Well I know I should have been out in the garden instead of up in the attic in the sweltering heat, but I couldn't resist getting on with my Tim Holtz Twelve Tags of 2012 May entry. I hadn't realised how close to the end of the month it is. This tag was a lot of fun to make as there are lots of different elements to it. As usual I don't have all the lovely Tim bits and pieces so I've made plenty of substitutions but that's half the fun ! The sewing stamps were a freebie with a magazine and the 1920's lady is by Graphic 45. The yarn holder was a free graphic download from Craft Stamper, which is still available on their blog. I stamped the tape measure onto a piece of woven tape and made the coat hanger from a piece of wire. I loved doing the faux porcelaine on the Prima flowers and had to stop myself from using up my whole stash! Thanks Tim another fun project x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.