Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cat kidson.

Me + sewing machine = disaster.
After seven hours I finally managed to make some lavender bags as per an order. I know it takes practice to get good results but honestly, I think there may be no hope for me ! :)


Working through the orders for Christmas cards. A friend asked me for one similar to one I'd made a previous year, featuring a turkey! I think it was a decopage from jolly nation. Anyway, had to make it myself this time so hand drew a very similar chap on the computer and then printed it onto different patterned papers to use for "paper piecing" the image.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Glad's cats.

Part of a commissioned picture of two large ginger cats. Am happy to consider requests :)

Photo card.

I used to really love editing photos, correcting problems and reprinting them. Handy skill set for these kind of projects, not sure if i should continue with the process and return an improved pic with the card?

Finishing off the non-christmas card orders.

Commissioned card for a three year old goddaughter. Been looking forward to use these 3d hello kitty stickers for ages. :)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Fair tomorrow!

Finished a few extra phone charms.

Another fair on Saturday

Trying to replace stock asap, hadn't prepared to sell so much last weekend. Next batch of cat nip toys.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Commissioned anniversary card

Scottish medieval first anniversary. Has taken a very long time to make!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Catnip kitties.

Need to make loads of these but so far tonight I have managed two. Oops. Must sew faster :)


Almost got to the end of the non-Christmas card orders, but they keep flooding in. I require an extra day in the week please&thankyou.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Entering the mad panic...

...that is the week before the first Christmas craft fair... This is one of the new small knitty kitty pics.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas cards

Cracking on with Christmas cards, need some to use myself with early presents. Also, exciting for me only, a new cutting mat!!! :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Working on new pictures

Two weeks to go until the first xmas fair so got to get cracking on some pictures asap. First one underway!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Felt is super for creativeness.

Am loving my new phone and the ease of posting stuff. Even special effects!. Lots of bad headaches at the moment but finished off a bird in the gaps between.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


I loved Lego as a kid and am very happy to play with it now too :) card for Michael's 11th.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Kit Catson

Making some kit Catson decorations to sell at the fair. Might only be one at this rate ;)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Phred's ATCs

Phred's ATCs
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Via Flickr:
Had a brill present from Phred this morning, a whole collection of his ATC's. Had this frame already and the apertures are a tiny bit small but I think it works great. It was going to be for some artwork to sell, but now it is repurposed and up on the wall. I love it :D
Thank you Phreddy!!!!

And yes... I have very bright yellow walls. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Second card

Made a couple of cards this evening, both using some ideas I'd saved from craft mags.

Anniversary cards

Deciding if I should use my phone cam to take my card shots. Should l put them onto Flickr too or take a second set with my proper camera? Decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Finished jewellery making for a while, back to card making, lots of fresh orders and really I should start on the crimbo cards. These are a few of my recent bracelets.


Modifying some more pilgrim earrings for myself.

Fixing things

One of the best things about learning the skills for jewellery making, is being able to fix things! This was a snapped pilgrim bracelet that I was given to repair. Several pieces missing, but what do you think? Spot the new join?;)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pick up a penguin

When I first got interested in beading I made lots of handbag charms, including some eclectic mixes of themes beads. (if that is possible?) Making some more for the next show, penguin, Russian doll and cats. Also made a few more earrings today.
I love my new phone!! It's making regular blogging really easy :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Felt ornaments

Making ornaments in the evenings to sell at the fairs. I love how instant felt is. Also need some new ideas for Christmassy items to make.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Major problem with jewellery making.

Trying to build up some stock for the Christmas craft fairs. George is not helping! :)

Friday, October 07, 2011

Inside Homemade Bag

Inside Homemade Bag
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Via Flickr:
Spent the other night crafting with Susan, she is far far better on a sewing machine than I am, but I might get there eventually. This project could possible use up some of my humungous fabric stash.. which is getting out of hand!
This is a pattern from Craft seller magazine, and this was our first attempt. It needs a few adjustments we think, but it came out pretty cool! :)
Been along time since I have caught up with my online craftingness...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Originally uploaded by Eekers!
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So, originally I wanted to make a card as the recipient is planning on going to France for her 50th birthday...
Unfortunately I only have turquoise yellow and pink shimmer mist, so it soon had to take on a new design. Want to play around with the divided tags idea a bit more, as I think it could be used to make something alot better.

Commissioned card - 50th birthday

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Powis Castle, Welshpool.

Crop Shot
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Completely failed with regular updating on the blog, oops. Trying to get caught up with things, yet again, but in the mean time, here is a shot of Powis Castle. We visited this week and it really was fantastic. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Mail Box

The Mail Box
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Bit slow on card production at the moment whilst I stock up on things to take to the Fair on Saturday in Shifnal, Shropshire.

