27 October 2008

I'm a Creative World Girl!!

Thanks to Caz who invited me to guest on It's a Creative World- the fabulous blog for all things crafty!Loved making these three Chrissy Dotees!! These cute critters take next to no time to make and are LOADS of fun (plus a great way for using up scraps of fabric and those beads you've had lying around for yonks!)

25 October 2008

GORGEOUS new Stickles.

Just spotted these on Tim Holtz's Blogeroo-GORGEOUS as ever!! So new Grungeboard AND new Distress Stickles are added to the list of NEEDS!!!! LOL
Off to play with my TH Masks ;)

19 October 2008

Feeling Spooky!!

For the Art Raffle run by Flo'.
Theme is 'dark'.
Made little filled potion bottles-
beads for eyeballs.
Shrinkie QK bats
Dragon's blood (distress refill ink)
Tiny spiders made form pom-poms and thread!
All the bottles were corked and sealed with red wax.

Painted a chest with Crackle Paint and inked it.
Made a Sham,en stick wtih a skull shrinkie and thread.
Printed out spells in tiny font on aged paper then rolled and bound with thread!

I love making miniatures :D

12 October 2008

GORGEOUS beadlings!!!

I was there at the beginning of the Klutz beadling craze a few years back LOL- we made beadlings, swapped beadlings, sought out new and unusual beadling patterns. We found bead shops online with which to feed our addiction and we had mountains of beadlings. I used beadlings on cards, layouts and gave them as gifts. 'The Blond One' learnt to make them and we'd sit together with our wire,Klutz book and beads and happily beadle away!!
Then the craze passed and the wire, beads and Klutz book went back in the cupboard!

Making the Dotee Dolls has renewed my love of beads and as my bead supplies have been depleted I felt a shopping trip was in order. When I say shopping trip DON'T imagine I love shopping or anything- the thought of schlepping around all day searching the shops for the right item fills me with horror!! I am however an expert at Google searches and online shopping!
So I toddled around looking for some sparkle and returned to my Beadling Craze stomping ground of Beads Unlimited a lovely shop with great prices, service and products!
Anyway on my travels through Cyberland on my way to Beads Unlimited I passed through a couple of other great bead shops and noticed these beauties

Miyuki Kits are available at various shops including the Ebay Shop Thread-A-Bead or just Google Miyuki Mascot Kits to find them! Looking forward to mine arriving!

8 October 2008

Dotee Dollying again!!

I've been having fun with me little dollies again! These sweeties take next to no time to make and are fun to embellish with beads, buttons or whatever comes to hand!!

7 October 2008

Little Houses.

I made these a little while ago and JUST got around to photographing them! I bought mine from Bubbly Funk who do a lovely range of chipboard .They are made by Collections Elements, 4 plain chipboard houses in various sizes that you decorate as your fancy takes you!
I used a mixture of 7gypsies papers, stamps, inks, paint and Grungeboard.