Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Getting back on Track......

I was amazed at how the extra time having no computer benefited my crafting time!!!  

Well, I am sort of up and running again, my old computer is now a donation for spares and I am getting to know a new, racy laptop ..... (a lot of fat quarters worth in it!!) 

There is so much dependency on our technology and somehow I expect it to last forever.... and then of course one has to get to know all the 'new' stuff.......

Back to the crafting ....

I had a visit to a charity shop and found some bits and pieces...




 last year I told a fairy tale with a happy ending....

so first up I made a smaller size mushroom....


... here they are getting to know each other....


then I used a couple of pretty plates...


... and made a fruit bowl....


 .... and a skein bowl (!!!).....
(I have finished the Easter chocolates)


... and here they are getting to know each other.....


I want to find a nice larger plate and base and make a cake stand next.....

Just a cup or glass for the base and a plate or bowl for the top... a blob of hot glue .... done in a few minutes.... 

Oh... and before I forget... I know Sharon is enjoying the sneaky peaks... she does like to have a hint of what is to come....



Righto, Gotto Go..... time to take some pictures of all that quilting I got done.......


24 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol,oh you are mean Fiona,poor Shaz,lol.
And how clever are you i love the ones in your garden,very clever my friend.xx

WoolenSails said...

I love thrift shops, lots of fun finds and things to create with.

Debbie

Bobbie B said...

love the new swap block you made ... could be a bit difficult piecing it into a quilt ... but very creative of you hun ....

and i also love love love the new cake stands and the mushrooms ... perfect for those pixies you have in your garden ...

clever girl ...

Bobbie B said...

opps!!!! fruit and skein (aka choccie) bowls ...

sunny said...

I definitely want you to come set my table for the next holiday! great job with your treasure finds.

retdairyqueen said...

Clever girl Love the sneak peak Wonder what it could be??

Susan said...

Sad that you needed a new computer but I'm sure you will get the hang of it soon enough!
You are such a tease.. about your Sharon present!!!

Jennifer said...

Fun ideas......must see what our local op shops have! You won't know yourself, with a new computer.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Evil Evil Evil woman! lol Not even a hint as to colours :o) Loving your thrift finds and ideas, hugs

Christine M said...

I just love your "mushrooms" Fiona. They look fantastic in the planter.

Jeanette said...

Love to go to thrift shops but i never find anything interesting. Love your creations. Hugs,xx.

Susan said...

A lot of my crafting time is absorbed by the computer too......I call it research! Great repurposing, and I think you're being such a tease.

Jane Galley said...

A cake stand will mean you will have to make cake! I really love the glass mushrooms

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great ideas there Bubz...

melanie moore said...

I'm inspired . thank you. xxx

Cheryl said...

You are so very clever fiona - always make such interesting and useful things from your finds

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your sneaky peek for Sharon is making me laugh...clever recycling going on there - with the crockery/glassware not the scraps although I woudn't put that past you either!

Shirley said...

Finding new uses for things is great.

Sharon, I'm sure all the teasing will be worth it when you get to see what Fiona has made.

Can't wait to see the pictures of what you have been quilting x

Karen said...

A new computer! Think of all the mischief you can get up to!

Mistea said...

Hope the new technology goes faster so it doesn't eat too much of your sewing time.
Love the recycling ideas. The bowls are perfect fof displaying your goodies.

Too many eggs said...

what a clever little crafty girl you are, very ingenious

it's amazing how much time we spend with our technology

Elyte said...

Welcome back to you, your computer and your wonderful imagination. Love the results.

Sheila said...

Aren't you clever , love these ideas, never would have thought of making mushrooms but they are adorable!!!

Tarnyia said...

Love your little dish creations... I am inspired to do some as well... my computer is away at the doctors to so we are using a borrowed one and yes you do get quite a bit done with out it xxxx

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