My Crafting Adventures


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year

A warm welcome to 2013, hoping it will be a creative one with lots of crafternoons!

Crafts from the Heath has been slowly expanding during 2012 with lovely new customers, friends & supporters, I have lots of new designs & ideas coming out in the next few weeks & look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Kerry x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Popular Crafts Magazine Product review

I was recently given the opportunity by to test & review a craft tool for them, the item chosen was the Pyro Master pyrography tool by Antex, which came with 19 interchangeable burning tips, blank wooden keyring & leather fridge magnet. It's a neat little tool, easy to use especially for someone who hasn't tried pyrography before, like me!!

I decided to make a double wooden heart hanger with polka dot fabric & ribbon. I gathered my items & began.

The hearts burnt onto the large heart were quite easy to manage & I soon began to really enjoy creating something new, I thought it would be nice to include some colour to my design & the fabric & ribbon fitted in quite nicely.

For the smaller heart I decided to have a go at writing a small message & Home Sweet Home seemed to be perfect for my design, I did practise on a scrap piece of wood just to get the feel of writing with the tool & although it isn't perfect, I think it looks pretty good for a first attempt...even if I do say so myself!
My finished Design

I just want to say a big thank you to Popular Crafts Magazine for letting me try something new.

                My review is in this months Popular Crafts magazine for sale at WH Smiths.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Craft Swap

 I decided just recently to enter the Craft Swap being advertised by the Popular Crafts Magazine. The first one was a button swap and the brief was to design & make something button themed & to include a treat up to the value of £3.
My Swap partner was Mandie who sent me a lovely hand decorated box with lovely goodies inside, icluding buttons, flower sequins & glittery butterflies [just love glitter] Very pretty & pink.

                                                            Mandie's Pretty Button Swap for me

I decided I wanted to try making a button canvas & was very pleased with the results

                                                                What do you think?

I really enjoyed taking part & decided to enter the next one which was Owl themed. My partner was Louise from who sent me a lovely pink parcel consisting of a cute owl, beautiful crochet flower & ribbons. 

                                        My Owl & goodies from

My owl gift was a felt needle case, which I hand sewed & added polka dot fabric, buttons & ric-rac. My treat for Louise was a selection of buttons & lovely ribbon.

My owl Needle case for Louise.

I'm thoroughly enjoying these monthly craft swaps & just signing up for the next one, which is heart themed....mmm what shall I make for this one?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Handmade Christmas

Well Christmas has been and gone & we are well into the New Year, So I thought it was now safe to show my handmade gifts given at Christmas!
                                   Handmade Strawberry Needlecase & pin cushion for my Mum

                                                  Handmade Messenger Bag for my Niece

                                         Handmade Glasses Case for my Mum & Mum-in-law

I wanted to give something that I had designed & made and also make sure that it was different to  anything already available on the High Street, that's what's so fantastic about Handmade gifts.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Thornton Christmas Craft fair

Well today was my second Christmas Craft fair and this one was in Thornton, a local one for me which is always nice. There was a nice selection of stalls & a steady flow of customers, overall a successful fair with the chance to meet some new crafters.

Next week I will be at the Leicester Winter Food & Craft Festival, at Leicester Market on Sunday 21st November. It coincides with the Christmas Light switch on and is always popular.

                                                             Mini Christmas Stocking

                                                                 Reindeer Wine Bags

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Christmas is on it's way!

Well the silly season is fast approaching & I've been busy creating & making stock for the Christmas Fair's booked between now & the December 4th, seven in total...lots to do still!

                                          Thought I'd start by showing you a few of my makes.
This mini Noel bunting looks great hung over the fireplace or even a country dresser.

                                                     Santa Please Stop Fabric House - door hanger

                     Sleeps till Christmas Plaque - ideal for the little & big kids to count down to the big day

My next event is at Thornton Community Centre, Leicestershire for their annual Christmas Fair, I'm really looking forward to Saturday, as I'll be spending the day with a friend who makes wonderful muffins & to follow of the days stalls.

Have a wonderful day & a crafternoon for all you crafty people out there.

Kerry x

Monday, 25 April 2011

It's Easter!

The Easter holidays have begun & the sun is shining. I've just delivered my new design - Beach Hut Plaque, my customer loved was a present for her friend's cafe. It's always nice to hear nice comments for your work.