Saturday, 23 January 2016

Crafting For The Fair

The craft fair starts again next month so its time I started to make some goods for my stall otherwise I will be standing there with an empty table.
I have done a few Tea Cozies small, medium, large,
 then using some of the scraps in the big never ending box of scraps
 I made a couple of Rooster Danglers
And this cheery chappie Scarecrow Dangler,
Its a great way of using up scraps and off cuts.

I also made a start on some bookmarks

again out of off cuts of felt.

It was Martins birthday yesterday so I had to make him a card
nothing fancy just plain and straight forward
It took less than 10 minuets to make.

Well at least I have made a start, will be working away at ideas over the coming weeks.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Nice Easy Cardmaking

Its been a while since I did any card making,
Its not like I am short of any stash,
Today I looked out some topper sheets from craft work cards
all they needed was a little embellishing 
 A few sunflowers

 glitzzed up with some brown glitter
 bunch of daisy's
with some gold mica beads in the middles
 A lovely tree
I added some crystal glaze onto some of the elements
 More flowers
added gems, card Candi and liquid pearls
 Topiary tree
with Card Candi, liquid pearls and glitter gel
 another artistic flower
Baby button liquid pearls glitter and gems.

Tomorrow I will mount them onto cards add a bit of ribbon and they are ready to go.

Friday, 8 January 2016

A Make For A Swap

I am part of a craft group on face book and I signed up for there swap
Its only a small group that suits me.
I have just sent off my swap for this month.

I made a pin cushion and scissor case, the embroidery was done on my machine

Have to get my thinking cap on for next month now.

Also the group is running a craft challenge, find a new craft to do in the new year
 I have decided to have a go at Bavarian Crochet, I have had the book for some time and never got round to trying it, I have looked out some cotton yarn and have my hook at the ready to make a start tonight.
 My machine knitting magazine arrived today, its the last issue in my subscription,
I am not re-newing, I enjoy the magazine but decided to try a different magazine
 We don't have a UK machine embroidery magazine, I have found two in USA I have set up a short subscription for both of them so I can see which I prefer, they both arrived this week.
I might just do one for a year then switch to the other, I used to stock an Australian one in the shop,
Its a shame we don't have a UK one, but machine embroidery is big business overseas and the market is still small in the UK.
Perhaps one day we might have one.