Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Friday, 25 June 2010

Seeing is...

I wrote this post a few weeks ago but didn't have time to put the photos in, so here I am now finishing it off. I have NO IDEA why I called the post "Seeing is...". No idea at all.

I was inspired by Michelle LaPoint Rydell and her mist/spray chips and so I thought I would do the same. As it turns out I have quite a few sprays and mists and they pretty much cover the whole rainbow collection - slightly lacking in red.

These are they just before I punched a hole in each of them (not individually - that's where the Crop-a-dile comes in mighty handy) and put them all on a ring.

From this experience I realised that I totally ADORE Maya Mists - they're the bees knees! And Glimmer Mists are grand in a totally different way.

Then I looked at the link that Michelle had on her blog to the Maya Road blog and their samplers and I think I want to do the fabric cabbage roses too. Ummmmmm. Yummy.

Back to Glimmer Mist. It really is a fabulous product! When I did the Tattered Angels Mistified classes and learnt a whole lot of things about Glimmer Mist I couldn't wait to get stuck into applying it to everything.

Well now I've made a start.

The other day I said no to Caitlin buying a grey hoodie jacket cos I didn't think it was pretty or girly enough but then my creative side said "we could decorate it!"
The hoodie sat there for a week cos I didn't get around to it and then I remembered what I learnt about Glimmer Mist.

Caitlin and I have decided to try out the wash-out-ability of Glimmer Mist and have a decorated hoodie that is different after every wash. Let's see what happens.

So here's the first instalment (woops about forgetting to put the paper towel around the edge of the stencil!)

Now - that stencil!!! I have to tell you about that.

The other day I was asked the question "What crafty fun have you bought lately?" (well, actually a blog post asked me) and it reminded me that, although I don't buy very much stuff - I have a supply that will last for years and years - I have bought some super duper stencils.

I don't know where I found the link but I found Mary Beth Shaw and her stencils and decided to have me some.

I had the greatest fun testing them out in my "mol-uh-skeen-uh" (ha ha) while combining Glimmer Mists to see what colours would happen.

Just before we went away we washed Caitlin's grey jacket (Note: the darker red didn't completely wash out, but take into account that I didn't pay any particular attention to it either) and redecorated.

The Fam was impressed with many "ooh"s and "aah"s and "Did you do that?!"s.

Yes, indeedy doody, we did!!!. This time we used a Glimmer Screen as a stamp. Awesome! We're taking fashion to a new level of unique!!!

Ok. That's all for now.

Friday, 11 June 2010

50th Wedding Anniversary

On this day 50 years ago my Mum and Dad were married.
How cool is that?!?!

We are having a family get-together to celebrate this auspicious occasion. 25 of us are going to enjoy each other's company for the weekend as a direct result of Mum and Dad's marriage.


So I did a bit of crafting. And it was way out of my crafting comfort zone!!!
Ages ago - like in March - I was inspired by Ingvild Bolme (as per usual) and a project she did. I can't find it on her blog any more but it can be seen here.

I haven't got time to write much now so here are a few piccies to keep you going. I'll be back with photos of the celebration in a week or so. :)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Envelope Project

I had fun looking at how to make a granny square and all the related crocheting tips over at Meet Me at Mike's and then I noticed The Envelope Project.

I have just filled up a regular envelope with cute little bits and pieces - I love doing that - for Pip's fun project. I've decorated the envelope using a cute bit of lace as a stencil/mask with Glimmer Mist and I'm ready to post it off to Pip.

That's all for now on that. :)
Join in if you like.

The Color Room

The weeks whizz by and all of a sudden it's the middle of the year! Hennyway, I managed to actually do another of The Color Room palettes today - Color Palette #9 {Her Room}.

It took a while for my mojo to kick in but then I had some simple fun putting this layout together.

Finally, I scrapped my Happy Mother's Day photo.

I just have to tell you about the swirly hand stitching. I decided on a nice blood red but then I got about 3/5 of the way through and it ran out. Completely. I then had a choice - wait until I could get some more thread of the same colour or be a bit creative.

I chose the latter. I took one strand of thread slightly darker than the blood red and one strand of thread slightly lighter than the blood red and VOILA!!! Not even I can tell the difference and I did it!!!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Warning - especially for those who are not tech savvy

I just had a phone call from someone (he said where he was from but I couldn't catch it even though he said it twice) who said that he had been getting error messages from my computer and could I please switch on my computer so that he could have a look and ascertain what viruses I had.
My reply - I DON'T THINK SO!!!
And he hung up.
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