Monday, 21 November 2016

Calico Craft Parts - Baubles!

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. The days are growing colder and shorter and Christmas won't be long now! We're not that far from December! Around this time of year I always have the best of intentions about being prepared for the Festive Season and then it comes along all in a rush and usually finds me hopelessly unprepared! Never mind, for now I'm feeling everything is under control because I've created some hand-made baubles, including a little paper-clay moon face over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog. If you have a moment, please do hop across and see this and the two others I created.

Have a lovely creative week and here's hoping you're well and truly on schedule with the Christmas planning!

Monday, 7 November 2016

An Invitation to Narnia

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. Those who know me will be aware how much I love stories! Winter is a time for tales by the fireside, so, if you have time, please grab a cup of something hot and pop over to Calico Craft Parts for an invitation to Narnia.

And have a lovely, cosy week!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Twine Goddess

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. I do hope that you're all well now as autumn drifts towards winter. I've been feeling a little under the weather with a sore throat and a temperature, but today I'm so much better and I'm sharing another little spool shrine over at Calico Craft Parts. I hope you'll be able to pop across and see how I made this kindly autumn twine goddess, especially for a friend.

If you would like to see how I made her, please stop by the Calico Crafts Blog here.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Catrina and her Beau - Calico Craft Parts.

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. Autumn is here and this time at the fabulous, Calico Craft Parts Blog, I have a little Day of the Dead ornament to share with you.

It would be lovely to see you there if you have time to pop across and see it. I hope you're enjoying a happy and creative Autumn.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Spool City at Calico Craft Parts

Hello and welcome to Magpieheaven. Today i'm lucky enough to be over at the wonderful Calico Craft Parts, where I've created a little city built on spools! Please do pop across and see if you have a moment!

Here's wishing you a lovely autumn day today, wherever you are.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Flying Frida

Welcome to Magpieheaven. I'm so happy to be over at Calico Craft Parts Blog today with an art doll based on Frida Kahlo. Please pop across if you have a moment. I'd love to see you there!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Magic in the Bathroom!

Hello and welcome to Magpieheaven! I'm ashamed to say that I haven't been a very frequent blogger of late! I've been busily making all kinds of things, but life has been a bit chaotic! I expect many of you recall that 3 years ago we decided to have our kitchen refitted! Our friend Kevin agreed to do it but he somehow couldn't break it to us that his circumstances had changed and he really had no time for our project. Three years down the line it still wasn't completed - and - guess what - the bathroom was now looking very sorry for itself! Enter the magical Simon! Now, not only has the bathroom been transformed - almost; but Simon is going to finish off our kitchen! I thought it was time to celebrate the transformation scenes taking place in both these rooms with a tiny assemblage of Sandra Evertson's Relics and Artifacts!

The shells are all real! The one in the foreground I painted with PaperArtsy Blue Oyster Fresco mixed with Pearl Glaze. I added some Liquitex Bead Gel and a tiny, sleeping paper-clay sand fairy with moss hair. Our new bathroom is a really relaxing place to be, but with our very own sand fairy to inspire us we should be able to unwind here however stressful our day might have been!

The sea-scapes reflected in the eyes were all painted with a tiny detail brush, using PaperArtsy Frescos in Teresa Green, Inky Pool, Snowflake and Smurf with a touch of Tango for the sun - all diluted with PaperArtsy Satin Glaze!

I was so pleased with the effect of the PaperArtsy Pearl Glaze on the Artifacts! I shall probably add to and change this assemblage every so often to create interest in our new bathroom. And, when the kitchen is finished, I might be creating something similar to celebrate that too! Thank You so much for stopping by today. I do hope that you'll join me soon for my kitchen and bathroom warming - it's been a long time coming, but I think it's going to be fun!