18 January 2017

First Attempts at Quilling

I met a lovely lady at a local craft fair, who gave me a bundle of quilling papers. I had daubbled a little many moons ago but nothing too adventurous.

I didn't want to make little animals or flowers but quite fancied making pictures, and so my first attempt was initials for my granddaughters, C & S. Here they are:

I was quite please with the results so though I would attempt a picture for myself and here it is:
What do you think. I loved making the home picture and it was very simple to create. Think I may do more. Have another project in mind so watch this space.


4 July 2016

Teachers Pet

I've been making the ever popular book hedgehogs. These are a great gift for a teacher to have on their desk to put notes and reminders in. These are great to make.
Bye for now

28 June 2016

Paper wreaths

I made one of these a couple of years ago which I use at Christmas and have been dying to make some more and here they are.
They are 12 inches wide so are great for hanging on a wall and the third I've put in my summer house.
Hope you like them

24 June 2016

This Weeks Creations

So here are few more things that I've made this week. Lots of paper flowers ready for a 5 day event in August. This coming week I will need to catch up with book folding, and also start the Christmas stock.

Best get on.

23 June 2016

A Special Birthday

I did another book fold today for some ones very special 70th birthday. I hope they like it.

15 June 2016

Tillie-Belles Birthday Day

So for a change I have made a cake for my granddaughters birthday on Friday.

I hope she likes it.


10 June 2016

I've Made A Card

At last I've made a card. It took me ages and to be honest I'm disappointed. I seem to have left my mojo back in 2015 but I'm not giving up and hopefully my layouts will improved.
Bye for now. Jeanette

9 June 2016

I'm Back

So it's been a year since my last posting, and things have been very busy at the Krafty Kows HQ. I've not been idle, there's been folding, sticking, cutting, stamping, experimenting with new ideas and sometimes a little cursing and not much time for blogging but I'm going to try and keep things up to date this time.......maybe! If you don't see me here you can always catch up with me on Facebook, Instagram, and occasionally Twitter, although I just don't get Twitter!

So for now I'm going to post a few photos of some of the things I've been up to, but I can't stop for long as I have an idea swirly around my head, which I simply must try out......maybe there will be more cursing later!

I'll try and post again very soon with some of the events I'll be attending, so it's bye for now.


13 June 2015

Final Days of The Upton Country Park Gallery

So we are reaching the end of our exhibition and it has been fun and very successful. I have met some regular customs and lots of news ones too. The visitors book is bursting with lovely comments which are very encouraging for all of us. There are two more days to go.
Here are are few photos:

So for those who asked where I will be next, here are a few dates for you.

27th & 28th June 9am to 6pm
The Tankfest

4th July 10am to 3.30pm
Dorset Home Crafts
The Allendale Centre

8th & 9th August 10.00am to 4.30pm
Upton House Craft Fair
Upton Country Park

29th August 10am to 4pm
Bliss Craft & Fun Day
The Hideaway
17 Moorlands Road 

5th September 10am 3.30pm
Dorset Home Crafts
The Allendale Centre

12th & 13th September 10am to 5.30pm
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
Sturminster Newton

I'm currently booking Christmas fairs so the I will be listing the dates once confirmed.

However if you can't make any of these then please just drop me and email.

Bye for now.


27 May 2015

Love is All you Need

So what's new today? Well not much really but just catching up with a few orders and here is one of my favourite book folds.

I really need to make a few cards but I'm pretty hooked on folding at the moment, be it a book or a square of paper to fold into a petal like these;

With these flowers I put little fairy lights in.
Have a great evening.

26 May 2015

We've been to Brighton

We had a great weekend in Brighton and finally visited the shop Choccy Woccy Doo Dah. Wow it's so amazing, small and terribly busy but I managed to get a few photos.

It's so colourful and just loved the cake that says 'All you need is Love'

We came across a car boot sale at the marina and bought some absolute bargains. A full box of 12 x 12 scrap book papers, must be a minimum of 200 sheets for £10.00. But why did I buy them, I must have at least 2000 sheets of paper here already!!!.

My most exciting find was small books of music paper in a little back street shop in Rottingdean and here are a few very small rolled roses I made.

Think these may got in a little teacup and saucer ready for the Gallery next week.

Bye for now


22 May 2015

Book folding

So book folding has become a thing I love to do. It's so addictive and now looking to create some new patterns shortly. But for now here are some I've created recently.


For those of you that are local in the areas of Wimborne, Poole etc I will be showing some of my work at the gallery at Upton country park. It has a lovely tea room in beautiful surroundings and this will be supporting  the Lewis Manning Hospice Charity, so please pop along a see some wonderful artist/crafters work.


16 May 2015

Long Absence and The Latest Up Date

So I've been away for ages and lots have happened. It's been a tough 6 months but things are looking a brighter (fingers crossed).

Unfortunately I had to leave the team at C.R.A.F.T challenge blog simply because time was always against me and I felt bad letting the team down each week, although Jo never seemed to mind and has been brilliant. So I wish the current team lots of success and will be popping over from time to time. Thanks girls I loved my time with you.

I've managed to make some things in between family and all the crisis in between, if fact the crafting has kept me sane. So here are some of the things I've been creating.
And here is where I will be showing my work next along with 11 other artists & crafters so please pop along if you are in the area. 
Bye for now


17 January 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 294 - Christmas

Oh no it's that word again!! Christmas but this is so we do not leave our cards until the last minute so please join in and get ahead.

Here are our sponsor for this week:

Sponsor 1: Scrappers Delight

Prize is 3 images of choice from her shop.

Do have a look at our DT cards this week as there are some great cards and images.

Here is mine for this week:

The penguin images are so cute so do have a look on their website.
You can join in the challenge HERE

Bye for now


12 January 2015

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 293 - Not A Card


A very late posting for this weeks challenge but you still have time to join us HERE

So here are this week sponsors:

The prize is 2 digis from the shop.

The prize is 5 images of choice from her store.

Sponsor 3: Diane's Daydreams Designs


The prize is a lovely prize pack. Diane's shop has closed down, but they are going out with a BANG!

The prize will be all the digis that the teams used for their samples! Wow, that is some prize!!!

Here is my project: