Sunday, 28 August 2011

Handmade Monday 31

I've been really busy with doctors, optician and hospital appointments this week. Hasn't left a lot of time for crafting. I do have my new glasses though to try to help with my double vision problems. I am off to Bath RUH next week to get my new hearing aids too I do hope they will help.
I have finished the piggy money box my daughter wanted for her birthday. She is 16 but loves farm animals she is hoping to be a dairy farmer and will be starting the level 2 diploma in agriculture at college in Sept.

Here are a few pics of the finished papier mache money box. It doesn't have a name yet as I have left that up to her.


Sorry about the photo's they aren't very good, the pig is bright pink, black and grey. It does have a slot in the top and underneath is a plastic stopper, to get the money out. This was great to make and I think I will be making some more to sell, I am going to experiment with other animals too.
Pop over to see what everyone else has been up to for handmade Monday at Wendy's blog 1st Unique Gifts.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Handmade Monday 30

I've been busy trying to get to grips with facebook this week. You can see my efforts at Mias Craft Ideas on facebook

I have managed to do some quick crafts and have put up a few new tutorials on my website.
How to make a pom pom
Drinking straw bracelet

Pasta necklace

 Making the pom poms were great and really took me back to when I was a kid. My mum has always loved knitting so there was always odd balls of yarn around. She taught us how to make pom poms so we made loads. The drinking straw bracelet and pasta necklace were crafts I discovered when my own kids were small. It's amazing how versatile a bag of macaroni can be. My kids all used painted pasta as counting beans to help with their maths. These are all really quick and easy crafts that are really cheap and make great finished products.

I'm going to pop over to Wendy's blog at  1st Unique Gifts to see what everyone else has been up to this week. I hope you will join me as there are loads of very talented people joining in every week.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Papier Mache Bowls

The tutorial for my papier mache bowls is now on my website. Here's a direct link to the page How To Make A Bowl.


Let me know what you think and if you do have a go I would love to know how you get on.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Papier Mache Bowls

Handmade Monday 29
I haven't blogged for ages, my eyesight is now getting better so I'm back! I have been busy crafting though and have made some papier mache bowls. I will be putting up a tutorial on my website to show how I made these. I have completed a couple of commissioned pieces too, though I haven't sorted the photo's yet. I have also been trying to get a facebook page up for my business which has been a nightmare. It must be my age as my teenage daughter managed to sort things out for me in the end. 


Pinks and purple
In a nut shell
Copper tones

All three bowls together
 I hope you like them, they are fun to make and I enjoyed the process. Now I'm going to have a look at Wendy's Blog 1st Unique Gifts to see what everyone else has been up to for Handmade Monday. Do pop over and have a look at all the other fantastic crafts. If you are crafty too you can join in.