Thursday, 10 January 2013



I have dabbled with candle making before, but it is a bit hit and miss to start with, I do think that I have cracked it :)

These were made with recycled wax, from candles that wouldn't burn, the striped star was made with a mould from a kit, I achieved the stripes by building it up layer by layer.

The different colours are made with dye from a candle kit, I also discovered that using wax crayons also has the same effect.

The little stars and dolphin are made with ice cube trays, pierced a hole through for the wick to sit, and sealed the hole with blue tack. The larger star was a proper wax mould.

The final candle, is a baby food jar, and while the wax was cooling, i dropped in some wax chunks, they look like marshmallows :)

I was pleased with how they turned out ;) They even smell pretty, thanks to the undead candles that I smashed up to melt down ;)

Much love

Mrs P xx

A year in the life.....

This is a mini scrapbook I made for my sister for christmas, I like how it turned out, we have bluetooth printers, which you use to print photos from your phone, I included a pack of photo paper to get her started :)

Mrs P xx


I made our yule log from scratch this year, much much easier than I thought it would be, and it turned out absolutely perfectly :)

Mrs P x

Gingerbread house


This project was really hard, considering I had no instructions, maybe that is half the fun, the hardest bit was getting the walls to stick together, the trick is using really thick icing as the cement. It was very yummy :)


Hi World/ Fan.

I have no chance of photographing everything I made at Christmas, I would be here all day! but I did make a lot of things to save the pennies, also certain people appreciate a hand made gift, and are fans of my work :)

These two cards are made from stamps, coloured in by using promarkers, and finished off with stickles glitter, goes on wet, but dries hard and sparkly, really really nice finish, these once made, should not be shown to anyone, I found that out to my cost/ gain, having sold around 100 to friends and family. Not so sure whether I will be making cards for 2013,
I have no idea why my pictures are showing up a little blurred. I am unfortunately without laptop at the moment so having to rely upon my i pad, or mobile phone to upload to my blog.

This one is actually a cross stitch I made last year, with sparkly thread, which although is a pain to work with, it did give a really festive effect, I framed it with gold stickles glue, and mounted it on gold card. I loved it so much I didnt want to send it out in 2011, so kept hold of it for a year ;)


I was helping a friend for inspiration on her cross stitch cards, and came up with this very silly idea, but it turned out to be quite funny ;) Shame I had to send it to my sister though, Maybe I will make myself one and frame it for Christmas 2013.

I vow to do more craft things this year, whether for myself, or to sell, doesnt really matter, it is all about having something to show for my time, and more importantly, having a THING, something that I can do that others struggle with, ok so I might not do it that well, or as perfectly as professionals but my stuff, makes me proud ;)

Oh well, lunchtime is over, have only managed to sort out one post, until later then for the rest.

Much love

Mrs P xx

Joe's Wreath 2012

This is Joe's Christmas Wreath,

We couldnt really afford to have one made at the florist this year, plus they always seem to be so big, and I dont like to put huge wreaths on such a small grave, it doesnt leave room for other little ornaments that people have bought him over the years, so I purchased a small bamboo star and added Christmassy bits, it had the pinecones on already, I added the rest, some lovely red tinsel with stars running through it, for some reason, red doesnt show too well on photos.

I was delighted with the result.
Happy Christmas, Mummy's little hero xx

More Socks Talk


In November, I made a vast array of sock animals, some to sell at a trade fayre, and some as Christmas gifts, the leopard material one is actually a kitten made from a glove, that was different, and funny to make ;), shame I can't find the other glove though :s

My Harvest

I do not have a bunny noise :/, this one was actually a make for our Godson's Baptism gift.

A snocksake as one little one called him ;)

Christmas jumper


I actually think, that I may indeed be a real womble. I really wanted a christmas jumper, went to the usual places, sold out, Primarni only had ones with santa claus with a pipe in his mouth, which I thought was wholly innappropriate. I dont actually knit so thought, hmm, I bet there is something that I could make from something I have got already!

I found a green knitted jumper in my wardrobe, I had forgotten that I bought it, therefore it was free...

I drew a reindeer on card, and drew round the cut out parts from spare bits of material, the brown for his face was from a freebie pashmina that I have never worn, so it is not missed, the eyes are buttons, the rest are scraps, his nose is padded.

I am delighted with the result, and in my mind, was way better than any shop bought ones, I have washed it a couple of times and it came out absolutely fine :), he is now safely nestled away in my wardrobe for this christmas :)

Merry Christmas
Mrs P xx

Baptism Cards

So, as per usual, it has been a while since I have posted anything on here, I am not the best at blogging, I freely admit that,
These were cards produced for our new godson, Nicholas, and his brother Marcus, both baptised on the same day in December.
I have been making good use of the glitter glue, I love that it sets solid and sparkly, and it had a really good effect outlining the crusifixes on these cards :), I also used the hotfix gun to stick the gems securely, I do love that tool :)

I am always nervous about making cards for card making professionals, such as their mummy...... ;)