It’s Not All Mary Poppins

What have I been doing lately?

You might well wonder.

For starters, I’m fine. My life outside the computer has been occupying me, and not in a bad way. No crises, no worries. Just life. It may be because I’m in a bit of a creative surge at the moment, creativity which is being expressed outside the computer.

But it’s only fair to let you have a peek, I figure. So here’s the first project, which was completed a while ago, actually. My dining room table, location of much crafting, spillage and general mucky-ness, was a mess. So I stripped it down — first time in my life I’ve attempted such a thing, stencilled it, and varnished it.
table 005
The stencils are Martha Stewart. The paint is leftover from the front door.
table 005

Pretty, huh?
table 006It’s my first attempt. There are imperfections. The bevelling around the edge got sanded more profoundly than the rest of the surface, so it’s a bit paler. There are some bubbles in the Varathane which I didn’t spot at the time, proving the imperfection of my sanding technique.

table 008But it’s 1000% better than it was before, and I couldn’t be more pleased!

November 4, 2013 Posted by | crafts | , , , | 3 Comments

Easter Craft: Cut-out cards


1. Cut sheet of cardstock in half. Fold this in half to make your card.
2. Cut oval from front of card.
3. Glue decorative paper to inside of card. (Ours is used wrapping paper.)
4. Decorate as desired. (Those embellishments came from the dollar store.)


The original idea came from Martha Stewart. (We used paper instead of fabric, and managed to make ours without a “bone folder”! Imagine…)

April 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments