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October – 12 months of Craft – block printing

Last few months of 2013 passed super quick. I took on more hours at work, moved house + then prepared for and had christmas!

Yaaaaaay now my hours are back to normal at work finding time to post about my 12months of craft. Here is Octobers Craft = block printing a sketch pad.

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Sketch pad, pastel blue paint, small triangles and square cardboard cutouts, blue sticky tac

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Pattern = Large triangles+small squares

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September – 12 months of Craft – Orla Kiely Display boxes

Cant quite believe its September already and only got 3 months of 12 months of craft to go!

For September I made three display boxes with some oral kiely fabric which was a gift from Bertie.

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Materials – Orla kiely fabric, white display boxes, scissors and glue

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August – 12 months of Craft – Ombre Beach Towel

For my holidays wanted to make my own beach towel as never had one before i loved.  Here is my August month of craft – Lavendar Ombre Beach Towel, Love it xxxxxx

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Basin, Large beach towel TKMax, dylon lavendar handwash dye from craft store, salt, water, Mop handle =

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July – 12 months of Craft – Ombre Paper Roses

29 July 2013

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White coffee filter paper, flower wire and tape, pink food colouring, glass display box from https://twitter.com/FigSparrow

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June – 12 months of Craft – Piped and flood icing illistration 

29 June 2013

For my market I experimented with piped and flood icing to create different illustrations on cakes and cookies.  Here are a few.

Clouds Cupcake

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Materials – Cupcake, Fondant Icing, Royal Icing and Runnier Royal Icing for Flooding, Pipping tube number 2 and pipping bag, food paste colouring

Japanese Doll Cookie

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Materials – Cookie, Royal Icing and Runnier Royal Icing for Flooding, Pipping tube number 2 and pipping bag, food paste colouring, food colour pen

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May – 12 months of Craft – Baking spoons on canvas

29 June 2013

I tried some wire craft in May and made this piece for my kitchen.

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Materials – Gardening Wire, Canvas, Duck Egg and Hot Pink Paint

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March and April – 12 months of craft – Mixed Media on Canvas and WordPress

29 June 2013

After spending 3 months at my parents home recovering, I reflected on growing up and how lucky I was to have two lovely caring parents and lots of happy memories.  To remind me of this for my home I made a canvas picture with old photos and some lovely Amy Butler Fabric.  I wanted the sewing appliqué look but as I haven’t mastered the sewing machine yet I hand sewed the photos on, which was difficult but I like the finished product.

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Old Photos – right – me in the photo booth for pictures for my dad, lower left – me and my dad and top left me and my mum 🙂 xxx

Materials – Canvas, Needle, Thread, Old Photos, Amy Butler Fabric, Scissors, Prit Stick

I then created my WordPress Blog to share all my bakes and makes for Aprils Month of Craft.

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February – 12 months of craft – Greetings Cards

29 June 2013

I made these cute little cards that sit quite nicely with their little arms and legs stretched out and some cards make with safety pin and sewing needle washi tape.

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January – 12 months of craft – Needle Felting

29 June 2013

For Christmas I got a lovely needle felting kit from a good friend, having never needle felted before I stuck to a simple round shape to create something.  After pottering with colours and ideas I made a green oval shape with two black felted eyes.

I was making these at my parents home as when I was recovering from my operation and  I found some left over bits of materials my mum used to use to make my dancing dresses,  My mum made the cutest outfits for tap and modern dancing!  I will never forget my fluorescent pink leotard with pearl collar that my mum made, I loved it!

Back to my crafting!  I found some of mums pink sequence and I used some of that as a headband and created a black eyed pea all ready for a little rave!

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Looking forward to trying bigger felting projects!

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12 Months of Craft

29 June 2013

My new years resolution at the start of 2013 was to learn new crafts by trying a new one each month.  I’m hoping its my first new years resolution I stick too as we are half walt through the year (already!) and Im enjoying discovering new crafts.

I’m going to let you see what Ive been up to over my next couple of posts xxxxx

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Mixed Media on Canvas

May 1st 2013

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Baking Spoons on Canvas

Been working on this for the last couple of days.  Lovely piece for the kitchen.  Materials – Gardening Wire, Canvas, Duck Egg and Hot Pink Paint

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