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How to make an antique blue and white bowl

I have an increasing obsession with blue and White ceramics. Gradually they have been infiltrating my home, I look for them in op shops and markets and my eye is drawn to them wherever I go.  It’s not really … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Garland 

I so enjoyed making the Valentines garlands  that I decided to make one in the same style to celebrate St Paddy’s Day. I have enough Irish blood in me that I will always wear green and drink green beer on … Continue reading

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Valentine Garlands

I hate Valentines Day. I have either been terminally single or tragically in a relationship for every Valentine’s Day ever, and either way it is pretty sucky. And boring. But then I discovered the world of crafting valentines, and now … Continue reading

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Bookmarks- Part One, Paper.

In my quest to find new projects using tassels, I am constantly spying tassels wherever I can around me. Sitting in my library the other day, flicking through a decorating book, I wanted a bookmark, but surprisingly couldn’t find one. … Continue reading

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Decoupage Tutorial

As promised, this is a bit of a tutorial on decoupage, my choice for this project is a tray in shades of blue. You will need: A tray (or box or other item you wish to decorate. There are no … Continue reading

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My love of decoupage

I have already shared with you a few decoupage projects I have done, but my love affair with decoupaging began a very long time ago. In craft classes at school 28 years ago in fact! That was when I was … Continue reading

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Christmas Wrapping

I have been fairly organised this year and have managed to do most of my present buying already. It’s probably the first time ever, and I have to say I’m enjoying the feeling 😄 This year I will be hosting … Continue reading

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Paper Beads

You’re probably sick of my junk mail crafting! If so, just imagine I’m making these with wrapping paper or hand painted papers. There are numerous tutorials and templates for making paper beads out there (Google is your friend), so I’m … Continue reading

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Paper Patchwork

I adore patchwork. Sadly I don’t have the patience or the sewing skills to create the amazing patchwork bedspreads and blankets that both my talented grandmothers used to make. Is there a patchwork gene? If so I inherited the appreciation … Continue reading

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Paper Leaf Garland and Wreath

As an artist, I always have leftover paint or ink which I hate wasting. So I tend to use up leftovers on envelopes, bags and papers. I store them in a colourful set of drawers in my studio, separated into … Continue reading

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