Thursday, December 29, 2011

That week inbetween.....

We had a lovely Christmas this year, very peaceful and relaxed. My parents came for dinner, which was delicious and too big, and the evening was spent playing "The Million Pound Drop" boardgame and drinking wine.
But now its that strange week inbetween Christmas and New Year, I never know what day it is during this time! its a completely relaxing week, the kids are still off school (till the 9th, I wonder will I be so relaxed by then?!) and I am getting muchos crafting time.

This mini album is for our next door neighbours who have just had a little girl, Caoimhe, I need to make some more tags and then deliver it. I used Graphic 45 Baby to Bride paper - love it, its so feminine!

I got my hands on a Tim Holtz pocket watch, it is the coolest thing! this is what I put inside it today, but since you don't have to seal it permanently you can make lots of differnt inserts for it....... ingenious!

Now I have to finish a commission that must be ready for New Year, its an A4 diary for Karen of Swinkydoo designs she said I could do anything I wanted but that means I keep changing my mind! I think i'm decided now though.

What are you all up to this week?????

Monday, December 12, 2011

Up close... and a recent event!

Issue 6 of Crafting Ireland is out this morning ( you can read it by clicking the link in the previous blog) but here is a close up of the finished  pages... dont' you just love Perfect Pearls???!

The printing onto organza gives a ghost like quality to photos, I love the way it creates another layer. There are so many projects in this issue, the recipe book is calling me in particular, but then so are the altered baubles - displaying them in the glass jar is fab!

I have been missing from my blog for weeks..... its been busy around here! there have been fairs every weekend but one of the best nights was at the Art and Wine night which is held by the Rotary Club in Killarney every year. Its a great fund raiser, because they have so many artists they set out the room with these metal grids, that way everyone gets "wall space". My Polly Dollies got a great reception, thank you everyone who stopped by for your kind words.
This week is busy again with making stock for next weeks craft fair in Kate Kearneys Cottage in the Gap of Dunloe, putting up the tree (finally) and I suppose i'd better do some Christmas shopping.

Have a great week, x x x

Crafting Ireland - issue 6!