Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Flat Wooden Hearts by Artemio

I am loving these wooden hearts from Artemio.

Metallic tree

This Christmas Tree has been decorated with a mixture of flat (see below) wooden hearts and rustic hearts shown on a previous blog post here.

I just can't wait to see these decorated with Jo Sonja's paints and napkins........

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Come and see me at Watford

Hi Everybody

Just to let you know that Liz and I will be at this show this coming Sunday.  We will have Make'n'Takes and mini workshops and all sorts.  If you are in the area, pop in!!

Lynn x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Patchwork Dove Stamp by Woodware

Nicky Hayden has decoupaged this Patchwork Dove stamp by Woodware. 
Woodware clear stamps - Patchwork dove

There is a large selection of Christmas paper pads and single sheets in the shop 
or found on line here.

This photo shows the decoupaged parts of the dove adding dimension to the patchwork stamp. 
With the addition of the large chunky button tied with some coloured hemp this card 
makes a delightful Christmas card.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Jarol Heritage Wool

Ruth has made this adorable cardigan using Jarol Heritage Wool which is available in the shop now.

How gorgeous is this!

Click here to take a look at our selection of buttons which compliment your knitting 
projects perfectly!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Artemio - Flat Wooden Hearts

These flat wooden hearts could be stamped, painted with Jo Sonjas' paints and mediums, decorated with napkins or your favourite scrapbook papers.

Wooden hearts

Here is a simple idea using similar wooden hearts which have been stamped.

Have lots of fun.  
Either pop into the shop or purchase your flat wooden hearts on line here.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Wool

The wool shop is very busy at the moment and it's great to see so many people knitting.
We have some new Sirdar Snuggly Crofter wool in stock.

Ruth has made this lovely little hooded jacket which is ideal for a little girl or boy.

Pop into the shop where you will see a wide range of wool and lots of buttons to accompany your knitted garments or click here for our on-line shop.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Saturday Make'n'Take

Oh, Joanna will not be too pleased with me - not only am I hi-jacking the blog, but I am also putting photos on here!!  Honestly, David Bailey has NOTHING to worry about with my photography.

Anyway here are some photos of the things that can be made on Saturday at our Quick Christmas Make'n'Take Day.

Cate's project, for the day, will be this gorgeous Mini Album - the perfect showcase for the Christmas Day memories.

My project will be this pretty trinket box, a lovely addition to the dressing table.

Nicky's project is this delightful Notelet Set, filled with the cutest of note cards.  Perfect.

Ruth will be focusing on Christmas beading, with a choice of a star or a Christmas tree decoration.

Scroll down through the page to find out more details.

See you all there.

Lynn x

Ooops, guess who got the date wrong!!

Sorry if I have confused you.  The date on the newsletter should read 19th November, not the 19th December.

I will go to bed now and try not to make any more mistakes for the next 24 hours!!

Lynn xx

Quick Christmas Make'n'Takes this Saturday

Quick Christmas
This Satuday
19th December
10 'til 4
Hi Everybody
Earlier this year, when we were setting the diary, someone had a good idea that we could run an event in the middle of November giving ideas for making quick Christmas gifts. Not sure who that someone was - although I can hear the girls shouting loudly 'it was YOU, Lynn' - not how I remember it at all!!
Anyway, with all that has been going on time has passed us by and now THAT weekend has suddenly appeared and the girls are saying to me 'well, what do you want to do?'. What do I want to do? I thought THEY were the ones that were supposed to come up with the ideas!!
So, we have talked about it, we have thought about it, we have talked some more and this is now the plan -
On Saturday we will be running quick Make'n'Takes in the shop, from 10am 'til 4pm. No booking necessary, just come and join in. There will be four tables up and running.
Table 1 - Nicky & a Notelet Set
Table 2 - Cate & a Mini Album
Table 3 - Ruth & a ..... need to talk to Ruth about this
Table 4 - Lynn & a Trinket Box
Each project will take about an hour (give or take 3 or 4, in our usual fashion). Come when you are ready, join in, stay for 1 or all 4, up to you. The cost will be £5 per table, if you are brave enough to do all 4 we will find you a little present!!
The mince pies will be out in force and the kettle will be on - I cannot wait!!
Actually, thinking about it, I am looking for you all to provide me with a refuge on Saturday - because this house is bedlam. Why is it bedlam, I can hear you asking and, don't worry, I am about to tell you.......guess who has (stupidly) volunteered themselves to take care of our friends two dogs? Yes, yes, I know...with 4 dogs of our own, taking in another 2 is madness. And you are right .....especially when it means that you have TWO 15 week old puppies running around creating havoc!!!
Why, oh why, do I put myself forward for this type of madness?
Oh, they have all suddenly worn themselves out....peace reigns for a few minutes!!
What other news have I got for you? I know, we have got lovely shiny scarf wool in, very much like the Tonia, but not quite (bit like that add, sounds like a Golf but isn't!) AND the next batch of Tonia should be in by Friday.
We have also become stockists of SCRAP 365, the very new Scrapbooking Magazine from Traplet publishers and we have issue no 1 in stock now!!
I understand that it is a fabulous magazine and I would be able to confirm this fact, but Cate is currently hugging our copy to herself. The rest of us have not been able to get a look in.
And, because we are bringing in SCRAP 365, we are also bringing back in Craft Stamper and Beads & Beyond. Does your fun never end?!
Oops, our hairy monsters are about to stir a feeling this is going to be a long night........wonder if I can talk GC into spending the night down here with them, while I enjoy a good nights sleep in that big, comfortable bed!!
Just before I go, take a quick look at this:
This photo shows the beautiful gift tag that Liz made, last week, in her class. If you fancy having a go at learning to paint, then Liz is the person for you. We will be working on next years workshop brochure over the coming weeks, so watch out for it.
Well, I think I had better go, settle these dogs down a bit and start getting ready for the weekend. See you on Saturday - remember, you don't have to book, just come and have some crafting fun.
With best regards
Lynn and the Girls. xx
PS: Tomorrow night (Thursday) we will be making a chalkboard in class, if you fancy having a go at making one, give me a call and book-in (there a only a few places available) 6.30 til 8.30, cost £10.
Flutterby Crafts Ltd, The Barns, Lower Henwick Farm, Turnpike Road,
Thatcham, RG18 3AP

