Monday, 1 September 2014
Thank goodness for the onset of autumn. Autumn doesn't show off. Autumn is mellow and beautiful. The sun is soft and not glaringly obtuse bleaching everything in sight like the summer sun does. So, farewell to the summer season and hello to my familiar friend the autumn. You are most welcome.
Saturday, 30 August 2014
I think I may take some packs along to the craft fair to add a bit of interest to the table. Do you think bags of mixed tags would be preferable or themed packs such as cats and dogs or toads and wellies? If you were buying what tags would you want in your pack?
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Do you have a favourite?
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
There is a distinctly autumn flavour to the air today. I can't say that I will be sorry to see summer go as it never really got started for me. My OH (a teacher) has had whooping cough since the end of June and now with just two weeks to go before the new term starts he is just getting over it. It has been so distressing to see him choking and gasping for breath knowing that there is nothing I can do. Hopefully we can move onwards and upwards towards the latter part of the year. Thank goodness I have had my crafting to keep me sane and help me to hold things together!
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Unadorned the pine cones were lovely but I wanted to add a little extra to them . I melted down some old candles that were too short to use and some wax that was left in the bottom of tea lights. I did this in a heatproof bowl over some simmering water until just melted. I then removed any wicks from the melted wax. I had prepared a tray to use and had a packet of glitter to hand. I carefully dipped the cones, pointy end down into the wax, placed them upright on the tray and sprinkled with glitter. I did this for each cone and then left them until the wax had hardened.
I now have some very pretty bowl fillers (ssshh - for C*******s). I guess you can hang them in garlands or as hanging decorations but you would have to keep them away from heat in case the wax started melting.
Don't forget to collect pine cones as soon as possible - everything is so early this year! If you plan ahead you will have the materials you need for your festive projects!