Friday, 13 November 2009

Ladies' night

Well, last night I had a stall at Ladies' night at my boys' school.

I didn't do too badly but as usual the weather was lashing down and footfall wasn't too high because everyone was probably snuggled up at home on the settee.

There were some lovely stalls though and some amazing things by moogsmum
I couldn't resist buying a gorgeous flower brooch from her for my coat.

I also bought a beautiful necklace made from mizuhiki cord - I never realised that it was paper, it is so delicate but I had better not get it wet!

I had a parcel returned to me yesterday too - it was a notebook swap that I had taken part in which got lost during the postal strikes, so I'm not absolutely certain that Royal Mail even tried to deliver it.

Anyway - I'd already made and sent another one.

It was a journal in a jar which I had decorated - the swappee told me that she didn't like girly things, glitter or pink and her favourite combination of colours were teal and brown - so here's what I made

The replacement looked like this

A journal in a jar is a notebook and a jar full of questions about the recipitents life.

Every day, they pick a new question from the jar and write a little bit about it in the journal. It makes a great keepsake for the future and to be passed down the generations.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Hello and welcome to my blog

Hi there, it's taken me a very long time to figure out how to blog but here I am - always late to the party!

This week should have been pretty hectic for me as I have a charity craft fayre on The Little Lost Lushies forum opening tomorrow night and a Ladies night at the school next week but last Sunday I managed to break the ring finger on my right hand so all crafting is pretty much out of the window at the moment.

Gah, it's so frustrating!

I did glaze a whole kiln full of little mince pie plates trying not to bend the broken finger though - naughty me!

Anyway, I've made a few papercraft items and to my surprise, I really enjoyed making them and the time just flew by.

I've been going to stampin' up parties for a while and finally made full use of the stamps in the way they were intended. I also got a bit carried away with the embellishments!

These shopping lists were made from mounting board from the scrap store which was inked around the edge. I used decorative papers on the front and complimentary papers on the notebook. Then I either stamped images or made embellishments from punched paper.

I also made beer mat desk calenders.

My intention was to have a nice big stockpile of these but now I'll just have to take what I've got and hope for the best.