Monday, December 07, 2009

Pot of Snow

I made these for my four kids for their stocking filler and I had bought four packets of Cadburys snow bites but shock horror when I went to get them there was only one packet left the kids must have eaten the other three packets of snow bites!! so only one jar was filled with snow bites.

The verses on the jar are...

I'm dreaming of a
White Christmas
Just like the ones we
used to know
But just in case this
doesn't happen
I'm sending you this
pot of snow

Monday, November 30, 2009

Some more Sock Monkeys!

Here are some more sock monkeys!

They are addictive to make!

The first one is for my eldest daughter for her car window, suckers will be attached to its hands. the first four monkeys were made out of kids size 3 - 5 socks the last four from adults size 4 -7 Socks

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Altered Asda Note book

I seen this on Mish Mash blog Notebooks I thought I would have a go at making some, I got the asda notebooks for 9 or 11 pence.they are a bit on the small side.


Good Morning What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesdayers. I have three desks and few projects on the go so its messy...


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stress Relief Bubble book

I forgot to upload this stress relief bubble match book which I made a few months ago it looks very flat in the picture but thicker in real life, it holds 10 sheets of 4 x 4 bubble wrap.
the quote inside read

When you are stressed and full of troubles
Just grab a sheet and pop some bubbles!
watch problems go with a loud “Pop”! “Pop”!
soon your spirit will be back on top.
This is therapeutic and soon after a while
You will find yourself begin to smile!

Directions: Pop one stress relieving capsules Every 4 - 6 hours or as needed.
Warning: May become addictive, in case of overdose please seek professional counselling.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Twilight book marks/paper clips

I was bored tonight as X factor is on and the kids are watching it, so thought I would make this for my Daughters as they are mad on Twilight! and they are book readers. I got this idea from rainmacs i do love the quote "The Lion fell in love with the lamb" now looking for a picture with the quote that is one of my Daughters favourite " Only a vampire can love your forever"

looking at the photos above I really need to give my craft desk a good scub!!!

since I posted it I found "be safe" font here so was able to make another paperclip/bookmark using my daughters favourite quote

Note to self ......scrub the desk!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


I made these this afternoon nicked the idea from itsallfiddlefart It was quick and easy to do, just waiting for the magnets to arrive before I can bag them and tag them with this verse found on the MSE forum
Here's some pegs,
they'll be just fine,
stick them on the fridge,
Don't hang them on the line!

Towel Cakes

I have been "baking" towel cakes today.. the christmas one looks lopsided but it is straight in real life and the pamper cake both were made out of Marks and Spencer towel bale which was £7.50 for two bath towels, 2 hand towels and two face cloths. Christmas cake was made with one hand towel, one bath towel and one face cloth, the pamper cake was mde with one hand towel and one face cloth and spa pack was out of
 B & Ms for £1.99.

Cakes Wrapped

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Pencil box, tutorial and file

After a few request on how to make this I am going to try and explain the best I can how to do this first download and print this file which I created for you to use PDF pencil unto card stock and score your first line just above the printed area..I am sorry this not professional but it was the only way I could figure it out.
One A4 cardstock printed will make two of these pencil boxes

After scoring the first line then score 7/8" from the first score line and every score line until the whole page is scored, score the sides as close as to the print out then cut the score lines at the side
Cut the sidesto the edge of the score lines and fold all the scored lines on the right sides trim all except for one as in pic below

then tape down the edges except for the long one

put glue or double sided tape on one edge and stick it down and tape the left side too

and now you are left with a box that looks like this
fold it over the box then trim off excess card

I hope this tutorial was easy enough to follow.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thank you to Wannasavemore on MSE forum for sending me the contents of this link humour pencil which would not open for me and enabled me to make these wee pencil boxes.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Poor Woman Boob Job

I made these this morning!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Altered Canvas

I thought I would share the canvas I altered a while back, I did four of them one for each of my children.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sour cream advent countdown

I made these for my daughter, I do not like the colours but she likes her tree black and white, I filled them with gold coins, chocolate santas etc.. I have another 72 sour cream containers to make for my other three children, I am waiting on my papermaina 'home for christmas' pack to arrive from ebay to make them, there is a video tutorial for making these sour cream advent here by Dan

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Countdown advent Calender

I made this today using beer mat coasters and bo bunny papers and my trusty BIA

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pots of Gold

Tescos only had one box left of the £3.50 Ferrero Rocher today so only managed to make three pots of gold, I need to make tags for them with the pot of gold verse.

Post it Note Holders

I made these today with beer coaster mats and my trusty Bind it All.

inside the post it holder

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Easy way to turn out Sock Monkey tail and arms

I am addicted to making the sock monkeys but  I didnt enjoy turning out tails and arms and stuffing them as it is fidgetty, then I remembered years ago when I made a raggedy doll I was shown how to turn out the skinny legs and tried it with the sock monkey and it worked!! I tried it to stuff it using the hollow tube and found it so much easier and quicker!  I thought I would share it with you. I hope the pictures and my instructions is be easy to follow.

supplies needed one hollow tube,mine is about 19mm and a stick

step one                                                                      
hollow tube and stick


Step two
cover the hollow tube with the inside out arms or tail

step three                                                                 
push the wooden stick into the hollow tube                    

Step four
The stick turns the arm inside out as it comes out the other end of the tube.

step five
the arm coming out of the tube

step 6
the arm now out of the tube

step seven
push the hollow tube back into the turned out arm

step eight
Push the stuffing through the tube into the arm bit by bit (dont fill the whole tube) until you feel the arm is stuffed  move the tube and stuff another wee bit and keep going till the whole arm is filled.

Finished arm!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I made these wheatbags today  it has a cute poem and I added lavender essential oil.