Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A Crafty Snippet

I had so much fun joining in with Our Creative Spaces for the first time last week, it was a little nerve-wracking but thank you all for being so welcoming, it was inspiring to see what you've all been working on - you're such a talented bunch!  This week, sat working at the coffee table, there has been much playing around with Instagram filters, plenty of idle doodling and more playing with paper. 


I'm very keen on paper rosettes and made a couple in different papers while attempting my first piece of paper embroidery with a page from a ruined copy of Little Women.  It's a little uneven and far from perfection as you can see but I think given another page or two of practice I'll have nailed it.  The dainty necklace is made from reused beads threaded onto jewellery wire, it's almost finished now and I'm looking forward to wearing it


Yet more quote collage postcards, this one is a touch wonky (I'll tell myself it adds to the handmade appeal!), but one of my favourites because of the used stamps and the Tolkien quote.  Really enjoyed getting my bead box out again and making this little bracelet for a friend with very delicate wrists, the pearls are from a broken necklace I found in a charity shop.


Between crafty sessions I've found myself reading plenty of Jane Austen, savouring Persuasion at the moment.  Hope you're all having a lovely week so far!  Stop by Our Creative Spaces to see what everyone else has been getting busy with this week, great to peruse with a cup of tea!

21 comments:

  1. I'm quite envious now, I love messing with paper but it's rare I get the chance. I love what you've done here.
    Keep up the crafting, you're arty as well as crafty, not everyone is. Wonky lines are a must, don't ever change!

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  2. Oh Jem, you have totally got your craft on and its all wonderful. I love the rosette, how very clever, you have to show us how its done! I can just imagine all the amazing paper prints that could be used. The bracelet for your friend is beautiful and of course love the post card.

    I really need to find some time to get my crafting mojo back - far too many projects awaiting me. Scarlett x

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  3. I've been looking forward to this post since I saw your comment on my blog. I love anything done with paper from books etc always looks fantastic xxx

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  4. WoW!! You've achieved a lot since last week!!!!

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  5. Lovely to see what you've been making.The paper embroidery looks beautiful and love the rosette!Looking forward to seeing more of your makes:)xx

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  6. I love book paper art! I think your stitching looks lovely.

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  7. Gorgeous,gorgeous makes,Jem! totally love the stitched book page its really nice and i bet you'll have it down pat in no time. gorgeous beads on the necklace too! x

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  8. Your collages are so cute! I especially liked the one with the owl from your last weeks creative space! I really wanted to try out making collages together with paint (that is, when my painting and drawing skills get a little improved) for now I've been doing watercolor painting on old book pages and I think it turned out really lovely!

    At least now I know which blog to visit if I need some fun collage inspiration! Thank you for sharing and have a great day :)

    Halina
    (BTW: thank you for that sweet comment on my elephant)

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  9. Very beautiful!
    Wish you a nice day!
    Eva

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  10. You crafty girl! i absolutely adore your rosettes, the embroidery on the little women paper is perfect!! gorgeous necklace and bracelet you made too! i am soo in love with the postcard with the quote and used stamps, love it! i wish i had an iphone, just because they have instagram app hahaha..great effects and loving the photos! enjoy ur persuasion and keep on crafting! beautiful creations, Jem! xx susan

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  11. How amazing! I love the stamps! I am just going to check the link now! Awesome job! X

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Lovely new creations!

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  13. I love your rosette and I'm with Scarlett, a tutorial on how to do one would be fabulous.

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  14. You sure know how to have fun! I so enjoy your posts.
    Linda

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  15. That is my fave Tolkien quote and I don't think it matters a whit that it's wonky. Adds to the charm. What do you do with your embroidered book pages? Would love to see more. Enjoy your Jane... I always do!

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  16. Haa, love the quote! And the embroidery! Good to have found your blog on creative spaces! ;o)

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  17. Really gorgeous makes my lovely, and now I want to re-read LOTR!

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  18. Hi Jem! i want to thank u sooo much for the lovely card u sent and for the birthday wishes! xx susan

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  19. I LOVE THAT QUOTE.

    Oh, you talented thing, so nice to see what you've been creating! x

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  20. I love the rosette! You're one talented lady.

    E :)

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