Saturday, 10 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Hope your having a good weekend.  I would like to share some teddies that I made.  They are not the toy type, but just for sitting on a shelf somewhere or hanging around on the wall or door handle.
I just love the sentiment on the ted with the pink bow it says "Teddy Bears don't need hearts they are already stuffed with LOVE"  Is'nt that just sweet.
Whilst I had my sewing machine out I also made some strawberries from felt and the same material as strawberry ted:

I added some lavender oil to the stuffing - so
there you go strawberries smelling of lavender.
One to confuse the senses!!!!

I must tell you about a lovely shop that I visited today it's called TRASH TO TREASURE,  it's located in the High Street in Hythe, Kent. Do visit if you are in the area, the lovely lady Debbie who runs it holds some wonderful paper folding classes, amongst others, using pages of books etc.  The projects are really unusual and well worth a look.
Thats all for now, have a happy day.
Vee xx 


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Lacy Lady

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a good day.  I'd like to share with you an idea that I got from a recent visit to a little shop near where I live that sells of sorts of lovely, pretty things.

It's a piece of wall art using a stamp that you have with a good open area for you to be able to adhere some fabric/ lace to.

The products I used were:

                                          Kanban Stamp
                                          Wall Canvas 14 x11 inches
                                           Acrylic Paint (rasberry, white and black) mixed
                                           Transfer Paper
                                           Tim Holtz distress marker (black)
                                           Some bling from my stash

Firstly I stamped the image and then enlarged it to fit the size of my canvas, painted the canvas in a random kind of way, traced the enlarged image onto the canvas using a pencil.  I then cut the main part of the dress from the image and used as a pattern for the lace.

I then went over the pencil lines with the distress marker, stuck the lace onto the lady using glue gel and added some bling ( I used rhinestones but the one in the shop used sequins and it looked fab).

It was so simple to do and using lace instead of fabric just adds to the elegance of the image.  Of course you can use any image a pair of ballet shoes would look good.

I do hope you like it and have a go at making it yourself.

Bye for now
Vee xx

Monday, 17 September 2012


A Guide to re-gaining Your MOJO

Good Morning All you lovely Crafters.

Do you ever get stuck in a rut with your paper crafting?  I know I do - I thinks it's called losing your MOJO.

Well mine went for a walk and has only just come back thanks in part to the lovely TILDA ANGELS.

I bought the Tilda Sew Pretty Homestyle book some time ago and just flicked through it now and again - it's a great coffee table book - looking at the oh so pretty pictures.

Then one day, not long ago, in a land far away - STOP..STOP!  I'm getting carried away with this Angel theme.  Anyway whilst MOJO was gone I decided to have a go at making one of the Angels - just a prototype to see how easy/hard they were.

And this is Angel Prototype:
I was quite pleased with her and made Angel Proper...

and here she is:
The patterns in the book are easy to follow and the right size, no messing about enlarging etc.

I know the kits to make these can be rather expensive but I made mine from remnants of material and for the hair I used bobbly wool.

These are the ingredients for my Angels:

Body:      Curtain lining or any plain material with a hint of beige/brown colour.
Clothes:   Felt for jumper, shoes and rose/leaves and wings.  Remnant of material for skirt
                and trousers.   
Hair:        Any type of bobbly wool.
Stuffing for the body.

You don't necessarily need a sewing machine, in fact I stitched Angel Proper's face by hand, I found it too  difficult with the machine.

Here are the two of them gossipping:

There are so many more wonderful projects in this book I'm trying the strawberry cushion next.

By the way MOJO made a welcome return.

Happy Crafting
Vee xx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Katysue Designs BLOG HOP

Well nothing like a Blog Hop to get my bloggy head back on.  Katy Sue Designs are giving away  a wonderful DOUBLE CD - Spirit of Christmas and Short Sighted Santa, it is going to be launched on the Create and Craft tv channel (sky671) on Friday 7th September.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog you visit to be in with a chance of winning these inspirational cds.

Paul   Tuesday                   -  Paul
Sue    Wednesday              -  inspireme-sue
Vee (Me) Thursday           - paper-glue-create
Katy Sue Designs  Friday  -

Thought you might like to see a card I made using the Short Sighted Santa cd - Santa really is having a very difficult time of it with those big presents!!!!

The Hop closes at midnight on Saturday 8th Sept and the lucky winner will be announced on Monday 10th Sept.

Happy Hopping,
Vee xx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sassy Challenge No.8

I received some digis that I ordered from Krista at Saturated Canary (do check out her blog it's so funny) and thought I'd enter one for the challenge thats being run at the moment.

Her name is Madhatress, I just love her dress, reminds me of one I had back in the day!!
Back with more soon.
Bye for now
Vee xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Mabel Lucie Attwell Designs

Hi All

Thank you to everyone for your good wishes. I know I'm late (have been all my life-drives my husband crazy) but the heartfelt wish is still the same - A HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!

Just before Christmas I received a gift from that included the wonderful Mable Lucie Attwell designs. I already had the cd, it has some so,so sweet digis on it, well worth buying just for them. This is a new year card I made using a digi from the cd, does'nt this little girl's face bring a ray of sunshine into the day - much needed at the moment in the UK.

Here's a photo showing the digi that I coloured in using promarkers and chalks:

I also used cuts from my Cricut and other bits and bobs I had laying around.

Bye for now.
Vee xx