October Holidays – Craft Classes

September 26, 2012

Oh my word! I can’t believe how naughty I have been.
No new ‘Posts’ since forever :(

However – I can prove that I have been VERY busy.

In the meantime,
check out the timetable for classes this October School Holidays . . .

clink the link . . .


So what else has been happening at the Purple Paper House?


I have been making a number of wedding items,
plus kits for the shop
these beauties for the

Perth Royal Show District Display.

The Whole Collection

Closeup of Microbead detail
on one of the flower balls

My own Design Invention
– fringing on the inside of the flower

Ribbons looped in the
centres of the flowers

I am teaching this class on
Monday 1st October
(a Public Holiday here in W.A.)
and on
Tuesday 9th October


30 Cards in 1 Day

April 23, 2012

I had a colleague (from my Austistic Bus run) ask me to make some cards for her – sadly she is leaving for another career. (Exciting for her though!)

Not only did it stretch my brain/imagination but also my technique ability. What would work, look good and be dry and ready in only a few hours?

Here’s the result . . .


The toughest element of the task? Most of the cards are for men.
So the cards had to be attractive, yet ‘blokey’.

My favourite of the bunch!

Finish before you start

January 14, 2012

WARNING – This post has graphic pictures of chaos & bedlam.

Proceed at own risk.

One of my least endearing qualities, is my inability to work on one project at a time.

I always read more than one book at once, I am always making numerous craft projects at any one time, I can’t sit and just watch tv as I have to be doing something else as well. To this end, my homes have ALWAYS been full of half-finished jobs.

However, without meaning to, I have instituted a policy of completing unfinished tasks before I am allowed to begin new ones . .

. . . Finish before I Start!

As you remember, one of my NYR was to breath, and in achieving this I began completing projects that were lying around – so that I could breath more easily.

Un-be-liev-able! Who knew that it was this easy? Certainly not me.

So . . . . . . .

Here are some of the projects that I have finished in just the last two days. Warning – make sure you are sitting down, as you may become light-headed at the startling progress :)

This is a scrap layout I am making for an online forum for Dusty Attic. I just need to add the photo, title & journalling.

These are the two cards I made for Drunken Stampers.

These inchies are almost finished for Artistic Documents. Just a bit of colour on the letter & a little something extra!

And finally, the shocking truth! This is my work space ย . . .

now you see why I am starting to breath a little easier (it looked worse two days ago)

How embarrassment!

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