Handmade Fun

Things have been hectic this year so far with a renovation project, I have been meaning to post this for ages. This is the 4th year I have handmade my gifts for family and friends at Christmas. This year rag rug animal doorstops and hessian wreaths.

Mirror framed with pallets


More pallet fun, this time to make a mirror. After sanding and then using a matt varnish the wood turned out amazing, I just need some black chain to hang it. Next is a card my mum made for my birthday, I wanted to frame it as it fits in with the colour scheme for…


Pallet Fun

I managed to get hold of a few pallets thanks to our next door neighbours having some extensive building work done. I cut the pieces down to smaller sizes to make some art for my new dwellings in the summer. The wood sanded down lovely and I used some chalk paint to give a white…

Ben Kwok Lion

Ben Kwok is an amazing artist who designs some amazing free templates that really suit zentangle. When I saw the lion template I knew I had to have a go. If you want to get access to his templates he has a group on Facebook called Ornation Creation specially for sharing his templates and for…


More Fleather Fun

I’ve been invited to show a craft group zentangle. It is also something I may start showing when volunteering at our local hopsital, so I decided to make up an A2 journal of tangles and step outs with a few projects. I bought the A2 folder from ‘the works’ for £2 and to make the…


Rag Rugging

It is exciting times at the moment I have a building project that I wanted to start and it has just been given planning permission to go ahead. The budget for the build will just about cover the major building works to be done, leaving very little for the decor so i have been scouring…

Brusho background and zentangle border

Clean and Simple

A few weeks ago our crafty afty was given a theme to follow ‘clean & simple’ . We were given a few examples and I loved what my mum had done with a brusho background and daffodil stamp, so decided to have a go as I had not had a go with brusho’s yet. Once…