Me + sewing machine = disaster.
After seven hours I finally managed to make some lavender bags as per an order. I know it takes practice to get good results but honestly, I think there may be no hope for me ! :)
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Working through the orders for Christmas cards. A friend asked me for one similar to one I'd made a previous year, featuring a turkey! I think it was a decopage from jolly nation. Anyway, had to make it myself this time so hand drew a very similar chap on the computer and then printed it onto different patterned papers to use for "paper piecing" the image.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, December 09, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Had a brill present from Phred this morning, a whole collection of his ATC's. Had this frame already and the apertures are a tiny bit small but I think it works great. It was going to be for some artwork to sell, but now it is repurposed and up on the wall. I love it :D
Thank you Phreddy!!!!
And yes... I have very bright yellow walls. :)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
When I first got interested in beading I made lots of handbag charms, including some eclectic mixes of themes beads. (if that is possible?) Making some more for the next show, penguin, Russian doll and cats. Also made a few more earrings today.
I love my new phone!! It's making regular blogging really easy :)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
Spent the other night crafting with Susan, she is far far better on a sewing machine than I am, but I might get there eventually. This project could possible use up some of my humungous fabric stash.. which is getting out of hand!
This is a pattern from Craft seller magazine, and this was our first attempt. It needs a few adjustments we think, but it came out pretty cool! :)
Been along time since I have caught up with my online craftingness...
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
So, originally I wanted to make a blue.white.red card as the recipient is planning on going to France for her 50th birthday...
Unfortunately I only have turquoise yellow and pink shimmer mist, so it soon had to take on a new design. Want to play around with the divided tags idea a bit more, as I think it could be used to make something alot better.
Commissioned card - 50th birthday
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Great weekend with my friend going to The Mail Box in Birmingham for some delicious Tapas. Birthday treat :)
Today I have made lots of little boxes (great sellers normally) and some chicken baskets! Working on some new signs now for my new ranges at this fair! :)
Friday, April 01, 2011
Got these ready for the fair on the 16th April, they are my best sellers :) If I have some time I might do some spares... thinking of pimping them on the facebook may be :)
Very easy to make and I think I might use them to decorate my craft stall near Easter :)
Also purchased a fab owl box and a more complicated Russian Doll box. Well worth a look and very reasonable prices too.
Purchased this Miyuki kit from Spellbound beads in Lichfield. Thought if it was easy I might knock a few up ....however... it was not actually that fast ;) Took me two nights... erf. Maybe I need to thread faster :)
Coloured using copics.
DCWV Citrus Stack papers
Ribbons from -
I think this is my favourite one of the batch. More uploaded onto Flickr.
Coloured using watercolour pencils.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Am annoyed my printer wont print on vellum so eventually I hand wrote the information, I usually dont like hand written greetings on card, but this worked out ok I think.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
First go at one of the Hero Art monthly techniques - Layered Background stamping.
Link for the technique info -
White embossed cycles from the CL481 set.
Shadow blocked with tea dye distress ink .
Stamped S1834 Raindrops and Swirls, in Brushed Corduroy distress ink.
Penny farthing stamp (walked and wiggled and watered!) over the top with forest moss, worn lipstick, pine needles and some more corduroy.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
New design - Circular easel card.
Owl assembled from "Woodland Folk" die. (Made by Do Crafts.)
Am going to have to design a sticker for the back of these cards, I thought it was easy to work out how they stood up, but it seems not. :/
Really pleased with my owl die, I have all four so I'm keen to try the others! Love this set by Do Crafts...
Monday, January 31, 2011
New discovery alert!
Some fabulous flowers for cardmaking, also great ribbon offers and gems!
Going to place an order this week, I've been wanting those cherry blossom stem flowers for ages. :)
Friday, January 28, 2011
I think this is my favourite card from 2010. Very simple and I started with a beautiful paper and a beautiful ribbon.
The paper is manufactured by Scenic Route, and its called "Laurel - Baywood Lane".
The ribbon is from an Anna Griffin ribbon collection.
Thursday, January 27, 2011