Thursday, 28 January 2016

Day Trip..

...to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wakefield to see the Jonny Hannah exhibition.. a feast for the eyes!


I bought the book..


I nearly bought a print but  really wanted a piece of original artwork but most was already sold...too slow!


I just love his stuff.


If you get the chance then go and see it... the gallery shop has lots of other artists work too, it makes a great day out.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Santa...

....bought me these., in fact he bought me two sets of these...lovely little cake stands..they're about 7cms tall


I bought myself a die...


and made this..


The house is about 2.5 cm


isn't it just the cutest thing you've seen!
I think houses may be the new deer!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Almost...

...forgot! It's time for the Crafty Individual's challenge. The theme for January is Lace, Buttons and Bits and Bobs. I've used the CI 358 stamp inside the embroidery hoop die by Eileen Hull for Sizzix


The stitching is on paper but you could stamp it onto fabric with a fabric transfer ink pad, put it in a real hoop and embroider it.





If you would like to take part in the challenge then hop on over here and upload your project

Friday, 1 January 2016

2016

....Wow just where have the last three weeks gone?..2016 already!
Christmas has officially gone but due to work and weather we're still waiting to open our gifts so I have no idea what Santa has brought.
Thanks to everyone who still reads my little corner of Blogland despite the lack of content this year, sometiomes stuff just gets in the way.... I promise to do better this coming year. So to everyone....


Effie
XXX

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Bottle Brush....

....Trees.. again!..I'm in love with these.
I made the pink one and the smaller green one is bought ( at great expense)


The snowman is made with a glass jar and a polystyrene ball, Snowtex and Glamour Dust


 The nut cracker is in a deconstucted bird house!


with a natural tree.


This one is dyed and frosted with Glamour Dust


I'm working on some Putz style houses... with trees of course.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

As Promised...

How to make your own bottle brush trees...
You will need some string or rope... the natural sisal kind, a piece of wire bent in half.
cut the rope or string into lengths...the length determines the width of your tree, pull the fibres apart


fix a hook into the end of a hand drill.


Place the fibres between the wire, place the two ends in a vice... or get someone else to hold the ends in some pliers...hook the looped end and wind the drill


when it's tight the wire will probably snap.. that's OK


Trim any extra wire from the top


Shape the tree with scissors.


The result....


The trees below have been dyed with Dylusions spray inks and then rinsed for a paler effect.


I rolled them in PVA glue and dipped them in Glamour dust...
If you make some leave a link so I can come and see!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Who...

.. Would have thought I'd be using glittery funky foam! but it cuts like a dream...


I used a deer (here we go again) from Memory Box


and trees from Taylored Expressions..the sentiment is from
Clearly Besotted
More easy peasy crafting