Lots Of Projects On The Go

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Sneaky Peak Of Projects I’m Working On

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Hi Crafty Friends and other blog visitors.

Over on my Facebook profile wall I posted a few days ago that, “I have been doing bits of lots of different crafting lately, but most are unfinished or not yet given to the person who is to receive them, so you’ll have to wait a bit to see blog posts about my latest creations“.

Most are still unfinished, and those that are finished still haven’t been passed on to the recipient, so I decided to do a little post today to give you a sneaky peak of what I’ve got on the go.

Rather than drag consumables and half made projects from one room in the house to another, I have different things on the go in different areas of the house.

In bed, while watching TV of an evening, I’ve been crocheting bright scarves.  Still got to finish the crocheting and then tidying in the ends on those.

I think the best descriptionn is – Bright with fluffy bits!

Then, in the sitting room while supervising one nephew doing homework I’ve been working on some tassles from white cotton yarn.

Which I still need some more of to decorate some Dreamcatcher style wall hangings I’ve been working on.

I have a few different formats I’ve started on, in slightly different styles but every one all in white – they still need to be finished off.

I want to add some seed beads and faux pearls to one, perhaps more of these, and add more tassles.

Then, while sat chatting to my mother for a bit each day, I’ve been doing a bit of “basket weaving” using sock yarn to weave around the framework.

I need to finish this and add some paper beads to the top of each cane to prevent accidents.

Then there’s one quilling project that I’ve finished and another I’m working on.

Some wire work with semi-precious stones.

And some decoupage on cards.

There’s still the “Big” work in progress project of creating two single bed quilts for the spare room as well.

So that gives you an idea of what I’ve been up to, and why I’ve not been posting many finished objects lately.

Hope you come back and keep an eye out for the posts that are to come to show what these items look like when completed.

Have fun crafting.

 

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July’s Calendar Page

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July Calendar Page

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Today’s post is something I should have shown you a good deal earlier in the month. If you’ve visited my blog previously you may have seen the posts I’ve made showing how I’ve decorated the blank calendar from Papermill Direct that I gave to my mother. I’ve not blogged the early months of the year, but you can see the post for April – here, for May – here, and for June  – here.

I’m trying to decorate the pages for each month using different types of papercraft, and for July I used a CD-ROM and some dies.

The dies I used were “Mel’s Signature Collection – Budding Camellia Die” and “Mel’s Signature Collection – Magnolia Memories Die” and the matching My Craft Studio CD-ROM.

I printed out the images that work with the dies onto 200gsm super smooth cardstovk and also printed out several backgrounds.

I used my Snap die cutting machine to cut out the images and then started placeing them out in different positions on ßwveral backgrounds untill I had a background and layout I was happy with.

I shaped the pieces a bit using my fingers before starting to stick everything in place using some small pieces of foam tape to give the image some dimention.

This is what I came up with.

Here’s a closer look at some of it from an angle, showing some dimension.

And a closer look at some of the flowers.

This is what the whole page looks like.

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So, that’s the July page.  I now need to think of what to prepare for the August page. I’m sure I’ll be blogging what I make at some point during next month.

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This Month’s Calender Page

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June Calender Page

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If you’ve visited my blog previously you may have seen the posts I’ve made showing how I’ve decorated the blank calender from Papermill Direct that I gave to my mother. I’ve not blogged the early months of the year, but you can see the post for April – here, and for May – here.

So, after colouring in a digi stamp for one month and painting a screen printed image for another, what would I do that’s different for June?

This time I decided to go for decorating the page with items from a Kanban country scenes card making kit.

I actually showed all the images to my mother and asked her which one she would prefer.

The image she chose is perhaps more autumnal than June, but it is a nice scene, one that Mam liked. So off I went to grab the rest of the kit, some foam tape and fingerlift tape, and worked on the calender page.

