30 November 2012

Love Hearts...

Here's an idea for a Christmas gift....
Love Heart hangers are great small gifts or stocking fillers.

Cut out heart shape in thin MDF wood. Drill hole for ribbon.
Paint back and sides of heart in colour that will contrast to the paper you will use.
Cut paper to heart shape and glue onto heart.
Modpodge or Clearcoat over paper.
When dry, add a ribbon for hanging, and a brad through the hole.

 Easy and fun to make...

23 November 2012

French Country Cottage Roses...

 I had so much fun taking these photographs...
it took my mind off other things...
Roses in a wire basket...
David Austin Rose "Symphony"...
 Beautiful pastel yellow roses....
 Perhaps my next 'career' will be as a stylist...
 Roses, wire, and French Country....
Roses with a perfume Heaven sent...

9 November 2012

Pink Roses and Dewdrops...

 Early morning sunlight...

 Pink roses...

 Dewdrops....

= Beautiful!

7 November 2012

Stamped Art Canvas

Here's an easy fun gift idea. 
Paint a small canvas desired colour. 
Stamp desired stamps on paper and colour. 
Glue on to canvas.
Put on a coating of modpodge or clear coat varnish
and there you have it. 

6 November 2012

Blue Cornflowers...

 Nothing short of beautiful...

The intensity of the blue makes a statement amongst the other flowers....

4 November 2012

Sunday Craft Session...

From a collection of bits and bobs - 
a jar, fabric ribbon, a small canvas, hessian (burlap), glue, Modpodge and some divine vintage printables from 'The Graphics Fairy' this is what was created.

A French theme butterfly picture which looks stunning in the lavender bedroom...
 Ella Cat thought the vase of flowers was very pretty...
 David Austin roses smell delicious...

 This is the David Austin rose - 'Symphony'
which is has recurrent and profuse flowers.
Hessian glued to jar, pinked edged ribbon bow and French theme label mod podged on to the Hessian (Burlap).

3 November 2012

MY NEW FAVOURITE PLACE !




Iron on Image


Now here's a handy place for all you arty craft folk to visit...
There are over 3000 FREE vintage images here, and you are forewarned to put aside plenty of time for looking...

The images are gorgeous...
And there are so many craft ideas and tutorials....








I will post tomorrow what I created from some images I fell in love with...

2 November 2012

Crepuscule - Climbing Rose

 Prolific flowering, Crepuscule is an amazing rose that flowers all most non-stop!


 The plus is this rose is virtually thornless...
A beautiful noisette rose, outstanding colour and very low care...

1 November 2012

Craft Room update...

The Craft room restyle progress is at snails pace...
with every good intention my days seem to be complicated with 'Stuff'.
Don't you just hate days like that...
I have a list of all the wonderful things I want to complete 
and create for the Craft Room,
 but seem to be getting absolutely no where!
Painting the create word black was as good as it got.
Though I did find an old shelf that will be perfect for extra storage for all those sewing bits and bobs...
needs a bit of TLC 
and of course, a dash of white paint!
Feeling the need to go shopping....
I am thinking some lovely glass jars to keep all those pretty buttons in.
Now that would look great on the shelf, 
as well as being functional.
Currently my buttons are unsorted in mixed colours 
and I like the idea of a jar for each colour.