Riddle Me Ree

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I’ve been continuing with my felt brooches. I particularly liked this one. The colour way is really vibrant and the pinked edges remind me of a postage stamp. I can’t decide whether to keep it or put it on etsy. Maybe I’ll make some more.

Love is in the air

It’s getting to that time of year again. Valentines Day is a mere 27 days away. Time to start thinking about what to get your dear beloved. I’m not one for going over the top at Valentines Day- I think you should show your love every day of the year. However, everybody loves to receive a card on Valentines day. Whether it’s from you lover, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, or parent you always get a thrill. So I decided to make some Valentines goodies. I started with a loveheart brooch which I would love to wear all year round.

Available from EtsyI haven’t got my shop on here up and running yet but you can buy it on Etsy. I also used the same design to make a Valentines Card, also available on Etsy. I’m looking forward to trying out some different designs this week.

Available on Etsy

Finally another brooch. This time all cut with pinking shears and featuring red felt and navy red and white baseball design cotton. I love these little brooches. I’ll be wearing them all year round. There can never be too much love!

 

Salt Dough

As promised here are some of the salt dough experiments of the past few days. Sorry, I forgot to take photos of the making of each item- just the finished products. I used the following recipe to make the salt dough- 2 cups plain flour, 1 cup salt, water to make a dough (about 1 cup). I then made each design by cutting around designs I’d drawn out on baking parchment. The dough was baked for hours in a very low oven, about 70C. When the pieces were hard they were allowed to cool and then I painted with acrylic paints and varnished to finish.

I hope you like them!


Back to Childhood

I’ve had great fun these past few days crafting with an old childhood favourite, salt dough. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with this malleable, thrifty and versatile material. It’s been a great way to experiment with new shapes, designs and techniques. I’ll get some photographs up soon of the necklaces, brooches and bunting I’ve made. Yes, that’s salt dough bunting- it looks great!!

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Searching

I’ve been having such a lovely time looking at other crafty blogs and websites. I’ve got so many projects and ideas that I need to complete that I don’t know where I’m going to find the time! The blogs are so pretty and so filled with interesting pieces. I can’t wait to get started. I’ve been away from the house for the Christmas holidays and I can’t wait to get back and get infront of the sewing machine!

I’ll put links to some of my favourite places in the links page. Keep checking back as I update it.
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