Monday, 28 November 2011

Easter eggs for Christmas!

I know, it sounds funny, but it is true! As usual I made some decorative eggs before Easter and people are buying them through year up to the Christmas. In November the last two were gone so I decided to make few more. Here they are!

I am very pleased that people often comment on the smooth glossy finish of the eggs. I am going to show you the very simple way of getting it. All you need is a piece of wooden plank and a long screw going through it. Now you can dip an egg in the varnish and let it drip. Glossy finish garanteed!

Friday, 25 November 2011

I was featured!

I was featured in a lovely blog called Coach House Crafting on a budget together with some fantastic creative blogs! Look here! I am so thrilled! Thank you Linda!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Tray

I have just finished decorating this tray with very Christmassy pictures and festive colours.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Magazine Files

I like to make functional things, something practical, that can be used every day. Something like these magazine files here - they are solid plywood,
painted inside and out and decorated in a rather neutral way.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Piece of cake!

There was no crafting today because I was baking. Every Wednesday a lovely lady - my neighbour - bakes cakes for a weekly gathering at local church. This week she was not that well so I did it. Five apple pies to feed 40 people - piece of cake! Actually there were six - one for myself. I definitely need a treat!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Rag Angel and Poinsettia

It took me long time to finish with image of rag angel. It is a lovely picture but I was not sure what kind of finish to use. These tiny specks are just fine, what do you think?

I am not very keen on the poinsettia as a plant but flowers are spectacular! And I like these small buckets, they are so versatile, you can use them in many ways!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Late Flowers of my Garden

It is very mild and quiet today so I went out to collect fallen leaves in my garden and came across some late flowers. Cyclamen, fuschia, rudbeckia and a few annuals are rather common but these shy beauties of periwinkle, Welsh poppy and astrantia are a bit unusual for this time of year. I hope these pictures will cheer you up! We all need something nice to look at in November...

Monday, 7 November 2011

Three Hairbrushes for little girls

These small hairbrushes would be a nice gift for little girls or a great Christmas stocking filler!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Mushrooms and mushrooms again!

Yes, I know, for many Western people picking (and eating) wild mushrooms is an entirely allien notion! But my husband is crazy about mushrooming and I myself enjoy it very much. The beauty of the autumn forest and these lovely chaps peeking out of the grass - no, I can't resist! We call it "quiet hunting " and I think it is a very appropriate name. You can eat mushrooms fried, salted, pickled and dried - they make delicious soup and sauces. We dried some not only for ourselves but for friends as well and I decorated a storage box  as a small gift.