Thursday, 28 February 2008

Not what you expect to find................

Hello again!

I don't really know what to write about so I will start with the obvious standby and say what lovely weather we had today! I'm telling you this so I don't forget that we had lovely weather today - sunny and nice - not that I did anything about it as we spent the morning at the dentist getting everyone's teeth checked and then I went to the pub for lunch with two of my bestest friends (I'll just point out here that I NEVER get to be a "lady that lunches" so it was a very pleasant experience!)

I have been working on some more wallets for etsy - although I'm sure I've got enough in there already! I just can't help making them when I am in the mood because they are such a fun way to play with different fabric combinations.

This is a pile of WIPs - wallets-in-progress!

And this is the particularly BRIGHT and CHIRPY Easter one I have just put in the shop.


The colours are well out of my usual comfort zone but just seemed to be happy together.


And I love the fact that I managed to put the carrot fabric on the inside of the zipped section. I really like "hiding" things like this!


I had an emergency call from a friend the other night to put my fairy-helper's wings on again! Her youngest child was about to lose his first tooth and was terrified that the tooth-fairy wouldn't be able to find it if he didn't have a special place to put it. After everything that could go wrong with it did, I managed to get this finished today (I don't know how so many things managed to go wrong with such a simple bit of work!!!)


It is not a very good photo as it is soaking wet! I had to wash it quickly to get the pen marks off and Finlay was so desperate to have it that they have taken it home like this to go in his mummy's tumble dryer ready for tonight.

Meanwhile, this happened to my own littlest darling:


so he is a little miffed that he hasn't got a special pocket for his tooth. Unfortunately he actually swallowed his!!!!! The tooth fairy still came though so we didn't have to do any excavations thank goodness!!!!!

And finally, to explain the title of this post....................


Not what you expect to find in the cupboard under the stairs.......................


Well, the mess was to be expected - but the little visitor was a surprise!!!!!

14 comments:

Kaz said...

Oooohhh I wish I'd been able to hide in the cupboard under the stairs when I was younger!! I'm so glad you didn't have to mash things to find that tooth, I'm sure the tooth fairy was grateful!

Lesley said...

Hey missus Locket has that wallet gone in the shop yet cos I want it and the rosy one - not that I need two more wallets but if I buy them there's no way I'm giving them away!!!!!!!!!

Lovely little gappy Master Locket :) Must be the season for losing teeth as naughty Minx now as major gappage!!

Yu have been busier than you give yourself credit for my dear girl!!!

Glad you had a nice pub lunch. Such a civilised thing to do :)

trashalou said...

What intriguing house hiders you have!! Does it do anything or just look cute?

Lots of work happening chez Locket, I'm surprised you have time to go out for lunch!

Kitty said...

That's a lovely Easter 'wally' - you clever thing. I couldn't do that.

No.2 has a wobbly one ... tooth that is - it must be the 'thing' at the moment. His friend came here to tea yesterday and proudly showed me one of his which was hanging by two 'threads' :-O

x

Lina said...

Great wallets. The toothless grin is precious!

Monkee Maker said...

Come on .... admit it .... you keep Dot in there, ala Harry Potter, don't you?!

Surely you should be able to whip up a quick tooth baggy for your boy - even if it would be empty!

:)

Leanne said...

My hubby being English tells our kids terrible stories of the cupboard under the stairs. Isn't the tooth fairy great she even comes when there is no tooth to collect LOL.

Jennie said...

The wallets look lovely!
My daughter used to hide in the under stairs cupboard, she found it comforting for some reason (pity she never tidied it up)
So now your son has to put up with people asking him if 'he's been kissing the girls' (I just said that to my neighbours boy who has lost a couple of his teeth).

est said...

oh that little tooth pouch is so cute!!! you sure are getting much farther than you thought with all those wallets in wip! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, Fred is looking so cute. You must get a tooth pouch done for him! The wallets and tooth pouch are looking mighty fine too!

anne bebbington said...

Our understairs cupboard is so crammed full you couldn't fir the tooth fairy in there never mind a child :o)

Rachelmp said...

How lovely Lucy! Looks like you have got a bit done and a lunchtime trip - I'm jealous. Have a great weekend! x Rachel

French Knots said...

My son hid the other day and I was starting to panic as we couldn't find him any where and he didn't come when we called, little bugger was under the kitchen table and I couldn't see him because of the cloth!
Love that gummy look!!

Suzie Sews said...

Lovely wallets...as for the cupboard...I have one of those too...except no surprise child...I will just go and check!!!