May 28, 2010

It’s been a while since I posted as I have been ultra busy but it’s half term now and time to catch up on a few outstanding projects! I’ll update these as and when they progress…

On a separate note, I have decided that I am going to donate 10% of my sales to a local charity, namely Southern Lurcher Rescue. They do fabulous work rescuing greyhounds and lurchers from dog pounds and fostering them until they are ready for their forever sofas. Please visit their website to see some of the gorgeous hounds waiting for homes in the UK.

April 30, 2010

First commission finished!

My first commission for one of our agility trainers has finally been finished – hooray! I can’t post pictures until she has been given it as I don’t want to spoil the surprise but I am very happy with it. It is the reason behind the lack of posting recently as every spare evening has been spent doing this and I’ve taken a lot of time over it making absolutely sure it’s right. Now I can continue with the rest of the unfinished projects hanging around – maybe even sell one, stranger things have happened!

On a slightly different note, we have an agility competition this weekend and with luck Myrtle may stay in the ring and Dan may actually run instead of walking! As I said, stranger things have happened…

April 21, 2010

New layout

I was never 100% happy with the previous layout but I’m not happy with this one either! I’m not very computer literate and there are some lovely looking blogs out there but they all seem to be blogspot ones not WordPress and I think I need some help. If anyone out there knows about how to make this look better I’d appreciate any help you’d be willing to give! I’ve gone for a theme with a customisable header but it won’t accept the images I try to upload. No wonder people pay others to do this, it’s so confusing! There will probably be  lot of fiddling going on in the next few days so if it looks a bit odd here, that’s why! It’ll take me a while to get it how I want it but I’m hoping it’ll be worth it in the end…

April 20, 2010

Craftjuice Tuesday

Is it really Tuesday already? As it does, in fact, seem to be so I’d better pick my favourite things this week!

This necklace is called Spring Blossom and it really does look like cherry blossom. It is by Olini Designs.

This gorgeous mini artwork is by Talulah Blue and is absolutely stunning. It is named “Lovebirds with Arbour” and would look beautiful anywhere!

This pretty key box is made by Little Blue Shed and I just love the way the handle is made from a broken teapot lid!

I hope you like these as much as I do!

April 18, 2010

Apologies.

Apologies for the lack of posting this week! This week has been very busy at work and I’ve been beavering away at the dog I’ve been asked to make which I will show you all when it’s been presented. I’ve also been asked to make a necklace cabinet by an acquaintance on the craft forum which is a birthday gift for her mother. I will be starting this next week at some point but at the moment my priority is the dog. I’ve been at an agility show all weekend which was somewhat less than successful shall we say! After 7 runs between both dogs all I came away with was 1 clear round and sunburn. Well, there’s always next weekend which will hopefully be slightly more successful and slightly less hot!

April 13, 2010

Craftjuice Tuesday

Well, it’s Tuesday again; time for another snoop around craftjuice.com. This week I have chosen things which make me think of spring!

This amazing pendant is by nanjodogz. I love the colours and of course, the dog!

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This gorgeous bag is made by Antique Basket Lady and is so cute, it makes me happy just looking at it!

 

This dinky bird brooch is so sweet. It is made by Buttercup Boutique.

April 9, 2010

New 3D Picture

I’ve now finished another of those projects that have been awaiting my attention! I made this picture differently to the way I made the first one to try to avoid the warping issues. I have since been told that putting the PM on both sides at the same time will prevent warping but I have yet to try this. This one I did using an off-cut of MDF as a backing which I primed with watered down PVA to prevent it absorbing water and swelling. Other than that I did this one exactly the same as the previous one. I’m not sure how well the 3D effect shows up in the picture, but I assure you that it is in 3D!

April 8, 2010

Sunburst “Text Box”.

One of the 9 unfinished projects is now finished! I’ve decided to call it a Text Box as it is a box decorated with text in a sunburst pattern. I’ll definitely be making more of these to take to the next Craft Fair I’m doing in July, I’m not sure how much to sell them for yet.

 I never did hear back about using books this way from the publisher so I went ahead and did it. They could at least have sent a short message saying yes or no, it wouldn’t have taken them very long out of their busy day…

Here it is, I hope you like it!

April 6, 2010

7 unfinished projects…

I’ve just looked around the corner of my living room which serves as my working area and have counted 7 unfinished projects! Actually, I’ve just spotted 2 more! I really have to finish one project before I start another! I always seem to start something new whilst waiting for another to dry and end up like this. Is it just me or is everyone else this disorganised? I have this image of everyone else being very certain of what they are doing and how to get there whereas I put things down, forget I’ve started them, start something new and then forget about that too! That should have been my New Year’s resolution, but I suppose I can’t change the messy way I’m built!

April 6, 2010

Craftjuice Tuesday

Well, it’s another Craftjuice Tuesday and as it’s Easter, that had to be my theme – so original!

This lovely Easter gift set is made by lovelee soaps and is just too cute to use!

Easter

 

This brings tea cosies into a whole new era, it makes me want to drink tea again just so I could use it! It is by blue shed crafts

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These are so cute I just love them! They are made by woollywotnots.