Monday, 12 December 2011

What I have been up to!

Sorry for lack of updates but just been a bit manic lately, been doing lots of cupcakes, made 36 for my daughters friends birthday then another 48 for a charity event at her college :)


I have also tried toffee apples

Made some crystal poppies which I gave 100% to the poppy appeal


Made a sweetie tree

covered a tatty notice board which I cant wait to do again :)

My latest nappy cake

And my latest jewellery which I am loving doing is my scrabble tiles, made them into necklaces and rings which have been popular :)



and I even tried a shamballa


phew, I have enjoyed my last feww months but have a lot more stuff to do for mr santa clause :)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Buggy board on a phil and teds sport buggy

Not my usual posts but thought this might be a worthwhile thing for some mums and fellow child carers, I recently bought a new baby jogger city select and needed a buggy board, I had tried many site for their own brand and came across loads of problems with delivery of them from manufacturer, so I asked on a facebook group called pushchair trader, and they pointed me in the direction of the bumprider they were selling alongside a full review of the product, it came and has to be the quickest and easiest to fit buggy board I have ever used.

Now for the exciting bit, I upgraded my pram because I could not get a board to fit my P&T, so whilst with my friend we were chatting about the board and when looking at it thought it might fit the P%T, so we tried it and YES YES YES it fits, WITH the doubles kit on and a 3 year old on the back, the breke works fine if you lift the board up a bit before applying, the child had enough room to stand comfortably and he could hold onto the second seat or the side of the handles :)

You need the typical stance of pushing most buggies with a board attached, you know the one where your bum sticks out but it was pushable and still easy enough to manoeuvre, I am slightly gutted I have just forked out £650 for a new pram and then discovered this but hey hum at least it might help someone :)

A huge thankyou to Pushchair Trader for their quick posting and fab review of the product, it is a nice easy to use buggy board and fits the P&T :)

Friday, 23 September 2011

My sons angry birds birthday cake made with fondant toppers

Done my son an angry birds cake this week, he loved it and so did everyone else :)



Monday, 5 September 2011

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Mould making

I have really enjoyed making my moulds, I have even been selling them and have had some great feedback :)

I am finding sculpey accents or fimo classic is the easiest clay, the others can go too soft and hard to release without damaging the mould.

Sculp



ey have some lovely colours too :)

Sunday, 14 August 2011

milky stars sweet flexible mold mould for fimo, sculpy

I had an email asking if I could make some milky stars, I had actually bought them the same day to try :)

So here you go, they are great, can't wait to use them in my jewellery, I also done a gummy bear whilst I was on :)

If you want any molds please feel free to contact me susiecm3@yahoo.co.uk


Monday, 1 August 2011

Fimo/polymer clay moulds

Decided to try and make some fimo moulds, and loved the final finish, really easy to use, I used a 2 part flex compound, it took a full tub until I had the technique off but now love making them :)



Sunday, 24 July 2011

hair slides

Made some great new hair slides tonight, will upload photo soon as I sort one, if anyone uses facebook I now have a page Crafty Susie, please feel free to pop buy and see my other items and share your things if you have any :)

Update here is a photo

also the link to my facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Susie/193971663953421

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

blog update

Well I am pleased to say I have a weekend off :)

I have been doing a few craft fairs of late, all of which I have enjoyed but I am also looking forward to a break :)

I am going to be concentrating on making more wedding items, mainly cake toppers/fountains as I really enjoy making these, will post some pics today

School holidays are here next week so for me that means busy days out and about with all my mindees, looking forward to not walking to and from school for a few weeks :)





Saturday, 2 April 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011

Latest things I have made :)

The photos below are my latest makes, the towel cake was for a raffle prize fir a friends coffee morning at our school to raise money for The national autistic society :)

The 2 bracelets are my latest fimo makes, they have went down really well with everyone and only a few left, they are £5 each if anyone is interested :)

The coke bracelet is one of my favs, just think it is really funky and different, I also have pepsi, tango (all flavours lol) iron bru, fanta, 7up, nutella and baked beans plus more, if anyone would like them made into anything just let me know, will be playing with them this weekend hopefully to show you them more!

 And the DS chains have just been flying out, they are £3 including the stylus and one name or £2.50 with just beads, loads of colours available :)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New supplies

I am eagerly awaiting some new supplies :) I will be making some scrabble rings and some DS stylus chains to stop them going missing :)

I have discovered a great iphone app called coolibah its a scrapbooking app, you can download it free and have a watermark on or its 59p and has loads of free pages all with matching elements, some you do need to buy but the free ones are just as good and will cover most colour schemes, they also have a facebook page, well worth trying and would be even better on the ipad.....hmm think I definitely need one of those :)

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Busy week again making my jewellery

Well i have been making some more tiaras this week these ones are with genuine Swarovski crystals which are lovely . I also have my first jewellery fair this weekend at Burnside high school, I am doing it with a friend as it was a bit short notice and also for a bit moral support so looking forward to that, it starts at 1pm if anyone is close enough and fancies a nice day out, sounds like there will be lots of stuff going on.

I got some more items from Vista print yesterday, got a great banner and some lovely postcards with my details on, also got some childminding leaflets and a total bargain as they were all free and I only paid for postage!!




Saturday, 29 January 2011

Wedding tiara's

Well I think I have found my favourite jewellery making, I got some books from the library and one was a wire work book and had lots of wedding jewellery so I thought I would give it a go and I love it, I did not have many small beads but used what I had to make these first ones as a bit of a test, I have ordered some swarovski bicone crystals to make some for selling as I only had swarovski rounds and these are not as sparkly, I cant believe the prices that are being charged for wedding jewellery, it is so expensive!! I also got some paper flowers and want to make some hair pins with them so need to search for some of these to buy, i managed to find some metal hair combs so looking forward to trying these too.

Please feel free to leave a comment on these, I need to work on my photos again, its driving me mad, they look fab in the flesh but I kill the sparkle with the camera