i ordered the silhouette cameo yeeey

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

after a fair amount of consideration i decided to go ahead and order the silhouette cameo machine as a christmas present to my self, it took me a while to finally bite the bullet and go for it.
 my fiance went ahead and pressed the confirm order button as i was sat there for half an hour looking at it wondering what to do lol. i have been constantly researching it for the last month, checking out what it does ect, as it costs so much money i wanted it to be worth it. i cant wait for it to arrive, it looks great fun xxx

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christmas crafts, gadget case tutorial

 these sweet little gadget case's/phone case's are super simple to make and are a great idea to give as a christmas present

silhouette cameo owners i need your help please

Monday, 28 November 2011

please help me !!!!
I really would love to buy a silhouette cameo, but they are quite expensive, so i want to be sure they are as good as they sound before i part with that kind of money. so i have a few questions that i wonder if you could help me with.
  1. can you only use the silhouette products with it like the vinyl ect or can it be any brand?
  2. can you cut any image or does it have to be one downloaded from the silhouette website?
  3. have you sold many projects you made with it, i.e do you think it will pay for its self in the end with the things you can create with ?
  4. is it easy to use?
  5. is it any good and have you had any issues with it.
  6. do you find you have to spend out, allot on the products for it, they add loads of VAT on american items in england.
i would really love to hear your input on it, to help me decide if i should buy one as i dont want to spend that amount of money if it will just sit there and not be used, i love crafting and i really think i could benifit from it. 
thankyou so much

home made twig tree and decorations tutorial



quirky christmas

Saturday, 26 November 2011

 i came across this picture on the web, i love the quirky christmas tree with the top hat instead of a traditional star, or angle. .i really like this style twig tree aswell.

 light up moose head, a new take on the wal mounted throphy heads.

a different take on the traditional advent calenders, with a marked branch on the left, and tags on the right. i love this idea of using tags, with different winter style objects on each one,  its so pretty and looks super easy to re-create for your self.

thrifty believe sign

Thursday, 24 November 2011

i made this believe sign, from a moses basket rocker



My White mantel


doily/ clear ball christmas decoration

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


mini clear glass christmas decorations

 i made these mini book page decorations today, i have seen a few tutorials for this. so i searched everywhere for some clear balls and could not find any, so i improvised.

vintage button heart picture tutorial

Monday, 21 November 2011


    this is a super easy project that takes no time at all

the white tree

 i just put up my tree, i love my white tree. i used gold and white decorations, but im thinking about buying some new ones.

king and queen crown table runner



book page stag tree decoration tutorial

Sunday, 20 November 2011


 first glue book pages, both sides of a sheet of a4 card.

Wool pom pom garland

Friday, 18 November 2011

I made this garland by attaching pom poms i made to a string of the same colour wool.


scented acorns jar tutorial

Thursday, 17 November 2011


 my mum gave me some of these cute little jam jars, so i decided to make scented acorns. for this i used
burlap,
lace,
acorns,
berry essence oil,
manilla tag

spray painted antlers

 my nan gave me some antlers, but i did not really like the colour of them, so i used plastikote spray paint, and put a peice of card board outside and sprayed them white, i think they look totally different now. everything looks better white lol.

dreaming of a white christmas, with snow spray


burlap memo board tutorial


 first i got a piece of wood

easy book page tree

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


 this is the easiest project ever, all you need to do is remove a chunk of pages still attached at the spine of the book, then cut out half a christmas tree shape, like the picture below, with the middle of the tree where the spine is. and then fan the pages out and your done. so easy

stenciled dresser

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


                                                   before picture,
i painted the dresser cream, my mums friend had two of these and was throwing them away so my mum had one and i had one.

book page flower wreath

Sunday, 13 November 2011


advent doily tags

fabric envelope tutorial


to make this fabric envelope, you need two piecs  of
 fabric, and then you need to join them together using iron on heat bond paper,

lavender cushions tutorial

Saturday, 12 November 2011

   to make these cushions, you need;
hessian fabric
lavender
masking tape
paint
stencil
scissors
sewing machine
 
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