Friday, 27 April 2012

A sneak peek at "The THING!"

I have put my name down to set a Time to Create challenge over on Crafts by Carolyns later on in the year. I had an idea of what I was going to do straight away as I had "something" lurking in a dusty box on the top of a cupboard in my craftroom that I wanted to use as inspiration!

I have been working on "the thing" on and off since last weekend and have really enjoyed it, until yesterday I sliced my thumb on my scissors. My awkward attempt at crafting since then hasn't been so enjoyable.

I cannot share anymore with you until nearer the time but until then, why don't you pop over to Carolyn's and join in with the current challenges!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Hello Tilda & Edwin, long time no see!

It's been a very long week. I have had no real child free time for over 3 weeks now. SO- after a rather noisy morning at the Pre-school I told myself I deserved a bit of me time! I had my lunch and headed straight for my craft room.

I ended up making a simple little card topper and greeting and I have popped it onto Ebay alongside one I made yesterday! I don't suppose they will be of much interest or sell, but I had fun making them and that's what matters!

I had forgotten how much fun colouring and adding the tiny little details could be!

x X x

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Going potty about recycled pots!!!

I am striking whilst the iron is hot! Grasping at the little bit of creativity I have found, straight after blogging this yesterday afternoon, I grabbed the next pot to hand and got ripping out pages of that old book again! Decoupatching it didn't take long at all..I even started on another item too before dinner!

This morning I have very quickly decorated my newly "tarted" pencil pot and I am feeling quite smug that I have now actually got two little storage item that sort of match! The beginnings of a whole collection hopefully.

Oh well, creativity must be put on hold. I need to get start getting ready for work.

x X x

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Up-cycled pots and crafty storage.

Over the last few days I have been making an attempt to tidy my craft room, declutter and re-organise. IF I am ever going to get back into crafting I need to be able to actually move in my little room! My room was always going to be a thrown together, mish mash of storage. Certainly not like the dreamy, designer craft rooms you see in the mags or online. To see a little bit of carpet would be nice....but instead I chose to use my precious time sorting, colour co-ordinating buttons into glass jars! Hmmm

My Doctor has told me to make more "me time!" SO under Doctors orders I have come home from work and instead of doing some washing up or hoovering...I have finished decorating the knitting needle pot I decoupatched last year.

I used pages from a very old, discoloured book, ripped them up and stuck with a watered down mixture of PVA. Today I attack it with lace, ribbon and flowers!

I hope to "style" more storage and pots in this way to give some "uniformity" to my mish mash room!

Hope to see you again soon, with my next installment!

x X x