Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Colourful headboard for our bed

I got some packing pallets and stripped the planks off. Next I glued some printed tissue papers (which are very cheap) onto the planks using PVA or school glue.

I tried to make them nice and bright but at the same time keeping them shabby looking.

I also used hand made papers and gift wrapping paper too. Fabric was another thing I used for covering some of the planks.

Next A light frame was screwed to the wall so I could use it to screw the planks into position

It is now complete :)

This idea has been inside my head for quite some time so I am glad it is finally done and I can move on to the next thing.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Decoupage Frames.....

I was given these round white pressed wood frames.............they were ugly!  I had them for over a year before  having a Eureka moment and deciding to cover them in odd bits of fabrics that I have over fromo other projects and also paper scraps and buttons etc..........

They are approx 85cm (33.5 ") with an opening in th middle of 70 cm (27.5")

I had two of them so played around a bit until deciding to place a mirro into one and a felt mosaic into the other. It was a lot of fun.

Using basic white school glue (PVA) and voila thats it.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Here are a couple of owls I made using things I had hanging around my hobby room.  Metal off cuts from a factory I once worked in, kitchen utensils and even a heart shaped tin.

Monday, October 21, 2013

fabric bangles

These are my latest creations. Saris fabrics twisted and stitched and then embellished with all sorts of beads, buttons, charms and threads.

No two are the same each one is unique in size, shape, colour and decoration.
 Each one can be worn singly or in a multiple stack for a stunningly colourful effect.

There is a definite flavour of the east, India and  the boho gypsies amongst us.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mosaiced Bird Bath

I made this bird bath using a small cheap cupboard and an old sink. The sink I have mosaiced using lots of beads I'd had for over 5 years.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pole Painting

I have decided to use some of the branches I cut off the trees in our garden as artwork for my fence.

 These are some of my works in progress. I make the base colourful and then I start to add finer details such as spots, spirals and circles.

   I just let myself paint freehand and made it up as I went along. I have noy yet finished but it is VERY therapeutic and I have really enjoyed myself so far.



Saturday, June 8, 2013

Self made recycled garden decorations

These are my new garden mushrooms I made using the stumps of some trees we had to remove. The caps are made using an old anodised aluminium lamp shade and the other is a sheet of printed tin I had lying around. I shaped the tin over and old glass terrarium bottle.  The tin wasn't as pliable as I wished but I am pleased with the final shape.

I cut the top off an old dolls head and filled it with compost and seeded it. Voila a few days later she has a new crop of green curls :) I also sprayed her a nice garden green colour. I believe she will look better as she ages.

The back fence is being decorated with ''faces'' made from old containers, Just cut the top off an old 5 gallon/liter container and add eyes for ''expression"".