Sunday, May 27, 2018

Busy as a bee altered custard powder tin

   Today I have an altered custard powder tin to show you that I made for The Fruit Pixie, who I design for. I covered the tin with the wonderful Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” papers and then stamped some of their wonderful bee stamps onto scraps of the paper and cut them out. Then glued them to the outside of the tin. 
The letters for Busy as a Bee were cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
I stuck some of the ribbon from the collection around the top and bottom.
I also added some of the collection sequins to add a bit of sparkle!
You can find the Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” collection in the Fruit Pixie shop here -

Friday, May 18, 2018

Art apron

I wouldn’t call myself a messy crafter but I have had a few accidents along the way. So I thought I would make myself an apron. Nothing special, out of calico, two pieces stitched together.   Then I decided to add some machine embroidery. 
Then I found this wonderful free SVG on the net that I cut out of iron on vinyl on my silhouette Cameo and it became  an art apron to be proud of!!                    Shame its going to get covered in paint! Oh well!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Paint brush roll

I have been meaning to make myself a brush roll for my art brushes for ages now. As the machine was out this weekend, I am taking part in a sew a long, I got to work!
I worked on three different projects, my brush roll, an art apron ( I want to finish that off with decoration ) and the latest step in the sew along.

I was really pleased with my brush roll! Three projects in one weeked and no pattern for any of them! 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Puppy countdown

My sister is collecting her new puppy very soon and to say she is excited is an understatement! This little pup will become a school dog so we are all very excited to get to know her.      I thought it would be nice to make her a countdown so she can count down the days to collection day! So I made one as my weekly project for The Fruit Pixie.    Here is what I made. Of course you don't have to be collecting a puppy, it could be anything you are looking forward to, a holiday, baby or just a day off!  

The papers are from the Craftwork cards Bohemian Dreams, as are the flags.

The chalk board is a piece of Chalkboard card.

The letters and other die cut shapes were cut from scrap card on my Silhouette Cameo.

I then used a white pen to add some detail.


You can find the paper pad in the Fruit Pixie online shop here -

The chalkboard card -