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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Mayhem, Paper flowers and snowdrops...

Thought I'd better do a bit of catching up with my blog. Sunday we went for a walk to look at what is causing the chaos on our road. Our village is having major works done to it's bridge that will take about 15 weeks to complete! As we only live about 50 yards from the bridge you can imagine the traffic problems caused. Between us and the bridge is the post office, the chip shop and the butchers and as you will have seen from previous blogs we live opposite the church. You can imagine the traffic that therefore need to use this piece of road. I have told all my customers to use our drive but getting there isn't easy when they have to fight their way through queues of traffic waiting at the traffic lights. Mayhem!

This is a couple of photos of the temporary bridge they dropped
into place on Sunday with all the mud and mess involved.







Fun day Monday was spent making some of Paula's gorgeous paper flowers. These are the onse she made me the gorgeous little kit to make so I made templates for Twiglet and our other friend who joins us for fun.



We found some pretty papers and set to.










Drawing round templates and cutting them out.









Getting all inked up!




Hey presto....not bad eh?



These are mine [blue is the colour] and......






....these are Twiglet's. Not bad for a first attempt are they?






I thought I would also add this lovely picture taken of the snowdrops in the churchyard opposite our house. Aren't they just gorgeous? Enjoy.


11 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh inky fingers here too! The roses came out really well. And then you had to show me snowdrops. Double cheerfulness!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Wispo
Hopefully all the mess will be worth when they finish, flowers look fantastic, I am gonna have to try these.
Christine x

Yvonne said...

Oh what a nightmare for you.. alll the mess and total meyhem!

Then them beautiful flowers, how sweet are they.. urm might have to go and have a nosey rosey there,lol. I was looking at some snowdrops only on sat, thinking, shall I , but thought, knowing my luck it will freeze, and low and behold! But yes, just beautiful , one of my fave flowers ( fave being Lillys).

Chrissie said...

Beautiful flowers, both real and woman-made!
Wonderful!
Chrissie

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hope the mayhem doesn't last much longer. The flowers are beautiful ;) Love your new dumfed piccy - gorgeous. Absolutely love snowdrops.
Anne xx

Handmade with Love said...

And I thought that gas works at the end of our road for three weeks was bad! I love your flowers, they are beautiful and the snow drops are really pretty too. Tracey x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

The paper flowers ARE gorgeous!

Felted House said...

The flowers are so lovely - I like to think any words visible are poetry words! But what a brilliant idea and design and you've made them beautifully! xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Inky fingers are the sign of some good fun :)
Twiggy x

Paula Gale said...

WOW WOW WOW - you have done a super fab great job of the flowers (i'm so proud)!!! tee hee!!! Seriously, they are gorgeous and I love the papers you have used and the colours too.

Poor you re the road works - i'd be chuntering about the place - but thats impatient lil old me!!!

Big hugs

Paula x x x

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi Good to meet another crafter from Shropshire....love those Blue Flowers
Yep another glorious Shropshire day today...hope it lasts!
Hugs Suz x