Craft Storage – DIY Of Course ;)

April 6, 2014

I’m holding a new craft class this month.

Something I have a distinct passion for . . . . cool storage ideas.
Best yet – it’s DIY, so you can alter and adjust them to suit your own needs.

I LOVE having the ability and opportunity
to modify something to make it perfect for my place.

So cool!

I’ll post some pictures of my own choice as soon as I have finished :)

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 `DIY Storage Class Poster

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Black Stamp Pads – the Absolute BEST Review

January 26, 2014

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Stacey Dunning from Block Head Stampers,
wrote this amazingly helpful post
comparing various specialist** stamp pads.

Originally,
I came across it on the Jellybeans FB page

I then created a printable Table
so as to keep handy when I ordered any stamp pads
OR
when I did a particular project
that required a special ink.

I’ve already found it so helpful.

Onya,
Stacey

** not  relevant
for general craft use

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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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Dunny rolls are too cool

July 27, 2013

I am a MASSIVE fan of toilet rolls.

I have seen quite a few tempting craft ideas on
Pinterest
and so HAD to give it a go.

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Here’s a few of my creations.

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And my favourite so far . . .

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So what IS the best way to try to make
a toilet roll piece of
crafty art?

Here’s a quick tutorial to get you rockin’.

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If you have a go,
please put a link in the comments.

I would LOVE to see your creations :)

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And just in case you need some added incentive
for making beautiful things
with toilet rolls . . .

. . . check this out !!!

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Source: French Artist – Anastassia Elias


I’ve Been A Bad Jelly Bean

April 22, 2013

I have been unable to spend much time at JellyBean Scrappers lately.

But, last Thursday I caught up with BigToni from JBS and she showed me a project that she had loaded at JBS, as a Challenge for April.

Here’s where she got the idea from . . .

Tea Party Blog Hop

Tea Party Blog Hop . . . click to link :)

Paper Tea Cup

Paper Tea Cup . . . click on image for link to Template & Instructions

Here’s the template, itself . . .

Ann Wood Tea Cup – Template

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Her instructions are wonderfully detailed

Ann’s instructions are wonderfully detailed

I have started making my version. I am quite enjoying it

. . . well it does involve glue and mess :)

I will be posting a tutorial from my trial and also a new tutorial as I have already discovered a new way that I think I want mine to turn out.

. . . cause I cannot seem to accept what ‘is’!

I probably won’t get time until ANZAC Day
(Thursday 25th April)

Ciao bellas!


Valentines’ Day on Pinterest

February 13, 2013

After overcoming the debacle last year,
Craig and the team at Pinterest have created
a wonderful Social Media tool
and a total wicked place to hang out!

Here are a few boards that I discovered for ideas
this Valentines’ Day:

Click on the Turquoise Link (not the photo this time :)

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Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen

Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

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Danielle Coleman

Danielle Coleman

Danielle Coleman

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Kristen Rice

Kristen Rice

Kristen Rice

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and mine :)

Purple Paper House on Pinterest

Purple Paper House on Pinterest


More DIY Valentines’ Ideas – Yippee! – Plus a True Story About St Valentine

February 8, 2013

Would you like more DIY Valentines’ Day ideas?

Sure!

Here at the Purple Paper House
we don’t actually celebrate Valentines’ Day.

however

we do LOVE the
true nature
of the day.

Valentines’ Day is a commemoration of
a priest in Ancient Rome
– yep he was called Valentine –
who ignored a decree from the Caesar
that soldiers were not allowed to be married.

The belief was,
that married Centurions
would not concentrate in battle
as they would be dreaming of their wives back home.

True stuff!

So, common soldiers were banned from getting married.

Now Valentine,
a true romantic,
thought that this was poppy-cock.
So he ignored the law
and married soldiers and their lovely ladies
in secret.

He obviously got busted,
was executed
and was eventually Sainted for his troubles.

So . . . . . . . .

. . . . what is the moral of my musings?

Well, Valentines’ Day is  actually a celebration of
married couples.

So I hope to inspire all those married couples to celebrate their
decision to become married
and their
commitment to each other.

Happy Valentines’ Day

Click on images to go to tutorials :)

Blooming Hearts - Literally!

Blooming Hearts – Literally!

Valentines' Day Breakfast

Valentines’ Day Breakfast

Heart-Shaped Boiled Egg

Heart-Shaped Boiled Egg

Red Wine Pops

Red Wine Pops

So what was your favourite DIY this Valentines’?

Let me know and even leave a link in the comments.
I’d love to hear from you ;)

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