Hello to you on this rainy Thursday. With the boys both at school I managed to have a morning of crafting yesterday. I have been working on decorations for my nieces birthday in a few weeks time. My sister is the cake maker of the family and Erin has requested a party dress theme. So whilst Katie is busy working out the cake design, I have been making bunting and cup cake toppers to match. Erin loves all the pretty floral patterns in at the moment and her favorite colour is tourquoise, so I had a rummage in my paper stash and here's what I have made
I am yet to find a way to photograph bunting in a way to show its full effect, I am so pleased with this and can imagine it hanging in her bedroom after her birthday.
And here are the cup cake toppers
I really hope Erin is going to like her dresses and I will get some more pics on the actual day with the cake.
Hi and happy Monday to you all. You will remember at the end of last week I promised to show you my Halloween wreath, unfortunately the weekend turned out busier than anticipated with Mexican supers, last minute back to school purchases and Ben Nevis of the ironing world. So my Halloween wreath is still not finished, however a wreath will not be the only decoration in the Hobbs house this October 31st. Halloween gets bigger and bigger every year in our house and I just love making decorations for it. Anyway whilst shopping at the weekend I saw some black Candelabra's in the 99p shop and thought they would be perfect decorated up, so a few skulls here and some black net there voila!
Now they look super spooky on the hearth, but you can't see the real effect, so here they are with a lighter background
Not bad for £1.20 each and they will look fab, although I will not actually light them due to the net and plastic being flammable.
Hope you like them, and just goes to show a glue gun is one of the best things you can have in your craft room! I love mine.
Today is my nieces birthday Happy Birthday Laura. So I wanted to share with you the card I made for her. It is inspired by one of the cards in the catalogue, but with my own little take on it.
I have only just got my hands on a piercing kit and enjoyed using it on this card and what a difference it makes. I have used the gorgeous flowers again, which I just coloured with markers. This is not one of my usual colour combos, but I do like how it has turned out.
I wanted to share with you two things I have purchased from next for my craft supplies to live in. Firstly yesterday I bought this from Next, some friends gave me vouchers as a leaving present and I saw this and had to have it.
Sorry about the poor lighting, I am yet to have a light fitting connected. I love it and as you can see some of my bits and bobs have already made themselves at home.
The second thing is also from Next, but I have had it a little longer and I think equally gorgeous.
The only improvement I could suggest for this caddy is that it had wheels as it is a little heavy if I need to move it, but again perfect for my stampin up kit.
I am determined to fill my ugly cupboard with beautiful things! You can also see my new re homed chair courtesy of my mother in law in the background and I have some old worktop to make my desk out of, so it is all coming together.
Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow I want to share some of my recent DIY projects with you so make sure you pop back then.
I have been looking at some beautiful craft rooms online recently and I am soooo envious. Unfortunately I am lacking in a spare room and the nearest thing I am going to get to a craft room is the under the stairs cupboard. So am I going to be able to spread my entire stash out? NO, am I going to be able to share my desk with anyone? NO, but am I going to be able to craft somewhere in piece and quiet, YES, well depending on how many people are going up and down the stairs, lol
OK it's not very pretty and you need a little imagination, but I am gong to have a wide worktop desk down in to the stairs with storage underneath. I am going to utilise the risers by buying some clever IKEA storage and shelves down the other end of the cupboard. Luckily I am a short ass and can easily clear most of the steps. I hope to be able to report progress on my crafty cubby hole soon.