Thursday, 23 February 2012

Consignment..Beach Themed Wedding ~ Card.

i made this card for my friend Chelsea to give to her Sister, who is getting married soon.
They are having a beach wedding & i thought i'd make something to suit.
it was a bit tricky but with a few goes i was happy with the end product.
 The sand & shells background image is a photo i took at Sempaphore last weekend..
walking & collecting shells with my Boys. :)
i made a window piece out of an a4 sheet protector,
(Chelsea helped me nut it out ~ Thanks!!)
 Inside the clear window is lovely clean SA Beach sand, some tiny pink & white shells & 
some silver glitter for a bit of zing.

a simple handmade white envelope tied with cotton twine & two shells & a bow.
i thought the two shells represented the Couple getting hitched..
Another fun lovely project to create.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentines Day Mail

Similar to my previous post about Australia Day parcels, 
i also send little Valentines day surprises! 
Instead of sweets or chocolates this year i'm sending stationery... 
Useful & much healthier!

 I made two variations of the card to accompany the gifts. 
i love string and thread just about as much as paper,
 so i crafted a "little string art" heart on these cards. 
(above & below)

The arrows i found via: How about Orange a round up of Valentines day printables. 
You can get them here: Cupids Arrow PDF
Two very cool peeps, thanks for sharing!

Friday, 10 February 2012

An Experiment: Surprise in the mail.

After reading This post by Pilgrim the other day i was inspired By Papered Thoughts to try sending something odd in the mail to my Buddy. ... its a pretty rough first go...but considering i didn't know if the whole item would be shredded or destroyed by the postal service .... i thought id keep it simple.
Here is how the parcel progressed:
 creating a little cute heart bunting string on go inside the surprise...
 Assembly stage 1#
i used a plastic drink cup with lid, caus it's summery & 
my Buddy likes sweet soft drinks :)
and i thought, not much loss if it does get mangled in the mail.
 Assembly stage #2
 Assembly stage #3
 All done & ready to send! 
On the way to the post box, along with Valentines Gift mail, & something for Rin at Papered Thoughts
hope everything arrives safely!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Belated sharing ... Alberton Craft Market November 2011

Last November i had a stall at the Trinity Alberton Unity Church 
Craft market.  Despite being a very hot day it went well, 
with lots of lovely friends & family coming to visit. 
above is the flyer i made for the event.
And below, some photos of my stall & 
the paper goods & accessories i had for sale. 
My tressles set up.
 "The Local's" Alberton cards went down well...

Christmas gift tags, wrap & cards.
 My vintage tea chest of stock.
 Also i made a stack of different bracelets, key rings & knitted scarves.

It was a good day, i look forward to the next one.. 
i believe its the First Saturday in May 2012!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

More belated Sharing... Festive Bunting.

 Just before Christmas (last year 2011) i started making festive bunting.
Its certainly become popular all of a sudden, so i gave it a go. 
i made several different versions, some traditional Christmas greeting phrases, others more modern or unusual. each one to styled to suit the recipient. i was very happy with the results, and they were all very well received.. gosh Ta Peeps.. you know who you are xcxc
Here is the Bunting i made for my Sister & her Partner for their Melbourne Home. 

i chose an elegant font & a range of Melbourne map images, vintage & current. (to suit their personal style)
 i stitched the bunting triangles together on my trusty vintage Elna sewing machine.
 Elna is one of my most awesome roadside finds. 
Here is the finished product on Display in their awesome Loft style apartment!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Belated Sharing.

I always send my family a little gift for Australia Day.
This year, rather than spending too much $ i made some friendship bracelets for the ladies & (bought choccies for the fellas)& sent them.
 the wrap, paper made from copies of
vintage Aussie $20 tea towel & Australian birds hanky
tied with a nice piece of string.

the gifts.
(made from plastic beads, buttons brass washers & waxed cord.) 

had to wait a bit to share these as i didn't wanna risk ruining surprises :)