Sunday, 22 April 2012

Handmade Monday

Well it has been a busy old week.  A lot of it centred around the gym - however this intense programme is just to tone me for my holiday and after that I'll get back to my normal routine as this seems to be taking so much time and leaving not a lot left to do much else but head to bed!

I have been making corsages this weekend for the kilt shop and also a couple of other things for the St Johnstone fanatic - though I definitely wont be making the hair clips again as they took an age due to the thickness of the fabric to work with!  The hair band I don't mind so much. She has also ordered a couple more things so that will keep me busy!



I'm adding a picture of a corsage in the Pearl O' the Tay Tartan which is exclusive to the kilt shop and one which they designed themselves. It is such a lovely colour.



Other news this week came from son yesterday.  He auditioned for the Cairngorms Ceilidh trail yesterday and got a call later on to say he had a placed. Am really pleased for him as it is paid work! (Pleased for me too!)

It seems to be have a very Scottish blog this week! (Next week I will write it in Gaelic  - only joking!)

I am now heading over to 1st Unique Gifts to see what everyone else has been up to this week.

Have a great week!
Mich :)




22 comments:

  1. The hairband is lovely. And the corsage is so pretty. Well done on the gym - I have no motivation to do anything at all like that but could probably do with it!! Mind you, we're not going away this year so I might get away with it!

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  2. Good for you sticking to the gym. I go all wobbly when I hear that word!!
    Lovely makes, I really like that colour blue.

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  3. What fab accessories!! I love tartan, just not a fan of how much it frays! Truly gifted to make such intricate items with such a fabric!!
    xx

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    1. I know Nina - that's the pain with it!

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  4. Now that is a head band to wear with pride! I love it! The corsage is really beautiful too. Keep going with the gym - sounds like you are doing way waaaay better than me heehee! Have a lovely week (and thank you for commenting on my blog last week!) xx

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  5. The corsage is lovely, a beautiful colour, looking at your previous post I see know one mentioned clear nail varnish as an anti frayer, It dries quicker than pva and works great with ribbon.
    Congratulations to your son. The link for the Ceilida Trail is down for maintenance for 24 hours so I'll try it again tomorrow.

    Jan x

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  6. Ooh, that Pearl o' the Tay is beautiful. My family tartan (well, the tartan of my Scottish ancestors) is McKay - rather subdued and mostly blue. If only it had some purple!

    Thanks so much for the Versatile Blogger Award. What a nice gesture!

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  7. I love your tartan roses, they are so different and would look stunning on a white bridal gown. Very clever

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  8. Well done to your son, Mich - and you too of course. Nice to get good news. The hair-pins are lovely, a shame they are such hard work though. Lots of lovely makes this week. Hope you have a good week.

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  9. I love the pearl o' the tay tartan - but your corsages all look stunning. x

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  10. Pretty things and with a lovely theme too. Very inspiring - will add gym to the list of things I should be doing!

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  11. those pins are gorgeous! (and even more special if they aren't to be re-created!)

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  12. Love the rose in the blue tartan. Very striking. hugs Mrs A.

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  13. I'm sure the shop will be very pleased with the corsages you have made. They look really special! Good luck to your son!

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  14. You're right, that tartan is a lovely colour isnt it! Everything looks gorgeous x

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  15. I love the hair pieces but can understand why they were difficult. Well done for finishing those two! :)

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  16. What lovely things,and something a bit different from the usual tartan shop offerings

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  17. You're right the fabric is a gorgeous colour, I love it!
    Well done to your son!

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  18. I love all the Scottish stuff! My husband's family goes back to the Gordon clan (it's the only plaid or tartan I know by sight) and I think there is Scottish in my background, altho my Mom never really got that completely worked out. But I love the sound of Bagpipes so I think she must have been right!
    Anyway, congrats to your son, that sounds like it will be a fun experience, and I love the hair things. Lovely!

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  19. These are all lovely! Married to a proud Scot I really appreciate them! Congratulations to your son. Jo x

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  20. Thanks everyone for your really encouraging comments about the corsages. Mich xx

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  21. I absolutely love the corsage, the colours on the tartan are lovely.

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