Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Bone Windchime

I wasn't sure whether I should post this or not, as some of you are no doubt probably gonna think this is ew....but I thought I'd take a chance and just start off my post with a warning for those who don't wanna see it, hehe.....soooo......


I can't help that my creativity and crafty recycling doesn't know any bounds.  Well, almost. :)

So while we were on holiday at our family farm in the Karoo (semi-desert region in South Africa), I picked me up some bones (sheep and springbuck bones to be exact) - we often see these bones laying around in the veld on our land, so on our last visit I had a brain spark, so I collected some bones and here's what I made with them:
I drilled some holes through which to thread the gut that I used to tied this all together, and I used some natural-looking raffia to secure the top bone in a plus shape.
I think it's gonna be a cool addition to our halloween party decor. :D


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beautiful Quilling

I just came across this blog and it's some of the most beautiful quilling I've ever seen!  So just thought I had to share.  :)  The blog belongs to Lerisa, and if you click on her tabs at the top, you'll see many pictures of her work - I think her flowers and butterflies are stunning!  (at least I'm assuming it's all hers...the translation thingy ain't working for me today).

You can visit her HERE.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Drinks Bottles

For our halloween party I'm going to be making punch to drink, which will be served out of wine bottles that I've decorated:

First I decoupaged some ordinary black paper around the body of the bottle to cover the lables, then once dry I decoupaged the printed pictures on top of that (I just googled some halloween pics).  I also painted the neck of the bottle black to cover up the coloured metal piece that usually surrounds the top of the bottle....ya know what I mean?  When that was dry I painted decoupage all over the bottle to round it off nicely, including over the black paint at the top, because the paint scratches off very easily.
After adding this printed piece, I painted it black around the edges - the straight white edges of the picture just didn't do the spooky theme justice.
I wanted to use a skull and crossbones somewhere, and I thought this one was hilarious...hehehe.
At least I can say I did some crafty recycling for the party. :)

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Beaded Snowflakes for Xmas Tree

In the spirit of my Handmade Xmas Tree Decorations Pledge, I've made a set of beaded snowflakes to add some sparkle to the tree. :)
The pattern for this gorgeous little snowflake can be found on Sandra D. Halpenny's website.
If you want to join my handmade decorations pledge, grab my badge here (scroll to the bottom)!  And leave a comment here if you have a handmade tree decoration you'd like to share, I'd love to see it. :)
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Introducing Sweet & Savoury Delights blog!

Wow, almost 2 months since I've been here again!  I'm glad that I still remember how to create a new post, hehe.

Anyway, I'll be back soon with, among other things, some Christmas tree decorations I've made in the spirit of my Totally Handmade Xmas Tree Decorations Pledge!

But for now I want to introduce my new blog, Sweet & Savoury Delights, where I'll be posting my recipes, including recipes which I've tweaked a little to make them much healthier!  :)  So anyone who's interested in cooking and baking and eating healthier, please stop by some time!  I couldn't wait to at least get started on the blog, so I've only posted 1 muffin recipe so far, and then realized I don't have any photos of my yummy creations!  Duh.

So if you're interested, subscribe in the mean time and soon you'll be reading (and seeing!) my delicious edible creations. ;)  Which means I have a lot of baking lying ahead of me....*sigh*....what hard work it's going to be to eat all those muffins....

Happy crafting y'all!