Thursday, 5 January 2012

Good to be Crafting Again

I definitely feel the crafting mojo returning.  As I lay in bed waiting to go to sleep my mind is running through ideas and projects.  I do love my sleep but I'm quite excited to get the night over and start making.  Annoyingly, proper paid work keeps getting in the way!  Here are a few of my latest thingies:
This was a plain £5 jacket from a charity shop.  I've upcycled it with applique from an old torn skirt.
Back view using the panel from the skirt
This is a removable decoration which can be a brooch or bag ornament, but I rather like it on the pocket.
Little lacy hearts made from doilies, ready for Valentines.
A tin heart which was originally plain and a garish pink.  I've painted it with "Bone" from Farrow and Ball and embellished it with a fabric bow and vintage belt buckle.
A rare, manly gift - a chunky key holder.  This is a lump of paint-washed wood, adorned with paper, fabric and a large, rusty and rather lovely old key.

Good luck with all your own new crafting ideas! xxx


  1. ooooh love your make overs! the jacket is gorgeous and looks like you paid lots for it...i have two plain linen jackets waiting for me,one is going to be cut up to make cuffs and ruffles for the other.
    I love hearts and they are very pretty indeed,i have crafted a lot too,have an update on my beach dollhouse and made over a corner cabinet.
    Have a lovely weekend x

  2. Fabulous makes - I love the Jacket and those lacy hearts are adorable. You are so talented. xxx

  3. OOh what lovely lacy hearts and the jacket is amazing! Great chunky key holder too.
    I know what you mean about mind racing at bed time - why doesn't it happen when you have a notebook handy?!
    Looking forward to seeing some more of your creative upcycling!
    Ali x

  4. Hi, thanks for your lovely comments, so popped over to see you and loved all your makeovers and those scrummy white hearts. Julie xxx