Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Where Does Time Go??

Is it really 3 months since I last posted? I really don't know where time goes.

I've been working  alot with Fimo since Christmas, as you know I have a love hate relationship with it, but they say practise makes perfect and it is definitely getting easier, although not perfect. LOL!

The little baskets I made from Quilling paper, which I have loads of after winning a craft clearout on Ebay. They are really easy to make but they are fiddly, then again, everything in this obsession of ours is fiddly.
The chocolate egg was made with an  Angie Scarr mould and it was really easy yo use. I also made some moulds of my own to make chocolates.

Before anyone accuses me of "copying" I asked  Linda's permission first.

I bought some moulds as well from  Nabby  which were really good but she's on holiday at the moment so the link may not work. They were to make cakes, macaroons and jellies.

I've also made a punch needle rug.

This is quite large and it took forever but I am really pleased with it.I am also getting the hang of needle felting.

I'll have to make RL sized teddies now I think because we are to become GRANDPARENTS!!!!!!!! I thought the day would never come. Precious bundle due at the beginning of October, Congratulations Emma and Joe. 

See you later.....

Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year, An Invitation.

I've got so much to show you and tell but unfortunately, at the moment, no time to do it!
Instead I'll send you an invitation.....

For all UK based miniaturists, are you interested in joining a swap group?

Quote: "This friendly group is for swapping hand-made dolls house miniatures. We are for people in the UK only, and we always welcome new members, at all skill levels, who love to share hand-made minis.

We have lots of regular swaps, on many different themes, as well as advent swaps, birthday swaps and many others, so if you have a UK postal address and love making minis, please join us. You can swap one to one or within a group, while making friends, passing on tips, and learning new skills. 

We ask that new members introduce themselves to us within a week of joining and complete at least one swap within their first six months. Apart from that, people are free to join in as much or as little as they like."

I've received some fantastic minis over the past 12 months and we would love new members. It's a great way to learning new skills, seeing how other people make things and making you think "out side the box"

MSG me if you are interested ♥

See you later.....

Monday, 10 December 2012

For Elly

In fact, I made 2. One for me and one for daughter!

See you later....

Busy, Busy, Busy Part 2

I have been really busy just recently, I had to finish my advent swap presents and then get them packaged up to send, that shouldn't take long I thought, WRONG! it took most of a Sunday. Each prezzie had to be wrapped individually, numbered and then packed so they wouldn't get damaged in the post, no mean feat. I then agreed to join the Christmas Raffle which meant making four Christmas items so I could get four back. I made some Advent wreaths which I found on the internet but I'm damned if I can now find the link, otherwise I would share it as they were really easy to make but very effective.


For my part I received a Christmas cactus, a bag containing some decorations, xmas baubles and some tinsel, a knitted xmas stocking and two festive teapots.

So now it's December the 10th and I have opened ten presents.

Day 1-5

Day 6-10

10 down, 15 to go! I'm like a kid in a sweetie shop every morning and if that wasn't enough, last week I received a package from Canada that was totally unexpected.

Karin's prezzie
plus some mini pine cones which she has sent me before, but my stocks were running low, and some ice cubes to use in mini drinks. How lucky am I?

I put the RL decs up today so I took the opportunity, while I was decorating my dh to put all the things in it that I have received over the past 10 months of being a member of the swap group, it sure fills your dh good with things that you probably wouldn't think of doing yourself.

I've also been doing a lot with Fimo, but that's another story for another day. Fimo, love it, hate it.

See you later....