Monday, November 10, 2014

And Just Where Have You Been, Missy?!?!?!

I can hear my mum now. I have been MIA for quite some time for many different reasons that I will tell you guys about later. Let's just say that life stinks sometimes!

In the midst of the chaos, I have a new 'workshop' which has given my neglected mojo a boost. These guys have come along for the ride. We have become very good friends.
These little guys started life as an idea for Halloween and just never got finished. They seem to be quite happy to be little Snowmen now!
I am not quite done, still a few bits to come in the post to finish up and then I will post a pic or two of the finished guys.
If you are out there and still listening, thanks Hope to see you very very soon!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Cloches

So, I made these little Easter cloches out of plastic wine glasses and bits and bobs I had lying about (as you do).
I had these hanging on my Easter tree until it toppled over yesterday.
Easter sheep.
And a bunny of course.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Valentine Swappies!

I know, I know, it's been a while. I can hear you all asking 'Hope, just where in the hell have you been?' Truth is, just here. Working. Painting. Making stuff. Getting ready for major house renovations. Just the usual.

I have been doing a bit of swapping too. I swapped Valentine spoolies with the lovely Jenny of Jenny's Heart. She sent me a gorgeous parcel full of fond memories in the form of conversation hearts and Hershey's kisses, along with some fun little ephemera bits an bobs.
This is the spoolie she sent me and I adore it! It is now tucked away neatly in my china cabinet with all the other art I have received from friends all over the world.  I would love to show you here what I sent her, but I forgot to take a photo. Jenny, being the doll that she is, wrote a nice little post about it on her blog, so you could just nip right over and see what goodies I sent her!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from my little spook!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Promises promises....

Last year when I went home for a visit, I made silly promise. I promised I would make Katie a gothic ragdoll costume.
Fast forward to this year, a bit of panic over patterns (damn e-bay liars) and WAY too much fabric...
and you have one cutie-patootie Halloween costume. I do hope it fits as Katie as almost 6months pregnant and I have no idea of her measurements. Neither does she because she doesn't own a tape it was a guess. We won't mention the trauma I heaped on Justin when I made him try on the pinafore to see if it needed adjusting. Poor chap may never fully recover.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Haunting We will Go...

We all know I love me some Halloween. Like start thinking about it in May. I no longer make excuses, I just embrace it and know that there is a larger community out there that loves it as much as I do.
I take my inspiration I can find it these days. A small canvas and a vellum clock face lead me down the path to this little charmer.
I had loads of fun putting it together and making my vision come to life. I know why miniaturists love what they do. It is about using one thing to make another.
I have a few more of these up my sleeve before the big day is upon us. Keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, August 19, 2013


My goal this week while off work was to make my way through the pile of UFOs. Too much work and not enough time to play and all that meant that stuff was everywhere and making me crazier than I already am.
This box just made the cut. I finished it off this afternoon and am quite pleased at the finished product. It was touch and go for a while. I wasn't sure it might end up in the bin!
It gave me a chance to use up part of the mountain of ephemera I unearthed in my last craft room tidy.
I glazed it with Decoart One Step Crackle. I love the effect when you then do a dark wash over that and wipe off the excess. Gives a nice vintage feel.
Copper wax picks up the bumpy textures here and there.
The hardware was something rescued from the bin and of course, we need some doo-dads to finish the look!
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