Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Crafting With Paper Napkins YouTube Tutorial

Lately, I have been trying my hand at doing some YouTube tutorials. In this video, I show you how to prepare the paper napkin for crafting. It is only my second try and my lovely daughter kindly helped me out by doing the filming.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Birds at the Birdbath

Ages ago, I bought some structure paste to use in my crafts. I hadn't really done anything with it until yesterday, when I decided to use it for stencilling. I had a pretty brass stencil that I thought would cope with the paste and I am really happy with the result. It is a bit like buttering a piece of bread and is lots of fun to do.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Magazine Covered Wardrobe Doors

This is a progress pic of my magazine covered wardrobe doors. I cannot bear to throw out my Better Homes and Gardens magazines so I decided to do something that would preserve some of my favourite craft, gardening and cooking pages. Some of the magazines I have used are nearly 20 years old! I love the soft, muted colours which is the look I was going for in this spare room. I did a patchwork design and used Mod Podge to glue the pages to the doors.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Watercolour Painting On Vintage Book Pages

I am trying something new....using watercolour paints on vintage book pages. The page is lovely and thick and absorbs the paints beautifully.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Miniature Envelopes and Tags

I have been making some teeny tiny envelopes and some teeny tiny flower tags to go inside......just in case you need to send a teeny tiny note to someone. I have used vintage book pages, paper lace, colour-washed paper and buttons.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Paper Patchwork Scrappy Dress

A while ago, my friend cut me a dress shape out of some thick pink foam for me to decorate. Well, every now and then I would work on it....a bit of paper patchwork here, a bit there, until yesterday. Yesterday I finally decided I would finish it so I set about combining lots of my scrap serviette and colour washed papers and lace. The finishing touch was a sweet little pocket with a lace hanky peeping out.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Flower Card Using Vintage Book Pages

On this rainy Friday, I pottered about making this card. Colour-washed background paper; flowers punched from a vintage book; faux pearls for the centre of the flowers; wonky donkey stitching for the stem; a scrap of lace; a butterfly and dragonfly.