Monday, 14 September 2015

Crafts on the way for Christmas

HI Folks, its me again.

I have some pictures to show you of items ive been making . Sorry they are in a strange order, but if things looked organised you may doubt its me writing the post.
Ive been making loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooads of cards, I cant seem to stop myself, il need to join Card Makers Anonymous. Im sewing Xmas goodies and have soldering plans too.

Ive been photo editing again and come up with some bright colourful designs as Im trying to get away from my usual sepia look. You can find them here.. Set of 4 birthday cards

Obviously I have also made sepia Victoriany style cards too.(Please see previous blog section)
I found some fantastic Nordic fabric in a local shop and I always like making stockings so here they are cut out, and below some have been made up. Il be adding jingle bells to them. Also Ive made hearts with the same fabric. Il be selling the stockings in my Folksy shop in the next few weeks.

These soldered tree decorations are available, a set of 5 soldered glass decorations with a different winter scene in each one.  Soldered decorations for your tree.
I love car boot sales,  as you can see below. This is an old letterpress tray that individual letter were kept in at newspaper printers. I shall make this into a hanging jewellery holder by adding hooks to the sides for necklaces, earrings and rings can go in the sections. Ive not decided if Im going to sell it or keep it for myself. At the moment Im keeping it, its mine, all mine ( enter evil laugh here)

I bought these boxes as they can be transformed to make ideal table top display units. I bought Papillon because I love the film ad I get to think about Steve McQueen as I read it.
I love Tenniels Alice in Wonderland Illustrations, Ive had some rubber stamps for years. Recently Ive decided to get back into rubber stamping and here is a set of 4 birthday cards in vibrant colours, ideal to have in the house for emergency birthday cards.

This is another Xmas tree decoration. Ive had some watch domes for years, not sure what I was going to do with them but then had a flash of inspiration. I added a scene in the 2 glass pieces and I shall solder around them to make a decoration. I plan to make 4.
Now, youl need your imagination for this one. Its a  prototype of an item(yes yet another Xmas decoration) which incorporates my love of sewing, soldering and glitter.
I shall make a body of a soldered glass box, add items in it then add a Victoriany  rag type doll components around it. This one is kind of Christmassy with a moon and stars theme, but could be used as decoration all year round.
Imagine her with  a glittery pointy hat, 2 arms and 2 legs and all glued together nicely.
I can make Halloween versions, Xmas, Valentine so they are an idea that are decorative all the time.
Im not sure what to call them, Im currently thinking Spirits, Halloween Spirit , Christmas Spirit etc as it conjures up the image of magical fairy like creature that behold the every aspect of the season, she is also glamorous and mischievous t'boot.

That's all from me for now. I have a few fairs lined up so I  shall be getting ready for those.
Here is a link to both my Folksy shops, plenty of jewellery bargains to be found, and home d├ęcor items too.

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