are aching, and the back isn't in a much better state. Today I've cleaned out my kitchen and scrubbed it from top to bottom. One room down, about 13 to go!!! This "getting the house ready for market" isn't a whole barrel of laughs....
But what has been fun this week was painting some samples of a new button for Lynette of Lynette Anderson Designs. Lynette and I have had a long association - and friendship - which began through buttons of all things. She was one of my first customers (as the owner of The Patchwork Angel back then) when I first began painting them years ago. Eventually I painted only for Lynette, as it was just too labour intensive to paint for a long list of shops and I couldn't keep up with orders. These days, we collaborate on the set-up and original designs - and the bulk painting is done by Mary. I can't reveal what the new button shape is....except to say it's very cute.
These tags are very much in my favoured style....an antique, old world look. They are surprisingly quick and easy to make, and just seem to evolve through the addition of various laces and trimmings. You really can't go wrong with them, regardless of what trims you use from any bits and pieces you have already to hand.
Don't you think they would make a great swap idea? I may even get some thoughts down on guidelines for a swap....in between scrubbing!!
Hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable weekend......
Bye for now