Monday, June 28, 2010

Snowman Peg Ornaments

Continuing with the winter theme, I have made a couple of snowman peg ornaments, this is a free pattern available on the The Olde Country Cupboard blog. These were very quick and easy to make, and I am sure to make some more this week. Tonight was just a trial run, you know how it is?

It is so hard to take a photo of white, the flash seems to bounce back off it, and as you can tell from my photos, I still have an awful lot to learn but please bear with me. I wonder when I will find the time to learn how to do it?

Does anyone in Australia put up a Christmas tree for "Christmas In July"? Wouldn't one look great adorned with snowflakes and snowman ornaments?

Food for thought!

Brr... It's Cold

The title says it all - it is really cold today with a good frost... which is appropriate for the new mint books and tea packets I have been making over the weekend.

These are sweet to use as thank you gifts, or for your Christmas in July celebrations ... I have many winter designs in store and will be adding to this range in the future.

How to make mint books can be found here and then just choose your graphics and text. There are many online stores that sell graphics that you can use for any occasion or just experiment with your clipart or even family photos. All you need to do, once you have designed your mint book or tea packet is print them out on your printer and you're done.

For some free printable tea packets, go here



Sunday, June 27, 2010

So Sweet

I found these sweet wine glasses at my Op Shop yesterday ($2.00 for three), and picked the camellias from my garden, how sweet do they look displayed on my window sill? They are situated above my kitchen sink and look so fresh and pretty.

I have been making some Christmas items for the shop, snowmen, gingerbread man, and another variation of a reindeer. These are all made from felt and are quick and easy. The photo shows them waiting for their individual photos on my sideboard.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Photos at last

OK, do not act surprised, I have actually taken photos of my mini gifts for the early bird challenge.

I have made a iPod cover as well as two mobile phone purses

I must admit most of my time as been taken up with trying out the new blog template designs. It has been so long since I have blogged that everything has changed. New challenges ahead I forsee.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafters

Well, I have joined an Australian Early Bird Christmas Crafters group and I should be showing photos of the small gifts I have started making for Christmas ... Well, hold on, I will upload some photos soon.

For family members, you will need to guess which ones are for you, or else "put in an order" that will make life easier .... you all know how much I love Christmas, so this group is ideal for me

This is what I have started making:
  1. iPod cover
  2. Mobile phone covers
  3. Christmas ornaments

Now if only someone could teach me how to take "great" photos it would be a help. I also have trouble taking photos of products for my online store ... there must be a easy way. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Photos will be loaded before the end of the week, I promise (fingers crossed)