Friday, 19 April 2013

A year away and I'm back! Where did the time go?

OMG, time seriously flies doesn't it!  I mean, I didn't realise that it had been that long since I last blogged!  Then I look back and think about what had happened and I realise that sooo much has in fact happened since then!

I left my beloved teaching job last summer to pursue my even bigger love of crafting and time was just swept away in the run up to my autumn wedding.  I made and created everything (well as much as I could) for the wedding!  This took over but was not for the feint hearted and I was so proud and chuffed with the final outcome!  I did everything (some with the help of mum, auntie and mum in-law I must add!),  including deco-ing my shoes
I also made the button holes with fabric and felt flowers, the bouquet in the same way with the help of a kitchen whisk and some of the bridal party jewellery.  It was the most awesome day but the planning took over and my own crafting and blogging did go out of the window!
A view of some of the makes on the day!
After the wedding I embarked on the mad panic of making enough stock for the Victorian Christmas Fayre in Worcester which was a tremendous success and weeks in the making between the mini-moon and the beginning of December.  The cold did not put us off the 4 day and night hardcore craft fair and I ended up busy until Christmas with orders from that.
Then came the new year and a new decision, to move and leave the area, it came quick and we now live in another county, further North and love it but buying a house which was a bit unloved has meant creativity was put on hold to paint, decorate and design our home.  We are still not finished but the important bit is, my brand new craft room! A room dedicated to me and creativity  you could not imagine all of the stuff we found when unpacking, things I just didn't have the room for or to display in my old house.  I have everything from shrink plastic to seed beads and everything in between, not forgetting the 5 crates of yarns!! The question now  where to start and how to start, I will be blogging my journey from craft room to craft business and hope you will follow me too....................................... 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

New supplies!

Sorry for random gaps in my posts folks, am going through a really busy period and having a mass social media confuzzlement!
Here is a new kit I bought recently and started to use today when the weather outside was soooo horrible!
Follow me on twitter @creativestrawb to see regular updates of my creations, I promise to be back blogging when school finishes in the summer and full time crafting can resume!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

My first party


My first party, a set on Flickr.

Last night was a great success, it was great to chat oi people about my creations and get them out there!

Friendly Plastic


Friendly Plastic, a set on Flickr.

All designed and made by me. All made into jewellery now as earrings or necklaces

Shrink plastic


Shrink plastic, a set on Flickr.

all made, coloured and designed by me - burnt fingers to prove it!

Hama Creations


Hama Creations, a set on Flickr.

What we used to do when we were kids is still very much alive in my eyes!!