White Butterfly Mobile

Friday, November 26, 2010

I recently decided to make a hanging mobile and knew that I wanted to use white butterflies but I scoured the house to see what I could use as a hoop and came across 2 embroidery hoops that my mum had given me, one small and one large. I thought that they would be perfect.

I chose to use the smaller one aswell and secured  it inside the larger one and that would enable me to have another layer.

I punched the butterflies from a 2" butterfly punch and stuck 2 butterflies together with the thread running inbetween them and on to the next butterflies.

I made 8 threads of 7 butterflies and attached them to the hoops at slightly different heights.

I added some twine to attach the mobile to the hook in the ceiling and it was done.

When the mobile was hung, the butterflies started to turn individually which adds more of an effect.  It now hangs above my craft desk and it's soothing to look at.

Link up:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

A bit about me.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Today I thought I would give you an insight into me.

Over the last 5-6 years I've suffered from Seasonal Affective disorder (S.A.D)  and would never realise how bad I was affected by it each year until spring and the sun would make me feel better.

My Mum bought me a S.A.D lamp a couple of years ago and I have used it, for an hour a day a few days a week over the winter, ever since and can really say, for me, it has really helped.

I don't have anywhere near the low moods I used to. So if you suffer from S.A.D and haven't tried a lamp, it may be worth trying.

A bit of a random post I know but I just wanted to give you an insight into my world and if it helps anyone else, great, as the world can feel like a gloomy place at this time of year, in the U.K. anyway.

Ooh that was getting a bit low and on a brighter note!  I have been busy and have added some new items to my Folksy shop too.

Christmas is coming..... fast.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Well I have been busy making gift tags as part of some gifts for Christmas. I really enjoy making things in bulk and packaging them all up. Is that strange? I don't know.  Anyway here are a couple of pics of some of the gift tags I've made.

To package them up I just pop them in a glassine bag and add a piece of Japanese masking tape and then the bags will get added to gift parcels.

Pink and Blue Wedding Card.

Monday, November 01, 2010

This is a card that I made for a wedding reception we went to recently.  I seem to us the same template for all the wedding cards that I make, the cake and the flower and just change up the colours and papers.

To make the cake I just ran a piece of white card through the swiss dots embossing folder and cut 3 pieces which were slightly different sizes. Then I just rounded the corners of the pieces and assempled the cake and added the ribbon.

The flower is made from 5 1" flower punch shapes, which you fold four pieces and stick half on top of the previous piece if that makes sense.

The stamp is from American Crafts enjoy stamps.

Well I cannot believe we are November already and the clocks here in the u.k have gone back an hour and on halloween.  It will be christmas before we know it. Ha.

'till next time.


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