Wednesday, 29 July 2015



Starting Christmas Inspiration in September:

   1st: Wall Hangings

   8th & 10th: Nature Inspired

   15th & 17th: Reindeer Inspiration
                  
   Saturday 19th: Sewing Day 10 until 2pm £15

   22nd & 24th: Ornaments and Gift Ideas

   26th: Sewing Day

   29th & 1st October: Own Projects and Monthly Inspiration

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Christmas Keepsake Junk Journal



I have spent the day learning how to use a new video camera and how to film with it overhead.
This is a flip through of the Christmas Keepsake Junk Journal.
I have enjoyed making this album.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015

Christmas Tag Book Part Two










I have added more to the Christmas Tag Book.
As you may know I had the red tags as a gift and the
envelopes I made from a Christmas 6"x6"Paper Pack.
I used the front cover of the pack of papers as the first
envelope.
I am using different card, junk scrapping and embellishment techniques.  
I also am trying to get them finished by the Twelfth Night!
See how they started in a previous post HERE

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Christmas Tag Book




Well the first day of the year, we took down the 
Christmas Decorations and you go into
withdraw because of the colour and sparkle all gone.
I decided to make a small book made of the tags I
had been given as part of a gift.
Five Tags in pockets and one as a sleeve to hold
the book together.
I made the pockets to fit the tags like coin
envelopes.
I will decorate each one over the next few days.

Christmas Jigsaw



Ever year we do a Christmas Jigsaw.
It's one of our family traditions.
This was the one this year.
A Victorian Street Scene.
It was a second hand jigsaw, 
dated 2000. 
A limited edition but as you can 
see, if you study the photo, one piece missing.
It did say so in the box!
Neither the less fun to do over the Christmas Holidays.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Christmas Card and Keepsake Journals


The Journal on the left is based on Nordic Inspiration.
The idea sprang to me when I was reading a 
Christmas Magazine 'Craft Your Own Christmas'.
It had so many pages that 
I wanted to cut out and stick in a binder it
also had papers to use.
Very Scandinavian in flavour.
I collected all the cards, papers and keepsake stuff I had together
and started putting them into pages as a book.
I used two loop rings to hold all the pages together.



Inside Cover and page one of
The Nordic Christmas Journal.


A letter to Santa.


Scandinavian Christmas Cards


The Front Cover of 'Craft Yourself a Christmas'
and a charming christmas card of a little girl and her reindeer.


Nordic Stockings, Christmas Tree Stencil,
tags and cards


Cards, gift bag tops, tags and christmas chocolate  


Nordic Christmas paper and cards.


Nordic hearts and reindeer


Charming little fellows. These cards open up and more are inside.


Collecting the perfect tree and sleigh ride.


Candles and Oh! Christmas Tree



Gifts and Reindeer


Christmas Wishes and decorations


Reindeer with attitude.


The Christmas Story.


Baubles and decorations.


Winter scene and Nordic Stag.


There are a few places but I don't think I can get much more in this journal.

Here is a short video of the Christmas Journal I made for Irene.




Friday, 26 December 2014

The Art Room Studio Christmas



The studio looked really pretty the last month leading
up to christmas.
I would like to Thank everyone
who has enjoyed and supported the studio over
the last year.
The studio is closed until the 14th of January 2015.
Classes and workshops start the following week 
from the 19th.
Merry Christmas and happy new Year everyone.


Christmas Nails



Kim at Innovations in Swaffham has been looking after my
nails ever fortnight for the last two years.
Yes! they are mine.
This year I have had different colours with glitter 
on the tips each time.
This time I not only had red sparkle I 
dipped the whole of my nails in the glitter pot
much to Kim's surprise but wow!
I love the effect.
I think this will be next year's 
Sparkle!

Linen Star with Sttich





More stars but made with linen, sheet music and stitch.

Irene's Victorian Christmas Tree


This is Irene's Front Room Christmas Tree.
This is her Victorian inspired room.
Her hall is blue and silver, the front bedroom is purples
the kitchen is red and gold the dinning room is lilacs
and pastel and the conservatory tree is children inspired!!!!!
There is a tree for each colour and it's amazing.
It takes you back to being a kid again.
Thank you Irene.