Thursday, 29 December 2011

Last two inchies of the year

I haven't been around for a couple of weeks, and it will probably take me a week or two to catch up with all the blog posts. I hope you all had a good Christmas.

I took part in the 52-week long inchie challenge right from the start and really wanted to finish it. So here are my last two inchies of the year -

GREEN inchie -

YELLOW inchie -

Toodlepip xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Should I call this a hybrid?

This is what I meant to include in yesterday's post, but that one got quite long, so I saved this for today. I suppose this is a kind of hybrid really, not really a glue book, and not really a tag book either, but a bit of both. The pages are chipboard and larger than tags. Ah well, you can judge for yourselves, lol, and decide what you want to call it.

Here it is -

I liked the cover but thought it was lacking something, so I added a little key. Does that make it better?

The beautiful lady is embellished with a real feather in her elaborate hat and proper bling, of course -

And that whatever you want to call it book thingy is going with this tag

and these little bits to another friend. Hope it arrives before Christmas, but if not, then perhaps it will make it for New Year's Day -

I wish you a stressless day, toodlepip xxx

Monday, 12 December 2011

Inchies, tags and little presents

Dang, can I cram everything I have to update you on into one post? One can but try, lol, just hope its not going to be too trying ( sigh, sorry, couldn't help myself ) for you.

Now that we got that stupid bit out of the way, I'll start with two week's worth of inchies. Last week was RED and this week is BLUE -

Ahem, you can probably tell that I have only just finished making the BLUE inchie......... the darned glue hasn't even dried yet, lol!

Tags, oh my, I have been making so many tags, and way too often I forget to photograph them. Like yesterday, when I made a tag specifically to go with the three miniature books I sold on Etsy. I was so chuffed to have found good pics of Blaise Pascal and Victor Hugo, and made a tag with those to go with the books, wrapped it, posted it this morning and then realised I hadn't taken any pics. Poo. Did take pics of a couple of others though -

This fun tag went with a vintage French madeleine baking tray -

This one went with a "manly" gift a customer bought -

And now I am going to show you a much much more beautiful tag, a BIG Christmas Card tag! I received this in the mail from my bloggy friend Lynn, from Trash to Treasure Art, and it is absolutely delightful. Aaahh, the details! It is embossed, has the sweetest image of two gorgeous young girls and the embellishments are twinkly and sparkly and perfect -

and all lit up with a golden glow from a stray ray of sunshine this morning -

Gorgeous, isn't it? Thank you, Lynn!

I have more to show you, but this post is already rather long. I think I will leave the other stuff for another post. If I get time this evening, I'll post it tonight. Thats a rather big if though, lol, don't hold your breath!

For now its toodlepip, xxx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Another gift on its way...

... to a lovely person. I am not a very fast worker, lol, I am rapidly falling behind. Ah well, if things don't get done for Christmas, then there is always Valentine's or Easter. Yikes, did I really say that? That really sounds way too laid back. Before I get myself into even more trouble, I'll show you the one thing I managed to get into the post today -

This is a little heart shaped lavender sachet, made with a sweet little angel image printed onto fabric, and surrounded by lots of lovely lace.

No time to chat, sigh. Things to do. Just enough time to link this post to the fabulous White Wednesday link party over at Faded Charm. Lots of lovely whiteness to look at.

Toodlepip xxxLink

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Making Christmas Gifts

I am having so much fun making gifts for family and friends at the moment. Only drawback is, it is keeping me from commenting on your blog posts. I have tried to catch up, but if you haven't seen me on your blog for a little while, it is not because I don't wuv ya anymore, it is only because I am busy busy busy. Like everybody else, lol.

This is one of the pressies I have made, a little blackboard for making notes, or a shopping list, or doodling, whatever takes her fancy -

Winging its way to a friend as we speak.

Aaah, I love Christmas. Toodlepip xxx