Tuesday, 19 August 2014

UFO..No 2

I made this calico bird sometime last year... and the box a long time before that... so..

 I put the two together.. added a piece of ruffled linen ( I love that ruffler attachment. so much so I have one for each sewing machine)

The feet are alphabet blocks from The Pound Shop....two down and a few more to go!

Sunday, 17 August 2014


..Unfinished Objects..too many to mention but I'm on a mission to finish them. Remember this post?
January 2013! it's only sat around for 18 months.

 Well now it's done..it didn't turn out as I expected

but I quite like it. It's now available for sale on our NiceStuff stall.
So it's on with the next UFO.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

You May...

..or you may not have wondered where I've been, well I've been crafting on a grand scale....fitting a new kitchen for the offspring.

I love the wallpaper she chose.
The big orange DIY shop have a new Valspar paint department... we took a wallpaper sample along, they scanned it and hey presto perfectly  matching paint!
How clever is that... it's great paint too.

Normal crafting may resume shortly!

Friday, 1 August 2014

A little bit of...

... Frida..well that's what I think she looks like.. This months challenge over on the Crafty Individuals Blog is Fashion...I made some earring using this stamp. I stamped her onto shrink plastic and coloured her with pencil crayons, when shrunk I covered them with Diamond Glaze.

I cut a second scalloped piece of shrink plastic and coloured it turquoise

Glued them together and added some ear wires.
You can find the stamp here
Hop on over here to join in the challenge

Sunday, 27 July 2014


...Stamps from Crafty Individuals...some vintage, some cute ( I love the birds) and some contemporary

This one is designed by Giovanna Zara... you can find it here.

I combined it with those cute little bluebirds.

Every woman needs a bird or two on her head!

Sunday, 20 July 2014


... I nearly forgot... well not so much as forgot but thought I had another week to go!... One day I must get myself organised..
This months colour for The Ribbon  Girl colour challenge is Aqua, one of my favourites.
If you would like the chance to win then hop on over here and upload your aqua project...

I decked out an old lampshade..

To gather the ribbon I machine stitched with a straight stitch zig zag fashion along the length of the ribbon.. when the thread is drawn up it forms a loopy trim.

I added a bow of chevron ribbon with a bit of bling too.

If you're going to use the lamp then you can spray everything with a fire retardant spray.

Friday, 18 July 2014


...Halloween pumpkins...I know it's a little early but when inspiration strikes you just have to go with it.

There's lots of paper pumpkins around, this is my version. I wanted to use the twigs I bought from The Pound Shop, they come on a wire bound roll, I guess they were meant to be edging of some kind.

 Most paper pumpkins have circles folded and glued together, I used double sided paper and only glued the fold, this way you get twice the segments for a fuller look and half the paper and I wanted to put the stick in the middle.

I didn't have a circle die the right size ... so I used a Christmas bauble die. I drew a line across the top to use as guide to place the paper.... the pumpkin needs a flat bottom  to stand.

I didn't want a sharp crease... rather a U shaped fold so I made my own score board with chipboard.. the wider crease is easier to glue to the stick.. and covers the stick all the way around.

To finish.. glue eight folded pieces to the stick... glue a circle to the base, add a die cut flower to the top for the foliage.. curl a strip for the tendrils, add a tag.

I know the paper is only single sided in the photo..... I ran out of DS paper!