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.
9 August 2017
28 April 2017
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.
16 April 2017
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
6 April 2017
15 March 2017
10 March 2017
7 March 2017
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
22 February 2017
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: