This is the 4th item I have ever made using Merino wool.
The 1st item was a framed picture which I sold at my 1st craft fair 2 years ago & the 2nd was a light up fairy house & the 4th an owl which sold a few weeks ago.
I decided it was time to get the needle felting supplies out & play again.
She was fast & easy to make, I enjoyed making her so much I’m now going to do a full range of them with different designs & colours & hopefully I will get better & better at making them🙂
This beautiful PRINCESS ANGEL is made from the highest quality merino wool. She has a diamante & pearl studded dress & wings, long blonde hair, ,tiara, necklace & is ready to help decorate a tree carrying a miniature bauble.
She has the option to be made into a tree topper, hanging Angel or be a delightful addition as a shelf sitter in a bedroom. This item is not a toy.
Happy Crafting Sarahjayne xx
I started week 1 of Crafters Companion Colourista FREE colouring course.
I sat for 2 hours colouring the A4 page & cut 3 of the flowers out to make a card using a Scruffy Little Cat card that I coloured a couple of weeks ago.
To join in the Colourista fun head over to Crafters Companion to sign up where they will email you your course so you can sit, relax & enjoy.
I used Neenah Card stock for the Scruffy Little Cat stamp & glad I left a lot of white space around the stamp as I did when I first stamped her I would die cut her out but when I coloured the flowers I decided a simple design would go better so I cut the image into a 5 x 5 square then added a black coloured card behind & then added to a 6×6 card base.
The stamp & flowers were coloured using Spectrum Noir pens & Pencils
The glue I used was Collall 3d Gel & All Purpose glue.
Happy Crafting xxx
Over the moon is an understatement!
After 2 years of deciding did I want one or did I need one I finally gave in & though its to good a price to miss so bought one!
All the accessories arrived 1st & I was pretty glad as I don’t like to open new machines for a while! ( New Brother sewing machine took 2 weeks to take out the box! ) So it gave me time to read the books & look at the accessories & then the next day on my way to work the parcel man stopped me down the narrow lane & handed me my new toy!
Its a 35 minute drive to work & all I could think about was do I leave it in the car or do I take it into work & try! I took it into work, opened the box & took the new machine out! I then tried to plug the power lead into the screw fitting! I did manage to plug the machine in correctly & turn it on🙂 I was then I was lost!!! I decided pack it all into the box & have a play at home when I wasn’t so busy.
A few days later I decided to give it a go & tried cut out a coloured stamp but I couldn’t get it do do so many fiddly bits so I then cut out a non coloured stamp right on the line which I thought was AMAZING! Then I tried with a 1 mm border & again a huge WOW from me!
It then sat on my dining room table whilst I decided what I wanted to cut! I knew I wanted Scottish Animals so I got researching how to design my own files. I tried it with a rabbit I drew and cut the rabbit shape out but when it came to the inside I had drawn it to close so the basic outline was great but the inside wasn’t so back to the drawing board!
Yesterday I drew a Deer, I love Deer as I see them all the time & its the only animal I don’t encourage into my garden or the hunters would get them. The 1st deer I cut I had put a line where I shouldn’t off but it only took me a couple of minutes to adjust it & then cut it again. I was tickled pink it worked, this is the outline of the card shape which I cut direct onto the card I had cut & folded & the inside of the Deer I will make another card with it as its not just a blank shape xxx
Its been so long since my last post so here is little of what I have been up to since then to now xx
Machine Embroidered Pictures
1 card! Yep just 1
Colouring! OMG I missed it so much & forgot how much until I wanted to take my pens to work & had a play. I will eventually make them into cards but for now I have spent 2 days cleaning my craft room & still cleaning it! Its been abandoned for so long, things have just been getting piled up so I am now making space on the floor & desks🙂
I think its worse as I now have 2 craft rooms, one for sewing which I am not even going to look at cleaning that one until this one is finished & I can find things again.
I have been playing catch up trying to sew out so much for the shop to keep up with sales & had to buy a 2nd Embroidery machine so I could use one at work to use 10am till 4.30 & then come home & use the new one until 11pm at night but now the season is coming to an end I can relax & play with what I want to & carry on making more handmade items to stock pile for the shop opening next March in my own leisure.
I have 5 confirmed craft fairs running up to Christmas so I have been making some lovely seasonal items & then I have the Masons Christmas ball to prepare for & also 2 shops which are selling the fairy houses, so I now have my Daughter sewing them out as well to make sure the orders are sent out on time.
I have also been invited to be a guest speaker🙂 Shocked but made up. A customer came into the shop & I was just chatting away with her about craft & then she came back to speak to me about appearing as their guest speaker🙂 I received my invite last week so I need to crack on & get the acceptance letter sent out, it is not until early next year but I need to prepare a craft lesson for the ladies & get some goodies to take along as they have asked me to bring a sale table.
I LOVE keeping busy & even though I love going to the shop to work its also nice when Im home as I can catch up with housework, Ebay listings, designing for the embroidery machine. I don’t do sitting & relaxing in front of the TV my down time is putting a dvd on the computer & creating! I relax when i sleep🙂
Have a great week all xxx
I made this card for my Daughters 21st Birthday on Monday
The card stock base was made using Neenah card as I wanted it to be able to hold the weight of the embellishments & find pre folded pack cards are a little flimsy.
The image was stamped also onto Neenah card & coloured using Spectrum Noir pens for the skin & distress markers for the rest.
The dies include Marianne, Joanna Sheen & Crafters Companion.
All stuck down using Collall 3d gel & all purpose glue.
Clear wink of stella added to various places on Tilda stamp
All the embellishments were added using collall 3d gel & ends of ribbon using Collall all purpose glue. (I need shares in Collall as i’m sure i’m its best customer!) Nothing worse than spending your time making a card to see it all fall apart within a week using bad glue! with Collall its there to stay the way you wanted it to🙂
Happy Crafting xxx
Double Easel Card
I needed to have a play with some of my old stamps as I haven’t stamped for what seems like forever!
I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock & then coloured the Tilda image in using Spectrum Noir pens for the face. arms & legs & then distress inks for the rest.
I decided to make the card into an easel card so used Crafters Companion linen card as it holds up really well. One half is straight easel & 2nd is twisted. I punched a border to the base & added glitter over it & then added some flowers & gems.
Dies used are Marianne & Joanna sheen the punch was Martha Stewart
Next job is make a box for it🙂 xxx
Happy Crafting xxx
New digital stamps out on Digital Delights fabulous website today, I have coloured
S is for Skunk
I added Red & Blue spotty digital papers & added a bow & card Candie
The image was coloured using Spectrum Noir pens
Here is a link to Digital Delights Website, Its a real fun place to visit & with instant downloads its totally perfect for all your Digital crafting needs xxx