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Today I entered 6 categories and got prizes in 5! Yay!!
There were some lovely flowers, vegetables, crafts, baking and floral art and the childrens section had great collections of seeds, wild flowers, herbs, mini-gardens and vegetable animals!! Chewbacca makes a winning gingerbread character…
Well I’m back, sorry it’s been so long… the head elf has been filling up a cabinet at the lovely Runcorn Framers in err… Runcorn. Big Beads, teeny cupcakes, mirrors, pens, cupcake and pirate earrings plus more are all nestled between lots of other great craftwork in this super cool framers and gift shop. Hop on down to get something for your own stocking.
Been busy making loads of these big fellahs for a wee while now and only recently finished turning some of them into necklaces. A couple are already being worn about town and one has even been away to the Carribean!
So two more are ready now and listed today on the wee folksy shop
After a couple of false starts with melting and “exploding” varieties of pen I finally found that the local Pound Shop had the right stuff. So all the back to school displays can be worth having a look through!
And I have to say I am now hooked. Yes, I know every new method or technique that I master (or at the very least enjoy and have a little success with) become my obsession, for a while.
These are my first 9 plain Bic stick pens, finished. Jolly! Now I am off to get some more done in a more organised fashion and hopefully they will be in my online shop(s) soon. 😉
Here is a wee glimpse of what I get up to, in those moments in betweeen snooping for a real job and looking at The Daily Squee! Buttons, magnets, mirrors and some odd uncatogorised thingies. Polymer clay is my friend (apart from days when it all ends up as a grey lump – although this is still useful…?) Get thee to the wee shop for some of these and others.
Et voila! my first attempts at… caning, slicing (with the ridged blade), using a tinfoil armature to make a bigger bead, my first “skinner blend” and making a tiny bowl with the cane slices (so fragile dainty that I have no idea what to do with it!).
I know I shoulda been busy with other things, but in my defence the dishes got washed, making a space to set up the little fan oven. And once you start these it’s hard to stop, bit like sweeties in many respects. Todays crop yielded black and red beads and the two wee hearts, a pair of earrings in fact. Flowers and dolly mixtures have been waiting for a few days. Think I’ll be making more of these now I have the temperature and timing sorted.