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Why is it that I seem to go through socks like my feet are secreting acid? I promise I don't have claws for toenails!

If you hadn't gathered by the above that it's decluttering time again, here it is. First is a bra, not pictured. The underwire went, digging into a very painful place.


Socks! Bin bound

A pig stamp. Came in a big box of stamps but i have no use for it so it's going to charity


Leftovers from the Disney stitch. No use for them now so in the bin they go.
More socks!!!


A spool of ribbon. Bought this to make some christmas presents a couple of years ago but there is loads left and I don't need it so charity shop.


A flower die. This came free with a magazine but I have plenty, so charity shop.

I've also made a few things this week. I have been stitching, but forgot to take some pics and it's too bloody dark now, so you'll have to wait till next time.

A birthday card for a marine biologist. I kept this simple, using G45 papers, with a blue paper to back some of it with. The bubbles have glossy accents on them to give them the illusion of water.

A simple geometric necklace using items from the last Beadhaul box. I must admit, as much as I loved this box, I am having trouble coming up with ideas.








I got some Tim Holtz corked domes and ring pulls the other day, cos this idea got stuck in my head. They're selling something similar in Asda at the moment - a big dome with a ceramic skull with ceramic butterflies on it, all in white. So I glued the a ring pull onto the dome in order to make it a necklace. I then glued a skull to the cork, punched out some butterflies, sprayed them with Lindy's sprays and added a little bit of black before glueing them onto the skull. I then put the dome on top, glueing the cork so it stayed attached. Finally I added a letter and an eyepin with some beads and a dragonfly charm. I like this because it is unusual, but then I myself am strange and unusual...

On that note!
Ems

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First off, as always, the decluttering. All funkos this week (and next actually) They've gone to my brother.












Even my cute little Sauron!

Onto the makes. Haven't had a chance to make any jewellery yet and the stitch is not yet finished (on the final page now, which has the most french knots on) but I have made another heart.


I started by cutting two hearts out of some Tim Holtz paper. With the first I sprayed with green and brown Lindy's sprays, and glued it to the wooden heart. With the second I cut with a mixed media thinlit die on one side. It didn't work completely so I cut a bit away. I used texture paste with a brick stencil, then sprayed it with blue Lindy's sprays, adding a couple of drops of alcohol ink on certain bricks to darken it. 


I love Lindy's sprays - they call them magical for a reason!





I die cut loads of gears, painting them silver before attaching them to the heart. I added a couple of pieces of ephemera, a clock, and a wing I've had in…