Tuesday, 29 November 2011

WOYWW This Week?

For some reason I am a day out it seems, I am posting this on Wednesday 30th November!
I haven't been working on my desk this week I have been in the kitchen!
Not just making meals but felt too!
Below is my first attempt at making 'wet' felt from a kit from Crafty Notions, well the background anyway (green base, blue and lilac stripes) was made by wet felting after it was dry I added the other lines of fibres with a needle felting tool, the centre red/orange circle was made by the needle felting technique.
This was just a practice piece (approx 4x4 ins) I might add some other things to it and make a small hanging.

This is my second piece. Much larger this time (10x10 ins) made in the same way as before (background and inner circle 'wet' felted and the rest needle felted).

Thanks for popping by!

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Happy Mail and a Page in my Journal!

This is the page I made from one of the napkins I was sent by a lovely cyber pal Maria!
Maria sent me loads of beautiful napkins, this bear one reminded me of a song my dear Dad used to sing to me when I was little, (I was poorly a lot when I was little) called 'Me and my Teddy bear' by Rosemary Clooney and this song always did the trick to comfort and send me to sleep!
The background is acrylic paint matched to the background of the napkin, the bear was torn from it and applied to the page with matt medium and then covered with it too.
The pocket is jst a scrap and painted the same as the background, inside there is a tag with the story of why that song is important to me!
The little baby with it's teddy bear is a stamp from The Stampsmith.
The word were stamped straight onto the page with Archival.
Around the edge I have writen in white pen 'Me and my Teddy Bear'.

These are the lovely Christmas napkins Maria sent!

And these are all the other gorgeous napkins Maria sent. Thank you so much Maria!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


This is my desk this week, I have been making moulds! My desk is very messy, this is just the tiny space left in amongst the clutter I have to work in!

But I felt the need to show you other areas which in my defence are tidier! This is where I have my Big shot and my guilotine.

The draws are full of ink pads, embossing powders, stamps, rub'n' buff and stuff like that. The glass jars/pots are full of found treasures, buttons, feathers, door knobs, chains, bits of broken jewellery and there are jars of brads, eyelets and charms. There are a few little 'arty' pieces dotted around too!

The printers tray is 'a work in progress' this was an amazing car boot find!

Oops this pic should have been next to the 2nd one, this holds all my dies and embossing folders at the bottom and my dvd player and i pod dock and fan on the top!

So as you can see I'm not as messy as my desk indicates, the rest of the room is still a bit on the messy side but 'Rome wasn't built in a day' as the saying goes!

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