Friday, 31 August 2012

Just a quick note...

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to say hi... hope everyone has enjoyed their Summer Holidays!

With the holidays drawing to a close and some children already back at school (at least Norwegian children are, so I believe) the temperature is starting to drop and the are nights slowly beginning to draw in. I don't know about you but my thoughts are turning to... dare I say it... Christmas crafts. 

Yes, it's that time of year when, if you haven't already started making you Christmas cards yet, you better get a move on or else it will be the usual last minute panic! And I've promised myself that this year will be different... I will be prepared, like the good girl guide I used to be!

So to ease everyone into the dreaded build up to 'you-know-what' I've started off with a simple little Snowflake Lantern project...

This is an easy project, a great one to do with kids too - hope you like it. 

Efco also do the cutout lanterns with stars and hearts, so you could make themed lighting for any occasion!

As always... Happy Crafting!

Fee x

Sunday, 26 August 2012

theartgirljackie-tutorials: Tie Dye T-Shirts with Sharpie Markers!

I was surfing the web checking out Pinterest boards when I found a link to this blogspot. It's such a fabulous fun idea to do with kids! It's so simple but I would advise adult supervision as alcohol is needed to make the colours bleed, but the finished effect is amazing and I think kids would find it magical. So check it out:

theartgirljackie-tutorials: Tie Dye T-Shirts with Sharpie Markers!: It was Red Ribbon week at my daughter's school this week and their first dress up day was tie dye t-shirts and wouldn't you know she didn't have anything tie dye in her closet ...

Friday, 17 August 2012

Thank you Jane @ Fired 4 U

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to share Jane's wonderful Efco Efcolor enamelling samples with you all. Jane, who runs the Fired 4 U Pottery Studio in Preston, teaches pottery painting and enamelling to both children and adults. She very kindly sent me the following photos of her latest enamelling projects:

Notebook Covers

The Finished Notebook

Post-it Note Book

If you're in the Preston area it's well worth popping into Jane's Studio to paint a pot or enamel a notebook! For more details check out her website at

Thank you Jane for sharing your fabulous creations!

Happy Crafting to one and all

Fee x

Friday, 10 August 2012

August Product of the Month

Hi Everyone

August's Product of the Month is Pébéo's Fantasy Prisme and Moon paints. You can see the effects you get from the Moon paints straight away but the Prisme paint effects materialize like magic as the paint dries. (The thicker the coat of Prisme paint, the larger the pattern effect.)

They're fabulous paints which can be used on a variety of surfaces including glass, terracotta, acetate, ceramic, canvas, metal, wood and coated card. (They can even withstand light washing.) Pébéo also do a range of accessories including jewellery findings which, when combined with the Fantasy paints and Efco's Efcolor enamelling, produce wonderful necklaces, bracelets etc.

They're well worth checking out, especially if you're into jewellery making, card making or home decor! For a little inspiration check out this month's Product of the Month page at

Happy Crafting!

Fee x