Monday, 27 September 2010

Wedding tastic!

So the last week has been super hectic but lots has been achieved. My How To article was published in the Surrey and Hampshire crafters newsletter so feel free to get inspired.
Below is a picture of me modelling the fascinator with Clint at the wedding.
I'm sure you can believe that I still haven't fired the copper clay creations I made last week although managed to take a picture. At least they are getting a good drying! I personally didn't get on so well with this stuff, I found it messy and it dried out really quick. Silver Clay was soo much easier to use, I guess you get what you pay for hey as copper comes in at under half the price. The pieces I've made below have used some lovely stamps I bought on etsy and some stolen from my card making box.
Weddings were a key theme as not only did I go to my cousin Ellie's but also did my first wedding fair yesterday. Below are a couple of samples Liliana Tiara and a lovely bride to be at the fair trying on the red Lara Tiara. Lets see what this week brings! x x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Bellydancing and some treats for my friends

The Tesco charity bellydance went really well. Despite the rain and wind we completed 4 dances including a veil and stick dance. Above is a picture of Joles and I in our costumes.
Last week I was making some little treats for my friends so that was really fun. My friend had a wedding to go to and wanted a fancy spritz of pearls and crystals for her hair so I put together the above fascinator comb. I was really pleased how it turned out.
Below I had made my friend Lucy a bracelet which unfortunately broke so I made her a new and improved version with some Elisa beads thrown in to make it totally unique. The weekend was spent in Brighton with my cousin as it was her hen do, little creativity took place unless you call mixing cocktails creative - they tasted lovely so maybe!
My creativity has been good this week so I might have to do 2 updates this week, I've made a fab red tiara and played with copper clay already......loving it! x

Friday, 3 September 2010

Lets go fly a kite...

So the Bank Holiday proved to be great fun. Saturday we had farewell and birthday drinks for 1 of my closest friends who has gone and landed herself a job in the big smoke. Check her out at she is an ace designer. Sunday a little worse for wear a few of us headed to the seafront at Southsea where the annual kite festival was taking place. I enjoyed several displays, being hit on the nose with my boyfriends dive bombing kite then flying that same kite quite successfully!

Monday I made some beads - eventually after a false start. I had to wait for my knight in shining armour to come and turn the propane on. I spent half and hour fighting with the propane canister and it just wasn't budging - I had done it up too tight as I didn't want it to leak. Nothing like being over cautious! So these were the little fellas I was proud of. My shaping still needs work but I'm happy.
Have a lovely weekend! More wedding dress shopping with Nicole and dancing with Rakshanda for charity for me. x