Thursday, 26 April 2012

Dipping Into The Archives

I can't wait for the next 5 days to pass for my life to start again... In the mean time, here's an older photo to brighten things up :)

Monday, 23 April 2012

Hand Stitched Cards

A recent post over at Freckled Nest was my inspiration for these cards...

This first one was for my father in law's Birthday (the font is "Sweetly Broken").

And this card was another one for my husband's Birthday.

For those who don't know, Happy Birthday is written in the Star Wars language Basic! Things have got very geeky round here recently...!

Such a simple but effective technique, really love it!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Envelopes Card

 This is the Birthday card I made for my husband. Eight small origami envelopes, mounted on a piece of A5 card.

I got the idea from here, and there's even a little tutorial over there! The only real change I made was a small piece of double sided sticky tape to hold the "diamond" down to help keep them closed and keep their form.

The great thing about this design, is you can slip little messages inside each envelope - it's like getting loads of cards in one!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sock Owl Giveaway [Winner!]

Congratulations to commentor number 9!

VictoriaJayne, Owly started his flight to you today!
Big thanks to everyone who stopped by, commented, and shared. I hope you'll stick around for more excitement soon.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tried and Tested Tip Number 7 [Keeping Yourself Creative]

I think something that can be a real challenge is keeping yourself creative. Especially if you're busy, and don't have much time to sit down and really get stuck in.

This is where a simple sketchbook and pencil come in!

Last year I took part in April Drawing Month, and to help make sure I drew every day, I put a sketchbook in my bag.

Keeping a sketchbook in your bag means you can pull it out in hospital waiting rooms...

Down at the river's edge on a summer's day...

Or in your parent's garden!

So grab a sketchbook, or just a small notebook, grab a pencil or pen, and throw it in your bag! Instead of pulling your phone out next time you're stuck waiting somewhere, pull your sketchbook out instead. Doodle, sketch, draw, make notes, jot down thoughts... Let the pages lead you, and don't worry about finishing drawings or making things perfect - the important thing is that you are creating.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Sock Owl Giveaway [Last Chance to Enter!]

This giveaway is now closed, and the winner is being contacted.  Thanks for entering!

Just a reminder that today is your last chance to enter my Sock Owl giveaway!! So head on over there and leave a comment :) You could soon be the owner of this lovely little sock owl!

[And I've just taught myself how to stab stitch books... Can't wait to share it with you!]

Sunday, 15 April 2012

40th Anniversary [Card + Croquembouche]

40th Anniversary Card... 

Hand written wishes...

And my first croquembouche to celebrate!

It was so much easier and more stable than I expected!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Monday, 9 April 2012

Star Wars Canvas

I really wanted to do my husband a piece of art for his Birthday. Finding something appropriate was more difficult than it should have been given how I really didn't have much time or energy!

The inspiration for this came from here. But of course, I couldn't do it the simple "cut and stick" method... I decided to stencil and hand paint ;)

I think it was worth it though :)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Star Wars Crochet Round Up!

Sadly, my little crochet Star Wars series has come to an end (for now!) Missed one? Have a look! (Click on an image to see more!)

 I think Yoda remains my favourite, but Chewy is definitely second! And sweet Jawa :)
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