Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Another fabric card for a swap :)

Here is another fabric card soon to be winging it's way to Aussie.

Stitching and sticking is very therapeutic,  and I still manage to stick my fingers to the hot glue gun! πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’


Friday, 20 October 2017

A little walk with Nature

Needed some Autumnal fresh air today so off we went for about an hour, wind in our hair and fresh air in our lungs - nothing better.  This sort of weather suits me, very cool and breezy, even colder suits me better.

Off we go....

Walking along the quiet back streets

A park on our doorstep

Beautiful creatures

Nature heals

Just one of the beautiful old trees in the park

An hour well spent  πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Kitchen cabinet off-cuts made into houses :)

We recently had a new kitchen and there were a few off cuts of wood just waiting to be up-cycled, just a saw was needed to cut a roof for a house template.  The snowy roof (s) are done with a hot glue gun and then painted over.  Free clip art/images were used as the frontage for both the house and the church.  Now they can be displayed on a shelf nearer December!


Saturday, 30 September 2017

ATC's with a fashion theme

Another couple of ATC's for you, they may be used in a swap ;)
All images taken from 'free' to use sites

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

ATC fun

Doing a swap with a 'children' theme, so I came up with these, at the second attempt (the first two were awful).  Artist Trading cards are so much fun to create, I love to make and receive them.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Another very happy Anniversary

My husband and I celebrated 31 years of marriage on the 26th July :)  We stayed in a beautiful B&B and had a well earned rest!  Also exchanged some lovely jewellery πŸ’•πŸ’• 


Monday, 17 July 2017

Dyeing and stamping fabric

I belong to a lovely group on Facebook and their latest swap was a fabric dye/distress/stamp one.  I am swapping with 6 other UK ladies and decided to stick to dye and stamp.  I kept the juice from some frozen berries and made a thin solution with the spice turmeric (plenty of water and spice mixed).  I used some old pillow cases for the experiment.  I literally just dipped them and hung them over the bath to dry naturally.  I wanted the fabric to look 'old' and imperfect.  When they dried I used water colour paints (from the tub no mixing) and brushed the colour onto some rubber stamps (clear ones are no good at 'holding' the paint).  I used a few paper doilies for the patterns.  They seemed to have turned out just right :)


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Lunching with friends

This Saturday myself and hubster were invited to a barbi with friends, the mini marquee was put up to shade us, the drinks flowed and the food was (as always) plentiful and delicious.

It was our friends daughters 24th birthday to :)

 Where's mine??

This is Bear :)

Bear with the birthday girl 

Scrummy food

Bear and Lily, they have another sister called Honey :)

Dawn with Bear.......awwwwww


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Heart Felt

Some of the makes I post here I also post on a Facebook Group i'm in.  Making stuff from fabric scraps.  These small hearts were already 'felted' I just decorated and wired them for hanging :)