Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Autumn. Wordless Wednesday

Friday, 12 October 2012

In the pink

Had a bit of a funny time, I was very much enjoying making some new CD shard brooches when I was rather clumsy an broke my heat gun.  That put a stop on making brooches for the time being though.  The troube was I had set my mind to making them and I totally could not get into anything else for a while.  So I haven't really done much crafting at all.   However my new gun arrived a few days ago and I have made a pretty pink brooch amongst others.


Anyway this sort of set the theme for my treasury this week and I made a Craftyfolk treasury that is filled with pretty pink items.  Well I hope you'll enjoy


'In the pink' by astridsgardenshop

Crafty Folk Weekly Featured Seller Treasury ChallengeThis week - Little HarrietA bit of Girly pink never goes amiss, so enjoy!


Pretty Pink Floral Bracelet ...
$10.00

Cat kitty nightdress case ha...
$17.50

Pink Beaded Charm Bracelet, ...
$17.50

Peach & Rose Soap Bar: Pink...
$4.25

pink wrap bracelet, suede, n...
$17.00

Felted Flower Brooch/Hair Cl...
$18.00

Pink Flambé hairbow haircli...
$9.00

Pink Dangle Earrings, Pink P...
$8.75

Mermaids Wish Spell Bottle N...
$15.00

Pink chalcedony earrings, pe...
$44.00

Ipad Cover English Rose
$18.00

Cat ACEO
$5.00

Crochet stitch markers, bead...
$5.00

Spike Earrings Dangle Drop P...
$3.00

Aran BFL wool, hand-dyed wor...
$11.00

Light Pink Keep Calm and Car...
$10.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Monday, 8 October 2012

Home-Sweet-Home

It has been a while since I have done a Home sweet home post but today I realised I had not shared my Flipper in the bathroom with you.  Flipper is  quite special to me.  I have always been creative and have been busy with many crafts and mastered quite a few (but still not crochet!  What is SO HARD about that?) but I had never ever painted and very rarely worked in colour. However one day after I had painted my loo I wanted to do someting special to it.  I had come to the wall colour accidentally as I had mixed a bit of midnight blue paint with white to get light blue.... OK that turned out to be a very deep turquoise.  Not a problem as I love that colour but for such a little room there was rather a lot of it.  I left it to dry and wet to iron some duvet covers and one of them had this beautiful dolphin on it.  Yes, I had a lightbulb moment then!  I sketched the outline on the wall and started with some paints to make it real.  It was a wonderful project and I realised that painting wasn't so different from drawing.  So Flipper was my first painting and it has led to many more enjoyable hours painting although not quite on this scale.