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Sunday, 3 June 2012

JUBILEE and ATC swap

Hello friends,
I write this as I watch the Jubilee River Pageant. We spent the early afternoon at church celebrating the Jubilee with a barbeque, cream tea, bouncy castles, crafts, games and facepainting. I helped with the plate painting (with 7 being produced my family alone.)

I went on the bouncy castle with Lottie and had my face painted when Lottie gave me a cuddle and it transfered off her face to mine! The scones were lovely and well done to friends who braved the rain to do a fabulous barbeque for 200 people! I forgot my camera so no photos I'm afraid. We all dressed for the occasion in red white and blue and of course this meant making some accessories! I made this button necklace and brought this fab bracelet from British Heart Foundation. I also made a corsage too.

I also made Laura a necklace to co-ordinate with the earrings and bracelet I made her a few weeks ago. It was a bit of a thank you for such a superb swap parcel I received a this week. Laura sent me 5 ATC's, a super cute Jubilee Monstie, notebook, tissues, a Giraffe themed bag of buttons and also a bag of buttons and charms.

Laura's button necklace

Here are the Jubilee themed ATC's and Blackwork sampler ones below those.

Next up is the rather cute Jubilee Monstie, complete with her own sparkly crown - we've called her Queenie (of course)

Here is a close up of the charms. I love the stamp one and the mushroom button.

As you may have read on Laura's Blog, She has recently come back from Fowey in Cornwall amd brought me back these lovely bits too. Laura has also posted a crochet pattern for a super cute Jubilee mascot.

So I'll leave it here for today. Pop by tomorrow for Olympic torch tales, baking and jewellery making!


  1. Sounds like you had a great day Kerry and you all had fun! Glad you liked the parcel :) I've been wearing my Jubilee jewellery and corsage brooch proudly all day! God Save the Queen!

  2. The jewellery you made for Laura was stunning...I saw it in the flesh...or in the bead! not sure what it would be for jewellery! Anyway, I saw it for real and it is very beautiful.
    It sounds like you had a fantastic day. Beautiful corsage and lovely goodies from Laura. I saw the ATCs on her blog and they are brilliant. The blackwork ones are gorgeous.
    happy smiles


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