Monday, 13 November 2017

Mr & Mrs G

Tea Total hmmm Maybe

Those of you who know us either as friends or as acquaintances will know that
 on the 25th of October Heather Became Mrs G.

It is no secret that she has made me a very happy man in the time we have been together.
We have had some fantastic adventures so far and I personally cant wait to see what new and interesting things we will discover together in the future.

We have both taken a little time to reflect whilst on our honeymoon.

It has been a really busy year this year, and the plan for us for the coming year is to get our work/life balance back. 

That is not to say that we will slack off and do less work ( who ever heard of such a thing?) but to aim to work smarter so we have more free time together.

So keep an eye on this space, either to see what we are up to in the crafting community or to check out our everyday adventures in life as Mr & Mrs G.

Thanks for looking Mr & Mrs G

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Craft Stamper Article Number 2

Published Piece Number 2

It always amazes me that people are interested and even like the things I make.

I am also humbled by the positive feedback I receive both at workshops and at demonstrations.

I was approached late last year to do a Powertex project for The Craft Stamper Magazine.

I must admit I laboured over it a bit but I was more than happy with the outcome.

I recently did a second piece for Craft Stamper which I really enjoyed doing using some of my own stamps and using some of my favourite stamping techniques.

here is a little preview of the finished project.

Thanks for looking 
Rock & Doris x

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Death By Biscuits.

One Biscuit to Many

Heather is always telling me I have a problem. Yes folks I am a biscuit-a-holic.
So much so that when I found this little guy at a local car boot sale, Heather told me that's what my skeleton must look like. How Rude . She put the comment down to my biscuit baby.
A little unfair but I can see where she is coming from.

Thanks for looking 
Samson & Delilah xx

More Conical Capers!!

Trees Galore

More pictures of Conical Christmas trees and Pixie houses from the second workshop at Crafty Urchin in Cheadle.

Looks like there may be a risk of over population in Cheadle if they keep allowing these pixie residences  to keep popping up.

Hope you enjoyed looking 

Ron & Hermione xx

Friday, 27 October 2017

A Union In Flora

Wedding Flora

The big day has arrived!

Today Heather will become Mrs Heather Glossop

I couldn't be happier, the bouquet and the buttonhole are a representation of our origins.

Those that know me will know I'm a Yorkshire man through and through ( good points and bad points)

Heather is Scottish by birth, to us it made perfect sense to combine the Yorkshire rose and the Scottish thistle in our wedding flowers.

The florist has made a lovely job of them.

Thanks for looking and all your well wishes xx
Mr & Mrs Glossop

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Crafty Urchins Powertex Workshop

And The Results Are

We recently did a couple of Sundays at Crafty Urchins in Cheadle Staffs.

I think you will agree the results are stunning and hopefully a great day was had by all.

The Pixie houses were made in the morning and the Christmas tress were made in the afternoon.

Both finished projects were painted at the end.

I you would like to do these projects as either a small or a large group send us a message and we will see what we can arrange.

Thanks for looking 
Sid & Nancy xxx

Monday, 16 October 2017

Classy Conical Christmas Trees

Pixies On Parade

Another fantastic Sunday afternoon crafting in Cheadle.

A re-visit to Crafty Urchins for a pair of lovely Christmas projects.

The morning sessions was taken up by a parade of pixie houses and like the pixies that live in them they came in various shapes and sizes.

The afternoon was spent doing classy conical Christmas trees.

Both projects taught using Powertex products and taught by yours Truly and assisted by Heather, both of us are accredited Powertex Tutors.

If you would like to do projects like this at a venue near you or would like to do these projects using other products please send us a message at via our website.

Thanks for looking 
Dolly & Kenny

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Fossilised Texture

Triptych Assortment

What a fantastic assortment of triptychs. I really enjoy making these.

The ladies that made them did a great job with lovely earth tone colouration.

Made using Ivory Powertex fabric hardener and Powertex stone art powder 

coloured with Sennelier and Golden Acrylic paints.

Thanks for looking
John & Heather x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

450 Powertex Miles

A Weekend of Powertex Fun

Lots of miles and lots of Powertex fun.

Saturday we took a trip down to Romford to That's Crafty, where we had the pleasure of teaching a lovely mini statue in the morning.

The Afternoon was taken up making some fab Powertex Triptychs.

That's Crafty have some great products why not check them out on line .

Thanks For Looking
John & Heather x

Friday, 6 October 2017

Christmas has Started!!!

Well it's Here

Christmas has officially arrived here at Rosie Mcstone Studios with our first official Christmas workshops of the year.

We managed to squeeze 2 fantastic projects into the day.

Firstly a classy conical Christmas tree, followed by a vintage Victorian Christmas Bauble.

Both projects made using the fabulous Powertex products stocked by us at RSM.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look. Why not check to see if there is a Powertex workshop in your area, its great fun.

John & Heather.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Fantastic Statue Workshop at PDA Crafts

Ladies that Lunch

Its been a while since I taught a full size statue workshop.

It always amazes me how half a dozen people can sit down with the same set of kit and come up with such diverse creations.

The ladies in this workshop all produced excellent pieces as you can see from the pictures.