Friday, 25 March 2011

Week 11 and 12

Hello all and here i am!!!! No i haven't disappeared off the face of the earth i have been so busy with family life over the past 2 week i decided to upload 2 weeks into one. As you all know i am a mum to 5 children so life can be very hectic so finding the time to sit and type is hard (this is because my spare allocated time has been taken up making craft items instead). So here we have it 2 weeks rolled into one post. This is going to be a lot of pictures (well 14 ) and very minimal typing. I am trying to find every spare second today to write this post so parts of it are being typed while i am having my morning cuppa while feeding a poorly baba and parts are being typed while preparing tea. WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T MULTI-TASK!!!!!!.
As i said at the beginning of the post my last 2 weeks have been quite hectic with appointments, presentation evenings/days, parents evenings, toddlers, more appointments etc. I can't even put my finger on one specific busy moment i just know that these past 2 weeks i don't seem to have stopped.
So here we go, please let me know what you think to my items. I am at present in the process of completing a dress so that will be uploaded next week. This has been a project at my sewing class for 2 weeks but i have not yet finished the bias binding so by next Wednesday that will be done and my item for that day.
I thought with this i would have a go at making a headpiece. Not bad for my first attempt. My daughter said she will wear it for a special occasion

This is a small frame with some material added for decoration. I painted the frame gold cut out a dove and covered in material for decoration.

This is one of two boards i made for my daughters vintage stall. She will hang jewellery from this

Board number two. I went for a very vintage british theme

I love this necklace, it has a vintage feel and was quite  simple to make, using up spare bits of broken jewellery and lace.

Another headpiece, this was slightly harder to make due to the flowers, although i do like the finished effect.

A simple headband made for my younger daughter to wear to school.

A matching ring to go with the head band. I used a wire to attach the button then glued the bow onto the button.

A simple cameo ring, this was easy to make and i feel a bit of a cheat saying i made this item because i really only glued the camoe onto a ring base.

Although i glued this dove onto a ring base i cut the dove out of very thin mdf and glued material onto it.

A very british bracelet

A bright las vegas charm bracelet

Again a charm bracelet made with new york style charms

I love this bracelet it has a charming (get it!!!!!) vintage feel. Made with ribbon and chain.
Anyway have a fab week and if any of you Reading this have any suggestions for more (easy) craft ideas please let me know

Friday, 11 March 2011

Week 10

This week has flown by again, wow and I can't believe how busy I've been. Again I have managed my items for the week but because of limited time I have done the best I could. I did a few sewing items as well as some paper items.
This weekend coming I am attending a mind body and spirit fair where I will be reading angel cards, so a few of my craft items were made for this. Also my daughters vintage stall will be there so I made a piece of jewellery for her. I also made some items for my baby boy and something for myself. I really enjoyed making this week because it wasn't all jewellery. The angel cards took a long time to do because i didn't make just one i did 30 of each that you see.
Although we are already into March I am still loving my challenge and am very proud of myself for sticking to it.
Anyway I hope you like this weeks item, please comment and let me know what you think.
Love and blessings
My baby's duvet cover
Matching pillow case to the duvet with velcro to stop the pillow from coming out
This is my window crystal. I made this to hang in my patio doors to capture the sunlight and make me smile
A bracelet made for my daughters stall

My business card with my details on for readings

My 2nd Angel Card

The back of my 2nd Angel card

My first Angel card to give to people who have a reading

The back of the 1st angel card

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Week 9

Firstly i will start off this post with an apology. I am so sorry that i am a day late in uploading my items this week but i have had a slightly busy, (mega hectic) week. Days flow by so fast and with my 5 children, life, shopping and making all my crafts i cannot find enough time for the time to relax. This week was my birthday week (well yesterday Friday 4th march) so from an early start to a late night i did not have enough time during the day to upload my post. I had a totally fantastic day yesterday and that is all thanks to my fantastic children and wonderful partner. I was woken up at 6am yesterday  morning to 4 sets of tiptoeing feet running up and down the stairs. When i eventually got out of bed at 7am i went downstairs to find the house decorated with balloons and banners. The kitchen and downstairs had been cleaned up and on the kitchen table was a tier of small cake with a candle on signing happy birthday. The girls spoilt me rotten, made me food, drinks and beautiful presents (which i was told i had to wear throughout the day). After the rabbles all went to school my eldest daughter, myself and my baby all attended toddler group, where we ate lots of cakes and drunk lots of tea. Then the afternoon my partner and baby took me for a wonderful meal. Home time came round and then we all went ten pin bowling. By the time we got home and got everyone into bed it was 10pm, glass of wine time. Then off to bed for an early start this morning because my eldest daughters and i attended a mind, body and spirit fair.
Thursday evening my eldest daughter and i went to see psychic sally live. She was amazing and even though the tickets were my birthday present from my eldest daughter i would DEFINITELY go back again to see her as she fascinated me. The rest of the week has been busy with normal day to day things such as shopping, appointments, craft making, homework and the usual spending quality time with each of my children. OH YES i almost forgot. I had a midlife crisis moment on Thursday afternoon, i took my eldest daughter (she is 17) and we both went and had our belly buttons pierced. teeeeheeee.
So a busy busy week this week but i managed to make an item each day. The past few weeks i have concentrated on jewellery and have done so again this week only because my daughter wants some beautiful item for her vintage stall. I hope to try and get back into making different items next week. I hope you like what you see and i promise i will begin making more varied items soon
Lots of love
Waiting to see psychic Sally

The tiered cakes that my daughters made for me on my birthday (6 am in the morning)

First item, a pair of earrings made from polymer clay.

A beautiful pair of earrings made with polymer clay. This is really easy to work with once you know how and the list is endless as to what you can make

Love these earrings because they make me feel a big glam. Made with my daughters beads that she bought (don't tell her teeheee)

Small beaded cluster Ring. To make this ring i added small beads to some wire and wrapped around a ring base (with holes in).

Again another ring but this one was made with polymer clay, beads attached and added onto a flat ring base

I LOVE wire wrapping so this ring is one of my favourites. I wrapped the wire to form the ring then with the extra wire i twisted and added a pearl onto it.

This ring was made on the same principal as the last ring but instead of adding on a pearl i added on a charm bird. I love making rings like this because you can make them to adjust to any finger size.