22 February 2017

Folded Book Art

I created this little piece of book art recently, using an old Readers Digest books. Great for upcycling and repurposing.
Bye for now.

18 February 2017

Paper Flowers

Busy building stock for this years craft fairs and exhibitions. Here are some more flowers.

Keep folding!

17 February 2017

Ring 'o' Ring of Fairies

I love making these quirky fairies. These are for the New Forest Fairy Festival in August this year, which we are really looking forward to. Fingers crossed the weather will be as good as last year. 
Bye for now

15 February 2017

Something Old into New

One of the things I love to do is use something old and making into something new and being loved again and that's what I've done with some old maps.

Here I've made some Kusudama paper flowers out of an old map book and they look great and brighten up any corner of a room. They are simple to make and can be of any size from small to very large. You can also put them together to create a flower ball, which I've made quite a few over the years and are often used for bridesmaid bouquets.

You can use up your old buttons for the centres. I love making these.

Bye for now


14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day

I've been playing around with quilling again and made a little heart for today. I've now run out of papers so just waiting for my order to arrive before I can have go at this very addictive craft again.
Bye for now.


28 January 2017

Star Wars BB8 Cake

It's was my grandson birthday a couple of weeks ago and here is the cake I made him.
It wasn't hard to make. I covered the board in grey icing and painted the Death Star lights in white food colouring. I enjoyed that part the most. It's all eaten now. Got to think of something special for my granddaughter next.


23 January 2017

Quirky Fairies

I made a few of these as a little experiment and kinda like them. Made by hand by me with my own template and perfect size to use up those bits of scrap papers, ribbon and diamonds etc


22 January 2017

Vintage Cups and Saucers.

I've not stopped filling lots of cups and saucer with my little handmade paper flowers. 
Here are couple more of my favourites, which I shall be taking to my little shelf down at the Quayside Emporium in Poole.
I hope you like them.

20 January 2017

Vintage Cups and Saucers

I love searching for beautiful cups and saucers and making small paper flowers to fill them with. Here's a few that I managed to complete this week.
They make lovely gifts.

Back to making more!


18 January 2017

First Attempts at Quilling

I met a lovely lady at a local craft fair, who gave me a bundle of quilling papers. I had daubbled a little many moons ago but nothing too adventurous.

I didn't want to make little animals or flowers but quite fancied making pictures, and so my first attempt was initials for my granddaughters, C & S. Here they are:

I was quite please with the results so though I would attempt a picture for myself and here it is:
What do you think. I loved making the home picture and it was very simple to create. Think I may do more. Have another project in mind so watch this space.


4 July 2016

Teachers Pet

I've been making the ever popular book hedgehogs. These are a great gift for a teacher to have on their desk to put notes and reminders in. These are great to make.
Bye for now

28 June 2016

Paper wreaths

I made one of these a couple of years ago which I use at Christmas and have been dying to make some more and here they are.
They are 12 inches wide so are great for hanging on a wall and the third I've put in my summer house.
Hope you like them

24 June 2016

This Weeks Creations

So here are few more things that I've made this week. Lots of paper flowers ready for a 5 day event in August. This coming week I will need to catch up with book folding, and also start the Christmas stock.

Best get on.

23 June 2016

A Special Birthday

I did another book fold today for some ones very special 70th birthday. I hope they like it.

15 June 2016

Tillie-Belles Birthday Day

So for a change I have made a cake for my granddaughters birthday on Friday.

I hope she likes it.


10 June 2016

I've Made A Card

At last I've made a card. It took me ages and to be honest I'm disappointed. I seem to have left my mojo back in 2015 but I'm not giving up and hopefully my layouts will improved.
Bye for now. Jeanette

9 June 2016

I'm Back

So it's been a year since my last posting, and things have been very busy at the Krafty Kows HQ. I've not been idle, there's been folding, sticking, cutting, stamping, experimenting with new ideas and sometimes a little cursing and not much time for blogging but I'm going to try and keep things up to date this time.......maybe! If you don't see me here you can always catch up with me on Facebook, Instagram, and occasionally Twitter, although I just don't get Twitter!

So for now I'm going to post a few photos of some of the things I've been up to, but I can't stop for long as I have an idea swirly around my head, which I simply must try out......maybe there will be more cursing later!

I'll try and post again very soon with some of the events I'll be attending, so it's bye for now.


13 June 2015

Final Days of The Upton Country Park Gallery

So we are reaching the end of our exhibition and it has been fun and very successful. I have met some regular customs and lots of news ones too. The visitors book is bursting with lovely comments which are very encouraging for all of us. There are two more days to go.
Here are are few photos:

So for those who asked where I will be next, here are a few dates for you.

27th & 28th June 9am to 6pm
The Tankfest

4th July 10am to 3.30pm
Dorset Home Crafts
The Allendale Centre

8th & 9th August 10.00am to 4.30pm
Upton House Craft Fair
Upton Country Park

29th August 10am to 4pm
Bliss Craft & Fun Day
The Hideaway
17 Moorlands Road 

5th September 10am 3.30pm
Dorset Home Crafts
The Allendale Centre

12th & 13th September 10am to 5.30pm
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
Sturminster Newton

I'm currently booking Christmas fairs so the I will be listing the dates once confirmed.

However if you can't make any of these then please just drop me and email.

Bye for now.


27 May 2015

Love is All you Need

So what's new today? Well not much really but just catching up with a few orders and here is one of my favourite book folds.

I really need to make a few cards but I'm pretty hooked on folding at the moment, be it a book or a square of paper to fold into a petal like these;

With these flowers I put little fairy lights in.
Have a great evening.

26 May 2015

We've been to Brighton

We had a great weekend in Brighton and finally visited the shop Choccy Woccy Doo Dah. Wow it's so amazing, small and terribly busy but I managed to get a few photos.

It's so colourful and just loved the cake that says 'All you need is Love'

We came across a car boot sale at the marina and bought some absolute bargains. A full box of 12 x 12 scrap book papers, must be a minimum of 200 sheets for £10.00. But why did I buy them, I must have at least 2000 sheets of paper here already!!!.

My most exciting find was small books of music paper in a little back street shop in Rottingdean and here are a few very small rolled roses I made.

Think these may got in a little teacup and saucer ready for the Gallery next week.

Bye for now