Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dear crafty friends,
We have some beautiful work from Christinas crystal cave workshop which is ready to go to our end of term craft market next week.Im also keen to enter our craft groups work into our local agricultural show. Here is some of the beautiful creations!
The central one AND the one below was made by wendy. She delighted us all by creating a treasure hunt list of 14 different things to find in the landscape including a treasure chest full of jewels, a bat, a bear, a frog, a snail, a mouse, a pile, of wood, a camp fire and an owl. What an inspiration she was for us all!
I love the little camp firers that appeared.
they all turned out so well and all so different.
so much attension to detail.
They are so 3 dimentional its hard to do them justice in the photographs.
I love the tree idea! and the fairy ring of flowers.
 and more detail.
Well done everyone!

Hi Crafty folk,
Its been a busy couple of crafting weeks for me .I have so much to share with you!
At our craft group the week before last we made beautiful bees wax candles in a felt candle holder.

I started with a huge 8kg block of pure local bees wax.
It was then cut down into smaller size peices.
This took us almost an entire day to complete!
The wick was then cut into lengths, folded in half ( to make 2 candles at once) and dipped in wax once or twice.This first dipping  helps the wick to absorb the wax and burn better as well as making a nice straight shape to build the wax onto.Here they are hanging over a stick ready for the next step .

On the day I then set up the burners outside on tables with the tin of wax sitting in a pot of hot water.
The smell of the heated bees wax is absolutely devinely honeyish and heavenly!

 We then dipped untill they built up to a good thickness then hung them up to cool off.

And here they are all along the fence and then put together in a box.

We then made the felt holders and beaded them.They beading is so beautifully done!

Not a bad effort for a monday morning craft session !!
cheers for now!