I decoupaged some layers, which were already die cut strips in the kit.  Not too many layers though as of course next month the page will be turned over and I don’t want too much bulk to be at the back pushing out the calender at that time.  For these I used foam tape.

The kit also contained metalic, foiled, elements, and I chose an assortment of these in gold, including a frame, to set off the image.

Side view showing some layering.

Framed with gold frame from kit.

Stuck on calendar page.

I normally only put some sort if image at the top of each page, but this time I decided to spread out my embelishments beyond the actual decoupaged image by adding butterflies both on and off the frame snd putting corners on the outside of the whole page.

I don’t think I mentioned before that I used ribbons to hang a plastic wallet file underneath the calender. We put things like appointment letters, repeat prescription slips, etc., in here, together with a pen for writing on the calendar.

This is what the whole page looks like.

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So, that’s the June page.  I now need to think of what to prepare for the July page. I’m sure I’ll be blogging what I make the start of next month.

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A Simply Decorated Box

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A Decorated Box

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Many of you, who have visited my blog over a period of time, will know that, in addition to crafting, one of my other hobbies is gardening.  With my health/disability issues, the vast majority of my gardening us done in troughs, tubs and raised beds, with me sitting down, but I do like to grow things, and if there are things I can’t do I get family members to help.

I had been keeping my seeds in an old plastic biscuit box, but that had been needed for something else, so I decided to get a wooden box to keep my seeds in.

I did buy one that is probably larger than I’ll ever need for the amount of seeds I buy each year, but I decided that it would be a good idea to keep labels, a pencil, etc., in there as well. So went for an extra large wooden box.

This is what it looked like before I did anything to it.

I said in my title that I was going for a simple decoration for this box. I didn’t want dimensional embelishments that would get knocked off when it is carried around and used, so what I did first was give the whole of the outside of the box a thin coat of white gesso.  I wanted to give it a bit of a whitewashed look but decided that wanted to see the woodgrain through it.

I then went to my computer and opened a blank page in MS Publisher.  I typed the word “Hadau”, which is Welsh for “Seeds”, and chose a brown colour.  I also used the facility in the software to search for an image of a seedling that was marked ‘creative commons licence’ (I hope the image was correctly marked as such because I don’t want to be breaking anybody’s copyright for an image even for a one off, personal use item like this).  This I resized and then did a copy and flipped it, then printed the items out onto white paper.

I cut the writing out as a rectangle and cut my chosen image as carefully as I could around the outline.  I used Pinflair bookbindibg glue to stick the seedling image to the front of the box at each of the bottom corners and the wording panel to the lid of the box.

Next I took strips of double sided tape and put them around the wording panel overlapping the edge of the paper and onto the box lid. After taking off the backibg paper I applied some IndigoBlu Guikding Flakes to the sticky strips. I can’t actually remember which  colour mixture I used.

This is what the wording panel looked like after guilding.

I then decided to add further strips of double sided tape over the  lid either side of the wording panel and guild those as well.

A quick coat of matt varnish and the project was complete – like I said  – a simple look.

This is what the front of the box looks like.

And here’s a look at the top.

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So, that’s this particular project completed.  I think I need to get more photos of what I’m up to in the garden to show you all at some point – perhaps a scrapbook layout is called for before long.

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A Project I’m Working On – Part 2

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A Continuation Of The Work On My Latest Project

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Well – I promised in my blog post of the 3rd March that I would keep slowly working on my project and blog some updates as I went along.  So three days later I’m back again with a look at how far I’ve got by now. This won’t be the most interesting blog post I’ve ever written, either verbally or pictoraly, but I have taken photos of what I’ve done.

