Saturday, 17 November 2012

Vintage/Shabby Chic Basket

I purchased a basket from a place called 'butters' which provides the big supermarkets with their flower arrangements and bouquets. 

What I used:

Weaves square basket
White paint
Off white lace
Large white paper tea rose
4 smaller white paper roses
wooden button
Brown and white raffier string
leaves sprig x 2
Pearl string

The basket I painted in white inside and out. I used small grain sandpaper to sand back some of the paint to make it duller, older and a bit battered.
I then stuck the lace around the bottom half of the basket using red sticky tape. To cover the join in the lace I used the large tea rose.
I tied the raffia string through the holes in the button and stuck the button to the middle of the rose.
I placed two smaller roses either side of the larger one.
I gently sanded the two leaf sprigs to make them fit in with the style of the basket.
I finished this all off by gluing the pearl string around the bottom of the basket lip.

I am pleased with how this piece turned out and my mum loved it so much that she has pinched it, along with the desk tidy I made.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Cards 'n' Tags part One

Well as it is November already, I thought I best pull my finger out and make some packs or Christmas cards and tags....

Once i was well enough, I made a few visits to the range to get all the bits I might need, then set to work.

Here is a selection of the things I havemade so far....I know I need some traditional/religious ones, but I'm enjoying the cute ones at the moment lol

I have made packs of 5 tags and packs of 6 cards (apart from the tatty ted one, that was a one off).... I shall continue to make and if they don't sell, well I'll give them to charity lol

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Holidays are coming Holidays are coming....

Well with Christmas just around the corner, I thought I best get my butt in gear and start my Christmas makes!
Needless to say, I started off with good intentions of making loads and loads of Christmas cards and tags BUT I lost my mojo and couldn't get my head around them.

I have made a few Christmas tags and ONE, yes you read it right, ONE card lol

I love Christmas, I just find Christmas cards restrict me (not sure why)....

Oh, and I made something that isn't Christmassy....see if you can spot it mixed in with the photos lol

Thank you for reading and Happy Christmas...I mean Crafting :-) xxxx