Tuesday, 22 May 2012

I'm Having A Technical Tuesday!

Ah I'm at it again! I dont know why I do it to myself because all this computer wizzardry short fuses my brain half the time! However the perfectionist in me keeps the fight even, I will not give up until it's how I wanted, even if it means spending hours in front of the computer screen pulling my hair out! I wanted my blog to mirror my up and coming website image and with that I have delved into the world of templates, backgrounds, cropping of photos, editing text colours...................

I WILL WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know your thoughts, or if you have any words of advice my ears are open wide and waiting...........X

Monday, 21 May 2012

"Moodboard Monday"

As promised I'm here!!! With this Monday's Moodboard I'm bringing the outdoors in .................

Inspired by the fields that surround me, in full bloom with oil seed rape. A bug bear to most however I love the smell!


Saturday, 19 May 2012

"Showcase Saturday"

Hallo All,

Life once more has interupted my efforts in blogging! Every day has brought something new, take a look at what came along last Saturday.............

Our new puppy Wallace! Wally for everyday use!!! He's a darling, the house training is somewhat time consuming however grabbing the chance just now to update the blog and show you my excuse for being silent the past wk.

Still working on getting my website up and running, things are coming along nicely and I cant wait to show you my online store where you can purchase items from the Arts of Amy Homeware Collection.

Have yourselves a lovely wknd and I will be back in a more timely fashion for this coming "Moodboard Monday" X

Monday, 7 May 2012

"Moodboard Monday"

Good Morning to you all, Here is a Colourful Monday Moodboard to brighten up this bank holiday! Bring on the summer, strawberries and sun ...................


Monday, 30 April 2012

"Moodboard Monday"

Since the weather has been Rain, Rain and MORE Rain! My inspiration for this mood board comes from just that!

Luckily enough the sun is out today, lets hope I dont jinx it!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

"Showcase Saturday"

Well bit of news for you all, I am in mid process of setting up a website were you can purchase and get a detailed view of what Arts of Amy is all about! I have literally been living and breathing all things computer the past wk. Loads learned but an up hill climb!
No creating this week, however have been doing a fair bit of photography for the web page. So here for Showcase Saturday I will show you a pic of a scene I set up. I dont think I will be using this one on the site however it's pretty all the same. On the site I have a vintage treasures section - my idea behind this photographic scene.


"Fabric Friday" (a little later!!)

A Very Busy week! Sorry this Fabric Friday is late! Enjoy X 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Whats On The Workdesk This Wednesday!

Hallo All, hope your week is flying by like mine! Take a look at what I found for this week's up-cycle........

Cant wait to give it some much needed TLC! I love Farrow & Ball's paint range .........

With such inspiring colours who knows what colour I will end up choosing! Keep an eye out for my Showcase Saturdays to see the finished product. X

Monday, 23 April 2012

Moodboard Monday!

Welcome to my first "Moodboard Monday" Every Monday I will post an inspirational moodboard that I have created. Take a look at this Monday's treat, full of elegance and texture!

I will use my moodboards in connection to my creations - What features on the moodboard will be used within what I create. Remember creations will be shown on Showcase Saturdays!

I hope these pretty pics will brighten up your Monday! X

Saturday, 21 April 2012

"Showcase Saturday"

DRUM ROOOOOLLLLLL......................... It's Showcase Saturday! Take a look at my creations this week.
Painted Tea Party Table.

A DollyDimple! Pretty Spring time colours to lift your mood. Created on Monday.

Hope you all like, go on post me a comment let me hear your thoughts! Have yourselves a great weekend. X

Friday, 20 April 2012

"Fabric Friday"

Welcome all to my first Fabric Friday!!
Lets kick this off with a view of the fabrics which are currently surrounding my work area.

All the fabrics shown will be used alongside my DollyDimples. These floral prints are perfect to create some dainty dresses for the wooden peg doll gang!

To see these materials come to life on my DollyDimples come and visit my page this Saturday for "Showcase Saturday" As the wording suggests Saturday's will be the day that I show off some of my weekly creations!

