Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Delicious Decoupage

One of my very favorite pastimes is the extremely addictive craft of decoupage.  I happened to stumble upon it one wet and rainy afternoon when trying to entertain the children a few years ago.  Since then I have had a go at all sorts of techniques and covered all sorts of objects.  I really enjoy the space the craft gives you to express yourself and find your own style, the items you buy especially to decorate, up cycle or save from a skip can enhance your home or make perfectly unusual and highly appreciated gifts for others.

I have rounded up 3 of the best examples I could find on ETSY created by very talented decoupiers - visit their shops for more details!

A colourful, unique bag from Love Kitty Pink

A cockerel treasure box from Decoupage Delight Deco 

For shoe lovers Hello Kitty Heals from Kapow Couture

Obviously I cant leave this without showing off some of my own work!!!

Here is a mini drawer set, perfect for a jewellery box or maybe as an addition to a dressing table to pop your lipsticks or smaller makeup items in.  I have gone to town with crackle glaze and gold paint and have even lined the mini drawers with paper.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Wedding Favours

With the summer just around the corner (!) and people planning weddings and parties, I got my thinking cap on and came up with some soapy wedding favours.  Brides give their guests all sorts of gifts these days - sugared almonds are just soooooo 20th century!  I`ve known, little cupcakes, flower pots with herbs, cactus and choccies but not soap.
English Rose and Patchouli soap wedding favours

Fleur de Lys shea butter wedding favours

I`ve made these by the traditional `hot-process` method of soapmaking and I`m sure they will make an unusual wedding favour, all supplied in cellophane bags with ribbon and a little name tag.  Visit my shop for further details.