it but my warning cry had made her move in time not to squash it. We thought it was dead anyway.

We talked about where it might be from, crossed the road and walked back. We could see people walking past having a look so we crossed back over. It was a frog and it was alive but looked like it had hurt its leg. It certainly wasn't moving.

Anyway I warded off ferocious dogs, gave her my cloth shopping bag, a shop owner gave her a box, and my sister picked it up.

We walked to a pet shop and a helpful customer told us where there was a vets so we walked there. The frog livened up and kept jumping up and hitting my sis's hand. I got a bit hysterical at thoughts of it jumping out at me (I told you I was no good!).

Vet took the frog. So it is either out of its miseries or on its way to a wildlife place.

Oh and Ferdinand? That is what my sister called it.

We were pretty happy with ourselves - Frog Rescuers. (Well, she was a lot more of a rescuer than me!).

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

More Dorset Buttons - but with a twist!

A few posts ago, I mentioned my new buttons made from ribbon. Remember?
Well, I made some more and this time made earrings. I love them!
Here's the pics

Both are available from my etsy shop.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Comic Relief, Crafteroo and Folksy

Check out the Crafteroo Collective shop at folksy -
All items have been donated by members of Crafteroo with proceeds going to Comic Relief.
I have donated a cute little brooch which can be seen here
So pop along and have a look and buy!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Serendipity this way comes...

As you know I make Dorset buttons, and also Dorset button hair snaps. I was playing around with the idea of making a pendant necklace and so had bought some thin ribbon to use.

Well, as often is the case...what I made is not what I planned. I still haven't made the pendant but made another hair snap. However, I am so pleased with the outcome.

Where I would normally use embroidery thread, I used the ribbon and wrapped this around the plastic ring. And the front of the ribbon hair snap, is what is usually on the back of the thread hair snaps. Confusing? I hope not.
The button on the back is also a new idea. I had used a small fabric flower but found, on the ones I made for my daughter, that after a while it looked a bit scruffy. The buttons look pretty and work well.