Friday, 23 June 2017

A Spot of Craft Therapy with my Copics

Decided to have a very lazy morning as I am at the hospital again this afternoon for my second session of Pain Management.

I am still dithering over which colour Copics I NEED to add to my collection! A few of my basic colours are running dry and seeing as I have to order a few refills....well, it would be ridiculous not to add a few new colours into my basket at the same time!

I really need to get up into my craft room and start getting myself organised but the days are just not long enough!

Little steps.....pacing is the name of the game.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Colouring with Copics

I's been such a long time but I have dusted off my Copic markers and attempted a little bit of colouring therapy. I feels like I am a complete beginner again, my good old faithful Impress ink pads had dried up so I had to research online to find alternative inks to use. Luckily I found that an unopened Memento ink pad was ideal for the job.

I stamped up several images and set to work on them, one after the other, just colouring in the skintones. When my first batch was complete I decided to start again on the same batch but this time just working on hair colours.

I used Pinterest for references but got frustrated that a lot of the colours used I had not got in my Copic collection. SO....I thought I'd start making a very rough guide for my own use.

My first few images all use copics E33, E35 and E57. Quite happy with the way 2 of them came out but I need to look more at the shading and highlighting before I attempt the 3rd image again. lol

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Purple hearts - wrap bracelet and earrings

I have had a couple of days of doing nothing, well nothing I can actually look back on and feel that I have actually achieved something. Today was going the same way so I decided to finish off the wrap bracelet that had been left two thirds of the way through.

I must admit I do prefer the way the leather wrap bracelets "sit" and hold their shape more but I know not everyone likes leather so I am making some on a waxed cotton base.

Another few little items to add to my "stock!"

Bye for now.


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Felt Pencil Toppers

Last year I made a few little props for a DIY Photo Booth at my 50th Party. As usual, I didn't do everything I would have like to do as time is always against me it seems.

However, I did put aside a cardboard prop to use as a template, which I came across the other day. I have had to rescue it from Amelia several times but yesterday I sat down and made up a couple of little felt pencil toppers using the template as a rough guide. Very simple, hand sewn with over stitch as I have somehow "mislaid" my sewing machine in the depths of my cluttered craft room!

Got loads of ideas for other designs, just need the time and motivation to face the clutter! Been sleeping terribly again, perhaps I need to increase my pain killers, I'm fed up of feeling so tired and still in so much pain.

Bye for now,


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

My "To Do List" for June / Leather chocker, lariat necklace

I won't bore you with all the details I have set myself, some are healthier living, more exercise, know the same old goals I have had for yonks and yonks but still not achieved!!!!

BUT I am setting a few craft related goals for the month;

Make at least 10 new craft items.
Make a Birthday card for Hubby!
Prepare list for stall at School Fair.
Possibly dye bench cushions.
Aim to spend 1 hour per week organisng craft room.

WELL, not got off to a great start, we are already on day 6 and I have only just got around to blogging! (Bad, bad me!)

A very quick and simple project to share today, a leather chocker/lariat type necklace with matching earrings.

I have also finished a few, very simple, felt items but I want to work on how I am going to present them before sharing on here.

Oh well, a slow start is better than no start at all!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Another 5 wrap bracelet and matching earrings!

Whoop, whoop....well it was only on my beady board for 5 days-that's equivalent to one wrap a day...I am telling myself that's not too bad! LOL

I really enjoyed working with this one, I suppose the colours are a bit different.

I decided to make a little pair of dangly, beaded earrings to match too!

Oh I am at that point again where I have to decided what to do next. I am really not good at making decisions.

Bye for now.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

5 Wrap bracelet...slow progress.

Had this 5 rap bracelet on my beading board since Friday, although progress with it has been very slow going I am really enjoying working with this combination of colours.

If I am lucky I might be able to finish it tonight or tomorrow, I am rather eager to make some matching earrings!


Friday, 26 May 2017

Wrap chocker/necklace and matching earrings

Made a pair of quick and simple earrings this morning and then decided to make a matching pendant.
I have put the pendant on a long cord with beaded ends so it can be worn as a chocker or as a long pendant necklace.

Bye for now.