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Friday, 21 July 2017

Wizard and Knight......

 Morning all, Friday here again....and yet again more Gonks !!! I've shown you the wizard, well here he is joined by a Knight !!!
Fantastic patterns by Ling Ryan of "hookedonpatterns"
A couple more still to be done LOL !!!

My craft fair yesterday was a huge success !!! I took over £100, so as you can imagine, I'm chuffed to bits !!! Makes up for all the times when I barely managed to raise the table money.


Feeling positive about doing more fairs now !!

Have a great weekend xxxx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ready For Prom Night !!.....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy and recovered from the thunder and lightening that we've had over the last couple of days.

I'm doing a school fete this afternoon (indoors !!!!). I wanted to make something a bit different for the girls to see. This book fold dress was the ideal thing. I cut a paperback book to 4.5 inches high and folded down each corner, to make the skirt. I then bought a cheap doll (£1) and cut her in half !! (so cruel LOL ) I then decoupaged some of the pages over her body to form the top half of her dress. Once dried I glued her to the skirt part. I then added some more squares of the pages to hide the join. 
 I added blue gems around the top of the dress,  twisted some around her hair, added one to each ear and around her wrists.
 Then using a serviette I've layered over the book fold part - using mod podge glue to seal. Finally Ive added another row of gems around her waist and the bottom of the dress. The centre piece is meant to go up in the middle LOL !!
The view from the side.

Will let you know how I get on asap. x


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Wizard Gonk......




Morning all, hope you all had a good weekend and feeling refreshed ready for the new week??

Still decorating at home....so still in chaos, with dust paint pots etc everywhere !!! Never mind - whole house will look great (one day !!).

Whilst hubby is busy, I've been doing more gonks - this time a wizard one. The pattern by Ling Ryan is so easy to follow....all the gonks are made exactly the same....it's just the costumes that are different.

Did my school fete Saturday.....I kept an eye on the weather forecast.....sunny, sunny, sunny !! Set up outside with no gazebo but had taken a couple of golfing umbrellas. Little shower whilst setting up, but didn't last long. Weather was cloudy for most of the time......and then the heavens opened !! Well, we tried to cover over as much as we could with the umbrellas, and moving stuff about. But the rain won and we packed up early. So didn't make much, and had the inconvenience of having to dry things off and re-do some labels that got wet.

The school fete was over too as everyone went home as the bouncy castles etc couldn't operate in the rain !!

Oh well never mind, doing another school on Thursday (but inside !!) x

Friday, 14 July 2017

A Different Notepad.....

Morning all, Friday here again......

I've been trying to make different things to sell and been checking out pinterest for ideas !!!

Here is a notepad with a magnetic strip on the back. Covered with pretty paper and then a pencil "case" with 2 pencils in matching colours on top. Co-ordinating ribbon and flower to finish off.

I'm doing a craft fair tomorrow at a school....weather permitting.....so hopefully will do well. (ever the optimist !!!!).

Will let you know how things go over the weekend. x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Craft Fair Makes......


 Morning all, I said a while ago that I was in the process of making bits for my craft fair. I've made 10 so far.....but here are just 3.

I used some cardboard(from a delivery box) and cut 5 x 10 inches. I cut another piece (from cereal box) and stuck on top. Then I covered back and front with the papers (from my stash), making the first side overlap the second side, and then cut another piece of paper 4.75 x 9.75 inches to go on top. This covers the edges too and makes it more neater.
 I then wrapped a piece of ribbon across the bottom, added a side tab to hold the pen. Then added a large bull-dog clip at the top. Using a till roll I've used ribbon to hold the till roll onto the bull dog clip.

I'm hoping these will sell well....will let you know !!

Bye for now. x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Card....(for a change !!).....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy. Glad to say the weather has cooled down a bit here in Kent. Makes it more bearable to sleep at night !!

For a change, I thought I would make a card. Sue Wilson dies.
I bought it as a kit from an online site. The wording was already printed out, along with the embossed background. I just had to cut the sheets down to size. Then cut out the flowers and centre piece using the dies, ( which are part of the kit).

A handy card to have in my stash. 

Bye for now. x

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

2 More Gonks !!!

 Morning all, well I'm still making gonks !!!

This time it's the fisherman & caveman gonk. I just love these patterns by Ling Ryan of "Hookedonpatterns". She sells the basis pattern , then you can have all the instructions for the various gonks for free !! How generous is that???

I took the other two to show my friends at my craft group and got an order for the complete set !!! My crochet hook will be practically sparking as I've got a lot to do LOL !!!

Also in the process of making some bits for a school fair that I'm doing next week. Will try and post them asap.

Bye for now. xx