I'm so pleased to be one of over 120 bloggers participating in this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from the The Craft's Meow Blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!
Nicole Rixon, of the Sweet Stamp Shop, came up with the plan for this blog hop when she heard of Julie's plight (you can read Julie's story here, or over at the Sweet Stamp Shop), and has gathered numerous prizes from both a wide range of companies, and from individuals, which are available to win by leaving comments, contributing to the fund, and/or hosting within the hop. Julie has spent many hours putting this hop together as her contribution to the event. And today is the day it all kicks off!!
If you've not visited me here before, welcome! I love to make all sorts of things, sometimes from paper, sometimes from fabric. Today I'm sharing a fabric creation that I made whilst on holiday in Cornwall this summer. I loved making these hand felted necklaces; the little tiny shells are ones I found on the beach near to where we were staying. This is my small contribution to the huge collection of over £1,500 worth of prizes available during this blog hop.
After needle felting merino wool and snippets of wool, ribbon and lace to a piece of acrylic felt I added tiny beads, a little stitching and the local shells. I'm definitely a 'snippets' girl, even in my work with paper I'm always using little tiny bits n pieces :)
Julie and I go waaaaaaaaaaaay back, meeting on the internet over ten years ago now, and I'm honoured to be able to help out my fabulous friend in getting her smile back. The above envelope is the result of one of the little packets of goodies Julie sent me last year (we exchange things when we have a pile of lovely stuff to share!). Julie sent me a punched shoe shape which I cut round to create a corrugated version, then layered it onto some collaged paper. This is featured in this month's ' the stamper's sampler', again due to Julie :) :) :) I still can't believe they gave me such a good spread, I even dreamt about it last night lol.
My British reserve means I hate asking for money, but I also know that if we all lived nearby we'd be helping out our friend in numerous ways, including financial, so if you'd like to make a contribution, click on the link in the sidebar.
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