Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Where do I buy my supplies?

I buy material, paper goods and pearl embellishments etc from China, for example these lovely washi tapes, 10 in a pack for  99 pence and no postage.

I often get sample paper pads and packs from Ebay like these :)  The cost is sometimes no more than 99 pence - £1.99

My one purchase on a shopping trip were these beautiful black butterfly embellishments : £1 from

Shop around and stay savvy with your crafting.


Monday, 10 October 2016

ATC time

Just love making ATC's, I have quite a collection, so much easier than any other art form.

Scraps of Chrismas paper, corrugated card, a metal embellishment and a paper rose from another ATC and cotton.

Card embellishment, typed words, cotton and button.

Halloween paper scrap, stamped and cut out cat and typed words.


Friday, 7 October 2016

A shabby little Christmas book

Hello lovelies, if you follow me on Facebook you will know my MOJO recently went missing, but I managed to find it again (this afternoon actually), so I decided to make a tiny shabby Christmas book.

It's an altered book, one I bought for a couple of quid, covered in Christmas papers, all distressing on the edges was done by a pair of scissors (not a fancy distress tool),  I dry painted on some black stamping ink and then just randomly stamped all over the pages.

The book measures 3.5 x 4.5 inches.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Eagle has landed

We have moved again, this will be 11 times in 30 years!!  Wanderlust I think.
We opted for a retirement flat and we are slowly getting there....

A favourite rusty key - for our keys!

The obligatory Minion

Retro favourites

A favourite quote

and we have a lovely view - the park is opposite :)

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Lovely swaps and gifts

The virtual world can be a wonderful generous place - if you have friends like these :)

Recently gifted these beads and sewing keep from Debi :

Also a beautiful card swap with Lorraine :

and my card to her :

Facebook links to these lovely ladies : https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.williams.735507


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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Wynken Blynken and Nod - The age of innocence

On a recent trip to beautiful Rye in East Sussex I came across a sweet book shop called The Tiny Book Store.  Full of charm, I just couldn't resist going in.  If the weather had been cooler I would have stayed in there a lot longer, but after walking for what seemed miles, in intense heat and humidity, I was too hot and bothered to stay too long.  I did find two charming children's books.

This one from 1950 - Wynken Blynken and Nod, a book of poems with some lovely illustrations.

This tiny book called  "Dolls and how to make them" was published in 1949, it's a charming reminder of just how innocent children were.......and how the simple pleasure in making a rag doll was all that was required to keep your offspring happy.

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Friday, 15 July 2016

Don't throw away your old jeans

There are many crafty ideas for old jeans.  For this one I just cut off the hem and stitched some lace around it and added a stud popper fastening - and voila a delicate cuff :)

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

More happy scrappy makes

I am still getting creative with some scrap materials, here are some I made earlier :)

Tiny thread beads



Small postcard size fabric panel

ATC size fabric panel

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