Friday, 15 July 2016

Sorry I haven't been here for some time, please feel free to visit my YouTube Channel HERE   :)

Thank you for stopping by

Jeanette xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Dressform Book for a friend

Last week I had quite a lot of fun putting together this lovely little dressform mini book for a lovely friend. Mainly just using the offcuts and scraps on my desk I dressed some chipboard forms in different styles and am quite thrilled with how it turned out.

I used the Prima 'Devine' 6x6 papers to keep it light and pretty and added a pocket on the left hand pages to allow me to include a little lace for my friend.

front cover

pretty pages

the back
If you'd like to see more of this little book you can watch it HERE

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

An Altered Chess Set Box

I was recently involved in a swap with Kimi and one of the items we had agreed to swap was an altered box. My choice for Kimi was an old chess set box, the wood on it was just lovely although a little worse for wear in some places so I decided I would alter most of it but still leave some of the original box showing through!

For a much more detailed run down of what I used to alter and decorate this lovely box, you can read my blog post HERE or watch my video HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today :)


Monday, 16 September 2013

Exciting News - Helmar's New Design Team 2013

Helmar-badge 2013

Time to announce the new Helmar Design Team!
In no particular order please welcome from Australia, USA & Canada 

Jeanette Bagley   < -------  Me

I feel very privileged to working alongside these amazing ladies and look forward to crafting with more wonderful Helmar products.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Mini in a Tin and Book Cover Wall Hanging

While reading some of my favourite blogs recently I was moved to create something with birds, they seem to be the flavor on many blogs and they are such beautiful creatures. Now I just needed to decide on what I wanted to create! I am Guest DTing for Lavish Laces for August and September and wanted to make something a little different to show off the lovely products.

First up was a small wall hanging that I made using an old book cover from a gardening book.

A lovely image from 'The Feathered Nest' blog was sewn to a piece of old linen and a layer of cheesecloth and then attached to the book cover using a strong glue (Helmars Quick Dry). The lower section was adorned with four different laces and trims from Lavish Laces and a little gathered tulle to soften the mix. With some antique buttons and a layered flower added I was happy with the look.

The top was kept simple with a little lace, banner and a knot of tulle and lace tucked under. The hanger was made from a lovely thin trim. On the back of the wall hanging I left the printed page because I thought it was effective and looked nice, a lovely scalloped lace was then added to the top to neaten everything up.

The next thing I made for Lavish Laces was a little mini album in an altered tin and I have to say I absolutely love this little project.

I simply decorated an aged tin with a little cheesecloth, bird image, flower and lace and enclosed inside the sweetest little cloth mini album. The cover is made from an old Dictionary spine, the top half for the front and the bottom half for the back covers. The pages are made from a vintage napkin cut to size and stitched together with emboidery thread for the binding, each having a bird or nest image that I obtained from 'The Feathered Nest' blog and is embellished with little pieces of lace, words and the odd charm and feather. I love how it turned out. In this instance I used Helmar's Quick Dry glue as my adhesive and I know it would also be ever so lovely hand stitched :)

Thank you so much for joining me today


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Quote Book, Pincushions and a few bits and pieces

The cooler weather has finally set in a little in sunny Queensland, it doesn't really get that cold here but the coolness is a nice break from the heat in the other 8 months of the year!!  The children had their school break and are now comfortably back in school and life is moving along merrily :)

What have I been up to?

I held my very first Challenge on my youtube channel to celebrate having 1,000 subscribers which received a wonderful response, I also hit my one year mark on youtube and I just celebrated my Birthday so I guess that has kept me pretty busy over the past few weeks, along with my crafting that is.

There was a lovely swap I completed with a lady named Wendy (LollyDollyCrafts on youtube), I unfortunately have no photos of the goodies I made for her but I do have a video with them in. The swap was to make a Snippet Roll, Fabric Wall Collage and a surprise gift, all in a vintage shabby chic style.

I then entered my first two challenges on youtube, one being for Bonnie's lace challenge and the other for a Fairy Day Challenge, here are the projects I made for them.

This first one is a little balsa box found at the thrift store, the challenge was to use three different laces on an altered project. I really love the way it turned out, so very pretty.

The second challenge was to make something for Fairy Day, I chose to make a little paper shoe using the Kaisercraft 'Enchanted Garden' range of papers, I think it looks so sweet!!

Both these projects are on the 'Mad About Scrappin' blog with all information on the products I used, just click the picture to take you there :)

Another fun project I made was using a digital paper kit from Kitty's Scrap Post called 'Un Belle Vie', I had a lot of fun making this little Quote Book, lots of scraps of lace and very quick to put together. I made this for my Mother in-law's birthday, she absolutely loved it, yay!!

This old sugar bowl was given a new life recently by being turned into a lovely pin cushion, the patina on the bowl was just too lovely to cover up too much so the simple embellishments were perfect for it. I also made a tiny pincushion from an old candlestick which now resembles a white rosebud.

I also finished my second Art Dress for a swap with a lady named Carole who is Mademoiselle Ashphodel on youtube, once again it was so much fun making it and seeing it finished gave me a lot of joy. It had to be shipped to Canada so a box for it to go in was also needed, you can see them both here in my video.

There were probably a few more little projects I finished but they just escape me at the moment, I must make a habit of blogging more regularly in future, thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Jeanette xx

Friday, 10 May 2013

Busy Busy Busy

In the past month or so I've been very busy with life and of course playing around with crafting. I managed to finish my very first 'Lace/Fabric/Doiley' Book

Make a small mountain of lovely fabric and lace 'Shabby Chic Style' flowers

Finish up some stickpins :)

Decorate some lovely little matchboxes for the ScrappersObsessionz April swap

Have fun making a tag

Complete a 'Book of Laces'

Make a sweet 'Shabby Chic Style' Lace tassel

and also complete my very first 'Art Dress'

There's probably a few other things I've done as well but cannot mention just yet because the person receiving them needs to be surprised :) 

Wow, now that I put it all here, that's a lot of crafting since my last blog post!!!! 

If you'd like to see any of these projects up closer, please feel free to visit my YouTube Channel HERE

Thank you for taking a look today

Jeanette xx