Christmas Holiday Classes – Are Back!

December 25, 2013

I have had a LOT of requests
to run classes these School Holidays.

After a year away from this particular spotlight,
I was unsure if I could still do it.

And then I realised
– I missed it.

Badly!

So here is the timetable
& photos
to help you visualise what each class is about.

Christmas Holidays 2014 – Craft Class Timetable

NB
The timetable is mainly for CHILDREN,
however,
I am eager to cater for adults at any other given timeslot
including the weekends or evenings
when a tipple or two would be socially acceptable!!!!

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Flower Heart Canvas . Friday 28th December Thursday 16th January

Flower Heart Canvas
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Friday 28th December
Thursday 16th January

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Origami Paper Flower Ball . Tuesday 31st January Friday 17th january

Origami Paper Flower Ball
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Tuesday 31st January
Friday 17th January

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Cute Bird Houses . Friday 3rd January

Cute Bird Houses
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Friday 3rd January

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Decorate your own Crockery . Tuesday 7th January Wednesday 22nd January

Decorate your own Crockery
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Tuesday 7th January
Wednesday 22nd January

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Swirl Flower Garland (or Topiary) . Wednesday 15th January Tuesday 28th January

Swirl Flower Garland (or Topiary)
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Wednesday 15th January
Tuesday 28th January

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I will upload photos of the other classes as soon as I can.

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Merry Christmas, y’all.
Luvs ya’s :)

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The Craftiness Doesn’t Stop,

December 26, 2012

just because it’s Christmas.

The past 24 hours I have been completing Sally’s Christmas present.
She’s coming for dinner tomorrow night, so cross your fingers for me.

A photo tomorrow :)


Christmas Holidays – Craft Timetable

December 21, 2012

Hi Y’All

With only 4 days until Christmas down, we are well and truly in the countdown.

Just to ease your mind and give you something to look forward,
I have finally completed and uploaded the timetable.

These holidays, I will also be uploading tutorials for some of the classes I teach
so . . .
. . . if you can’t make my class
(say you’re 1000’s km aways)
you can still join in:)

Christmas Holidays 2013 – Craft Class Timetable

2012:13 Timetable


Tissue Paper Wreath – A Pictorial Tutorial

December 7, 2012

Hi peeps.

One of the hold-ups of putting a tutorial online, is that it takes SOOOOOOO long.

You have to take the photos in a sequence as you make the object, all the while taking notes to coincide with the photos.

Exhausting!

So today I am totally cheating.

No words.
well, no blow-by-blow description

Just photos
with some notes

If you get stumped, just message me or add something in the comments
and I will immediately add your inquiry to the post
in case others in the crafty blogsphere have the same problem.

Stencil & Cut the outside circle

Stencil & Cut the outside circle

Stencil & Cut the inner circle

Stencil & Cut the inner circle

Wreath made by you out of an old box

Wreath made by you out of an old box

Cut your tissue paper into a stack of squares

Cut your tissue paper into a stack of squares

You can make them any size

You can make them any size

Tissue square - scrunched and twisted from the centre of the square

Tissue square – scrunched and twisted from the centre of the square

Begin glueing - from the back

Begin glueing – from the back

Second stage of glueing

Second stage of glueing

Working around the wreath, keep an eye on the distance from outside edge - keep it uniform

Working around the wreath, keep an eye on the distance from outside edge – keep it uniform

Keep glueing

Keep glueing

Looking good

Looking good

Almost finished

Almost finished

Keep glueing tissue squares as closely to the outer edge as you can

Keep glueing tissue squares as closely to the outer edge as you can

Ta Da!

Tissue all glued

Add some ribbon to hang the wreath

Add some ribbon to hang the wreath

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

ps
It only took me 2 hours from start to finish to make this
(I watched a movie while I made it)

pps
This is totally a Pinterest find via my GF Sim
What crafter isn’t in lurv with Pinterest?

Here’s the link . . .


Snowflakes in the Southern Hemisphere

December 5, 2012

Something that kind of ‘cracks us up’ down here in Oz, is the winter images of Christmas. If you know anything about the Southern Hemisphere, then you must be aware that we have the opposite seasons to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere . . . .

. . . so, their winter is our summer.

Which means we have no snow, no snowmen, no snowflakes, no sleds, no sleighs, no icicles, no knitted jumpers emblazened with reindeer.

Instead we have Santa Claus in shorts, singlet and thongs (you call them flip-flops) with a hat and a red nose (from sunburn not cold wind), LOTS of lights, masses of ‘lit’ stars, lots of papermade decorations and heaps of glittery baubles.

However – this year I really wanted to try something new. Hence my experimentation with cotton doilies, fabric stiffener and left over embellishments.

Here’s my progress in middle of the project

Yes! I am working on the floor
because I am in the middle of building a new craft table
(which has to be finished today, cause I have a class tomorrow).

Yes! Those are floorboards under my craft mat. Don't judge me :)

Yes! Those are floorboards under my craft mat.

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And this is just one of the completed Snowflakes.
I hope you like.

I love!

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Crocheted doily, chipboard, fabric flower, metal button & paper swirl

Crocheted doily, chipboard, fabric flower, metal button & paper swirl

I’ll put up a “How To” tutorial soon

xoxox


Christmas Card Designs – Just for Jane

November 20, 2012

Jane, from Williams, SMSed me on the weekend to ask for a
simple yet beautiful card design
for the 50+ cards she needs to make for Christmas.

Easy!

Check out the following photos as a quick guide on how to make this gorgeous card.
Change colours or profile and you have an entirely different card!

Step 1 – Cut, score & fold card of your choice

Step 2 – Stamp a large image onto one section of the card.
A partly stamped image adds more interest.

Step 3 – Stamp three Christmas baubles onto some card or paper,
then fussy cut them.

Step 4 – Adhere three pieces of ribbon to the card at random lengths.

Step 5 – Stamp a Christmas Sentiment onto a scrap of contrasting coloured card
and then cut the ends to look like a banner.
Roll the ends of the banner to make it three dimensional, and attach to the card.

Here’s the same card design completed in different colours and a slightly different layout.

Voila!

FYI
It took me four and a half hours to upload all the photos
contained within this post.
I wish my new iMac wasn’t broken!


SlackArse

November 20, 2012

Well it would seem that I have been incredible lazy and unproductive. Not True!!!

I have suffered the ultimate bloggers nightmare – no computer. My new iMac blew it’s LCD screen and the company that I purchased it through was very unhelpful (“Not happy Jan”). Apple themselves were unimpressed that my new iMac was stuffed but that unfortunately has not speeded up the process of getting it fixed.

It’s so depressing not being able to ‘do’ my normal online stuff.

I have been using my old iMac (7 y.o.) and believe when I say, it’s not coping too well. The internet drops out all the time. I can’t load photos. I quite often can’t access online sites like FB or JBS. Boo Hoo.

So I am being super optimistic and trying to upload a post today.

Wish me luck peeps!!!

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