Monday, 31 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
She was too scared to wash it in case it fell apart and she asked if I could make her a new one! Well as that had lasted 30+ years I reckoned we could go for something a bit posher now! I had a scrap of this gorgeous pale duck egg blue silk (with gold pattern on) and thought it would be ideal.
...and here is the final bag. It looks a bit pale and wishy washy but it has more colour IRL.
Well I hope she likes it, and she doesn't spill varnish remover on it! I have got her some peppermint foot lotion and a voucher to have her feet nibbled by fishies to go in it too.
Monday, 17 January 2011
As you can see, I was quite naughty at primary school. We really did light fires on a regular basis in the dead tree stumps down the field! Our Dinner Ladies could never be bothered to walk down the field so we pretty much did what we wanted, including squeezing out throught the fence and running up and down the footpath alongside the field! Only once did the fire catch hold and the Fire Brigade came out; we didn't own up!
Ahhh those were the days!
Sunday, 16 January 2011
So challenges with buttons and eyes now!
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Look at me all up to date and done already! Don't worry, it won't last so let me be smug for this week!
Challenge for the Journal this week; Gifts..best one, worst one and use some recycled packaging or card.
Lots of painting and writing on this one and again it began with a thought of nice kitchen presents I have had which led to thoughts of a 1950s polka dot idea. Though as you see it hasn't ended up looking at all retro!
And my recycled bit....a bow made from a sweetie wrapper and the ribbon was wrapped around a gift too.
All done for this week then!
The new year has brought a new challenge over at UKStampers. Ages ago I was doing the rolling recipe tags but I got way behind and then "stuff" took over and I did no more. The new weekly challenge is a 6x4 page that will bind together at the end into an Art Journal. I still will do my other one, where I experiment and record random thoughts but this one is smaller and has "ingredients". Let's see if I can stick with it!
So week one and we had to include 3 goals, a handmade background and a photo. As is often the way when I do Art journal stuff I don't start with much idea of what my final piece will be like. This is a great case in point because I wanted my Journal to be portrait! Great start then huh? BG was acrylic paints in pink and lime green scraped across with a piece of thick card and then stamped over with bubble wrap and teal paint. I added my photo on the bottom and just daubed on it with metallic paints, gel pens etc. I promise that my hair is gold irl, not bright straw yellow like it looks here! Rest was just doodles with a variety of black pens and a silver gel pen for highlights. Really need to pinch Jess's white one for next week.
I enjoyed this..I love just seeing things develop as I add to them and even more so when they are just for me so that is the only audience I need to please. I think all of us crafters are guilty of not really ever making much for ourselves, so this will be my self-indulgence!
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Unfortunately knitting this has reminded me just how much more sociable it is to knit in the lounge with hubby and the children watching TV than it is to sit in my dining room doing papercraft. Maybe my paper crafting activities are going to take a back seat for a while......
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Now it has been a very long time since I did any of these......Over at UKStampers, they are holding a new Inchie swap. The plan is we make 6 sets over 6 months, one set from each continent. So the first set were "Africa". My BG is a mixture of distress inks (spiced marmalade, vintage photo and frayed burlap) swooshed and sprayed. Then a quick squirt of cosmic. Once that little lot was dry I inked a section of a leopard stamp in Timber Brown and stamped randomly on the separate inchies. Finally, after ages searching on the net, I found the type of tribal dance images I was after and just doodled them on. Oh yes I thik I edged with a felt pen too! Bit of a dark pic but I think you get the drift!
I am frantically catching up with my journal still.....pics still to follow!
Now all that remains is to say A Very Happy New Year to you All!