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LATEST WORK ON MY PROJECT:

At the moment my arms are really sore and quite weak, so I didn’t want to either lift up my larger die cutting machine or have to turn the handle a lot.  When the SNAP die cutting machine came out I invested in one just for such occasions – a bit lighter to move around, but even more importantly – it doesn’t need to be hand cranked – which is a bonus when I’m not up to much – and I can even use it on a tray in bed as a battery inside can be charged up and then it can be used without being connected to anything, though, on this occasion I had it put on one side of the kitchen table for me and did a bit at a time and went back to bed to rest in between.  I know I’ve got plenty of equipment already, but, with things as they were with my health and everything when this little machine was launched, I decided it would be worth it for occasions such as these.

I’m aiming to decorate my plaque with the letter G, which you can see in it’s “raw” state in my previous post, with some flowers.  Now I like a bit of varying colour depth in flowers, rather than them being a flat colour but, while I do have inks, etc., that I could use to colour up my creations, I’m just not feeling up to getting messy and then wasteing a proporting of my crafting time both wipeing up and putting everything away at the end.  And that is why I wanted the digital download backgrounds I told you about and showed you last time.

One sheet gives me varying depths of colour, and each sheet I’ve printed on the back a slightly different coloured background – well I say “each sheet” – I have to admit that, not only did I manage to put one sheet back in so that it double printed on the same side as I told you about in my last post, but, as you’ll see below, I did manage to get thouroughly mixed up at one stage and got wrong colours on the backs of some sheets.  But hey, who cares?!  I’ll make them work and use them up some how.

The dies I’m using for this project are all Fleurs Flower dies that I’ve slowly collected for a while but only used a few of them on small projects up to now.  I’m not going to go listing every one I’ve used, but I have photographed the flower layers created together with the die set used in each case, so if you are interested you can just do a search.

This sheet was one where I’d made a slight mistake in printing with an orange shade on the front and a pink shade on the back, so we’ll see what the flowers come out like when I’ve had a play. I’ve flipped one so you can see.

I’d folded the sheets in half and cut everything out twice in one go. I had hoped that turning back the corner on this one would show you the slight variation in the colour between the front and back, but the picture doesn’t show the colours like I wanted.

I haven’t used the larger flower layer dies for any of the flowers.

This was another where I’d got pink on the back of orange but I’ve not flipped any this time.

And two more flower types.

While two of the sheets of green were fine with me, with two different greens either side, the third sheet was another “wps” with a shade of orange on the back, but I’ve used it to cut leaves and may well use them with the orange side up.

And after cutting everything out using the dies I reached for the Fleurs Flower Forming Punches to cut out some smaller leaves and flower heads from the waste paper, both the white areas not printed on and the colour printed papers.  These I think will be good for filling out some areas on my project in the end.  I had to do a lot of stopping and starting when using the punches, but I’ve got a nice bundle together before I gave up and just threw the rest of the papers.

So, my next stage will be to attach the letter to the plaque and make up flowers using the pieces I’ve cut out.  Probably won’t all be realistic, but I’m hopeing that they will all look nice together by the time I’ve finished them.

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Some Seed Beads and Other Jewellery

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Some Jewellery

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I’m back with three very different makes. The first is one of the creations I made last year but never got the strength to blog at the time, and the other two are this year’s makes. Hope you like them.  If you’ve got the time leave me a comment to say what you think.  Thank you.

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JEWELLERY:

This is a broach I made for myself last year. The stone is Jasper.  I did some very simple soutach together with some wire work coils.  The photo is appearing a bit green on my screen but it isn’t in real life.

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This is a glasses holder I made for my mother.  Her old one had broken.  The first time it was at the end where the glasses are attached so I was able to repair it with findings from my stash, but this time it was the jewellery wire that had broken, and I decided it was time to make her a new one.  This is made using a bag of assorted purple seed beads.

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This is a bangle – made using the Kleshna bangle making loom and yarn made from sari silk cuttoffs.

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When he saw this my nephew said it looked very “celtic” – in other words, ethnic or might have been the type of thing worn in olden times.

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Three completely different makes I’m sure you’ll agree.

