Calligraphy Letters? No Probs Baby

March 22, 2014

Have you ever wanted to have crack-a-lack at doing calligraphy?

I know that you can get kits and books and heaps of online tutorials.

How would you like a really simple version,
that will get you writing
– yep you read that correctly WRITING –
your own place cards (wedding)
door sign (bedroom door)
or even a title page (homemade recipes)?

Here’s a couple of tutes,
that will show you how just doing it
is all the skills you require.




Here’s my attempts.

Attempt #1

Attempt #1

Attempt #2

Attempt #2


Not so appalling is it?

I panicked,
when trying to think of words to write!

I suppose if I practice a bit
I could actually get good at it.

Will you have a crack?
I’d love to know if you do :D

Sorry just had to share this – it’s just a tad funny!







Altered Origami Flower Ball

July 17, 2012

I was mucking around with some old book pages last Friday, as I was trying to create a ‘fuller’ flower on a new origami flower ball I was making.

I didn’t want to add another element like ribbon/beads/etc, so I thought about how I could change the folding pattern to make the flowers look different.

This is what I came up with. You like?

Altered Origami Paper Flower

Have you ever altered the basic pattern of this cool origami flower ball?
Let me know.

I have also been doing quite a bit of scrapbooking – photos later!
However, what I CAN show you photos of is . . .

. . . . the fireplace I am slowly repointing (‘before’ photos)

Fireplace before re-pointing

Close up of degraded mortar

. . . . and the 21st card I made for a customer’s niece.

21st Card

Just a Peek

May 12, 2012

I spent the whole day (until 4:30pm) making
and then re-making
some place cards for a bride today.

I just COULD NOT get them as perfect as I wanted.

Then I did! Thank *&^@#$.

Here is a tiny little sticky beak – obviously I do not want to spoil the surprise for the lovely bride and groom . . .

Sneak Peek

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