And just like that two months have gone by since I've been here! Oh my goodness ..
Let's have a little catch up on what I've been making, firstly there were the journal page and altered file folder packaging I made for a challenge, it's wonderfully shabby vintage and ever so soft looking.
This is the journal page made from an A4 piece of paper folded in half with many tucks and pockets added and filled up. You can see more of it in this video - here
This is the altered file folder I made to go with it, I just love how this one turned out, so very shabby looking :) You can find this one, if you'd like to see more - here
The next project I made was a Boudoir Pincushion Doll inspired by the beautiful vintage dolls you can see on Pinterest. I used some gorgeous laces and trims from Crafty Me Shop on facebook to compliment the lovely little half doll. You can see a detailed video of this project - here
I think she's just lovely :)
Then it was time to play around with a candy theme for my Helmar Design Project for May,
I chose to make some little 'Candy Tubes' for crafters. Perfect little gifts to give to your friends. If you would like to see how I made them you can read about it - here
Another Helmar Design Project was the ongoing covers for my journal, this time I started decorating them and you can see how that was done - here
Ok so now we go into journal territory, this is a 3 in 1 Concertina TN Style Journal I made using a file folder and the 'Gentleman's Emporium' paper collection from Couture Creations, I really enjoyed making this and if you're interested you can see a flip through - here
This was followed by more journals in a lovely Boho style using laces, trims and fabrics from Crafty Me Shop once again and you can also see them in detail - here
Of course I wanted to make some file folder pockets to house them, I think they turned out ever so pretty and you can have a look closer in this video - here
Next up there was a new Choker for my vintage dressform in my craft room, this was a very simple make but turned out so very lovely, I have a process video if you care to see how it was made - here
Wanting to use up some of my scraps from the Crafty Me Shop projects, I decided to make a little Paper Bag Journal Flip. There is a three part process video on my channel but if you want to just see the end result it starts about half way through the last video (Part 3).
Part 1 - here
Part 2 - here
Part 3 - here
Lastly I put together some lovely shabby vintage style tags for a journal, I've showcased metal cutting dies from 'Inloveartshop' in this project, you can see this video - here
Well that certainly turned into a long post and is a gentle reminder to myself to pop on my blog more often.
In all my projects where glue is needed I use Helmar glues :) :)
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day