Monday, September 12, 2011

Air Clay

Monday already and mid-way through September! Busy as usual and today I thought Id' post a few pictures of mine and Lottie's air clay makes - these pics are in their unpainted form.

Lottie's Fairy
 I love the way she has got the fairy holding on to the flowers in each hand and the fairy's lovely smile :)

Lottie's Elves
 These are really cute and look fabulous all painted!

The pieces of a fairy door I made for my friend's Christmas present

This is the first time I've experimented with air clay and I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it - the fairy door is all assembled now and I am really happy with the result - Lottie's has said that she wants it so  I think I will have to work on a surprise one for her over the coming months!

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fun things for the kids

This is our welcome message when entering the hobby room.

We have been rather busy bees in the hobby room and I thought we'd share a few of the things we have made as demonstrations for the children I work with at the afterschool creative club (ages 4-6) and I'm pleased to say they are all achievable in the 45 minutes I have as allotted time.

This is just a simple 'toss the ring' game made out of stiff card, decorated and empty glitter pots glued on and played using some cheap bangles - we have played a lot with this one these last few days.

 Simple spider - I will make these in black with the children ready for Halloween.

 Made out of a piece of wood, painted white with a cut-off sock for a hat and scrap material for a dress.

Lottie's favourite thing she made the old 'cup and ball' made using a plastic cup a scrunched up piece of paper wrapped in tape attached to string and a wooden skewer.

These were all very simple to make and Lottie enjoyed every minute - she is quite addicted to the the 'cup and ball' game - beats the DS all the time I think!

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I won and a little update

I have just received in the mail today my lovely goodies that I won in the 'Blog Candy Giveaway' from The Scrapbook Garden on 1st September.  It was a really nice surprise to be the winner and creates such a nice feeling that sets you up for the rest of the day.  This is the link that shows the picture of the lovely things I have received.

Lottie enjoyed swooning over the goodies too when we opened the package today - I'm looking forward to putting them all to good use and will post the creations here when done.

A little update

I am busy with organising the lesson schedule for a creative afterschool club I run, which will be back on in 2 weeks and  most of the activities will need to be practised by me and Lottie so I can see whether they are viable in the amount of time I have to do it in a lesson - so there will be plenty of posts coming this way soon!

I have also started practising calligraphy again as I want to use this in lots of my forthcoming ideas and Lottie has expressed an interest in trying it.

I have a lovely idea for some Care Bear badges that I have had laying about for ages - I have drawn a sketch and worked out what I would like to achieve with them and I'm looking forward to the finished product - coming soon.

Both me and Lottie have started on Christmas (aaaargh!) we have been busy over the weekend with air dry clay and Lottie has made a lovely stocking out of material.  I will post pics soon.

So that's some of the things taking my time up and I am also busy getting organised to submit unit 1 of the Certificate in Papercraft Qualification too - so much to do, so little time, but oh so fun!

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x