Saturday, 10 December 2016

Decorated Clothes Pegs

DSC_0464With family in Canada, we needed to get going with Christmas presents early. I think Feets had no idea why we were making Christmas presents for Gran, Gramps and the rest of the family, but she enjoyed it nevertheless! With a bundle of clothes pegs hanging around, I thought they might be the perfect thing to paint as something useful and utterly unique to Feets, that she could be fully involved with. Using acrylic paints so they will stay dry with wet clothes, we first painted them in pastel colours. DSC_0465A day later, we painted one side with dots using cotton ear buds, and the other side with stripes, masked off with masking tape (this side a bit less successful, since I over-watered the paints, ah well).

Of course, I forgot that the highlight of the whole process would be wrapping them afterwards - some lucky people got several layers of wrapping!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Hub Caps in my Shop!

DSC_0689Some time ago I mentioned that I'd taken to collecting hub cap patterns ... and obscure but highly addictive fascination, I promise! Well, the next phase has emerged. I created a drawing inspired by mandalas, taken from all the patterns I'd collected, and included it in my calendar. Now, I have added some paper bunting to my shop collection, which I hope adds an air of beauty and sophistication to any room, whether coloured or in black and white.