Great weekend with my friend going to The Mail Box in Birmingham for some delicious Tapas. Birthday treat :)

Today I have made lots of little boxes (great sellers normally) and some chicken baskets! Working on some new signs now for my new ranges at this fair! :)

Friday, April 01, 2011

New set of Cat Nip Kitties

New set of Cat Nip Kitties
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Featuring BA Baracus Catnip Kitty and Vampiric Bloodsucking Catnip Kitty ;)

Got these ready for the fair on the 16th April, they are my best sellers :) If I have some time I might do some spares... thinking of pimping them on the facebook may be :)

Another NEC purchase!

From a template
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Box/Bag template by Cathie Shuttleworth.

Very easy to make and I think I might use them to decorate my craft stall near Easter :)

Also purchased a fab owl box and a more complicated Russian Doll box. Well worth a look and very reasonable prices too.

Kitty and Fishy

Kitty and Fishy
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Working through some outstanding crafting projects...of which there are many...more than many!

Purchased this Miyuki kit from Spellbound beads in Lichfield. Thought if it was easy I might knock a few up ....however... it was not actually that fast ;) Took me two nights... erf. Maybe I need to thread faster :)

Special Friend's Birthday

Special Friend's Birthday
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
New commissioned card using one of my fab new liliofthevalley stamps that my friend Toni bought me for my birthday! (From our NEC Trip)
Coloured using copics.
DCWV Citrus Stack papers

Ribbon Haul

Ribbon Haul
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Had a great trip to the NEC with my friend Toni last weekend. It was actually quieter on a Saturday than when I went on a week day. Spent far too much money of course but did buy some luscious ribbons! Sharing my haul with you. Can't wait to use the cow ribbon :)

Ribbons from -


Statue to you!

Statue to you!
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Been working on Mother's Day Cards this week, did a whole load of printing off these David Parkins' graphics and then sat at my friend Su's house and coloured them all in. Hope other people don't mind cats on their Mother's Day cards ;)

I think this is my favourite one of the batch. More uploaded onto Flickr.

Coloured using watercolour pencils.
Stickles glitter.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Party Invites

Party Invites
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Commissioned to make a few party invites and this is the result! Wanted to play with distress inks and resist technique for ages, but have just never got round to it. Both sets of stamps used were from Crafty Individuals, and I am glad I have finally done them some justice! Used Ranger distress inks in a few shades and added a little bling for the final touch.

Am annoyed my printer wont print on vellum so eventually I hand wrote the information, I usually dont like hand written greetings on card, but this worked out ok I think.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Layered Background Technique

Commissioned 60th Card for a cyclist.

First go at one of the Hero Art monthly techniques - Layered Background stamping.

Link for the technique info -

White embossed cycles from the CL481 set.

Shadow blocked with tea dye distress ink .

Stamped S1834 Raindrops and Swirls, in Brushed Corduroy distress ink.

Penny farthing stamp (walked and wiggled and watered!) over the top with forest moss, worn lipstick, pine needles and some more corduroy.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Giant Amazonian Water Lily.

Giant Amazonian Water Lily.
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Very excited that want to use this image in one of their publications. No fee for it, but I will get credited and may even get a copy should my pic be included in the final publication. :)

Friday, February 11, 2011


Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Card for me to send my brother.
New design - Circular easel card.
Owl assembled from "Woodland Folk" die. (Made by Do Crafts.)

Am going to have to design a sticker for the back of these cards, I thought it was easy to work out how they stood up, but it seems not. :/

Really pleased with my owl die, I have all four so I'm keen to try the others! Love this set by Do Crafts...

Monday, January 31, 2011

HA thank you cards

HA thank you cards
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Some Hero Arts thank you cards...

New discovery alert!
Some fabulous flowers for cardmaking, also great ribbon offers and gems!
Going to place an order this week, I've been wanting those cherry blossom stem flowers for ages. :)

Friday, January 28, 2011


Another 90th, same person!
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Finished uploading all my card pictures from 2010! Have resolved to upload atleast once a week this year, and blog them too.

I think this is my favourite card from 2010. Very simple and I started with a beautiful paper and a beautiful ribbon.

The paper is manufactured by Scenic Route, and its called "Laurel - Baywood Lane".

The ribbon is from an Anna Griffin ribbon collection.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My table in Shifnal!

My table in Shifnal!
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
This was my third attempt at a craft stall, once again in Shifnal, but this time the christmas fair.

I didnt spot the sellotape, my first customer passed it to me, oops.

Knitty Kitties Madness

Knitty Kitties
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
They are everywhere :) and multiplying! :)

Kitty care package

kitty care package
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Sent this package to Maria for her kitties to enjoy :) They went down well! Sold completely out of catnip toys, have to start a new batch for the easter fair!

Chunky Bracelets

Chunky Bracelets
Originally uploaded by Eekers!
Some of the jewellery I made after visiting the Birmingham Bead shop in the Custard Factory. It's a really cool shop, full of lots of the beads that you just cant get elsewhere, and very much things on trend and in fashion. Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity, there is a car park very near to it!

Su and my tables at the craft fairs.

Photo from the October craft fair in Shifnal 2010. This was our second go at setting up a stall! We needed an extra table just to show the tiles, no offers tho, so they didnt pay their way!