18 February 2017
17 February 2017
15 February 2017
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.
14 February 2017
28 January 2017
It's was my grandson birthday a couple of weeks ago and here is the cake I made him.
23 January 2017
22 January 2017
I've not stopped filling lots of cups and saucer with my little handmade paper flowers.
20 January 2017
18 January 2017
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:
4 July 2016
28 June 2016
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.
24 June 2016
23 June 2016
15 June 2016
10 June 2016
9 June 2016
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!
13 June 2015
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
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
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
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
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.
26 May 2015
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
22 May 2015
For those of you that are local in the areas of Wimborne, Poole etc I will be showing some of my work at the gallery at Upton country park. It has a lovely tea room in beautiful surroundings and this will be supporting the Lewis Manning Hospice Charity, so please pop along a see some wonderful artist/crafters work.