Sunday, 9 May 2010

Birthday Madness

This weekend Dyan at Art from the Heart has thrown a 2 day Mad Hatter's Tea Party to celebrate both the relocation of her business and its 9th birthday.
I made a Mad Hatter style hat (mainly from mulberry paper, pelmet vilene and a lot of Duck carpet tape to hold it together) for the occasion which incorporated Alice in Wonderland and tea party items and a sleeping dormouse nesting in the top. Go to her blog for pictures of the amazing costumes and inventive hats created by others.

Whilst there we had tea and mega buns and played in mini workshops all in aid of charity. I also made a few (only a few honest) purchases in the shop.
Here's the tag and envelope pocket I made.
Also, having done some e-housekeeping and made room on the memory chip in my camera here at last is my April 365 journal page - all bright and spring like with tulips and daffodils in mind....
and May all ready to start - with a cherry blossom colour scheme.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Happy 10th Birthday to Craft Stamper Magazine

The June 2010 issue of Craft Stamper will hit the shops next Friday, the 7th May.

It is the 10th anniversary issue and includes lots of bonus features as well as the usual excellent range of projects. There are eight more pages than normal, a fantastic competition with £1,200 worth of prizes and a nostalgic feature looking at some favourite articles from the past 10 years, so do get a copy and take a look.

In addition the Trade It monthly swap and the web site are having a makeover with new opportunities to have your own art work featured.

Here's a sneak peek at my project for customising a clock which features in the issue.