cottage garden tea

Took my Dad out to visit the lovely Stonyford Cottage garden nursery in Oakmere, Cheshire..recommend its a beautiful garden with lots of mini lakes, bridges and swans with their cygnets.  We had a lovely cup of proper Yorkshire tea and some paninnis

I  finished this wool painting yesterday and put it in a lovely frame which I painted. I love painting with wool and think I will do quite a few of these and maybe sell some.

Happy Tea Tuesday

Perfume dreams

I have wanted to get back to mixed media art pieces instead of painting for awhile now.  So this week I have been doing lots of gardening and in one of the seed packets was a tiny tube so I got my box of embellishments down and decided to make something pretty.  So I used grungeboard, magnets, ink, wood and various embellishments to make this piece.  I was going to make my own perfume oil to go in the little bottle but found this lovely perfume oil in primarni!

Have a lovely bank holiday

happy paint party friday

pamper box and other altered things

I think busy mums need pampering sometimes and I needed a pretty box to keep my pedicure and manicure sets along with my babycham! I used some material to sew around the cardboard box and covered a button with tissue paper that I had stamped. A flower made out of lace gave the finishing touch.

Continuing with the altering theme I liked this plastic clip that was originally holding socks so I altered it by adding some stamped painted grungeboard wings, flower and stamped face and some now holds a memo pad for shopping lists on the fridge

this little hanger originally came with a scarf so altered it to hold some tea the printables..check out victoria thatcher for them and added some stamping too.

check out the moo mania challenge which is faces

Painting in the sun

Lots of altering recycling this week. A sushi tray was perfect for displaying inches from a UK stampers swap..made into a box to hold my library books. Altered an old paint box to hold my ginger tea. Today I altered a reed diffuser replacing the artificial fragrance with bergamot and grapeseed oils. Sunshine today so loved painting outside with my son.

Happy Tea Tuesday