Monday, 9 August 2010

New arrivals

Seems like ages since I last posted - the end of term was hectic - and then we went away to Wales on holiday straight away. We had a lovely time, even if the weather was variable. I anticipated this so I took this cat as a project for myself and Amber to complete. This is Decopatch, I bought the cat, special paper and glue at the school Summer fair. We spent an afternoon in our caravan in Wales completing our masterpiece. I thinks we're both pleased with the result. I'm tempted to have a Decopatch party for my 40th birthday, and then everyone can stick papers on one of the very large sculptures that they do. I quite fancy the elephant - its about about 2 feet high and three feet wide - could be fun with a few glasses of something sparkling.

My sister in law is expecting a baby next month, so i decided to make her a nappy cake. It's my first attempt but i'm pretty pleased with the end result. I used 64 nappies to produce the cake and then added a whole variety of toys and tolietries. The nappies themselves inly cost £5 so you could make this a very inexpensive, but impressive looking gift. I actually spent around £50 in total but think she will love it, in the past i've made gift hampers or filled changing bags but this is my favourite by far. There are lots of videos and hints and tips on you tube, it's very straight forward if you fancy having a go.
Nearly forgot - the other new arrivals are around 50 Giant African Land Snails - Ben and Shelley have been very busy!!!!!!!
Lynda xxxx

Entering the Nappy Cake for The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Blog 'Folds' - Hope it qualifies - i folded a lot of nappies, baby socks, muslins etc. Frosted Designs - Celebrate Life Challenge Flutterby Wednesday Challenge - you can see the head of the butterfly peaking from the first tier of the cake & C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Mini beasts - there are quite a few minibeasts in the toys etc in the tucked into the layers.
I'm entering both the nappy cake and the cat for Craft Your Days Away ' Favourite Things' obviously we all love cakes and i have two pet cats.
Our cat is entered for the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Animals and Craft Catz Weekly Challenge - Animals (how appr0priate)


  1. Wow this is fabulous I love it and what a great pressie bet they love it as well.

    Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again Love Chanelle xx

  2. So creative! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  3. First of all... love the cat!! What a great project!! And I love your precious baby gift!! Every new mother would like one of these!! Thanks for taking on the "celebrate life" challenge at Frosted Designs!!
    Barb :)

  4. Fab projects!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  5. I love both of your projects - the nappy cake looks amazing and I am sure it will be much appreciated.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  6. Love the decopatch.. we have a few items made with the technique. Thanks for sharing your little kitty with us at sarah Hurley hallenges
    Lisa ;)

  7. oh wow this is the first time i've heard of decopatch it's fab....
    thanks for joinin us at SHC this week.
    Shell x

  8. wow never heard of decopatch before but sounds so much fun.Thanks for sharing this week at Sarah Hurley Challenges.

    hugs Clare x

  9. This is great what a clever idea! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

  10. What a fab gift this is, very inventive. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  11. Oh wow, this is just brill!
    You're very talented!
    Great take on the "animal" theme over on Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  12. This is fab! A lovely pressie! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  13. What a fabulous project for our mini beast challenge! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

  14. What a fabulous nappy cake Lynda, such a special gift.

    Thanks for joining us for our 1st Challenge over at CYDA.


    Joanne x

  15. Gorgeous Lynda! thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges! :o)


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