Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Handmade by Me Thursday Blog Hop

Where does the time go? start a new week turn around and almost the end of another. Thinking ahead my offering for the Handmade by Me Blog Hop is Boys Christmas Bow Ties, fun, colourful and smart

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Autumn is almost here

The clocks have not even gone back yet but sure feels like Autumn is here, some of the leaves are turning and the thought of hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows is becoming more appealing not to mention warm cider with ice cream and caramel sauce, yumm!!

What have I been making this week? another Christmas Card this time a double easel for a couple, love the art deco era.

Fairy Wands

A different take on a card a fairy wand with a gift tag, embellished with ribbons, feather and rose, the back of the tag has been left blank, measuring approx 5.5" tall. Wording on tag: Fairy Blessings, A sprinkle of magic or Fairydust. Each tag is different so a lucky dip.

Hair Combs

Quick and easy but still pretty, paper roses with organza ribbon bow.

Finally a card using Anna Griffin papers. The flower is hand drawn and cut out in different sizes, petals shaped with a hint of glitter, the butterfly adds extra sparkle.

Cannot believe how I managed it but a Christmas Card, Birthday Card, 12 Wands and 6 hair combs. What next?......

Check out the other blogs for Handmade Monday at 1st Unique Gifts


Show and Tell Monday with Make Mine Pink

New on Thursdays we have a blog hop with the Handmade by Me forum. Thank you to those that joined last week, this is a forum with a difference a place to chat and promote your business, coming later a place to sell those unwanted craft materials, join now and add your business to the Directory.

I would also like to than Julie from Handmade Originals for adding my company to her website, a wonderful idea showcasing handmade gifts and card websites.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Handmade by Me - Thursday Blog Hop

Handmade by Me is a new forum, currently small but perfectly formed. We may be new but have big ideas just for fun or to help build your business, from blog hop Thursday's to themed shopping Friday's. We would love you to join us come for coffee or just a browse.

Now for the important bit blog hop Thursday, show us what you have been working on or done this last week, link to the participating blogs sit back with a cup of coffee, read and enjoy, remember to leave a comment as we all love to hear your thoughts.

Venetian Masquerade Ball

Into making these little trinket boxes at the moment, something able to do at the kitchen table whilst puppy watching, believe me he needs a lot of watching, lol. The box is painted in box with black, dipped in glitter,  with feathers mini Venetian Masks, flowers and more.

So come on and join the fun, please note that all contributors must be members of the forum and all posts relate to handmade by you only.


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Another trinket box

Another Monday in Craft Land, due to Shiloh (puppy) not crafting as much as I would like but have managed to make another trinket box. These are easy to do at the kitchen table and small enough to sit on a tray and be moved for mealtimes. Using up bits I have collected over a period of time, those may use treasures sourced from various avenues, of which I do have a plethora but they do not eat or drink nor doing any harm that is my excuse and sticking to it.

A Christmas card for MIL, she loves robins and thought the shaker card would keep her attention.

A new friendly craft forum for those in  business or just a hobby.
 For a short period we are offering new members the option of putting an advert 
or link in our business directory. Join us for coffee chat and more just click on the logo and look forward to seeing you there.

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

A week in the life of....

a Crafter & permanent dog trainer atm, lol

Missed last week's Show and Tell been busy with our new puppy, oh boy are we worn out you can check out his hectic week at Shiloh's Tails, onto crafting makes of the week:

As I have spent hours sitting in the kitchen had to make something suitable to the kitchen table, I love trinket boxes and all things pink so this is one of many:

Small and pink with feathers, roses, pearls a minature tag and hat charm with of course pink glitter, still to add the ribbon round the rim of the lid.

Check out the other blogs at:
Make Mine Pink


1st Unique Gifts

Monday, 1 August 2011

Letters into words

Phew! did not think I was going to make it. A gentleman emailed me after googling and finding my post on a forum thread last year! about letter cushions, he wanted them for his nephews birthday on the 22nd August. Agreed to do, ran out of stuffing ordered some more arrive hated the quality so had to unstuff another cushion I had made. It will be used but would be better suited for a cushion that has an inner pillow, hope that makes sense. Just hope my customer is happy with the result now.Not much else done due to a distraction that arrived last week, he has his own blog and will be updating later in the week.

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1st Unique Gifts


Make Mine Pink

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