Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Thursday's Fantabulous Finds 26.04.17 Part 2

Victorian Childrens Book 1900

I know. I am a sucker for anything Victorian so couldn't go home without this when I saw it . Loads of lovely old Adverts in it. It is so cool.
I didn't realise how far back this publication went back I already have a 1954 Chatterbox annual to keep it Company.



Thursday's Fantabulous Finds 26.04.17 part 1- Paint brush Jars.

Great for the studio!

Never one to walk away from a bargain , This weeks Thursday's Fantabulous finds. These are two earthenware jars. These are ideal for storing my Paint brushes in. They may even get decorated. 



Works a treat just needs a good wash and maybe a bit of decoration.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Holiday Snaps


Cruise Photos

A few photos from my recent Birthday cruise. If you haven't visited any of these places and you like ancient monuments I would recommend all these places.
Some Lovely places and some wonderful memories.

The Acropolis at Athens 


Alanya Castle


Ephesus, Kusadasi



A traditional Greek village at Ag Nik. Crete.



The Acropolis at Rhodes


Monday, 24 April 2017

Dabble Day Craftstation Sutton in Ashfield.


Fantastic Days Crafting

This weekend I had the pleasure of being involved in Craftstation's Dabble day. A twice yearly event held in Sutton In Ashfield. A great line-up of tutors including-Leonie Pujol, Katherine Sturrock, Lisa Bird and Sue Burrows, some lovely projects.

These are the variations of the project I did.


The Instructors along with Helen Fearn the host of the day.


Friday, 21 April 2017

Future Project -Triangular drawers

Another recent Find

I recently picked these up in a charity shop ( don't quite remember where I go into that many) .
I thought these would look quite cool wrapped in copper or aluminium and then add some patina or Verdigris, watch this space to see if I ever get around to doing them and what they end up like.



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Powertex Sleeping face

Waste Not Want Not

Whenever I teach a Powertex Workshop or class I always try to teach that there should never be any waste products. This is a prime example. I always have a few part finished pieces on the go and any liquid hardener that is left at the end is used on these.
Some of my best pieces have been made up of leftovers and offcuts I love this little piece. To me, it looks like a sleeping babe in swaddling.



Monday, 10 April 2017

A Recent Freebie!!

Dumpster Diving

Well, Its not often it happens, but I got a couple of freebies. Well more than a couple but I had to drag them out of a skip. Yeah I know what a scrounger but they were going to the tip? Who would have done the same? They are hand carved and real wood not MDF. The 10p piece is for scale lol.


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Recent Horological Finds.

Two new acquisitions

I recently picked these up on my travels, the one on my right is in a Bakelite housing and was bought in Essex. the one on the left is in a wooden housing but the veneer is in drastic need of some TLC and was bought in Notts. They have identical movements by Smiths of Enfield and the movements are in really good condition. I have no idea of age but I'm. guessing 50's or 60's.



Saturday, 8 April 2017

Powertex Blog Candy Give Away


As Promised


Well here it is, as promised ( although 20 minutes late ).
To mark my first published piece in Craft Stamper and because it was a Powertex piece, here is my Powertex blog candy give away.

What you get:-
1 litre of Powertex Ivory Fabric Hardener
A Sample kit containing
Stone Art Powder
3D balls Large
3D balls Medium
3D balls Small
5 assorted bags of Bister
50ml bottle of Easy Varnish
5 Assorted bags of Powercolor
1 bag of Colortricx Terragreen

What you have to do :-
You must follow this blog
you must comment on this post :- "Yes please John"
I will issue a number for every person who is a follower and comments " Yes Please John" so check back after you have commented so you know your number .
I will let this blog Candy run until midnight of Friday the 28th of April.

This blog candy giveaway is only open to UK mainland entrants,
after I have drawn the winning number I will give you a week to contact me with your address. If  I dont have the address after that I will redraw the winning number.

Good Luck.




Friday, 7 April 2017

Son's Band Going On Tour


Mini EP Release Tour


This is my sons band. You may have seen a couple of their videos posted on here. If you like them, why not check them out live. they are releasing their EP " Emotions Aside " and doing a mini tour to promote it. Its a free gig so why not check them out, or alternately why not pre-order an EP.
Thanks in advance.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

"Read All About It!!"

Read all about it

Good morning all. Don't  Forget Craft Stamper is available  in your local craft shop from today. If you do get a copy I would be interested to hear what you think of my first published piece .