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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Thank you for my gift & Handmade Monday

A while ago, I entered a giveaway on a great blog - 1st Unique Gifts - and was so lucky to win one of Wendy's lovely handpainted plaques which she very kindly personalised for me - Thank you Wendy, I love it!

I am still trying to find the best location for me to place this, not only where I can see it but also where the cats don't think it is a play thing for them!

With my followers nearing 100, I am looking to do a blog giveaway of my own - I just have to sort out the details and I will post this soon (once I reach 100, of course!)

Wendy also has a weekly blog entitled 'Handmade Monday' and as this is week seven, I thought it was about time I joined in...

So, what have I been up to this week???

I really have been building up a whole load of new designs - lots of new dogs, which are always popular, as well as the classic florals and fun ones too.  Unfortunately, most of these are still in 'drying' or 'outline' stage so there aren't photos yet.  However I do have two new designs to share (OK, so these haven't strictly been developed this week but it's my first time so I am cheating a little and merging seven weeks into one!)

Firstly are a couple of classic 'centrepieces' which would be perfect for a door or large window:


I thought I would also show the other two new colour options for the popular 'Butterfly Swag' showcased on here in the 'Rainbow' and 'Pink/Purple' options a few posts ago:

Blue/Green
 
Yellow/Gold
And finally, the latest in the 'Diddy Design' family.  How cute is he????


So, that was my week(s) so far.   I have lots of finishing off and photographing to do before the mammoth task begins to get all the new things on the website too!  Guess I am going to be busy for a while yet....

Do check out all the other great handmade crafters taking part in this week's Handmade Monday on Wendy's blog - 1st Unique Gifts and of course, if you or anyone you know would like a handmade window decoration, do visit my website - Ali's Craft Studio

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic work. Love the door panels and the oh so cute little duckie. Hugs Sue x

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  2. That duck is so cool lol, I like your other stuff aswell but honestly I'm glad i saw that duck.

    Drew

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  3. Congratulations on your win. Love the sun catchers they are all lovely but the blue butterflies beautiful

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  4. I love your work Ali - the blue butterflies are my favourite from this group but they're all lovely.
    Thank you for showing off my work too - if any readers want something similar, feel free to visit my website
    Thanks also for taking part in Handmade Monday - lovely to have you join in! xx

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  5. Thank you guys. I love the little duckie too and butterflies are always fun to make.

    I'm so happy to be part of Handmade Monday and am off to read everyone else's blogs now...

    Ali x

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  6. I love your work....you're so clever!!

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  7. Love the red piece of the door glass, so elegant and classic :)

    Kimberley X

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  8. I really need to mother that cute duck!

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  9. Loving the centre piece too :) Nice to see you on Handmade Monday Ali!

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  10. Thanks Beau

    The ducky only costs £2.50 and can be found with his friends here

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  11. Fabulous work and a very nice blog which is another one I'm just going to have to make time for.

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  12. Really lovely work, i love the butterflies and the duck is great :D xx

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  13. I love all the sun catchers, shame we don't get that much sun - just snow - can you do snow catchers :-) lovely work though :-)

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  14. Love the duck and butterflies :)

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  15. This is wonderful stuff! I have worked with glass, it is one of my favorite mediums, your work is fabulous!

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  16. Thanks Susie

    These look like glass but are actually hand painted static clings. A great alternative!

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  17. Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

    Silver Thistle - What better way to cover up the snow than to cover your windows with colourful designs?? Hope it all clears for you soon!

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  18. The butterflies are really good but you are definitely onto a winner with the ducky.

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  19. Good to see you in handmade Monday Ali. Love your things especially the red door centerpiece and the butterflies. Great prize from Wendy too. How i love those plaques.

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  20. The duck is great - totally different! And of course, the butterflies are pretty. Bet they sell well for you. As usual, a pleasure reading your blog.

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  21. Those butterflies are lovely Ali, I particularly like the blue. And I loooove love love the duck!x

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  22. Sounds like a plan ! * note to self cover all the windows with sun catchers and play summer'y tunes on the record player * ( there is me showing my age ! )

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