Friday, 20 September 2013

Christmas Is Coming!

Ok, I know its only September....but not much time for me get things done as my Hubbs and I are flying to Virginia in November for the birth of our little grandson number 3. I cant believe he will be younger than our Great Grandson haha.!!
This is just the first one of my wall hangings I am making for little Christmas Presents this year.
I covered the little wooden tree in vintage music paper (Hark the Herald angels Sing) and then dusted it with very fine glitter, and added a little star on top.
Off to do some more.....Hugs Vee xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

18th Birthday Book keepsake

 Our Grandson Ben is 18 next week, my how time has flown by. Anyway I thought I should make a special card for him to keep. I had this old book which was going to the charity shop. First I tore out the pages and used the lovely hard cover as my starting point. I added thick card strips and some twine to make the cover more interesting.

 The whole thing was then covered with glue and tissue paper and left to dry as in the picture above.
 Then I painted the outside with dark blue paint and added some gold paint on top of that, then glued the button onto the centre, varnishing it all to make it durable. On the inside I covered this with some lovely card which has old maps printed on. As he is in the Army I thought this would be appropriate as he will be travelling all over after he has finished his training in the Royal Signals.
 Inside I made the faux book pages box in which to put the message and on the left cover I made a little envelope to pop in some money. I had this tiny little key so attached it to a tag with a verse and this will go into the pocket also. The verse says : This little key opens our hearts that are bursting with love & pride for our grandson Ben on his 18th wishing you a wonderful day Happiness always.
Bye for now Hugs Vee xx

Monday, 16 September 2013

Brag Monday Door hanging

 Putting together some images from Graphics Fairy I made this wooden door sign for a friend this weekend. She asked me to make her this to hang on the door when she was in the garden in case she missed visitors. Just a little the original colour of the Hydrangea flower from Graphics Fairy was purple I changed it using photo-shop to the orange/red as she loves this colour.
Hope she likes it... Hugs Vee xx 

Saturday, 7 September 2013

New Baby boy keepsake picture

Hi there, this is another new baby keepsake picture I have been asked to make this week.
This time for a baby boy. I made another tiny baby bootee and added a couple of little onesies, a little rattle and some bunting to decorate.
Inside the frame was decorated with spot paper to add some interest.
The babies name, date of birth, weight and time are all recorded for the future. 
Bye for now Hugs Vee xx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Wine wall sign.

A sign made for myself... a Shabby board with a cute sentiment.
I first painted the board ivory then the edges black. I applied some wax before I re-painted the ivory and then added the sentiment. Rubbed off the ivory around the edge to reveal the black. The effect I was looking for was a kind of metal background. Not sure if you think I achieved the look but.... hey! ho! I love it.
 Then I sat down and had a glass of Chardonnay.. mmm nice one!
Bye for now
Hugs Vee xx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Jimmy Choos Door sign

  This is another sign I have been asked to make this week.
A bit of bling on the Chandelier and at the corners just to jazz it up a bit.
 Not a lot to add to this only to say I hope the customer likes it.
Hugs Vee xx

Re-purpose jam jar.

Hello again, this is not my usual post but thought I would just pop by to let you see
my little salad dressing jar.
I cleaned out a little jam jar, sterilised it, then painted the lid with blackboard paint and now I have a useful little shaker to mix my dressings in for my salads etc.
Ok.. I know, I know its not a new idea but I just love it when I can repurpose things that would normally be thrown out and sometimes we need a little reminder .....sorry the pic is a tad blurred, I can assure you sobriety prevailed haha!

Here is the recipe for the dressing I used, it comes from

The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight

One Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 crushed garlic clove
1/4 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 Teaspoon Castor Sugar
Pinch of flaked sea salt and a couple of twists of black pepper.
Add 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

They say to mix with a whisk but no time to fiddle....
off you go and shake the jar ( lid on first) hehe!

Hugs Vee xx

Wooden Wall Hanging

Hi there ... I have been busy making wall hangings this last week and this is one I did for my Granddaughter who has just had a new carpet laid in her living/dining room.
Unfortunately the old one she chose was cream.....duh! this time she chose Black. She has a black Labrador and a new baby boy to contend with.. along with some lovely friends who are always dropping by.
She asked me to come up with a sign to let them know to remove their shoes haha....
Well just hope this works.
The wording says .. since little fingers touch our floor, Please remove your shoes, at the door!  
Fingers and toes crossed!!
Bye for now
Hugs Vee xx