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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A Selection of Finished Felt Baubles......



 Morning all, well another month is nearly over.....I must be getting old, as time seems to be whizzing past so fast lately LOL !!

Here are some more baubles that I've made ready for the start of Xmas Fairs.
I've used hot fix crystals on them to high-light them.

 This one is actually a Robert Addams die.....I took a chance and cut it out of thin paper-like sheet of felt. It cut out beautifully. I've just done some small stitches to hold in place.

Really pleased to say I've managed to do a blog for every day again this month.....not sure if I can keep this up.....but will try !!


See you all next month !!!! xxx

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Washi Tape Candle......

Morning all, a bit late with the blog today, was busy yesterday taking my son back to Oxford. I'm glad to say that the roads were fine and only took under 2 hours each way !!

Here is a candle that I've decorated with washi-tape. I've photographed it on a white & black background - to try and see details clearly.
Very quick and easy to do....

Enjoy your week back to work, after the bank holiday.....Still nice and sunny here in Kent.....but luckily a little cooler at night. x

Monday, 29 August 2016

On My Way........


Morning all, hope the bank holiday weekend is going well for you.

I'm taking my son back to Oxford today.....just hope the M25 will be behaving itself and not have any traffic jams !!!!


I've knitted a gingerbread man over the weekend, but have not had the chance to photograph it....will try and do it when I get back today, ready to show you tomorrow.

Bye for now x

Sunday, 28 August 2016

A Bit Of A Tangle !!!!!

Morning all, hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend so far.....

As my eldest son was home for the weekend, I decided to sort out some wool to do some knitting downstairs as I couldn't get into the craft room.

I have 2 large ottomans full of wool......and you know what it's like.....you rummage through looking for a particular colour wool, and after time you end up with a tangled mess !!!!

So I bagged up the "tangle" and took it downstairs to de-tangle during Friday evening. My husband was watching me for a while, when he suddenly started helping ........ the two of us took the whole evening to sort out into balls again.
I've now put them into sandwich bags......so hopefully, wont get tangled again !!

Yesterday's craft fair started off really well, I had sold quite a few things in the first 1hr, which more than covered the cost of the table.....then sold a few more bits in the next 2 hrs........but the last hour nothing!! No-one seemed to be coming in, despite the organisers going up and down the high street handing out fliers.

So I still happy to have made a profit !!  On the plus side, there were two ladies selling cupcakes £1.50 each or 2 for £2.00, well come the end of the fair, when we all started packing up they reduced them to 6 for £3.00.......so bought 6 home for the boys, hubby & me ......oh well there goes some of the profits LOL !!!

Doing another craft fair next Saturday in a new venue....so hopefully will make some money.

Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend, and thanks for stopping by xxx

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Tea Light Holders ready for Christmas.....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy on this bank holiday weekend.

My eldest son arrived home for the weekend yesterday. He is going to do "white water rafting", along with his brother and dad somewhere in London today, whilst I'm doing my craft fair.

Hope they all have a good time........not my cup of tea i must admit.......i don't even like getting splashed !!!!

On to crafting.....I recently bought a set of wooden tea light holders from a craft company on line. I have 4 stars and 4 snowflakes. I decided to have a go at decorating them. I use the cosmic shimmer blending ink on the snowflake and some green acrylic paint on the stars.
 Once dried, I have decorated them with peel-offs and gems.
 To make sure the peel-offs stay on, I then painted a layer of P.V.A glue over the entire piece to give a tougher coating.
Will try and sell at the Christmas fairs later on in the year.

I have also started to paint the others in gold & silver paint. Once dry I will decorate and show you all.

Have a good saturday, and please pop by tomorrow for a report back !!!! xx

Friday, 26 August 2016

Butterfly Candle.......

 Morning all, hope you are well & happy and if you've had the hot temperatures where you live, you are coping well !!!

A light change of craft for me today. I decided to do a print onto a candle to match the lovely ribbon i bought a while ago from "The Range".

I stamped onto pale pink tissue paper this butterfly 3 times, and using the cosmic shimmer cloud blending ink I coloured them in using a small paintbrush.
Then I wrapped the tissue paper around the candle and heated it using a heat gun. The wax on the candle melts into the tissue paper, which when cool, sticks to the candle. 
 I used red tape to stick the ribbon around the top and bottom of the candle.
Will take with me tomorrow to see if I can sell it.
Will let you know on Sunday how the craft fair goes.

Bye for now. x

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Baubles!!!!!!

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy today.

I'm racing ahead with making things to sell at my craft fairs later in the year.

A little while I showed you some paper clay moulds that I had used to create little embellishments for cards. Being made out of paper clay, they are extremely light. I had recently bought these plastic baubles, which come in two halves, with a piece of card in the centre. The idea is to decorate each side of the piece of card before putting the two halves together. I decided to glue my Christmas moulds onto the card, once I had put some decorative papers on.
 The plastic baubles have glitter already on them, so they don't need much decoration. I've just put a sentiment on the back of these.

There is also a star shaped one, which I haven't decorated yet.
My eldest will be home tomorrow night for the weekend, so will have to tidy this craft room up, so that he can sleep here !!


Enjoy the rest if the day. x