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Sunday, 29 April 2007

Peg out the washing...No alter the Peg!!!

I have altered a peg, I saw this done a while ago whilst browsing on the net and finally had a go myself. Who would have thought that something as dull as a clothes peg could look so pretty. I am going to do a few more of these and add them to my craft space to hang things up...never mind pegging the washing out!!!

Shabby Chic Baby Book

I Love shabby Chic at the moment, I have redisigned my craft area in a shabby chic style and will add photos when It is tidy, which will not be any time soon looking at the state of it, I really am a slobby craftyer!!!
Anyway Shabby Chic is featuring quite prominently in my crafting at the moment too. Created this little book for my eldest son, aged 14, to put all his baby piccies in, just have to get round to sorting through the mountain of photos I have!!!
Mountboard painted with acrylic forms the front and back cover, bookrings hold everything together. Paper used is by EK Success, card is Bazzill, ric rac, ribbons, buttons and lace. The little blue heart, with Jack on, is a wooden blank painted blue.

Mini Maze Book

This is a mini maze book, the pages inside are made with just one sheet of 12x12 card, found the instructions here www.crafttvweekly.com/archive.html
The front and back of the book is mountboard again painted pink and covered with making memories cosmopolitan. I stuck the ribbon under the paper on the front and back cove to create the hinges. Added a giand bloom, taken apart from a bunch of silk daisies from the pound shop, gingham button and gingham ribbon. I am planning to fill this with "the many faces of Mia", as I have lots of little photos of her pulling various faces.

I love pink

Hello, I hope that everyone is enjoying the sunshine that we are having at the moment. I have been creating a few little bits that I thought I would share.

This is a little pink handmade book, titled "ME" it only measures 4 x 6cm and is made from mountboard painted with pink acrylic and covered with cosmopolitan making memories paper. Added bits of lace, buttons ribbon, ric rac and daisy charm on a mini safety pin and tried my hand at a bit of doodling. It is held together with a book ring.

The book is not filled yet but I am planning on filling it with all the bits and pieces that I love using in my crafting at the moment. Will be nice to look back on in the future to see how much my tastes change.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

I Love Tuesdays

Tuesday is my day off, the kids are at school and I get a whole day, well 9-3 all to myself. I spent a lovely morning shopping with my Mum for new crafty goodies, got a fab Scrapbook Storytelling book for half price, plannning on reading that tonight and some new stash too!!! Check out my latest creations, the keyring and the beaded dragonfly are the results of our credit card taking a bit of a hammering!!!

Caught up with the ironing when I got home............boring...................but then spent a couple of hours playing with my new bits and bobs.

Back to work tomorrow but I have a day off Jewelery making workshops to teach so should be a lovely day.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

What a Week!!!

Well if you have clicked on the Papercraft Inspirations link to here, welcome and thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog. I am "well chuffed" to be linked with the mag as it is one of my favs.

I have spent most of my week gardening hence no new piccies on the site yet but what glorious weather we have been having, but why do men keep walking round half naked, and I have sopetted a few with the sandals and socks!!!

Also got a call from a lady setting up a new stepping stone educational facility, she got my number of a friend of mine who is also a tutor and wants me to start working for her teaching jewelery making...yipeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Hope everyone is happy and well and enjoying the sunshine.

Please feel free to leave me a comment all will be greatly received.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Hello all, I hope that everyone has had a lovely Easter break and that you have not eaten too much chocolate, I got flowers for Easter, as I am on a healthy eating plan!!!

Thought I would post some piccies of all the bits and bobs I have been creating over Easter whilst off work.