Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Wednesday again

kids are back to school so normality will shortly follow. i've been to Simply Creates back to school sale twice this week so far, i bought some paper, lots of wooden frames to jazz up and fabric
 i think this first batch of fabric will be bags and part of a quilt
but this is todays project (as soon as i do some dreaded housework!!) this is a cheap fleese blanket from ikea for cushion covers and the fabric was from the sale today- so i'm going to make a start on these later- but i'm making myself do the ironing and wash/hoover my floors before i get to play

check out what everyones work desk looks like today here -

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

whats on your workdesk - wednesday 10th
its work desk wednesday again!!

i've got quite a few scrapbooking projects on the go- i take them out, do a bit then they get put away again- so i'm trying to finish them off today, i have a mini-book and a couple of lay-outs to do. i also have a canvas that needs a topcoat of pva, i'm thinking about adding a few beads to it aswell but i'm not sure - here it is
what do you think? i love it so far but i'm worried i'll spoil it if i start adding more to it, ideas welcome!!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Fancy Wool

i went to the wool stall at Keith Show as i wanted can can wool for making cosy cushion covers (i knitted scarves last Christmas with it and it was so soft the kids loved it but its too girly looking for them to wear- so i figured cushion covers would do) but i came home with this instead - so I've started another scarf

I've a pile of projects to try and finish over the summer- and i really must make a start!!! its almost gone (and yes its debatable whether it ever started)

Friday, 5 August 2011

make and take thankyou card

Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla - so simple but elegant
everyone made such a good job of their cards last night and we had some non-stampers there and they did fab aswell

Thursday, 4 August 2011

demos for tonight

 i had a good old play yesterday with the mess that was on my desk. i used heat and stick and dazzling diamonds on the most forward heart- although you don't notice the sparkle in the photo
and this is a nice simple card with a stamp i normally colour in- but i wanted to try and use it a different way - so many possibilities!!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


i love looking at everyones desks, i think its a fab way of seeing what everyone is thinking about (and i've noticed a few christmas projects lurking about)

this is my first woyw wednesday so here goes

i've got a workshop and a class this week so my job today is to prep for them-but i got sidetracked with embossing powders(as you do) i have a few wooden things and canvas's painted and waiting to be stamped- good thing about this weather is paint drys quickly as its warm but its too wet to do outdoor jobs so i get to stay inside and play!!
and its not really a desk- its half my dining table- the other half isn't nearly as neat!!!

heres a couple of my practice runs of the Jacobs Coat technique, i experimented with a ink dauber, brayer and inking straight from the pad to see what effects i got

Monday, 1 August 2011

August freebies