Friday, 13 July 2012

Decoupaged.... everything!!

I know I said I was going to write on my blog more this year and I haven't and there is no excuse for it, yes I am extremely busy with the shop and classes which I run all on my own and now a single woman looking after my 13 year old Grandson who has had to move to another new house but they are not excuses they are reasons why I haven't been able to write more on here.
I don't like to talk a lot about my private life and find it hard sometimes to say how I feel so I opt to stay away until I do.

So what have I been doing in the world of crafting I hear you ask, well I don't but lets pretend there is someone out there who is remotely interested in reading this blog post and who will be delighted to see what I have been doing in the few spare hours I do get.

It was my birthday in June and I asked for an old type phone, cream in colour and this is what I got, a new phone made to look like one from my childhood but with all the modern things you need a phone to have, push button dialling, last No. redial etc.

and this is what I did with it

Looks pretty now doesn't it? What do you think?

I then started to look at using this method on other things like this lamp base

then these shelves

and then these handles of which I have had a steady stream of orders for

So they have all kept me busy over the past few weeks

I wonder what else it would look good on?

Friday, 20 April 2012

As promised...

... here I am again, 2 posts in a few days, not bad eh?

Well what have I got to tell you all, I have been busy making lots of lovely new things and have a 'To Do' list as long as the M1 motorway.

Here is a few of the Cot quilts I have recently made

Then I have made this for a friend who has just had a Baby Girl

So I have been rather busy.

Tomorrow I want to try and make a craft bag using these

I will let you all know how it turns out.

My classes start a new cycle next week so there are a few things to tie up to make sure they are all ready to go, this next few months I will be holding a 6 week beginners sewing course, a 6 week improver's sewing course and 2  four week quilting courses, the classes are getting very popular but take a lot of planning.

Hopefully I will be back with the photos of my craft bag soon

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Well I am totally ashamed of myself...

... it was September the last time I was on here, that's not good, not good at all is it?

Well I would like to tell you that something amazing has happened to stop me from getting on my blog, like I won the lottery and have been jetting across the world enjoying myself ..... but alas no!
I have just been working in my little shop keeping busy, making beautiful things and doing lots of workshops.

In my defence I have moved house again and had no Internet access for over a month so that only leaves 6 months to account for.

Well here are a few of the things I have been busy making

Just a few of the items that have kept me so busy over the past few months, I will try not to leave it so long until I post again