Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Gorilla Glue Challenge

Recently I was approached by Gorilla Glue to do a blogging challenge. Never one to turn this sort of thing away, love challenges as keep me on my toes. Decided to go for a memory frame with 3D handmade foamiron flowers and an embroidered quote.

Selected a large memory frame from Hobbycraft, stitched the quote onto Fairy Frost fabric on my embroidery machine. The mount board was easy as already in stock a pale blue pearlised colouring. Think it looks perfect in the white frame. Made a selection of flowers and leaves with foamiron, my first time. Coloured with some stamping inks to add dimension, adding crystals and beads for the centres.

Found the Gorilla glue perfect for adhering the mount to the design and the superglue with thin nozzle was perfect for the flowers, leaves and beads.

I love this quote and always seem to work in pastels.

Hope you enjoy

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Craft Bucket List & Handmade Monday

Welcome to my latest blog post. This post comes from Julie and her punch needle post last week. I also have a punch needle set that I bought back in the 90's and never used. Got me thinking that maybe I should have a craft Bucket List.

So Far:
  1. Tambour embroidery, have the needles just need to have a go
  2. Punch Needle as above
  3. Lace making, again bought a kit years ago just sitting in the cupboard
  4. Crochet, this is a wip as started then got distracted but must give it another go.

I am also guilty of buying fabric, papers etc for specific projects put them in a drawer or cupboard for safe keeping. Promptly forgotten only to be found when trying to find something else. I have enough stock that if I sorted everything would probably find duplications of certain items in fact have enough to open my own small craft shop.

This also brings me onto organising myself. Found some Artbin boxes ideal for cards, they call them satchels but nothing like a satchel I remember.

Also some 8 X 8 boxes from the US, not arrived yet but due the end of the month

Have done some makes this week, some more gift cards

Craft Fair makes

Some A7 notebooks, sold in packs of 2, with a tag and wrapped with twine. These will be sold for £1.00 per pack and use up all those bits of paper, we all hold onto. Every other page is a design and a plain side to write on.

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Until next week, happy creating!

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Getting organised or not!!!

Now I have a craft organiser, I write in what I have made and plan for ideas which sounds perfect. However, I get distracted by new ideas, a piece of fabric, length of lace or fancy buttons. Go off in a different direction than that planned. Only to find missing something that needs to be ordered or can I persuade DH that we need to go to so and so, right next to the shop I need! (So bad, lol).

Anyway makes this week:

Girl Stuff bags

Inspirational mug rugs

Okay project boxes found, now to decide what I am going to do for the next 2 creations and check I have everything I need.

Check out the other blogs at Sum of Their Stories for wonderful crafting blogs

Until next week, have fun x

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Handmade Monday

This week received the first edition of a new magazine by Stampington a company in the US. I have been lucky to have been featured in Haute Handbags before. Love their publications as felt they filled for me a gap which the UK magazines did not fill. This latest publications is called ‘In her studio’ Spaces and stories of creativity women. Showing where they work could be from a purpose built studio space (I can only dream of) to a cupboard under the stairs. The reason is that we all need somewhere to create which we call our own, not having to clear the table in the dining room when the family wants to eat. To close the door on any mess, knowing when we re-enter that all will be the same. A place of calm and a hive of creativity. If you can get a copy well worth the read and who does not like to see how or what other creatives studios look like.

I am lucky to have 2.5 rooms my Sewing room upstairs, workroom downstairs and half of the study where the computer sits. I am not the tidiest of people and often know that I have ‘something’ but just cannot put my hands on it. Go in search to find said item only to find treasures long forgotten. Have been known to arrive back in my sewing room and instead of what I had planned have gone of in a tangent.

This happened to me last week, went looking for? Cannot remember now, lol but found some plate cards with stands, so pretty. Could not tell you where I got them from or when but had a light bulb moment. Only done 1 so far but a dainty embroidery on white fabric with glitter, in pastel colours of flowers and a butterfly. Placed behind a frame on the front of the card plate and voila! Will be doing some more with similar designs as feel they fit so well.

Also on this search found 2 empty M & S spice jars, must have used the contents and did not to throw away as you just never know when an idea will strike. Have seen a lot of fairy jars with lights but decided to make these to have fairy children inside, with moss and flowers. Made upside down so the base has a pretty paper flower with diamant√© centre. Pretty guipure lace trim and a ribbon bow on the lid which is now the base, you get the idea. 

I love origami with paper but these little fabric bags are so cute and use up those small bits of fabric we all have, if you sew!

Now almost Christmas, well 142 days to be exact but never too early to start on decorations. These are made from carol music (Hark the Herald Angels) printed onto beige marble paper, with an vintage angel head and of course glitter.

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Until next time, have fun and be creative x