Tuesday 21 April 2015

I was so grateful for all the helpful (and very tactful) comments about the spare room dilemma #firstworldproblem - of course it did have to become a room for eldest child.  She is ecstatic at the idea and already planning the purchase of many things made of coloured plastic to put in it and I'm currently distracted by moving bits of furniture around, and trying to find a home for the Mountains of Stuff.  

We've also just been on holiday, have lots of photos of stately homes and daffodils to be sorted through, and there are always many other excuses for not managing to do anything remotely creative, but I did get back and find the results of someone else's creativity waiting for me and I'm so happy.

I've been taking part in the Very Berry Handmade ATC swap again, and this is what I received:

Isn't it fantastic?  I really love it as it reminds me of many happy childhood holidays.  Look at the wee sheep! The theme of this swap is Home Sweet Home, and I would happily live in this house on a hillside, waking up to the sound of baa-ing lambs, although my husband would go mad if there wasn't a coffee shop nearby with good internet access.

The ATC arrived along with a card by the same artist, Sue Forey.

Sue has a shop on Etsy  and it is worth checking out for more of her beautiful work.  I feel very lucky to have a little piece of my own!

Now that I've received this the pressure is on, but my own card will be on its way to its recipient shortly.


  1. Thanks for the link; Sue does make some beautiful things.

  2. Oh my this wee li'l cottage and sheep is gorgeous. You are a lucky gal indeed. I am off to salivate over Sue's other gorgeous makes.

  3. Nice to see you back! Sue's work is adorable and you made the right call on the spare room, however difficult it might have been to give up the dream ;)

  4. Oh well, it was good to dream for a while! What an amazing ATC - I can't even begin to imagine how to create something like that. Enjoy looking at it and dreaming :-)

  5. What a beautiful card, and those sheep must be really teeny tiny to fit on it, hard to imagine anyone being able to make something so gorgeous and so small.

  6. So pleased you like it Catherine and thank you for sharing here and on Flickr.

  7. What a stunning little felted card. Reminds me of my Scottish and lakes district childhood holidays too! You must be gathering quite a collection by now and there are little Catherine pieces around the world too! I always appreciate a deadline for these things- can often provide the necessary creative spark. I don't know if there is any cure for moving Mountains of Stuff-we STILL seem to be sorting and have boxes of stuff in our hall as I speak...Look forward to seeing a few pics of stately homes and daffodils?!

  8. Such a wonderful ATC... so pleased for you!

  9. What a wonderful little masterpiece, I love seeing the results of your ATC swaps.


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