Look forward to seeing you!! X

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Ready To Revamp . . . .

Hallo All,

I have been v.busy the past few days, trying out lots of different techniques to give my blog that bit of spark!
It's been a learning curve, but a satisfying one at that!

Isn't it great when you have been struggling to figure something out for a while and then you stumble accross the right way of doing it!

This was me, for the past few wks I have been bamboozled with how to change the blog background and how to add headers, yesterday if you have noticed I succeeded - My blog now looks a bit more decorative! Let me know your thoughts?!

I have also come up with a plan to keep me more active on my blog - Keep your eyes peeled for my "Named Days Of The Week" e.g I will be naming all Friday's "Fabric Fridays" my posts on Fridays will be connected to ...... Yep you guessed it Fabric! One which I am most excited about is Moodboard Monday - You will have to stop by on Monday to see what I'm talking about! X

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday!!!

I'm joining the gang with "Workdesk Wednesday" Take a look at what I'm working on at mo.

A very cheap find for £2.00!! My idea is to paint it for my daughter's room, to be used by her as a little tea party table!

I've found some gorgeous china cups to complete this little tea party, very vintage and oh so cute! Take a look below............

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Positivity Brings Rewards!

Wow much excitement, have had the editor from Dolls House magazine get in touch. They would like to use my Dolly Dimples in a future feature about peg dolls! This has been a great pat on the back for me and I intend to keep ploughing forwards - Positivity can seriously work!

I would like to thank Dolls House for presenting me with this opportunity.
Feature due out around September, I will keep you posted! X

Friday, 16 March 2012

Purchase My Creations Through Online Store Folksy........

Hallo All, If you have visited my blog through gaining one of my business cards "Hallo" to you! You will find some photos of my available goodies here, however I have just joined Folksy - an online store. This is where I will catalogue my creations and where you can purchase them from.

To access my shop you can click on the "Folksy Badge" you will find this down the right hand column of my blog.

I am still in the process of updating the online shop, so if there is anything you see on my blog which isn't yet shown in my shop, and you would like to know prices/place an order etc. then just drop me an email countrycrafts@hotmail.co.uk


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A Springtime Show of Hearts X

Fabric Hearts - A decorative statement for any home, hang them on any handle!


Gorgeous fabrics used in an array of different colours


TO SEE FULL RANGE EMAIL ME ON countrycrafts@hotmail.co.uk

Mother's Day Gifts........

Beautiful Gift Bag and Label, includes Gift Wrap and Choice of 
Button Heart - £ 5.99

All our mothers deserve that bit of home grown love! Show your Mom what she means to you - 
With this handmade button heart she can be reminded 365 days of the year. 
If interested contact me on countrycrafts@hotmail.co.uk

Friday, 9 March 2012

It Began With A Ladies Night........

What a fab night held at the local primary school.
Many Wonderful Stalls and plenty of Browsers n Buyers! 

I have re-jigged some of my products and prices and I feel this has had a positive effect all round, sales were made last night YIPPEA! 

Here's a big thumbs up to all the crafters who attended last night : ) 

Monday, 16 January 2012

A Heart That's Made of Wood..........

Showcasing soon......... beautiful, decorative, hand painted hanging hearts. Don't be fooled, yes these hearts may be wooden, however they have a lot of love to give!!! Production starting this week, photos will be on there way. X

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Sweet Sweet-Hearts

Love both the fabrics here! Have connected the ribbon slightly differently on these two hearts, keeping the tails on show - I like! What's your thoughts................ X

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Back to Business!!

Wow where does the time go?! How often do you ask yourself that, if like me then the question arises frequently every few passing hours of each day! 

I can officially say goodbye to my recent silence and promise you a hive of activity once more. 
You may ask why did I fall silent on you ..... Well with all the usual juggling of the Christmas run up there was Birthdays, Sister's Scottish Wedding and a Weeks stay in hospital with pneumonia! However my brain hasn't stopped, the typing fingers may have but I have kept the creative cogs turning! Many a new idea to share with you plus some sweet photos of fabric hearts to show. Tune in with me tomorrow as I will be showing all then........... X