I finally got around to making something for my mum's birthday. Her birthday was the same day as my OU exam (11th June) and so I promised I would make her something after the exam was over. So, I started with this...
and turned it into this. It holds a sketch pad inside and also a range of HB and B drawing pencils. It was quite fun to make - I am fond of my lizard design and I've used him on other things too.
His tail goes around the back.
This is the other part to mum's pressie. A hand felted pouch which holds some Winnie the Pooh notelets and envelopes.
Notelets peeking out!
Mum really loved them (she is my favourite critic!!) and I just hope she uses the sketch pad. I think it would be the sort of thing you could take on holiday and just whip out and do a quick sketch or two (as you do)!
I've done nothing else on the creative front this week and I really need to get on and do more for the exhibition in September (if it actually happens - this is another story altogether but not for telling just now!). I did get the embellisher out and had a little play, but I couldn't get enthusiastic I'm afraid and now it's back in its box.