All posts tagged: crafty projects

Advent Cheer

Theirs are the little fingers, who can’t yet tie a bow, theirs are the smiles that you see with sparkle in their eyes, theirs are the cheers at the time of play…a little group of friends who each Sunday we meet and say a little prayer together, play a little song,sing and dance together and learn and listen to stories. The past couple of months I have been teaching Children’s Liturgy, a little group of people with big hearts and armfuls of hugs and love…and who have also taught me to take the time, and cherish the ‘ah ha’ moments… Advent is a time of preparation, and the last couple of weeks we’ve been preparing an Advent Christmas wreath for the Red Cross Christmas Wreath and Tree Competition. With so many new and exciting idea’s, we decided on the Advent colour of purple combining tulle, ribbons, baubles and of course some bling, I made these little signs…using hot silicone glue and white paint, the words Peace, Love, Hope (purple candles) Joy (pink candle) and Christ …

Romantic Charms

Beautiful touches of pink and creams, in this romantic brides garter. Brides garter, Grooms handkerchief, and wedding cake ribbon. Threads, silks, ribbons, cross stitch, roses, pearls, dates and promises.This week has seen my sister working her fingers, making some romantic ribbons for a wedding celebration. All beautifully created by my sister, a very talented lady. Linking to Beverly’s Pink Saturday. October being the month for Breast Cancer Awareness, why not join in, for the month of October to Pink Saturday.

Egg-static!

What a lovely way to celebrate Spring, combined with a touch of Easter. Another Spring theme teaset  from my sister’s collectables. Royal Worcester – Arcadia. Tiny petite pastel flowers. Accompanied by my handmade salted encrusted eggs –tutorial found here. Sprinkle a little light in your day…read on for more…

Salted Eggs –Easter Tutorial

So come on friends get cracking and hatch a few whimsical dressed eggs for a festive statement in your home. These covered styrofoam eggs are delightful, and  bring a little ‘bling’ into your Easter displays. So easy to make, fun and charming. Decorative Easter displays will just shine and dazzle! Read on for a full tutorial of these  Easter eye catchers….

Brush Strokes…

An adventurous outing on the weekend, and some bidding skills throughout the family, a box of wooden scraps was purchased. Old furniture legs and cornice pieces were included in this throw away box. We quickly put our creative hats on and the DIY skills into practice and planned to make a Welcome entrance sign. Nothing too fancy! Just a little country and rustic!

Just a little card…

I was introduced to my first scrapbooking lesson at a local craft store in my small home country town.Chook scraps is a local craft store full of innovative ideas for any scrapbooking, card making and stamping – decorative hobbies, supplying quality supplies and kits for even the new hobbyist. Read Chook scraps blog here. I’ve been collecting so many wonderful coloured sheets of paper for so long I could probably open my own craft store. Never having done the practical side, myself and my sister enrolled in a class. What fun! It truly is a new concept of design for me,one I would call therapeutic. There are so many templates and designs available that it’s only up to your imagination and your creative mind that’s stopping you from making so many things.Following the guide from our teacher, we tackled our first attempt in this paper fantasy world. Our aim was to make a yearly card journal, 12 pages for each month with a reminder pocket of special birthday dates on each page, with the incentive …

A Touch of Spook

A corner, an entrance, a table setting, what ever it may be just a hint of inspiration,changes the look of our homes interior, and with the changing mood we move on through the year (and isn’t it passing quickly). Autumn is a spectacular season,with it’s changing colours of reds,yellows and oranges,I’ve only put a hint of it in my home.With this hallway display of coloured berries from the garden and a  pumpkin sitting in a birds nest garland. However as it’s nearly Halloween,and the end of another month, I wanted to add a little spook to the display. Halloween isn’t really celebrated here in Italy, although we have been invited to a Halloween dinner with my American girlfriend this year. If you’re looking for a little spook why not grab this idea, Happy Haunting Bunting by Moselle. I printed out the motifs free, printed them on to Ivory parchment paper, drew a black pen border around each letter them glued them to kitchen twine,and as you can see a real treat to the eye. A …