August 2009

A story about hiking boots

Posted on 28 August 2009 in Walking

I want to post about how great Berghaus hiking boots are. I love them! First of all, a bit of background. These are my old boots (before and after being cleaned!). They’re Brasher ones. I must have had them for about, ooh, fifteen years or something like that. I’ve done a lot in them. See, […]

Snoopers Paradise

Posted on 22 August 2009 in Fun stuff

Yesterday I went to Brighton. It’s a lovely place and I just love all the really interesting shops around the North Laine section. I ended up stumbling absent-mindedly into a shop called Snoopers Paradise, a massive antiques place / flea shop. I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Oh my gosh. […]

My first ever items for sale!

Posted on 16 August 2009 in Folksy

I’m selling some stuff on Folksy! It’s very exciting. I’ve always wanted to sell my crafts, there’s something that really appeals to me about it. So, I finally got around to setting up a folksy shop and putting some lovely things on there. I’ve started with these card holder wallets. They’re quilted, embroidered, and embellished […]

Mixed Media Calendar Project – March

Posted on 11 August 2009 in Mixed media calendar

Right, one more to show today! Step 1 – Paint a scrap of fabric with blue paint. Stamp with text. Step 2 – Glue down page with old handwriting on it. Paint over with pink paint. Randomly print white paint with bubble wrap. Make extra piece which will fit over the bottom of the page. […]

Mixed Media Calendar Project – February

Posted on in Mixed media calendar

Here we go with February’s page! Step 1 – Glue down pages, brush over with a light coating of gesso so writing shows through. Step 2 – Punch out small tags from paint colour sampler thing. Step 3 – Assemble bits and pieces. Stamp letters onto tag shapes using ink that will stay on all […]

Mixed Media Calendar Project – April

Posted on in Art

I’m skipping a few months since I have to sort out the photos for the February and March pages, so let’s go straight to April! Step 1 – Glue down torn bits of paper. I had to stick on a lot this time to cover up some overlapping pieces from the other side. Step 2 […]

Mixed Media Calendar Project – January

Posted on 7 August 2009 in Mixed media calendar

Step 1 – Get watercolour sketchbook. Glue together two pages with gel medium. Step 2 – Glue on ripped pages from old book randomly. Step 3 – Paint over with gesso and let dry. Sandpaper a bit. Step 4 – Paint some scraps of fabric with acrylic paints. Step 5 – Paint page with acrylics. […]

Quilted Card holder

Posted on 3 August 2009 in Craft

I made a quilted card holder (for credit cards, or in London, maybe an Oyster card). Here is one side: I really love this fabric. I really enjoyed doing the embroidery in particular. The other side: A close up of the button closure: And the inside. Shown with my Oyster card plastic holder inside!