Wish you were here

Yes, I know I’ve been quiet for a week or two but I have enjoyed a well-earned holiday in the sunshine! We somehow managed to pick the best week of the year so far to travel down to glorious Cornwall. We travelled out and about…

Mixed Media – Work in Progress

I got my painting head on today and made a tentative start on some mixed media pieces. I blended some acrylic paints on to the canvas board, then added another layer of paint through some masks. I have a plan on what I wish the…

Cuckoo Clock

I bought this ‘cuckoo clock’ ┬áby Kaisercraft a while ago. It was a blank MDF kit which I decorated using some pretty Basic Grey papers and stickers which have been in my stash for ages!! First of all I painted the blanks with two coats…

Woodland Cushion

I finally managed to finish my appliqued cushion cover today……yay, another job off the ‘to-do’ list! It is rather beautiful (if I say so myself!) I love the little buttons that I used, they add some extra dimension and colour. I still have a couple…

Applique Cushion cover

I promised you some pictures of the cushion cover I started last week, so here they are: I have cut felt tree and leaf shapes, then pinned them in place, before sewing them on with embroidery silks. I know it isn’t finished yet, but it…

Tempus Fugit

  I have been a long-term fan of Steampunk style, and have slowly been collecting various bits and bobs in order to make a unique accessory for myself. Last week I found myself inspired to make a watch, so I sorted through my stash to…

Rain, rain and more rain…

The weather has taken a turn for the worse so my intended photos of the garden are still ‘untaken’. On the crafting front, I have been busy making red, white and blue bunting for work as well as some much prettier decorative bunting banners. The…

Spring is Sprung!

Well, no crafting for me this week!! I have divided my time between work (covering staff holidays) and giving the garden a thorough spring clean. The lawns needed cutting, the flowerbeds needed weeding, and a host of new plants needed borders digging to give them…

Out of this World

It’s birthday time again! I made this spaceship card for someone special, using these fantastic retro space papers and stickers. The card is a concertina type which gave me plenty of room to layer on loads of images. Happy Birthday Keiron xxx  

Macrame Skull Bracelet

Well last Friday turned into a gardening day rather than a crafting day, so I had nothing to report (other than weed-free flower beds and a tidy lawn!) But the crafting bug got to me last night, so I decided to make a bracelet with…