14 July 2018

I Have Retired

Wednesday last week was my last day of working full time. I have taken early retirement, which means I can indulge myself in more crafts. I recently did a paper cutting workshop, and I loved it and it's so addictive. Do give it a try.
I'm in the process of finishing a project for a craft exhibition in August. As I don't want to give the game away yet, I thought I'd show you a little snowman upcycled from an old pepper pot.

Everything added  was from my stash. 

Hopefully now I will be able to write more often on my blog so hope to see you again soon.

Hope creating


12 May 2018

Book Folding - Harry Potter

Did a bit of book folding this week. I have a pattern of Harry Potter which I tried two ways. Can't make my mind up of which of the two I prefer.

I guess we will see which one sells first!


9 May 2018

Birthday Cards

I've gone back to making a bundle of birthday cards again. At my last craft event I sold lots so making new stock for my next craft event, which is this Sunday. However, I think I'm out of practise as I realised my style us pretty basic and I need to be more inventive. I think it's because lots of people like the cards to be flat for postage reasons, but I still need to improve my layouts.
See very basic.
I'm starting Christmas cards next week.....eek!

Happy crafting

16 April 2018

Dorset Centre for Creative Arts

We had a craft fair run by Wessex Event Co in Poundbury Dorset. New area to me. I had a great day on Saturday, although Sunday was a little quieter due to the weather and we were all allowed to pack up a little earlier. Here are a few photos of my table display.

I sold quite a lot of flowers on Saturday so great excuse to make some more, and I also need to make some more fairy lights. I don't make many cards these days but to my surprise I sold half my stock, so best get those stamps out again!

Have a great week.


9 August 2017

Great News

It has been a hectic few months, preparing for some exhibitions, craft fairs and now for The New Forest Fairy Festival.

I had a great time at DACA (Dorset Arts and Crafts Association) for the past five days and coming away with The Stallholders Challenge Cup. Unbeknown to me a secret shopper comes round to all the tables and chooses one that is the best presented and friendly, and I was chosen. I'm completely over the moon and here is some photos.

Feeling good!
Bye for now.

28 April 2017

Paper Flowers

Somebody asked me the other day, what is my favourite thing to make. After lots of thoughts I decided it was paper flowers. I make 100's and 100's of the following flowers every year, selling them a local craft fairs and I never get bored of making them.  There such a variety of paper and buttons how could I get fed up making them.
I made these flowers for St Georges day.
Bye for now

16 April 2017

My Star Wars Quilling Project Finished

All done. I've finally finished my quilling picture.
I'm quite pleased with the end result as I never had a plan nor have I got much experience in quilling. I just kinda went with the flow and made it up as I went along. However I can see this could have been a lot better and if I was to do this project again I would definitely do it differently.
May The Force Be With You.
Ps on my Facebook page and Instagram you can see a short video of the stages it took to complete it.

9 April 2017

Star Wars Quilling Project

I've been making a picture for myself. Stars Wars from quilling paper but I've run out of paper grrr...

Time to place another order of paper.

6 April 2017

Book Folding

I've been busy folding books again, and I have to admit my hands are aching. I've recently purchased another 100 books which I'm now ploughing through folding.
Here is my favourite heart that I love to create.
Bye for now.

15 March 2017

Book Hedgehogs

So I've run out of grey quilling paper and so decided to make a few book hedgehogs.

These have been completed and box up ready for my first craft event in June.
Bye for now

10 March 2017

Progress Has Been Made

I've done a bit more of my picture, just need to fill in the back ground now.
Bye for now

7 March 2017

A New Project

I've decided to finally take the plunge and start a new project just for me. I have not planned it out, but in my head I have an idea, so I'm just going for it and just see what happens. I'm going to be quilling, but this will have to fit in between me making stock for the forth coming events. To be continued.....

6 March 2017

Combined Folded Book and Paper Flowers

So over the weekend I decided to make a folded base in a book and add some paper flowers and a flat bow. I quite like it but think I'll make the vase a little taller next time.
Bye for now.


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