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