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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Altered Matchbox Swap

September Swap
I'm hosting an altered matchbox swap
at 'The Trodden Path'
I'd like to invite you to join us
you're welcome to make more than one

Here are some examples from Google

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Fabric and Lace ACEO

I've had some Buckinghamshire  hand-made pillow lace for ages
but felt guilty about cutting it up

but finally decided to use this beautiful vintage lace
and I even aged it!!

So here it is (stitched under the crochet piece)

Nature Study ACEO

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Walnut Crystals

I've tried this and it works really well

Mix some walnut crystals into half a pint of warm water
(decide how much according to the colour you like)

Add half teaspoon gum arabic powder
and half teaspoon of Pearlex (antique gold gives aged look)

put all into fine spray bottle

you can use this on paper and/or fabric

Have fun!

Vintage Inspired Fabric Art

My sewing machine has had an MOT
my goodness how expensive that was
but now sewing has become a pleasure again

Here are some ACEOs I made

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Little gift idea

Sometimes you're looking to make a gift
something small and not too expensive

This might just be the perfect thing

see it here

Thursday, 1 August 2013

August Artist Trading Card Swap - MONA LISA


Make 2 for 2 in return
Sign-up deadline: 5 August
Mailing deadline:  16 August

To keep postage costs to a minimum, you can choose the country for your swap.

There will be a discussion for sign-ups where you post your name, your country and choose HOME or INTERNATIONAL preference.

I will assign swap partners on 6 August.

Photos may be posted at any time.

OK swappers, let’s see what you come up with this time.

Happy creating!!