opening times : Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am 'til 5pm
.com/ email: | tel - 01635 860900

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Artemio - Rustic Wooden Hearts

These new Rustic Wooden Hearts by Artemio have just arrived.  
They are crying out to have some Jo Sonja's paint and mediums applied...don't you think?

Here is an idea from Artemio.........

Wreath with Glitter Hearts

Step by step:
Coat the whole surface of the wooden hearts with vinyl adhesive using the brush.
couronne-coeur-paillettes2.jpgPour a pot of red glitter onto a plate or saucer. Dip the hearts in the plate or saucer.
Allow to dry.
Punch out hearts and disks in different sizes with various assorted glitter-covered paper on them.  Glue punched-out patterns to the branches of the wreath using the glue gun. Pass a red ribbon through the ring of hearts, then stick on the hearts, spreading them around the wreath.

Pop into the shop soon, as I can see these rustic hearts going out of the door very quickly!
or buy at our on-line shop The Mulberry Bush.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Beaded Icicle

Well today has been a freezing day, which reminded me that I had the last item from the Beading Weekend Workshop to show you.......this lovely icicle made from beads by Ruth.

Can you imagine your Christmas Tree this year being decorated in these delicate icicles?

If you would like to learn about beading or visit our beading shop click here for details.

Friday, 11 November 2011

UKDP Update

Hi Everybody

I have just been speaking to Rob - THE MDF man - and he is going to be at the UKDP show - so if you missed him at the NEC and you want any mdf stuff, come see him.

Perfect for Christmas Presents.

And remember, the show is a FREE event, open to everyone.

Lynn x

UKDP Trade Day

Hi Everybody,

Just wanted to let you all know that I will be attending the UK Decorative Painters trade show on the 4th December, from 10'til4, at:
Nascot Wood Road School
Watford, WD17 4RT

I will be there with the Jo Sonja's paints and as many products as I can fit into the car (poor car!)

Liz Black will be joining me.  Liz will be running a make'n'take table and, hopefully, doing a workshop (I'll give her a drop of wine tonight and convince her that it makes sense!!). 

Liz has being doing some stunning work with us over the past few months and she has fired up all of the ladies around here, in Berkshire, with her Christmas Gift Ideas.  So come and have a go yourself.

Whether you are a Decorative Painter or someone who just enjoys crafting, come and take a look.  It is a FREE event open to everyone.  Who knows, you might just go away with a total overload of inspiration!!

See you on the 4th, if not before!!

Lynn x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Poinsettia Basket Decoupage Sheet

If you love your decoupage sheets you will LOVE the new Christmas decoupage sheets 
by Craft Creations Ltd.

The 'Poinsettia Basket' is such an easy to use Die-Cut 3D Decoupage sheet that a card can be easily assembled with beautiful effect in no time.

Poinsettia Basket

Just pop into the shop or click here to see our full range of  Christmas Decoupage sheets.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Beaded Star

Another project made at the Christmas Beading Weekend - A Beaded Star

This is beautiful Ruth!

If you would like to learn about Beading please call 01635- 860900 
and find out when the next class will be taking place......we would love to see you.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Knit & Natter

We would love to see you for a cuppa and natter at our free drop in session...come for 6 minutes or 6 hours..bring your own knitting or come and knit a square for charity. All tea and coffee donations will be sent to St Michaels Hospice, Basingstoke and Sue Ryder.

Saturday, 10.00 - 4.00pm

There is some new wool in stock, Kid Silk by Austermann. It is so soft soft and comes
in some most gorgeous colours.

Ruth has made this delightful SHRUG using the Austermann warned it is flying out of the shop!

Here is a close up of the necklace that Nicky made to go with the stole using beads from the Jewellery shop.

These items will be on display in the shop when you come to Knit & Natter on

Saturday, 10.00 - 4.00pm

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Beaded Bauble

This Beaded Bauble was one of the items made at the recent 
Christmas Beading Weekend.

You could decorate your own Christmas Tree with a selection of handmade Beaded Baubles,
or give some beaded baubles to your friends as Christmas gifts.

Pop along and visit your local Jewellery shop.

If you would like to learn about Beading why not come along to the Beading Workshops held by Ruth who will show you how to get started.