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A Christmas Card

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An Update and a Christmas Card

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Although I’ve managed to make, and blog, a few makes this month, I’ve also continued to sort back through my photos from last year and get them ready to blog.  Well, I’ve definately arrived back as far as June 2015 (dates photos taken) in the photos of my crafty makes, and I see that I had started my Christmas card making quite early last year.

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CARD:

Now what dies did I use for this one?  Anybody have any idea.

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I think the nativity scene could have been Tattered Lace and the frame a Spellbinders die.  But I’ve put all my Christmas card making items away in a box for the time being, as I don’t intend to start making more Christmas cards for a month or two, so I’m not going to drag everything out to find the magnetic sheets of dies at the bottom of the box to check.  I quite like the simplycity of the Nativity scene on this card, so I may well go for something similar again when I get my Christmas stuff out. Perhaps I’ll use a blue or sandy coloured background next time.

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Christmas 2015 – 3

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An Update And Some Christmas Cards

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Today I’ve got the last batch of a dozen Christmas cards I made on order for my aunt to show you.  For this batch I went back to my selection of Hunkydory “Little Book of …” for my toppers, which I matted and layered and added to A5 base cards.  I kept to this size as it’s easy to just score and fold A4 cardstock to make the base cards, and it’s easy to get packs of C5 envelopes to fit them..

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CARDS:

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Back In October 2015

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An Update, A Few Musings, Fancy Dress And Pumpkins

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Hi Everybody! If you don’t want to read all my ramblings and just want to see my creations then I don’t mind if you whiz past the first part of this post. The creations are near the end!

Just found the photos I took of two quick and easy fancy dress outfits I made for my two youngest nephews.  For the last few years they’ve been phoneing me up asking me to make something for them to ware to the school fancy dress disco just before Haloween – and the call has usually come the day of the disco or the day before, which really only leaves time for the quick cutting up of a white sheet or some calico to dress up them as ghosts, with no time to stitch or over-sew the cut edges to prevent further tareing along the head, eye, arm, etc., holes.

So in 2015 I thought I’d be prepared and made them some outfits well before the day.  Starting a month ahead and just doing little bits as I could, and buying in a few cheap gloves and face masks (think the masks were biker masks and were only a few pounds).

And guess what – they both decided they didn’t want to go!  Just typical when I was actually prepared for the call.

Never mind, they did wear the fancy dress outfits here, and they did carve a couple of pumpkins and we made soup and pumpkin pie from the inside flesh (we do scoup out a lot of the flesh before carving).  For the first time the boys got to do all the carving themselves, although I’d had to help them scoup out the seeds and the flesh – well that’s the boreing bit, isn’t it!

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MUSINGS:

Do people actually send Haloween cards? – that was my main thought in the run up to Haloween last year as I saw some of the Haloween creations appear online.  Lots of lovely creations, but, do people actually send Haloween cards?

I certainly wouldn’t.

I can understand people making Haloween themed decor creations if they are having a Haloween party of some kind, or some hangings to put outside the door if they welcome children trick-or-treating.  I can understand people using all sorts of Haloween themed papers, images and embelishments if they are scrapbooking photos of youngsters dressed up for Haloween.

But I just don’t know why anybody would be making Haloween cards – and I’m certain I saw some online in the run up to Haloween last year.  Nothing wrong with the cards themselves as far as creativity and quality were concerned – well I wouldn’t expect anything less from the crafters who’s work I look out for online.  It’s just the question – why Haloween cards at all?  Why do they need to exist?

To be perfectly honest I don’t actually know why Haloween as the trick-or-treating, fancy dress party, etc., etc., thing exists at all.  I’m sure the way it’s developed over time has been a lot to do with shops and their profit rather than the root of the day.  But with youngsters in the family who get immersed in the excitment of the run up to the evening I do feel the need to do something “Haloween” with them.  Just because I think it’s a waste of time and money I’d feel bad if the little ones were made to feel ostrasised within their circle of friends because they had nothing “Haloween” to speak about.

