Friday, 19 May 2017

Chalk Painting.......

                         From This .......   To This
 A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to have a Workshop in Chalk Painting.  As we don't get this sort of thing visiting our small town very often,  I jumped at the chance to be included in The Chalk Painting Workshop.    The workshop was about 5 hrs and what I liked about it was there was no preparation, such as sanding or anything like that.  As you can see my piece was vanished and all that had to be done was to give it a good wipe over with a damp cloth.  I only used one colour and then sanded back bits where there would be natural  wear and tear.  After all this is done you rub a wax in and give it a good polish and what a difference the wax makes. I am sooo happy with my plant stand.   With the chalk paint you can use two or more colours and then you sand back to reveal the different colours underneath.  It was really a great day and was enjoyed by all who attended.  Opps the painted plant stand looks crooked but it was just the angle which the photo was taken.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Sew-a-Long Bag..............



Last month I did a Sew-a-Long with Sweet Pea Designs.  There were 6 blocks embroidered on the Embroidery  Machine, and the rest of the bag was put together using a sewing machine. It was a quick and easy project and I really loved it, so I am keeping it for myself to take my sewing supplies to craft classes.  I usually give the things away that I make but now this one. Sweet Pea  Designs have  some wonderful embroidery designs with very clear instructions. It is also an Australian Company based in Brisbane.
                                                                               

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter T Shirts........

 Once again time to make Easter T Shirts for my Grandsons.  This year I am only making one as my other four grandsons are getting a bit old to wear a T Shirt that Grandma made.  I made Cooper two shirts and I  liked  the " dare to stand out " one from Julia Designs ( it is not really an Easter Design) but it did have a chicken in the design.   The other design I got from here.  Both stitched out beautifully.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

For a Special Little Puppy.........


I was asked to make a name tag for a puppy called Marley.  It was to go on the breast plate of the harness that the lead is attached to.  This was my first time embroidering on vinyl.     I hope that Karla and Marley like it.
                                                                           













































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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Special Flower .............

 After many, many years I finally got a flower on my Bird of Paradise plant.  I never thought that they would flower. I have three plants in my garden. It really brightened my day when I saw it.  Now I know that it will flower I am waiting eagerly for more flowers.   I just love this flower and hope for many more.