Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Red Work Christmas Bunting

Hi All

I thought I would post today my Red Work Christmas Bunting, which I'm pleased to say I made in time for Christmas.  I purchased a kit from Mandy Shaw Of Dandelion Designs.  It was a beautiful kit and the fabrics were perfect.  I thoroughly enjoyed making it and will be proud to hang it every year.
I hope you like it too.

The main stitch used is back stitch and a few french knots.  The designs are marked onto the fabric by heat transfer and the stitching is then applied over the lines.  Each flag has been bound with bias tape and the same binding was used to make the  hanging cord. 

I thoroughly enjoy Mandy Shaw designs and the material she uses are excellent quality.

I hope you like the red work bunting.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Keshi Pearl Bracelet

Hi All

I've been adding to my Etsy again with a beautiful Keshi Pearl Bracelet.

I have really fallen in love with these Keshi Pearls and their natural free-form shape.  I love their organic feel, although they have an irregular shape they are totally smooth.  A Keshi pearl grows nucleus-free and forms in the cavities where the first generation pearls once grew. They are completely free-form and are the closest cultured pearl equivalent to a natural pearl. 

These particular ones are silver in colour with mother of pearl tones. The average size is 8mm x 10mm and I have used a sterling silver chain as an extender and a silver plated bolt ring clasp.

If you're interested in these at all they are available in my Etsy Shop, just click on the link on the right hand side bar - thanks for looking.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Houses

Hi All

Haven't posted in a while and have a lot of catching up to do, so I'm going to start with my little tea light Christmas Houses. 

I made these cute little homes out of polymer clay.  I decorated the outside with christmas trees adorned with baubles of all different colours.  I hand rolled and shaped candy canes, all along with seasonal holly and berries and what do you know - it snowed on my cute little house too - well OK I had snowtex!

 I made sure I left a hole in the base big enough to fit a battery operated tea-light and there's my little Christmas House.

I enjoyed making this so much I made several others, so I have a village. 

They are a perfect little night light for all ages.  If you're interested in buying one at all - just hop on over to my Etsy Shop, by clicking on the icon below or on the right hand side of the page.

 I sell on Etsy

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Clover Clam Shell Case

Hi All

A bit of change....................... It's sewing time!!!

I recently purchased from Create and Craft, the Clover Clam Shell Accessories Case (Forms) as I wanted to do a quick little project that was different.  I bought the sets in all of the sizes small, medium and large but I started with the small one first.

I had already purchased a set of fat quarters from C&C which are absolutely beautiful and perfect for this project - well I think so :)

I should have now taken photos of the process, but I was too eager, so I will do that with the next sizes; however, here is the finished Clam Shell Case!  Finished size is 7cm x 5cm.  I am really pleased with the finished article and its ideal for keeping a few £1 coins in for the trolleys etc.  a few sewing notions, e.g., thimble, thread and needles, a little jewellery pouch and so the list goes on. 

And so to the finished purse, I hope you like it :)

I will be selling these soon in my Etsy Shop come and see.

Love and Hugs

Kaz Bee x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Spellbinders Sunflowers

Hi All

I've finally found time to play with my Spellbinder Flower Dies and am really pleased with the result.
My first flowers are Sunflowers, well who can resist that lovely flower, that follows the sunlight.

So here are my flowers!

It takes ten cuts of the petals but I think it's well worth it.  I used a yellow card I ad and then inked the edges with a stampin' up ink. I will put all the details up when I make my next one, but just thought I'd show this as a starter.

Hugs, Kaz Bee :)

Saturday, 8 February 2014

A Picture at Last

Well, at last here's my picture of my finished Scandinavian Tapestry Heart.  I did finish it in time for Christmas and was very pleased with the result.

What do you think?

I am waiting at the moment for our extension to be finished so that I can get all my crafty goodies organised and sorted out so that I can get seriously crafting again.  I soooo can't wait :)

Hugs xxxx

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope that it is a peaceful and healthy one for all.  At this time of year we reflect on all the things to come and all the things which have passed.  It's not always easy as we are all dealt so many difficult blows in life; however, my best wishes go to all, for peace, health and happiness.


Hugs  Kaz Bee xx