Jan 30, 2010

Heart Garland

I have been playing around with paper again and made these heart garlands. They would look great over a doorway, window or around a frame or mirror. You could also attach to the inside of a card so the garland would pop out when card is opened.
Fun and easy to make.
Fold your strip of paper like a fan, concertena style. Trace your heart shape on top fold, cut out around your drawn line, but make sure you do not cut on both sides of heart for about 1cm near top of heart so that all folds are still attached. Enjoy!

Jan 26, 2010

From that .........to this.

I love turning something one would normally discard into an item that is useful again.
I found this beautiful antique cup at a junk sale and knew straight away what I was going to do with it. Its been sitting around on my to-do shelf for a while, waiting for the right fabric. I have just revamped my kitchen which included new curtains. These curtains were too long so I trim off the ends. Yes you guessed it, the fabric was perfect for my antique cup. I made the missing handle from a piece of old wire off some silk flowers and now I have another pincushion to add to my growing collection!

Jan 24, 2010


I have been busy preparing for my valentine promotion at my shoppe, Marcella-Mia.
Here are some of the little tags that are completed, still lots more to do.
Mt theme is olde worlde red and pretty pink and will include lots of hearts and roses.

Jan 17, 2010

Enamel Ware

I love enamelware,preferably the old stuff but any will do! I have quite a collection now and as I am spring cleaning the kitchen, I thought I would share with you a few of my kettles and dishes.

Jan 15, 2010

New pictures -On Wings of Song - Inspirational Gifts

This year I decided to make an inspirational gift for each of my club members. This is the first one and it reads,
"with a song in your heart,
you'll soar to new heights"
I made this out of vintage pink ribbon and glass glitter, just have to complete the tag.
I have finally completed this, the tag is double sided with more encouraging words and inside the scrolled wings are more words.

Jan 13, 2010

In the Pink -mini teacup pincushion

I have a collection of slightly chipped or broken teacups and saucers too pretty to just throw away.
Today I turned a pretty mini teacup/saucer into a "in the pink" pincushion. The pretty button roses are quite old ones with a lovely luster to them. I knew I would find a use for them one day. I love doing these and have quite a few already, now I can't wait to start the next which will be "Blue, blue, your heart is true". Will show you when its done.

Jan 11, 2010

New Years Spring Clean

errrrr. ........... should I say summer clean. It's been sweltering hot here with all the rain we have had! Anyhow its that time of year when I always feel the need to "sort things out" - that is move things from one place to another. First it was the spare bedroom which now became the dinningroom with the old blues from the kitchen and the kitchen got a facelift with the reds from the lounge. Well its a long story and not quite finished yet but a least a start has been made.
Then my office which was a bedroom came into it and somehow every room in the house got involved and in between all of this the craft stuff needed sorting so buttons and ribbons have now been done. mmmmmmmmmmmm the year will end before I'm done!

Jan 2, 2010

Oh what a beautiful morning!

It makes me want to break out in song. It really is a most lovely morning with the little night rain making everything sparkle like magical diamonds. The bright early morning sun has turned the green into an almost luminous hue, highlighting the moss from all the rain we have had.
The flowers are out in abundance, absorbing the early rays of sunlight.
Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy while we walk around our garden.