Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Fingerprint Wedding Guest Tree!!

Yesterday I started my first attempt at drawing a tree to turn into a fingerprint, wedding Keepsake. As much as I love crafts, I am so not an artist and I have never really used pens to shade before, so different from the smudging and blending of a pencil.

Anyway, despite what it looks like I have REALLY enjoyed working on my feeble little attempt, and would certainly love to learn more techniques.

Sorry for poor lighting, it's school holidays here and what with the torrential rain and flooded patio, it looks like a Winter's day.

This morning I copied a small section of it on my printer and very quickly mucked around to see what a few fingerprints would look like on the tree. Still not at all confident about it but quite happy for a fist attempt.

Any constructive help much appreciated.


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Revamping some drawers!!!!!

Hubby Chris saw these little wooden cabinets on ebay. Very "rustic" and shouting out for a re-vamp. There were being sold as "Wooden Engineers Cabinets" but I am hoping that eventually they will find their way into my craft room!

Last weekend I made a start on one of the sets, lightly sanding them down and attacking them with some chalk paint. I decided to keep the original handles on this set, but I do have a further little project to "tart them up."

 I kept them rather rustic still, not sure of when they were actually made but they deserve that tatty look in my opinion.....for what that's worth. lol

Finished for now and quite please with how they have turned out. Simple, clean and usable.

I lined the bottom of each drawer with a different Basic Grey paper.....and then sealed them with Modge Podge.

Hopefully this weekend I will get the chance to finish the handles and then move on to the second set. I want my conservatory back and it's looking like a workshop at the moment!

Bye for now.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Likkle baby shoes!!!

Oh so cute!!!! I am trying to get creative again but still struggling to actually get into my craft room. So knitting seemed the ideal way to go as I can just pick it up where ever I am in the house.

These little shoes are made in 100% cotton and I know the pattern was a freebie but I feel if I were to make them again I would make a few little adjustments to make the next pair a little bit neater to sew up.

Rightio....what next?