Sunday, 9 February 2014

Crafty Gifts.

At the end of January, two little people had a birthday. It was the perfect opportunity to get the paints out. To mark Ivor turning one, I decided to make him something personal.

I had been given some blank Russian dolls a while ago and had been saving them for something special. I decided to paint them with foxes to match his room.

It was also my friend's daughter's second birthday. I had been promising her a Swedish themed painting for her room for some time.  So while the paints were out, I cracked on with that too.
I have never been to Sweden so I hope it fits the bill!

Lastly, I was very fortunate to go on a FANTASTIC weaving course this month using recycled materials at the Make Place on Magdalen St. We used laptop looms which were very easy to master and I was surprised at how quickly I was able to produce a length of woven material. 

The course tutor was a lovely lady called Aviva Leigh. You can find out more about laptop looms, workshops and Aviva's work at 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Pallet Wall.

Well, as you can tell from the lack of posts over the last few months, I went back to work from my maternity leave!  This blog is way overdue.  I have a few things to post, one of which is a blog about our 'smallest room'

After becoming slightly obsessed with pallet wood during the summer, We decided that we would like to use some of the wood to make some interesting flooring or cladding.  We had enough left over from our decking project to do a small section as an experiment.  Here is the result.

We think it worked out really well.  It is mounted on wooden batons attached to the wall and sanded smooth.  I made the stained glass originally for a different window but it fits this one quite well. Steve keeps talking about cladding the hallway ceiling too! Think that would take too many pallets.