Wednesday, 25 June 2014


I have been absent for a few weeks, my previous post gives an overview of what I have been up to.

There is nothing on my desk this week as I haven't had an opportunity to craft for a couple of weeks, however, I did get a few more 5th Anniversary ATC's whilst I have been away.

Sorry it took so long to blog them-you must have been wondering if I received them!

From L to R: Annie (wispo) a wee quilted ATC, Morti (loving the stamped sentiments), Angela (felixthe crafty Cat) and a fabulous machine stitched one from Jo (Twiglet).

Ladies they were fabulous.

I still have 2 of my ATC's left, if you would like one then the first two comments requesting one will be the lucky recipients!

Happy Crafting


Monday, 23 June 2014

What have I been up to?

I have been away from blogland for a while.  I have been busy.  First I went to the Contemporary Craft Fair in Devon a couple of weeks ago and then last week I was on holiday in Malta (where my parents and grandparents used to live).

Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair is fabulous.  It has been going for 10 years and I have been attending for about 7 of them.  Its 3 days of hundreds of fabulous artists, sculptures, stone masons, painters, glass workers etc as well as workshops and talks-I thoroughly recommend it.

Plymouth college of Art take over a tent every year and show case new talent.

 Elsewhere in the show the stonemasons were particularly good this year.

 The oddest thing though is next door.....

 Next door to the site is a company who specialize in advertising models and film sets

 It is free to visit and it's 2 stories tall filled to the brim with the strangest things!

After visiting next door we popped back to the fair for some final purchases....mine came in this bag....made from wallpaper and sewn up the sides with ribbon threaded through punched holes at the top for handles (and strengthened inside the holes with a small piece of gaffa tape).  Such a brilliant bag just to hold my new purchase.

 and my new purchase?  Well that was the red and grey leather handbag in the left middle of the photo made by the rather talented Gosia Weber.

A brilliant trip, I believe they also do one up north, if you get the chance I would recommend it.

And Malta?  Well, lets just say Valletta is the most beautifully architectural city and we spent the week visiting cathedrals, gazing at paintings by Caravaggio, swimming off the rocks with the locals and loving that I was mistaken as both Maltese and Italian!!

Shame I had to come home and back to reality really!!

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


 Hello peeps, I hope you enjoyed last weeks mammoth 5th anniversary desk swap?  I know I did. There were some fabulous desks and ATC swaps that took place and I have posted mine off so hopefully in the next week or so they will all be received. 

So on my desk this Wednesday is my half finished June pages for the 365 Journal challenge. I am a bit stuck what to decorate this months pages with so I am waiting for inspiration to strike!

Also I am experimenting with Sheena Douglass' faux leather technique.  I have lots of vegan friends so I thought a faux leather handmade journal would be a great Christmas gift.....but I do not own the spray she uses so I used all I had.....matt varnish....the bottom photo shows that this DOES NOT WORK!!  I will try over embossing it to see if that works!!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week...'Tourist Stuns Psychic Nurse' Obviously not a great psychic otherwise she would have seen it coming!!!!

Yep, really ugly fail on the faux leather technique.  It feels like leather and it is nice and strong...but I need to get a gloss varnish for next time!!

Oh well, its all about experimenting!
Happy crafting