Sunday, 5 January 2014

Getting crafty

I'm sitting here in a very wild and wet Somerset writing my blog, when I should be doing lesson plans, waiting for high tide this evening, and hoping the sea will stay below the sea wall!
I made Mr P-L a key ring for Christmas, based on the idea that I love him more than jammy dodgers. I did get a bit carried away and made lots, so those are now for sale in my Folksy shop.
I love you more than jammy dodgers!
 I was then left with all the little hearts I had cut out of the middle of my felt biscuits. So today, after forcing my children to write thank-you notes for their presents, I used the left over hearts to make some very simple thank-you cards of my own, to give to the children at school for their gifts they gave me.
I don't waste anything!
The lovely gingham printed paper comes from Mrprintables and I just glued the hearts onto the front. No where near as intricate as the ones you see on Wendy's Handmade Harbour, but I am pleased with them!
Simple thank-you cards
This week week I am planning to join in with Handmade Monday and catching up with everyone, so I will finish by wishing you all a very happy New Year.
Happy 2014

14 comments:

Emma Made said...

Quite right! This is definitely the evening for delaying lesson planning in aid of other things. I currently have my PJs on, G and T in hand and am enjoying the last few hours of peace!

I love your jammy dodger key rings and I applaud your resourcefulness in using the wee hearts too. I can tell your in education!

Handmade hugs to you x

Free Spirit Designs said...

Hehe i love your 2014 image!

Those jammy dodger key rings are soooo cute, i can see them being really popular - they'd make fantastic valentines pressies! x

Natalie Jones said...

I love your key rings! I always keep cut outs because you never know when they might come in handy.

patchworkfairy said...

Great key rings - I keep every cut out and scrap going - I think it's a possibly a bit out of hand with the amount I have! Great you used yours so quickly and cleverly. x

Wendy said...

Oh, such gorgeous jammy dodgers! I love them! I am a sucker for gingham too and love that paper. Good luck with that sea wall!!!

Poppy Kitten said...

Those jammy dodgers are gorgeous.....and what a lovely idea with the cut out hearts.
Stay safe and fingers crossed for you with the sea wall. x

Julia Nyanyo said...

It's wet & windy here in Cov too so I've been crocheting all day!
Love the Jammy dodger key rings, ever since Dr Who waved them at the Daleks a year or two ago they have been my youngest's favourite biscuit!

Kath Bee said...

I don't like wasting craft scraps either. I've recently acquired a cricut machine, which means I end up with the 'negative' of everything I make with it. I've kept the lot in case I need them.

Vicky Myers said...

The jammy dodgers are gorgeous, almost made me hungry!!!

Lucy Blossom said...

Lovely jam tart keyrings, and I love the sentiment that goes with it too. Have a good week

Ginx Craft said...

Love your jammy dodgers. They are just scrummy.

Andrea Kay said...

The cards might be simple but they are lovely and effective. I'd be happy to receive one!

Katie said...

What a good idea! I was going to get some photos cards made up but why not just make the thank you cards! That's this evenings project sorted then! :-)

Highland Monkey's said...

That a brill idea. Love the jammy dodgers. I do hope the water doesn't breach your house.