But rather than spend lots of money on “Haloween” outfits and other things that are considered Haloween necesities, I prefer to go “home made” like carving pumpkins and not wasteing all the inside but cooking with it – and the nephews do love pumpkin soup.  And also go “hand made” for costumes, and what was bought to go with what I could make were not things with the price hiked right up because of Haloween either.

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SEWING:

I used cheap, supermarket, single bed sheets to make the outfits, and used cheap bias binding to bind edges that were not hemmed so that they would last the evening – and they are now packed up so that they can swap come Haloween this year and ware the different outfit.

One of the outfits I made was simply a large black cape.  I just folded it in quarter, cut as an arch, cut up the front and a few inches either way across the top for the neck hole and then got my sewing machine out to hem the bottom and put bias binding around the neck and for tieing.  Then it was onto eBay for a cheap skeleton mask and gloves.

A bit of a Grim Reaper

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The second outfit was made using a white sheet, again folded in quarter and cut out an arc but this time there was no cutting up the front, just making a slit at the centre point for a head hole.  The hole for the head was again bound with bias binding leaving a long length for tieing.  I hemed around the whole of the “cape” and used bias binding to attach ties at the two points where the arms would go so that it remained over the arms when nephew was moving around.  Onto eBay then for a balaclava with just holes for eyes.  I then used spare bits cut off when making the black cape above to make black tubes which I sewed, turned inside out, stuffed with toy stuffing, sewed across at a couple of places to give the impression of leg joints, and then sewed to the inside edge of the white poncho neck.  I finished by taking a wide, black, alcohol marker and a big (quilting) ruler to draw lines radiating out from the neck of the poncho and then lines between the long lines to resemble a spider’s web.

Giant Spider on a Spider’s Web

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PUMPKINS:

Here are the pumpkins the boys carved.

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Carved by my 9 year old nephew –

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THANKSGIVING SERVICE

I was at least mobile-ish for the Thanksgiving Service in October.

Diolchgarwch 2015I wasn’t involved with putting together the table display in the front this year (did a vase of flowers for the back of the room – and completely forgot to take a photo of it), but I did work with the youngsters to decide on what should go on the posters and then printed them out afterwords.

The theme was Diolch – Thank you, Cofio – Remember, and Gwneud – Do Something.

We were thanking God for all the good things were had received, remembering those who were not as fortunate as us and were suffering badly, and doing something to help.

The doing was collecting together dry goods to send off with a truck that was going from our area to help the refugees – I painted the box and then added the poster (now got a nice splodge of paint the same colour as the box on my stick LOL).  There was a few more bits added to the box by the end as some hadn’t brought forward their gifts during the service but put them in after the thanksiving tea which was taking place while I was photographing this.

We also donated the money collection from the service to the Bible Society to help with the cost of getting Bibles and Bible tracts to the refugees who were searching for the word of God.  We’d raised over £50.00.  Not bad for one collection made in a small congregation.

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Christmas 2015 – 2

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An Update And Some Christmas Cards

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Hi Everybody!

I’m still working my way back through my photos of my 2015 creations and trying to get the ones I missed onto my blog.

I did a quick count of how many blog posts I’d done in 2015 and compared the number with 2014.  In 2014 I did close to 100 blog posts with more than one creation in each (and that was with a few months of barely posting because of ill health), in 2015 I just reached 20 posts.  I know that I didn’t make as much due to my health problems, but that still leaves me with a lot of items that I’ve not posted photos of online yet, so be prepared for seeing lots of posts with items done last year.

Today’s creations are the 2nd batch of a dozen I made to order for my aunt.

I made this batch using dies.  They are kept very simple with not more than the die-cut and some mirror or glitter card behind in the most part.

I’ve used Crafters Companion Create-a-card dies and Tattered Lace Nativity scene dies.

I hope you like them.

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CARDS:

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I made a dozen, but there isn’t a dozen here because two of them were exactly like another two of them shown here.

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