Saturday, 22 November 2014
Just a quickie folks to let you see what we got up to today at Ken Oliver's ART AT THE EDGE workshop in Craft World.
What an awesome day we had filled with fun, laughter and creativity using Prima products and tutored by the one and only amazing Ken Oliver. Can I just say what a privilege it has been having him in the shop this week and I'm sure it's gonna seem that bit quieter after tomorrow when he departs. Hopefully it won't be too long though before we're welcoming him back again.
I'm sure the ladies attending the Saturday workshop are gonna have just as much fun as we did today.
I can't believe how much stash I have left over in my goody bag so much so I think I'm gonna have to buy another album so I can repeat the process all over again lol.
Well I may not be in the shop tomorrow but I have other work commitments so another early rise. Guess that means I best get myself off to bed eh!
Toodles for now
Friday, 21 November 2014
How honoured do I feel.. I've received my ceramic poppy that was part of the amazing commemorative centenary display at the Tower of London.
It was nice seeing pictures over the last few months knowing that somewhere in the vast moat was my very own little poppy. Yesterday when it arrived I was shocked at the emotion I actually felt. My Great Grandfather and his 3 brothers perished during WW1 and all my Great Great Grandmother received was a postcard notification for each loss of life. It makes you stop and think really.. nowadays we dread that the postman will be bringing another bill and yet for 4 long years the people of Britain dreaded receiving these notifications. Makes you realise just how lucky we are now eh and yet how many of us truly appreciate it. Anyway, when I opened the box and touched my beautiful handmade poppy I was overcome with emotion. It may sound strange but I felt like my Great Grandfather had finally come home to his family. This is something I will treasure forever.
God bless our fallen and injured, past, present and future.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
G'day all hope you've had a good one.
Today I thought I'd share my latest Jones Crafts DT project. Now every month Mr Postie arrives with a surprise package for me and it's not until it's open that I know what I'm working with. It's a wee bit like Santa arriving on a regular basis lol.
This month my package enclosed the new KaiserCraft 'CLOSE UP' range. It's what I would call a slightly softened mix of retro combined with years gone by. There are soft shades of green and green, bright blues and pinks and some deeper shades of brown. Patterns range from cameras of decades gone by, romantic flowers, slightly damask style patterns and retro patterns too.
Now where to begin.. hhmmm. .. let's choose a background I thought.. ok done.. now where to go from here! I chose a few pieces I liked that worked well together and started on the mock layout then when I was happier with that I pulled out the old albums and low and behold was there not one where my brothers shirt blended in perfect in colour. Decision made. Finally I secured everything in place, added a little glossy accents to the lens of the camera and chose a sentiment.
Well it's bed time again folks.. 2.10am and alarm goes off at 7.30am so will sign off for now and be back again tomoz night.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Just a quick note before bed folks as I got busy with other things earlier and suddenly remembered I hadn't posted yet.
What a fun day we had in store today. Best start ever as we literally arrived at the same time so I had a massive hug before we even entered the building lol. Lots of good banter and teaching Ken a few local sayings. Oh yeah and we did have a customer sit on his knee for a cheeky wee photo lol.
Now you can see how Ken has captured his audiences attention and they really were good pupils cause they learned lots and asked some sensible questions too.
As for my pic! Well I'm rather camera shy as I don't take very food pics but Ken insisted on this one and trust me.. He's not a man that likes the word no lol. Anyway I had sloped off to get his A4 album that he's teaching (my excuse to have a touchy feely session as it's gorgeous) and when I came back to show the customers he was in position ready to snap a pic. Now if I had to choose between the pic and the album.. I'm sure you can guess from the evidence which I'd opt for lol.
Ken & myself ended the day with a nice wee song & dance session which was rather funny and there's now a few songs he'll never hear again without thinking of me (poor soul).
Well folks the clock is ticking away and there's an alarm set for 7.30am so toodle pip and catch you all tomorrow again.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Tuesdays agenda will see our dear friend Ken showcasing his talents using the new Spellbinders Victorian Collection along side another few products. Demo runs from 10am - 4pm and you are welcome to drop in and spectate any time you please.
Wednesday and Thursday, Ken will be hosting a mini workshop on both days between 10am and 2pm during which under his supervision you can create a Vintage Pedestal Photo Frame.
Friday and Saturday, Ken will be hosting an all day workshop on both days between 10am and 4pm during which under his supervision you can create a fabulous A4 Vintage Print Memory Album and you will also take away a goody bag as an added bonus.
As you can see from the pics these are stunning projects created using a variety of techniques and products.
Ken has been touring the United States with these awesome Art At The Edge workshops and we are honoured to now be hosting them at Craft World in Glasgow. Places are obviously restricted but if you fancy joining in then further details can be obtained online at
Or by calling the shop direct on 0141 883 6855.
Guess I better head off to bed as it's gonna be a busy day and I can't believe I get to spend it with Ken Oliver!!!!
Monday, 17 November 2014
What a fabulous week lies ahead!
Monday will see the beloved American crafter Ken Oliver kick off a run of six days in store with demonstrations from 10am till 4pm showcasing his Stick It adhesive and how it has transformed your ability to die cut those very intricate designs.
This is just the beginning of his time with us here at Craft World so I will post daily updates. Sadly I'm not at work tomorrow so won't be able to get any pics but if the boss behaves and takes any then I'll pinch them and upload here. Can't believe I'm so excited about going to work on Tuesday morning lol.
For a full run down on this week's demos and workshops please visit www.craftworldonline.co.uk
Anyway I'm off to get creative for an hour or so before bed so toodle pip for now.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
OMG.. Yes I know it's almost 4am but I've been sitting having a wee play tonight with my new toys.. BRUSHO
All I can say is wow I'm in love with them.
These little beauties are rather fun to play with and don't be disillusioned by the size of this little pot as believe you me the pigment is so strong that you hardly have to use any at all.
As this was my first time using them I started with simple tags but now have many more ideas in mind. Don't you just love when you use a product that sparks your creativity!
Well I'm gonna sign off and hit the hay as they say because the plan for tomorrow (well today) is to buy some paint to start decorating the house.. me and my bright ideas eh lol.