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I already mentioned my flirtation with mosaic…here’s a little project I used to get myself accustomed to the technique. I used a cheap blank birdhouse from The Works, cost 99p.          Take birdhouse, apply mosaic glue. Stick fine array of buttons where you wish. Leave to dry, overnight if you can bear it.  Mix…

Thank you teacher part two

and what of Elders teacher? Well he love singing so I made him an emergency singer’s  kit containing: Sore throat remedies Chocolate flutes sheet music More  chocolate! Hand Painted mug decorated with music notes and notations.           

Pack hack

i always feel a bit bad about the amount of packaging Amazon wrap around my purchase so today I decided to reuse the envelope that carried Elder’s first clarinet book to us so abley. I basically covered the gatefold envelope with some paper sheets I had and then used a hole punch to make a…

Hats off

It’s half term guys…almost Summer…last weekend was a scorcher, so much so that I scored a sun hat for £1 from a charity stall at a local fair as I was in danger of becoming a burnt offering to the sun god(s). Scroll fwd to today, rain, cold, dank. I needed a spritz of summer….

Log cabin decoupage

Here’s a very quick make. I got a boring plain wood small photograph frame for 99p from our local charity shop. And some free decoupage paper from a craft magazine (crafts beautiful). Instead of scattering the paper randomly however, I did it in strips in a sort of log cabin kind of pattern. I think…

Check the box

Up cycling a nappy carton into a toy box….here’s how…

Big softie

We met the new baby. She is beautiful. And so, to mark the occasion, I whipped up this cushion. I finished stitching it five minutes before we went to visit. Very quickly, I used two fat quarters of contrasting fabric and bondaweb to stick the ‘z’ on. I sewed it on with running stitch and…

Framed

A quick project…. Plain wood frame from the charidee spruced up with fabulous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and blue lace washi tape round the outside edge. The little sketch was too small so I made an inner frame from some craft paper to hide the edges. Voila!!!

Spot on

We went to a completely lunatic birthday party yesterday – 30 children running riot in a wood armed with nerf guns. It was brilliant. Elder and i were particularly taken by the bullets with Velcro on the tips – Stingers or scratchers or something. Anyway, come to this morning, we decided to make our own….

Lady Liberty

I’m covered with glue. I’m making an up cycled lampshade using Liberty fabric scraps and decoupage glue. I’m halfway there…it’s either going to be a triumph or…not. Whatever, it’s good for flow.