Monday, 27 April 2009

a very productive week

hi world

well last week was a very productive time for me , hense no blogging. i'd much rather craft than compute.

anyway i have made cards, silver, a watch strap, 2 knitted brooches, a rucksack bag and i even did some housework

i made a batch of cards for a friend to sell at work, i give the money to breast cancer research. here are some little bears made with a stamp i won in a magazine give away, lucky me, as it is rather cute. the bears are actually on the inside, there is an aperture on the front so the bears can be seen on the outside. they have been painted using letraset aqua markers, these are very versatile pens, when using a water pen.

the 2 silver pieces are made from pmc silver clay, they have been drying for quite a while, so i thought i really should finish them, so i did! silver clay is easy to work with but you need to be quite quick as it dries out. i like finishing projects it gives me a real sense of acheivement.

i finally got around to making a beaded strap for my new watch (brought because i couldn't easily read my other one, my age you know). i have had the blue beads for a while, brought because i liked them and not knowing what to do with them, i still have quite a lot left so maybe i will make a bracelet to match, the swarovski crystals between are gorgeous and have a wonderful colour name. . .padaradscha,

a few weeks ago i dyed a coat i have had for a while, it was brown now it is bluey green, i knitted a couple of brooches to go on the collar, the popular hairy yarns are good for this type of brooch as they look quite random, i knitted wire with the yarn to make the brooch flexible, then i embellished them with some beads and shell buttons.

i also made a new rucksack bag to go with the coat, the fabric is a curtain remnant i brought in a sale a while ago. the extra weight of curtain fabric is brilliant for making this type of bag as it is much stronger and hard wearing.

i painted extra areas on the flowers with dylon and stewart gill fabric paints (copper and verdi gris) , the copper colour has a lovely shimmer to it. the 2 areas at the bottom have been embossed with stewart gill glittery embossing powder, again it has a shimmery texture. i haven't embossed on fabric before but it worked realy well
and finally i did do some housework, well i had to hoover up after making the bag didn't i! anyway i'm off to paint some fairies for more cards, oh and eat a curly wurly, yum.

be crafty and eat chocolate


  1. Crikey Janet, you have been busy! Some great work there. Glad you managed to fit some chocolate eating in as well, a girl after my own heart, as you know!


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