Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Lots and Lots of Crafting

Right back to crafting!  I have a few bits and bobs that I’ve saved up to show you.

Firstly, the latest issue of Simply Homemade has some New Year projects that I designed.

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There is a wall hanging, notepad cover, fabric covered canvas and a purse time-capsule.  They all use freezer paper to print from the computer.  These were the first things I’d made using freezer paper, and I was really surprised how easy it was to do. I like it for adding lettering to fabric as my handwriting isn’t always the neatest.

On Saturday we had a Christmas celebration in our village.  There was festive music, a street market and also (I was very excited about this one!) Santa arrived, walking down the high street accompanied by his elves.  I was lucky enough to be offered space in a local shop (the carpet shop where I work part-time) to set up my stall, so I didn’t have to spend the evening freezing on an outdoor market stall.

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It was a great evening.  My lovely mum came to help & we spent the evening socialising as well as selling a few bits and bobs.

Before I went I spent a bit of time making some gift bags to give away with purchases.

DSCF8932I used some decorative papers that I had got free with a couple of different crafting magazines, and just cut & glued them into small bags.  I then put a thank you note inside each bag, with my contact details.  I also used the embellishments from the paper books to add to some plain white boxes, and again stuck the same little notes inside the top cover.

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Everyone seemed pleased with the little boxes and bags, and hopefully some will lead to repeat business.

And finally last night I braved the horrendous weather & went to a wreath making workshop.  Please bear in mind that I am not a flower arranger – my attempts at arranging the odd bouquet I get consist of snipping the binding and throwing the flowers as they are into a vase.  But I did however manage to create this from various foliage that grows locally, plus a few artificial berries and some cinnamon sticks.

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I’m very proud of myself as it actually looks like its supposed to, and for once, I’m not embarrassed to show you what I’ve done!

Right off for a lie down after all this creativity! 

Sally

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