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