Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Coasting along....

For some time I have had a few little 'house' jobs on my list of crafty things to do. One of them was to cover some tatty coasters. They are only cheap ones from Wilko so I wasn't too bothered of it went a bit wrong. 

Using Mod Podge I stuck on a couple of my current favourite scrapbook papers. Then I gave them a few of coats of Mod Podge to seal.

Voila.....from dated to modern in no time at all.... 

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Rainy Weekends

So when it's wet and cold outside us crafters don't need much of an excuse to stay in, with the heating on with a large mug of tea and craft.

A few more Christmas cards made. Hubby colours them in with Promarkers and I design and assemble.

The Little Blue Shed Household can be pretty arty at times with the teen joining in with his college artwork too. Just unfortunate that art and craft materials seem to be littering nearly every room...sigh! Oh well, a creative mind and all that....

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Living Life

Living life? We certainly have been doing that over the last few weeks.  Two birthday celebrations, University open day visits, a school reunion and just a little bit of Christmas preparation.

The Christmas cards are under way...

A new project to start...

This is my Mum's sewing box that she has given to me in exchange for a desk. The desk has draws in that she is going to store her cotton reels etc in and her sewing machine on top.

 I am super excited to have her sewing box.  I can't remember a time that I haven't seen it sitting in the corner of her living room. It's been part of my childhood.  As I grew up she has made many a dress or a skirt for me. Taken up trousers or altered flat sheets into fitted.  She even made my wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses.

Yes, many memories.... but I have a few plans to update it, make it my own, a storage for my latest woolly/sewing project.  it can  now sit in my living room, ready to be opened on a cold winters evening.    

Sunday, 11 November 2012

My week in pictures

A busy, busy week again. So only photos to share. This week I have been...

• Taking a trip to London.
• Eating Sushi.
• Reading some crafty books.
• Having a birthday pint....or two.
• Visiting The local University.
• Buying a new tartan bag.
• Making more Christmas cards.

I'm hoping life will be a little slower next week and a little crafty time will be on the agenda:)