Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmassy stuff!

Well the lurgy has attacked our house! So only a short post from me this week.  I managed a couple of crafty endeavours.  Here is a little experiment I have been working on.  I have illustrated a couple of books in the past and I thought I would have a go at trying to make them 3d!  Here is the start of Pip and Pigley.  I used this lovely air dry clay from Woodware, it is so light and dries easily within 24 hours.

I made little wire bodies and bulked out with clay.  Then I started to paper mache with kitchen roll scraps.  So far I'm quite pleased! 

Here is a family portrait I did last year.  The littlest is Pigley (my youngest) and the older girl is Pip (my oldest)  Hopefully you can begin to see how they are forming in my models!  My big plan is to create a little model of everyone in our little family!

I also got myself in gear to put up my alternative Christmas decs!  I decided that the youngest is still far too little to not try to pull a tree down so I created a swag instead!  Nowhere to put presents but looks so pretty!

I am so fussy about my tree/swag!  I love baubles which reflect or refract the light so there are lots of whites, translucent baubles and glass shapes!

I have also managed a little bit of silversmithing!  My degree was in metalwork and jewellery but in all honesty I haven't really done much in the past ....erm  too many..years! It was so nice to work with the silver again.  Sorry the photo isn't that good.  It is a domed hammered square with a blue bead.  They look much better in reality!

Well better get on with piles of work and trying not to drown in my stinky cold!

Hope you are all well and getting in full swing for Christmas.  Oh and don't forget to pop by handmade harbour.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

December's Crafty What Nots revealed!

I just can't believe how quickly Christmas is coming! November was so hectic. I thoughti would share the latest Crafty What Nots with you. 

Here is the box opened up! December's box contained 24 6x6" Christmas papers, 3 Bazille Basics green 6x6" card stock, materials and tutorial to make a Christmas bauble garland, clay hanging decorations and origami gift boxes. As usual lots of embellishments, card blanks and sticky stuff, pearlised card and to top it off a personalised scrapbook in a tin and a handmade card.

Here is a close up of the scrapbook in a tin. It is a 5x5" tin which I decorated with one of this months papers, a heart doily and beautiful blossoms and buttons also found in this months box. 

Inside, the tin it comes with folded white paper which fold into 10 pages. I then trimmed down coordinating papers and rounded the corners. I also cut out some journalling shapes so all that's needed now are some festive photos and a few memories! 

Here is the little Christmas card I made for each box. Again using buttons found in the box. This was also the same as the enclosed card blanks!

Here's a sample of the hanging decoration kit and the origami box kit

I also popped in some inspiration for other makes, one of these cards has a chippie bauble from the bauble garland kit!

Here is a pyramid card idea too!

Well I hope you have a wonderful week! Of you would like to order January's Crafty What Nots box the deadline is the 15th December. The theme will be Noir Chic! A bit of sophistication for the new year! Pop over to www.Jennysis.com to find out more, read reviews or even get hold of some of the past box contents!! 

I'm off to the fab handmade harbour to see what everyone else has been up to, hope you can pop along too!