Friday, 15 December 2017

Pretty up your Christmas gifts

You can easily pretty up your Christmas gifts, all you need is a printer, wool, tiny pegs and a love of trawling through hundreds of free printable tags and wrapping paper images on Pinterest!

Of course unless you have an A3 printer the size will be restricted to A4, but still handy for all those smaller presents.

Found this beautiful deer paper, just adorable!  Do something unusual with the wool around the gifts instead of just tying around the box and voila!


Saturday, 9 December 2017

A little bit of Dutch delight!

Another beautiful swap (part of Rag Bag Gals), this time from Wen in the Netherlands :)

Wonderful artwork to!


Friday, 8 December 2017

I have the best Pen Pals!

It's true, I have the best Pen Pals.

I received a Christmas swap this morning (a private one with my USA friend), and it's so lovely. 


Monday, 20 November 2017

A mini black panther in the house

Say hello to Fifi πŸ’™πŸ’™

Adopted from our friends who next year are going to Spain to live.  Her birth name was Vespa but we think Fifi suits her :)


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 :)