Sunday, 20 May 2012

Handmade Monday 67

1st thing to do is to pop over to handmadeharbour and check out the new blogs some great  reading I have been busy making a few bits for the jubilee fair I am going to on the 2nd June in Eastleigh

 1st a couple of adult sized aprons

And some cyrystal bracelets
My weeks been quite busy I have been trying to sort out some encaustic workshops and have found a couple of venues One is in Eastleigh LIbrary the other is Badger Farm Community centre in Winchester so I am now looking into dates that are suitable probably saturday afternoons
I also went to a networking mummies meeting and it was very inspiring lots of mums that have their own businesses and they have some amazing stories
Had a great night out with my Family for my eldests 20th birthday shes grown up so quickly cant believe it but she had a great time being the centre of attention in Frankie and Bennies especially when they sang Happy Birthday 
Gotta get some more ideas for the jubilee fair as I have the lovely fabric above to make things out of so not sure what yet look forward to catching up next week xxxxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Handmade Monday 66

Well I have to say I haven't had a very crafty week been running around all over the place what with commitee meetings orthadontist appointments and visiting a few people its been very hectic.
My lovely middle daughter went back off to College today after 4 months of working on a ship up in Scotland so we have been busy packing and shopping for last minute essentails, boy can that girl shop!!!!!!!
My eldest is 20 tomorrow so its the last day of having three teenage daughters around it lasted 10 days as the youngest turned 13 on the 4th May. Feels very strange knowing shes not a teenager any more and makes me feel ancient. Funny also how shes dreading it and shes still so young, feels only like yesterday that she was crawling  about the floor with no real voice, now shes off travelling the world and could talk the hind legs off of a donkey!!!!!
Well back to the crafting mode don't forget to pop over to Wendys blog on Handmade Harbour This is a new page full of lots of ideas Wendy has made it very interesting with guest blogging and featured crafters you can leave your link and hopefully get lots of visitors to your own blog too. If you do pop over dont forget to write a little something as it makes our days to read lovely comments.

I have been visiting a place called the Hexagon centre this is where I help the clients with their beading, I have been making magnetic bracelets with them which they love as they are just simple beading tecniques
Here are a few pictures of the sort of thing we made

The clients made different colours but very similar
I also have been sorting out some workshops for my encaustic art I arranged them in 5 week courses and sent out the emails I am charging £70 for a 5 week course this is learning different tecniques with the iron to produce some lovely pictures. I am still awaiting replies but I'm wondering now whether maybe I should have chosen just morning or afternoon short workshops I suppose time will tell if you have ever run workshops I would appreciate any comments or opinions you have as this is my 1st time
Here are a few pictures of my work

 These top 2 are A3 in size mounted in A2 frames
 This is 6''x4'' mounted in 7''x5''

 These 2 are 5''x7'' mounted in 8''x6''
 This one is A4 mounted in a A3 frame
This last one is 5''x7'' in a A4 mount
These are the sort of thing that you can produce from painting with wax and of course no two pictures will ever be the same
Look forward to any comments you may have. Have a great week xxxx

Monday, 7 May 2012

My new pictures

Its been a while since I have blogged so I thought I would start with the link to  Handmade Monday

These are the pictures I have been designing yesterday and Painting today. The 1st thing to do is stamp the silhouette onto the shiny card with a permanent black ink then the painting is done around the stamps
I have had a busy week lots of networking and baking cakes Had a lot of fun though
I have also secured a venue for the encaustic workshops Its going to be at Bursleden Brickworks in a beautiful little cottage the sessions are going to run during term time in sets of 5 weeks really looking forward to them They will start with a beginners guide to encaustic working up to using the iron then the stylus then lots of rubber stamping and working with fabric
Hope I get the time to do a blog next week may need a little poke from one of you so se you next week xxxx