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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
I love to craft. I've been crafting in one form or another all my life and never tire of learning new skills or updating old ones. I learn something new everyday and can never find enough free hours in my day to do all the things I'd like to. I'm new to Blogging but hope to get better at it as we go along............any hints or tips would be most welcome.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Easter Makes

This Easter......
 My Granddaughter and I made some new eggs for my collection of keepsakes, bless her she did an amazing job helping me with the bonnets.

This egg is covered in tiny nail art beads and acrylic gems

This one has seed beads
This is a large egg, covered in hand made papers and the fir cones are on organza, I simply cut around these and completely covered the egg in modge podge.
This little egg is covered in flower soft
Again this large egg is covered in hand made paper and organza feather material cut outs and a matt modge podge popped over the whole egg.

This little egg has the same papers and little stones added, then covered in PVA glue.
Our bonnets we made together, my little angel is 4 years old, I think she did an amazing job :O)

I have been making a mini album......

Hi All............

 I have been making a mini album, starting with making the album itself. I will add some pictures later today, as I have now got to the stages of adding the embellishments. I have three videos of the making and the start of decorating this album on my YouTube.............. please see link on this site.

 Making of my 1st Mini Link to Youtube video

Update on My 1st Mini Album Part 2

Completed Mini Album Youtube video

 Its a gift for my Daughter for her engagement :O) she loved it and thats a great feeling!

Happy Crafting !

New Craft - Rag Rugging

Wow........ I have been and learnt a new craft !

This weekend I had the greatest time, I went along with my Sister and her friend to a class on traditional Rag Rugging.
Not only was the class full of fun and chatter, Hazel the lovely lady tutoring us was such a talented person.
She makes the most beautiful Rag Rugs, on board her canal barge. They are stunning.
We had three hours, well just over actually. where Hazel taught us from the first steps right through to planning, preparing and starting our own rugs.
Its amazing to sit and craft the same way that people were crafting out of necessity hundreds of years ago.
Such a  beautiful and practical craft.
I have started my rag rug in the design of a moon gazing hair and cant wait to start again today.
Its a great craft and for me especially as I need a craft where I can sit with my leg up as I have a problem with my circulation in one leg. This will allow me to craft in those frustrating times when I'm forced to spend time on the chair resting my leg.
Totally love this new craft and as soon as I have finished my first project I will pop a picture .

Happy Crafting all .................... :O)

Rag Rugging Tools

A fab present from my Sister :O)

Getting there, its so thick and very soft, I used T shirt cut into strips

Back view of my
Moon Gazing Hare

final photo to follow..............................................................