This Obidiah (Obi for short) who has come to join our happy household - he was a present from my sister and her fella as a thank you for hosting Christmas.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Sunday, 25 December 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
I'm cutting it fine as the next one is released the first of December but November has flown by (and we had family staying for a lot of it).
People have made amendments to it, some brits have added a poppy and some americans have added a pilgrim hat. I was happy with him as he was.
Monday, 28 November 2016
I hosted a matchbox swap last month and realised I hadn't blogged it. One of our crafty pals die cut the boxes for us all and we decorated them and sent them to our swap buddies.
I made a masterboard and cut the cards down and added the words.
I hope my swap buddy liked it as much as I did.
Monday, 14 November 2016
Saturday, 12 November 2016
Friday, 21 October 2016
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Monday, 12 September 2016
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Friday, 9 September 2016
Saturday, 27 August 2016
This one is a fantasy stitchalong and is a collaboration between Durene Jones (designer) and Lakeside Needlecraft (shop).
The background and border were released on July 1st.
There are 12 circles and a fantasy character will be released each month. August release was Pegasus.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Monday, 22 August 2016
I have taken part in a mystery sampler by the designer Lizzie Kate - it is a mystery as you don't know what it looks like until the chart arrives. It is in 3 parts and we are all anxiously awaiting the last part.
The blue lines are where I gridded the fabric to make life easier. One more part to go and then it will be finished!
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Yesterday saw myself and 3 other crafty pals heading to a mixed media workshop hosted by Crafty Ideas (used to be The Pink Tulip).
We were working on canvas and had this sample for inspiration
We used different techniques including stencilling, stamping, embossing and gilding foil.
The leaves are stamped and embossed on card, acetate and copper sheet. We used modelling paste through the stencils then sprinkled embossing powders over them. The picture was taken at Thoresby Hall a few years ago where we had a lovely week and fantastic weather.
Crafters at work!
Thanks for a lovely day ladies