Sunday, September 30, 2012


                                                          Just because he is so cute!!!!!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012


During this last year I have taken part in several online classes, i've learnt loads and have been working away with projects of my own and now its time to get out there and start doing something - and this is where i'm starting...

Childrens art and craft classes!

Starting next Wednesday I will be teaching a childrens art & craft class with a difference. There will be all sorts of things including painting, encautstic wax, sewing, a bit of woodwork, canvas and glitter. It will be a 5 week course, there won't be something going home each week, but there will be two great works of art at the end of it!

So now i'm off to get supplies, I wonder if you can give a soldering iron to a 10 year old....?! (just kidding!!)

Saturday, September 22, 2012


THIS IS NOW, (well, in 5 minutes)!!!

On the Crafting Ireland Ustream channel at 6pm BST

Timi is going to show you how to alter a simple lunchbox into an arty bag to hold your tools or art journal.

Supplies you will need:

*1 lunchbox ( I am going to use a soft one, but you can get a hard one too) I get mine in the local toyshop.

*acrylic paints


*gel medium

*chipboard or grunge board elements/alphabets to decorate the bag

*hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

*old book pages or music sheets

*stamps or objects that you can stamp with (eg.: toilet roll, bottle tops)

*few charms

It will be a messy crafty class so prepare craft sheet, apron and a cloth to clean your hands and desk.

I am really excited about this class, hope you are too…

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Busy Tuesday....

Hey there,

Its been busy, busy round here this week. I'm going on holiday tomorrow and had alot of things to organise before I go...... but now I'm down to the very last thing!
Its been mostly paper work and form filling, which is about my least favourite thing - it would probably help if I were more organised and didn't forget where I put important bits of paper!

I've also been crafting like a mad thing because there are deadlines to meet and they too had to be done before I go....... and I can't show you any of those yet (how dull !) But, amongst all the other stuff this just appeared in my sketchbook and insisted on being painted -  I'm having a bit of a thing with garden fences at the moment so there will be lots of these appearing!

Oh, there is big news coming next week - but I can't tell you about that yet either, its exciting though....
I can tell you that i'm teaching a class at the Great Big Craft Extravaganza this year, there is a great timetable and I'm wondering what else I can fit it while i'm there.. you can check it out here
Ok, i'm off to pack (which i'm rubbish at!)

Byeeee! x

Monday, September 3, 2012

Take an empty peppermint tin......

This old tin measures 4"x2 1/4"
so it was really quick and fun to alter, I think i'll make a tiny album to sit inside.
I used a Prima Almanac paper, "Composition" a bingo card, some bling, lace and other bits and pieces.
There you are, a short and sweet post for a Monday morning!

Have a lovely day! x