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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Very Quick Make!

Just thought I'd put this photo on of a very quick yet pretty make. Haven't had the best of weekends - teenagers can be very trying sometimes. However, I thought I'd hide away and tidy up my craft room - didn't get very far though. I came across a jar of really small, short ribbon scraps and had to have a little play. This is what I came up with! I wore it whilst making a mad dash round Sainsbury's before it shut at 4, and I was complimented on it by 2 people! As I say it was a very quick make and I found it very therapeutic whilst mulling over the trials and tribulations of teenage daughter's (Bless!)

Friday, 23 April 2010

Introducing the lovely LOLA ROSE

Just thought I'd introduce you all to our gorgeous miniature daschund Lola. She is so cute, funny, very loving and FANTASTIC at football. Only problem is if we take her to the park and let her off she will charge right in to a football match and get the ball. Most players don't seem to mid but it is very embarassing. She adores us all and has to sit as close to us as possible. Anyway, thought you might like to meet her.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Paper Flowers Light String

Just thought I'd show you part of a string of paper lights I created from following a tutorial and customising it a bit. I really enjoyed making these flowers and wanted to use them in my new craft room. I went to Homebase and bought a "really" cheap string of indoor lights. I attached all the paper "petals" around each bulb to create the "flower head" with the bulb sticking out. As I say, I have these on a shelf in my craft room and when lit it really creates a tranquil effect! My daughters have asked me to make them each a string of paper flower lights for their rooms, above their beds. I think they would also look great in the garden wrapped around a parasol (although the bulb wire would be a lot thicker.)
I know the pic is small but I couldn't upload the whole string of lights - It was just a glare!
The link to the tutorial is here:http://www.kaisercraft.net/pdfs/paper-craft/origami-flower.pdf
Love to hear what you think!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Busy, Busy Busy !!!!!!

Just thought I'd post to let you know what I'm up to at the mo!! (photo's to come)
I am currently sewing 80 metres (yes 80!) of bunting together for my brothers Suffolk wedding in May. I don't think they're planning to decorate the whole County!!
Girl's have just gone back to school today so have been busy taxiing them around having sleepover's etc.!
Have managed to get 2 of my three girl's really beautiful outfits for the wedding - just need to sort one more and maybe something for me!!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Ribbon Tidy

I wonder if it's just me or if anyone else gets tangled up in stray bits of ribbon or, when it comes to adding the perfect finishing touch to a page, can often spend literally hours fighting with and untangling a huge pile of knotted mess just to get to that one essential piece of ribbon. Well, I have now found the solution. I found a box with a lid and covered it with patterned paper. I used my wonderful "pokey tool" to make holes all around the sides of the box. I then used those plastic punch hole re-enforcers just to make it extra sturdy. Finally I went to town decorating the lid of the box (that was the best bit for me) with buttons, chipboard letters, beads and of course more ribbon! Each strand of ribbon was threaded from the inside of the box so that a good amount hung over the outside of the box. It's very colourful and useful too. I'm starting to get so organised I won't know myself soon. Problem is I still have enough ribbon to sort for at least 2 more of these boxes - better get back to it! Let me know what you think.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Very Pretty Dust Catcher!

Happy Easter everyone!
Just thought I'd post this photo of what I have lovingly crafted today. When I had finished I asked my husband what he thought of it. His reply was "It's a very pretty dust catcher". MEN! They've no idea! Actually that's his strange way of complimenting me!!
Let me know what you think!