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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 18, 2010


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 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!

March 23, 2010

CraftJuice Tuesday

Craftjuice is a site aimed at promoting  all things handmade. Basically it is a sharing site where you can show off what you have created and vote for other people’s creations. If you want to buy any of the things on there you can view the story, then click on the title. This will take you to the item’s url. These are my favourite things this week…


A gorgeous ring by adrienneaudrey. I love the detail on this ring.

These gorgeous buttons are by Hodgepodgearts


This is such an amazing looking clock that I wouldn’t care what the time was! It is made by The Little Glass Kiln.

March 12, 2010

Paper Mache Cup Cake box (still!)

Never listen to your husband (at least when it comes to paper mache)! That’s what I have learnt today as the ring that he suggested that was supposed to make the top of the cake fit snugly in the case was far too flimsy. I did try to wrap it with some newspaper strips but it collapsed even more. Hey, I know when to give up… I have reverted to my original plan of creating a ridge for the top to sit on, like this:

Now to wait for it to dry…

March 7, 2010

Hello world!

Well, this is my first foray into the world of the blog! This is intended to be a log of my exploits in paper mache sculpture but I tend to ramble so it’s bound to go off piste sometimes so I will apologise now!

I actually did my first craft fair today and sold absolutely nothing… I’m not going to be put off though, a few people took cards so I’ll try again soon. I’m taking a break this week from making as I went into overdrive last week to prepare for the craft fair (not that it did me much good!) but I’m going to post some pictures so you know what I’m talking about! I also have a dog agility competition on Sunday so I’ll be training for that this week instead of making!