Friday 8 January 2016

Smiles on Friday- Week 152

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas.  To those of you I've not spoken to yet this year I'd like to send my best wishes for a very happy and healthy 2016.

As it's Friday again I'm linking up with A Stitch in Time blog where each week Annie invites us to talk about things that have made us smile throughout the week.

Unusually for me I have three pictures to share with you this time.

For New Year we went to stay with our friends in Essex for a few days.  On Friday we went into Chelmsford and this is what we saw in the shopping mall.

Lots of old electrical items had been recycled to make these two dinosaurs.  There were all sorts of  items including old irons, parts of vacuum cleaners and loads of computer keyboards and mice.

The display certainly attracted a lot of attention and amusement.

Christmas dinner

For our monthly village craft club Christmas dinner the twelve of us went out to a local pub.  We had a lovely meal and really enjoyed the evening.

Instead of making twelve cards we all made one which we took along then chose one each from the pile.
I had a lovely surprise when I opened the card that I had chosen.

Angela had made and attached this pretty little mobile phone Angel charm to her card.  I won't be putting it on my phone, which I keep in a little zippy bag.

Instead - I think it will look perfect on the handle of my new  handbag.

Well if you managed to read all my ramblings, well done.  I promise I won't be doing another so long but it was Christmas after all!


Annie said...

Hi Barb. A very happy New Year to you too. Love those creations from the old electrical stuff....what a clever idea. Your little hanging angel is so pretty too....def best on a new bag :-)
Annie x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi What a lovely surprise to be in your card just beautiful. Something to treasure. What a fun idea my grandson would love the dinosaurs.

Another great blog idea for me to have a look at.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Barb, happy smiles day and agree your new wee treasure will look lovley on your bag, Shaz in oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Barb, I was so happy to see those dinosaurs made from dinosaur parts (old, unusable). I always love it when people find a way to recycle things like that and turn them into art. This was super fun to see.

Your angel is wonderful, and it would be too pretty to use in my book. Glad it will go on your new bag, though.

Happy New Year and happy Friday Smiles, too!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Aw what a lovely surprise, love that charm sounds like there were many smiles in your week. Take care Zo xx

Sarn said...

What a lovely surprise. Glad you enjoyed yourself. The dinosaurs are terrific.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lisca said...

Happy new year Barb.
Those dinosaurs are great! How original!
The charm is gorgeous.
Have a good week,

JoZart Designs said...

Super post Barb, fab dinosaurs! It's amazing what can be made from junk and these must have put a smile on so many faces.
Gorgeous Angel charm which will be great on your bag.
Have a Happy 2016!
Jo x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Barb, thanks for the visit to mine. I love those dinosaurs, brilliant idea how they were made too.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

cuilliesocks said...

Totally brilliant way to create with all the old bits and pieces, love them, and what imaginative people to make them.
Your little angel is lovely and a great idea about card sharing, Kate x

rachel said...

Happy New Year to you too Barb - I love the dinosaurs - they look amazing! Hugs rachel x

mamapez5 said...

Those dinosaurs are very clever. What a good way to use up some of the so called disposable items that must be accumulating into mountains somewhere. The angel is beautiful. I am sure she will love to adorn your handbag. Thanks for sharing. Kate x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Barb, made my post and doing the rounds at last...happy Friday/Weekend. Amazing recycled dinos and such a pretty charm. Cheers Robyn

Erika said...

Barb I'm loving those dinosaurs, what a clever recycle project.
A cute wee angel too, what a super surprise.

Hugs Erika. x

Greta said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday, Barb. I wish I had a craft group here. Love the idea of each getting to pick a card & looks like you hit the jackpot--so sweet!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb....Brilliant dinosaurs....I always wondered what happen to all the stuff people throw away....and what a lovely charm ....lovely gift...Joolsx