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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Seven Spoons

I stumbled across this blog and wanted to tell you about it. There are recipes galore and the photography is second to none. The Eton Mess is so mouth watering, it makes me want to rush into the kitchen and cook!

If you're on a diet - don't look LOL!

The Spider and the Fly

A new handmade shop in Edinburgh filled with things to make your heart sing!!

Some of the amazing mail art which survived the post from the cut-click artwork wall:

One Five Two Four Three

Thursday, 29 July 2010

More Felting News

I washed the knitwear at the highest temperature - wrong choice!! They're felted alright - but loads too much. I tried to make some flower brooches but the wool is too thick so it didn't work too well. They don't lie flat - maybe they're not supposed to be flat....but they are lovely!

I'm going to look for some more today and try again!!


Tuesday, 27 July 2010


I went to a charity shop to find some knitwear that was all wool or maybe 90 percent - do you know how hard it is - there are so many 'wool' mixtures containing manmade fibres, and they won't felt.

Anyway, I did manage to find two, one of which has a fair isle yoke. I washed them at 90 degrees and hey presto they're beautifully felted. I now want to experiment making brooches - if they're decent I'll post a picture.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The Touch of Humour

"Everything at IKEA is self-assembly. I bought a pillow, and they gave me a duck" Todd glass

A Wee Favour/Gift bag

I saw something in a book and wanted to try to make one. The first of anything takes more time but I really like how it turned out. It's a vintage style favour or gift bag in peach.

Peach4 Peach 1   on Folksy if you'd like to see more.

A touch of humour:  

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Bad Day for That Car

There's been a very snazzy car parked outside my house for days in a pay and display area. Today I noticed it had a parking ticket on it. Thought 'that's strange' where is the driver - gone on holidays??

And then I heard the dreaded clanking and it was put on a tow-away lorry - going to be expensive getting it back.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Papier Mache is about to happen!

I'm dying to try some papier mache things and have got all the stuff I need. To get some rigidity, I thought I'd use chicken wire as a base - need to put on some old leather gloves though, it can be quite nasty!

I've read somewhere that old book pages are better paper than newspapers. But of course I got rid of a stack of books recently, will I ever learn!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Almost didn't... my entry for day 17 of the July Jesters on Folksy. But I rallied and gave in, so here is MIRABELLA, Art Doll - great fun to make. I was a dolly child and I suppose it's just something you never lose at any age LOL.


Make Your Clothes Unique

I've made some patches to give your clothes a unique look - they're all one-of-a-kind.

on Folksy 

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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Day 15

Today I listed a patch to turn clothes into something unique.

It's here if you 'd like more info


Oh wow, that's so cute - Pale Blue Velvet Blossom Veiled Small Fascinator by

 and look at this lovely personalized cushion by

Dentist and shopping

I had a filling done this morning and I was starving but unable to eat or drink, in fact I could hardly talk, my mouth was so numb. So I thought a bit of retail therapy would take my mind off the hunger. And it worked!!

The autumn ranges are beginning to trickle into the shops and the colours are lovely, lots of soft peaches, and naturals - I had a ball!!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Scale Dividers

My scale dividers arrived today. They're much bigger than I expected but that's even better. There are 11 widths to chose from. I have a really large canvas that is intimidating me to start painting. But I can see that it's going to be, well not easy, but easier!!


I've changed the look of my blog

I think it looks very striking! I'd really like to create my own but Typepad doesn't allow that. Love these colours!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Morning All

I've promised myself a creative day and little or no computer time!! I seem to be spending huge amounts of time every day keeping up with Facebook Fan Page, Folksy et al.

So, I'll just post the canvas I listed today All  

and look at these great items:

Fun Car Coatpeg - OrangeRetro Liquorice All Sorts Sweet Bracelet

Fun Car Coatpeg by Great Green Ltd and this bracelet looks good enough to eat by CultAngel

Monday, 12 July 2010

Day 12 of July Jesters

Today I listed a sweet art quilt "childhood is a journey, not a race" - a touch of vintage!

Allat Pavlova

and here are more lovely lovely things:

Frootilicious Bracelet at Pretty Charming

Frootilicious Bracelet

sparkling berry twisted silver bracelet at

Sparkling Berry Twisted Silver Bracelet.

A bit of a red face!

I was in town today and thought I'd have a browse in Zara's sale. Loads of stuff marked down - so I thought I'd ask as assistant if they had more of the trousers I was wearing. We couldn't find the label so she took me to the fitting room and, guess what, the ones I had on were from H&M - luckily she found it amusing!!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Today's Picks

So it's day 11 of the July Jesters and I listed a grunge-type wall hanging1secrets

There's something for everyone from a varied selection. And here are some other goodies from the challenge:

a cottage garden bracelet

sweet little knitted baby cardigan


Saturday, 10 July 2010

Better Today

I wasn't at all well yesterday but now feeling better. I wasn't able to list in the July Jesters so I've listed two ODDOs today and am back on track.



Creme de la Creme

I have opened a Facebook Fan Page Creme de la Creme - see the link on the left-hand side - and hoping that you'll 'like' me. Of course I'll return the favour!! Just let me know.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

A bit all over the place

After watching the tennis at Wimbledon (not in person LOL) I find that now that it's finished, I can't get into the creative swing again. Hope it doesn't last too long.

But my pottery class finished yesterday and I brought my latest pieces home. Now that they're glazed, I like them. And the end result is never predictable, that's what makes it so interesting. Wish I had room for my own kiln! I also learned how to make moulds yesterday - these I can make at home.

Anyway, here they are Flo, Jo and Beau


Folksy's July Jesters day 8

My wife said to me "Do you mind if I wear my hair in a bun?" I said'I don't care if you wear it in a loaf of bread.' Tommy Cooper

I'm quite pleased with myself that I've kept up with the JJs.

Today I listed really lovely tweed brooches Pavlova on Folksy

Flowerdoor Tweedgreywhite1

and here's a happy sock creature by LonelyHearts

 charlie the cheeky monkey


 what about this lovely bumble bee necklace by KettleofFish


 Bumble bee necklace

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Day 7 of July Jesters

Here's my listing for today - lovely pastel collage on wood

on folksy



this is from a book of quotations and makes me laugh


"Rembrandt painted 700 pictures. Of these 3,000 are in existence" Wilhelm Bode

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

July Jesters Day 6

Come and have a look on Folksy Handmade where there are lots and lots of beautiful handmade items and supplies.

Here's my listing for today


and see here for more lovely things:

Beautiful and innovative bookmark by Fairly Girly

 Green flower bookmark

Owl Buttons with free postage The Button Fairy


Monday, 5 July 2010

July Jesters 5 July

Well JJ is certainly keeping me on my toes - yes terday I was feeling decidedly non-creative and had a tidy up and now know where things are!!

So here's my listing for today on Folksy

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Isn't this batik flower cushion lovely by

What about this lovely pearl and peridot cluster by

Pearl & Peridot Cluster

Friday, 2 July 2010

July Jesters on Folksy

I've joined the July Jesters on Folksy - you have to list one item per day, or as near as possible. Here are mine for yesterday and today:

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here's my link:

and here are a sample of the lovely items jesters have for sale