Sunday, March 15, 2015

Create on the move - busy bags!!

 As a certified craft addict I just HAVE to take things to do with me when I go on holiday, I might not get time to do anything but I would go dolally if I had to go a whole week without my creative bits and bobs being to hand. I have tried and made all sorts of things to put them before I pack them in the case but I think I have found the best one yet, plus it was great fun to make too!!

  I spotted on Pinterest something called a busy bag, a bag to put toys and things in to take with you to keep the children quiet.So I thought why should children have all the fun and adapted it to suit my crafty needs.You could use this not only to take things away with you but for classes or just to move things around the house.

The outer part of the bag is padded with quilt wadding to protect the things inside and has a closure with Velcro so you can alter the thickness of your bag.

On the inside of the front flap I added some pen pockets.

The lining of the bag was cut in half and 4 thick sealable bags were sewn in to make pockets to store anything in really. The reason I like this is they are plastic so waterproof so if anything dose leak in transit it is contained in the bag. It means also you can have a bag for paper crafting and another for your stitching, they will all be safe and kept seperate. Also when they do eventually wear out they can be replaced by stitching in another bag. 

The bags I used are fantastic thick plastic bags the Fruit Pixie sends your order in, They are the best sealable bags I have ever come accross!

On the back part of the bag I also added another pocket with a velcro fastening, thought this would be good to store my art journal

So there it is my new creative busy bag! I have a holiday coming up so I cant wait to pack it and give it a go.

I made this one for my crafty friend Sue for her birthday. I used slightly smaller bags from the supermarket for this one, so you can make them any size you like. 

Of course you could make a busy bag for anything you want to. I am sure you can think of lots of ways it can be useful to you.

If you have any questions about my bag feel free to ask

The things stored in my busy bag photos and the bags used are from The Fruit Pixie online shop - 

The bags I used will sometimes come with your order in from the Fruit Pixie.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Corner Keepers

I have been making these little corner keepers for years. Simply made from the corners of envelopes they make great little gifts and quick simple projects that are great for children to make too.

  I made these for the Fruit Pixie using some of the ephemera she sells and some scraps of the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar papers, also available from the store.

To find out how I made these visit my post on the Fruit Pixie Blog -

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

4x4 Book swap

Last month I took part in a 4x4 book swap on Facebook. Well I say swap, unfortunately the person who should of sent me a book never got in contact so I ended up empty handed. That is the way swaps go sometimes and I was disappointed but I enjoyed making my book , don't think I will take part in further swaps with that particular group again though, shame.

       So here is the book I made and sent over to the U.S.A. I made the book itself on my Sillhouette and then collaged it using images and papers from Tumblefish Studios.

I am not sure it was my partners cup of tea but I liked it!
Chalk this one up to experience I think :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Russian Roulette digi kit

Kyrsty Scrapbook Design, who's design team I am on, has issued a brand new kit today called Russian Roulette.

I am proud to design for her and used it to make this digital page using just a few of the pieces in the kit.

You can buy the kit here -

Friday, February 06, 2015

Journal tab card

While playing with the Couture Creations journal tabbed die last week to make my little mixed media book for the Fruit Pixie I thought it would be cute as a shaped card. So here it is -

I used Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 papers and Washi tape to make the flags.

To find out more of how I made my card visit the Fruit Pixies blog -

All products uses can be found here -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Little mixed media book

I have been playing with the Couture Creations Tabbed journal tab die for The Fruit Pixie and I came up with this cute mixed media book.

I used some of the wonderful ephemera the Fruit Pixie is know for to decorate the book. If you would like to know more details of how and what I did then pop over to 
the Fruit Pixie blog -

Everything I used to make my book can be found on the Fruit Pixies shop -

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Puzzle piece heart

As Valentines day is coming up I thought it would be nice to make a heart project for my next Fruit Pixie post. The Fruit Pixie sells some cute vintage puzzle sets so I took those and some embellishments and along with some paint came up with this project.

Full details on how I made this project are on the Fruit Pixie blog -
and all products, except the ribbon, is available from the Fruit Pixie online shop

Bargains! ATC

A belated Happy New Year! Not got off to a great start so far, my Mum has been in hospital for 10 days with a chest infection so I have been busy visiting and not creating. Luckily she is slowly recovering now.

       I have managed to get my ATC done in time for the deadline in the Digital Whispers ATC swap. Here is my card and cute envelope I made for it.

I recieved a beautiful vintage ATC from my partner too!