Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Crackle Paste and WOYWW 600

Wow, it's WOYWW 600th anniversary - what an achievement!
A huge Thank You and a massive Congratulations to Julia for bringing us all together and creating such a friendly, kind and supportive community each week.

 I'm trying not to let the side down but this is the sum total of what I have done this week - using crackle paste that didn't crackle, inks and Glossy Accents.
I was planning on doing a lot more but other situations have arisen and taken up my time, however I decided to photograph it anyway as I could hardly not join in on the 600th episode could I!

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Cross Stitch Needle Case

 I've been so inspired by the beautiful cross stitch being done by Shoshi and Lunch Lady Jan that I decided to give it a go.  I've attempted a small needle case, which is intended as a gift despite the inside being a bit of a bodge job!  I kept trimming up the wonky felt pages and they kept getting smaller and smaller - so I edged them in running stitch to make them look like they should be like that!
I copied the pattern from a design on Pinterest and tweaked it a little while working it - a good tip is to tweak it first on paper as it saves a lot of unpicking!  

I'm joining in with Julia over at WOYWW this week

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Autumn Bobbins

 This is my desk about 10 minutes ago!  
I'm struggling to be productive and the only thing on it is one freshly painted bobbin.  I have three others hanging in the window with the varnish drying and that is the sum total of my creativity recently. I think it's a case of the lock down doldrums!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

A Painted Birthday Card

After trying out some ideas and getting some water colour practice in,  I have at last finished a birthday card for my sister.  I'm pleased to have finally turned out a card that doesn't have any unintended splodges, smudges or finger prints on it!  That's why I don't do CAS cards! 

 I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Autumn Watercolours and WOYWW

 I've been trying out some water colour ideas for a special birthday card this week.
  I was rather hoping to have finished it by now,
but coming up with something I'm completely happy with is proving to be quite elusive - fingers crossed I have something finished by next week!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Start of the Birthday Card Season!

 It's that time of year again - most of my family and friends have birthdays in October, so here is the first one I made for my nephew who has just turned 18.
He's keen on Dungeons and Dragons so I made a fancy dice to hold the
 rolled up money he was being given.  
As it turned out the dice looked ridiculously big on the card so I chopped the top off it and just used that! 

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

A Bag for a Flower Press and WOYWW

  My microwave flower press has been sitting on a shelf in it's original cardboard box for years, the box is not only falling to pieces but is also rather unattractive in colour and design, so in my quest to 'pretty up' the book shelves I decided to make a little padded bag for it. 
Oh my goodness, I really could have done with Lunch Lady Jan on hand  - I thought it would be straight forward but what a complicated business!
I made the entire padded shape beautifully, got ready to turn it inside out and realised the wadding would be on the outside!  That was discarded and I started all over again.  This time I made it successfully but when I folded it up to make the bag shape I realised if I stitched the sides together and turned it inside out I'd lose width, and the fold over flap would be too wide and ruckle up.  So I hand stitched it down each edge and although it's not very neat, I can live with it!
Oh and I used up more scraps of fabric so extra points awarded for stash busting!


I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

A Summer Tag and WOYWW

The mojo is still going (just!) and I made a tag this week.
Well, I made the background for the tag last year, I pressed the Mombretia flowers earlier this year, then this week I glued one to the other, added enamel dots and a ribbon and Hey Presto - creativity at it's minimum!
However, having had raging toothache and a course of strong antibiotics I feel pleased that I achieved anything at all!  
It is still sitting on my desk like this as I haven't had the impetus to tidy up yet and put things away - maybe that will come later, you can't rush these things!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.