Monday, 17 September 2012

Vintage Card & more Dyeing & spinning

More dyeing, which I did on holiday, this time these are dyes I found in my attic,

I have had them for at least 25 yrs lol, just shows if you keep something long enough you will eventually use it lol

The colours have blended together beautifully,


This is a gorgeous greens and coppery colours

carded and blended together 

 just wish I had dyed more as I have only 2 hanks of the wool, so not sure what I will make with them as yet,
I also have some of the fibres left over from the carding machine which I am going to felt with my machine so when I get round to making a card with it I will show you all....

In the meantime......  Heres a card I made over the summer, the backing paper I made myself in Photoshop. The sentiment reads :- time goes by so fast enjoy every moment.
I have added card candy and a prima flower with a ribbon bow. I love the colours in this card I think its my favourite so far......

Saturday, 15 September 2012

DAD - you are priceless

papers from hot off the press some of my favourite designers

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Today a Nautical Card

Using assorted Nautical stamps I have made this card using shimmer inks and distress inks a real mix of a card but a great theme for men, even if you dont live by the sea.  Lighthouses are always a favourite for me....
I have added some bits and pieces from my stash for embellishments,  I am busy spinning at the mo trying to finish a small batch of dyed fibres so I can show you hopefully tomorrow...
call back to see what Ive been upto
take care all
ju x

Friday, 7 September 2012


On holiday over August, I had great fun dyeing assorted fibres and yarns, here are some pics as to what I was getting upto, Dont you just love the pink, and more photos to come as to what I have got upto with it lol

mixed fibres, alpaca & jacob fleece drying in the summer sun
Here was my first batch of dyeing, using odds and ends of fleece and the dye fom julz. So easy to use.

Fabulous strong colours from these dyes

More to come, do call back its nice to have visitors lol
ju x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Evening all,
I have been having problems with blogger or maybe its my ancient pc,  the only way I have been able to get the icons on screeen so I can blog is by using google chrome as anyone else had this problem or is it just me lol...
Seeing I have spent most of the day messing about with this I still havn't got round to sorting my pics of my hols and the dyes fibres but they are  coming if this works as I hope at last..... ahhhhh technology not really my forte.....

Heres a card I made over the summer just trying out the photo link and hoping it will work lol. so maybe tomorrow I will be able to get my dying and holiday snaps up and I shall be running at last lol....
Have a fun evening
ju x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Its been a while......

Its been a while since I last blogged,..... this is sounding like a confession lol.
Time flys by so quickly, hours mingle into days days into weeks and before you know it half the year has passed, Well hopefully I can get back to my blogging and have a little fun creating again......

I have just come back from holiday in France so have some lovely photos to share and while away I have been dyeing  fleece and blending the colours so some lovely fibres to show you and what I make with them.

A new blog has just started  from the lady I bought my dyes from so check this out its new so not many posts as yet but I am sure it will develope into a really interesting blog
check julz out here:-
must get on and sort out my photos so I can post a more interesting article for your to see catch you all tomorrow  ju x

Monday, 20 February 2012

Flea Market Bargain

What a bargain I had at the flea market, £10 for the lot and when I counted them out I had 40 bobbins of thread..... and these other bits and pieces....

oh I do like a good old rummage......

Happy crafting today...... ju x

Friday, 17 February 2012

A taste of africa

These are the cards I made using my new ribbons and buttons and papers from my stash.....

Hope you like them.....

Happy crafting ju x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


You know the feeling when you just cant resist some crafty stash, altho your cupboards, drawers boxes and more boxes are full to the brim.......
Well this is that stash..... lol
I just couldnt resist the colours and texturesSo using up my crafty bits and bobs I dug out these scraps ect to have a play

Call back to see what I came up with.....

p.s. I'm still waiting for hubby to open the attic door and find my crafty goodies and still waiting for my felting machine to arrive

Hopefully by the weekend all will be revealed....... I hope

in the mean time

Happy crafting ju x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Goodies in the Attic

For many years I have been keeping a hoard of goodies in the Attic, waiting for that time when THE TIME IS RIGHT....... that time has now come..... we have lived here for 22 yrs this year thats how long its been up there lol.....

I used to be a spinner(confessions) and had fleeces and topps just waiting to be spun, but now I have gone into a new phase(must be the moon) of playing with felting and I have just succumbed and ordered a felting machine, (this item was essential, I NEEDED it in order to use up the stash in the attic, saving money and clearing the attic at the same time, when you think about it, its SIMPLES!, well thats what I told hubby)

I have lots of plans to dye my own wool as I know in that attic somewhere is a box of dying equipment raring to be used. All I need now is a complying hubby to find the time to get out the ladders and get up in that attic

wish me luck it may take some time......... watch this space.

Happy crafting .... ju x

Friday, 10 February 2012

my own Desert Island - if only

I'm not sure what happened to January or to the beginning of Feb but hopefully I can get back into my blogging and thought I would share this picture with you,

It was taken on a French beach last week, the place was deserted with all the houses on the beach shuttered up for the winter, the only person we saw was the jogger on the beach and he could be my man friday any day of the week.......

Happy Crafting everyone and keep warm and safe.... ju x