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Went to a local car boot sale this morning.
And found a Breyer Saddle Club Carole and Starlight!
I can not deny that I love the Saddle Club,  I have been watching it regularly for the past little while and yes, I do know it is really for kids.
And I LOVE Breyer horses, and haven’t added any new ones to my little collection for a very long time.

Went to a local car boot sale this morning.

And found a Breyer Saddle Club Carole and Starlight!

I can not deny that I love the Saddle Club,  I have been watching it regularly for the past little while and yes, I do know it is really for kids.

And I LOVE Breyer horses, and haven’t added any new ones to my little collection for a very long time.

Artist Trading Card (ATC) - 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches
The penguin is this week’s Friday Freebie free clip art image from the Tin Teddy Blog.
The background is 3 colours of scrapbook paper hexagons on an embossed honeycomb backing paper - created using the Marianne Designs embossing folder and die combo set.

Artist Trading Card (ATC) - 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches

The penguin is this week’s Friday Freebie free clip art image from the Tin Teddy Blog.

The background is 3 colours of scrapbook paper hexagons on an embossed honeycomb backing paper - created using the Marianne Designs embossing folder and die combo set.

I took my bead loom with me to this morning’s Craft ‘n’ Chat meeting at Coleman’s Warehouse.. but forgot to bring the pattern I had so carefully designed.
So I made up something simple and fun with the seed beads I had … Nintendo Gameboys!
It is only 9 beads across and I was able to easily finish it before coming home - despite the fact I spent a lot of time nattering :-)

I took my bead loom with me to this morning’s Craft ‘n’ Chat meeting at Coleman’s Warehouse.. but forgot to bring the pattern I had so carefully designed.

So I made up something simple and fun with the seed beads I had … Nintendo Gameboys!

It is only 9 beads across and I was able to easily finish it before coming home - despite the fact I spent a lot of time nattering :-)

Sep 9
I wanted some personalized dividers for my A5 Filofax planner.
I made a simple design using the Tin Teddy Basic Chevron Digital Papers and a fuzzy gonk on each one.
Then I laminated them and punched the holes… simples :-)

I wanted some personalized dividers for my A5 Filofax planner.

I made a simple design using the Tin Teddy Basic Chevron Digital Papers and a fuzzy gonk on each one.

Then I laminated them and punched the holes… simples :-)

Sep 8
Yeah, I know it is marketed for kids, but I love making knotted friendship bracelets and this seemed so much better an idea than pinning threads to the leg of my jeans for ever!
I will do a full review of the My Friendship Bracelet Maker on my blog very soon - I think I have sorted my webcam so it may well be a video one :-)
I have made three bracelets already, from the nice pre-cut threads that are included (in a handy drawer under the device).
Anyway, despite its jolly purple plasticness, the bracelet maker really is a joy to use and I am very pleased indeed that I got one :-)

Yeah, I know it is marketed for kids, but I love making knotted friendship bracelets and this seemed so much better an idea than pinning threads to the leg of my jeans for ever!

I will do a full review of the My Friendship Bracelet Maker on my blog very soon - I think I have sorted my webcam so it may well be a video one :-)

I have made three bracelets already, from the nice pre-cut threads that are included (in a handy drawer under the device).

Anyway, despite its jolly purple plasticness, the bracelet maker really is a joy to use and I am very pleased indeed that I got one :-)

Sep 7
I am so loving my Spectrum Noir pencils!
I only have the Essentials tin, so am a bit limited in what I can draw with them.  Luckily it contains some nice browns, so a bay horse was doable.
I was going to blend the horse, but quite like the look of the pencil strokes.

I am so loving my Spectrum Noir pencils!

I only have the Essentials tin, so am a bit limited in what I can draw with them.  Luckily it contains some nice browns, so a bay horse was doable.

I was going to blend the horse, but quite like the look of the pencil strokes.

Sep 5
I am really pleased with how these bud bracelets turned out.
They are much easier to make than it appears, and they looks so unusual and beautiful when worn.
Here is a link to the YouTube video by YarnJourney.
Rainbow Loom & Monster Tail Rose Bud Bracelet Tutorial

I am really pleased with how these bud bracelets turned out.

They are much easier to make than it appears, and they looks so unusual and beautiful when worn.

Here is a link to the YouTube video by YarnJourney.

Rainbow Loom & Monster Tail Rose Bud Bracelet Tutorial

Sep 4
A (sort of) SteamPunk Angel.
Square box canvas with TIm Holtz tissue paper, gesso and assorted stamps on background.  “rust” is chalk and powdered pastel.
The angel is a Julie Nutting stamp & die set, with an improvised skirt from Kaisercraft papers.  Her wings are from a Kanban stamp set. Colouring with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens and pencils.
The cogs are XCut dies, and the flowers are from the long Flower Garland by Tim Holtz from Sizzix.
The pocket watch and goggles are buttons, which I have had since the 90s.  The flower centers are brads and also from the 90s.
All held together with matte medium and some tacky glue.

A (sort of) SteamPunk Angel.

Square box canvas with TIm Holtz tissue paper, gesso and assorted stamps on background.  “rust” is chalk and powdered pastel.

The angel is a Julie Nutting stamp & die set, with an improvised skirt from Kaisercraft papers.  Her wings are from a Kanban stamp set. Colouring with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens and pencils.

The cogs are XCut dies, and the flowers are from the long Flower Garland by Tim Holtz from Sizzix.

The pocket watch and goggles are buttons, which I have had since the 90s.  The flower centers are brads and also from the 90s.

All held together with matte medium and some tacky glue.

Sep 3
I spotted a big bag of these tiny Del Prado Miniature Classics in a charity shop in the town.  They are about 2 inches tall and readable.
I dithered. What would I do with them?  Where would I put them?  But they are soooo cute.  And they were not expensive….
On the way back they were still there, so I felt fate wanted me to buy them after all.
There are 78 different classic novels, play and poetry books.
Well.. I could turn some into cute mini book-boxes.  And keep some as photo props for my 18” dolls.  And how about incorporating one in a miniature scene from the book?  Oh, and of course a few would look adorable on my little shelves…

I spotted a big bag of these tiny Del Prado Miniature Classics in a charity shop in the town.  They are about 2 inches tall and readable.

I dithered. What would I do with them?  Where would I put them?  But they are soooo cute.  And they were not expensive….

On the way back they were still there, so I felt fate wanted me to buy them after all.

There are 78 different classic novels, play and poetry books.

Well.. I could turn some into cute mini book-boxes.  And keep some as photo props for my 18” dolls.  And how about incorporating one in a miniature scene from the book?  Oh, and of course a few would look adorable on my little shelves…

Sep 2
Simple vintage style gift tags (yes, I am getting organized early this year).
Santa images are from Tin Teddy Vintage Santa Squares collage sheet.Background papers are from the DoCrafts 12 Days of Christmas range.Sentiment stamp by Crafters CompanionPlus brass brads, Old Paper distress ink from Ranger and bakers twine.

Simple vintage style gift tags (yes, I am getting organized early this year).

Santa images are from Tin Teddy Vintage Santa Squares collage sheet.
Background papers are from the DoCrafts 12 Days of Christmas range.
Sentiment stamp by Crafters Companion
Plus brass brads, Old Paper distress ink from Ranger and bakers twine.