Well as it is Handmade Monday I thought what a good time to show you some of my latest little crafty moments (to be honest I only finished them this morning!!!)
Do you get asked to do a few jobs (when you have time) or put things by and say 'I will do that one soon!' Well this morning was an attempt to finish a few jobs.
My lovely friend (and Joe's mum) asked me to make a couple of clipboards for her two boys. Can you tell which one is for Joe??
I bought these tea light holder blanks some time back but never got round to doing them up, I loved the butterfly paper. I do find this new decoupage odd if I'm honest, you rip it up into little pieces before sticking it down. I was so worried that all the pretty butterflies would look silly, but it is odd how you can still see them. I really like these ones now. I think some papers work better than others so it is worth having an experiment!
This little box is another wooden blank I bought to decorate but just hadn't got round to yet. I only did the lid and I think I may keep it at that, I like the contrast and the grain in the wood looks rather nice. What do you think?
Lastly I fancied having a go at a pencil case. I can never find my pencils or pens so thought putting them in a special place would be the answer!! I thought doing all of it would be too much so left the sliding section plain (I also thought that the sliding movement may ruin it in time so best left clear).
Have you tried decoupage? It is funny how crafting has moved on so far isnt' it, I always thought it was just cutting out lots of images and layering them on top of each other with little dabs of 3d glue! But it now also seems to cover decorating items and furniture etc with lovely papers!
Well what have you all been up to? I'm off to linky with Handmade Monday so hope to see you all there! xxx