Friday, 30 September 2011

Late for a very important date

Well not really but I shall be if I don't get this jigsaw off to Netty B over on UKS. A small group of us have been taking part in an Alice in wonderland jigsaw swap. this is the 3rd jiggie swap I've been involved in and so far the first 2 are looking great on my craft room wall. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how the latest one turns out.My theme was obviously the white rabbit. Here is a close up of one of the pieces. Hope the girls like it.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Ongoing tag swap

For the past 20 months I have been taking part in a monthly tag swap over on UKS. Here are the ones I did for August-the peridot Wizard of Oz one and the September-sapphire one which had to have 7 of something and use something new. I used 7 gems and a new stamp-Ella Bella from Indigo Blu. Next month I have to choose the theme. As yet I don't even have thoughts running around in my head but I am beginning to think I work better under pressure. Either that or I am just totally disorganised.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

More butterflies

I know it won't always be like this but really I suppose it is the novelty of being able to do this that has made me post twice in one day. This is the second of the items we made at the Bean and Brush. (Still got to get the hang of actually being able to take a decent photo). It is a lovely serving plate with feet underneath. We loved it the minute we saw the sample. Watch this space for more.


I spent an evening recently with my partner in crime Michele (link on sidebar-haven't worked out yet how to add it to the post but I will) and we made a butterfly which is now hanging on the wall outside my house. We have been back twice now to the Bean and Brush in Sale. I will try and upload a picture of the second item we made later. It was so therapeutic to just sit and paint. The surprise was that in the firing of the butterfly the glazes merged such that they came out completely different to how they went into the kiln. Great fun.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

It'll do

I have been nagged for so long now about starting a blog that I thought I'd better give it a go. It's not perfect as I have picked the simplest background but it's a start and IT'LL DO. Those of you who know me (if there is anybody out there) will know that my key phrase is 'IT'LL DO'. I can't do clean and simple and I definitely can't do perfect. So I do the best I can and usually end up saying "I've finished-it'll do".
So, there is my start. I don't know when I'll come back and look at how to upload pics or change settings but I daresay at some point I'll be begging my techie mate for a helping hand. Whatever happens it won't look perfect but it will definitely do.
Bye for now.