I ended up with a huge stash of these jars when DH decided it was his favourite brand of coffee. Then I stumbled upon eatdrinkchic and discovered the HUGE resource of printables kindly provided by Amy Moss. To get the "antiquey" effect that I love, I printed them on cream matt paper. They are stuck to the jars with double sided tape, and a twist of ribbon is added to decorate the lids. Cute?
Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Handling the lead in my stained glass window is always a stressy time for me. I have four "flags" in my three panels, and this is the way Chloe suggested I tackle the sharp angles of the triangle. I made a good deal of progress this week, the blue "sea" is a gorgeous colour.
Although there are 13 pairs of crocs in the pic, I was also wearing a pair! I have culled my collection to a measly 6 pairs. Four pairs were wrecked, two pairs were too big and unworn, and two pairs were just too bright! The good ones are now swelling the shelves of a local charity shop ... wonder if anyone will buy them!!!
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Had another fun session at Nature's World, Middlesbrough, with the lovely Jo Lumley. Sadly she doesnt have a web link. The glass was fused and then slumped (heated in a mould).
Bowl after ... didnt expect the blue glass to turn pink (or the blue sprinkles to turn green)
Shallow wave after ...
Shallow wave before ...
Deep wave before ...
Deep wave after ... how odd that I chose the colours of a police car
I had an odd sheet of this funky paper from an old kit and I LOVE making pockets for journalling so this page only took me an hour or so. I would have liked to add a few music themed embellishments ... I miss having a local craft store, post seems to take so long to arrive, and stuff I have seen on the Internet is never quite as nice as I'd hoped.
I was very excited to read in the local newspaper that the Queen Elizabeth would be passing Saltburn-by-the-Sea on 3 September 2011 but they didnt give any idea what time. I managed to find a website that tracks marine traffic and "watched" as the ship sailed up the coast, heading for Scotland. So at 7.30pm I set off with my camera and took a whole bunch of pics.
Unfortunately it was kinda misty, so my pics are rubbish!!!