My sincerest apologies once again for taking my time between blogs. It has been a weird and hectic 2 weeks, I’ve had a belter of a cold and tonsillitis which really knocked me for six and then this past week- to make up for missing work- I’ve done a full 5 days at my placement with Jen.
Last weekend I did the Smithills School Food and Craft Fair (for the third time) on Saturday and then a new fair at Ruthin Castle with Funky Sunflower Events on Sunday. I met a new friend at Ruthin…Rebecca, she’s 4- almost 5 (at the end of May) and she is my new super cool friend with her hand crafted Little Beauties clips AND a badge too! =) So a big hello to Rebecca!! *waves*
So after that busy weekend it’s been a busy week in the world of hats with a TOP SECRET hat on the go that involves a touch of Royalty and a whole bunch of sweets, it’s all hush hush at the mo- but no panic, as soon as I can I will reveal all.
Now, to the matter in hand- what’s all this about a ‘splash of PVA’ I hear you say!? Well, this week I bought a couple of new props for my stand and also we have a few new exciting products under way (big clue below!) but anyway, apologies- I’m rambling, I bought these white ‘leatherette’ necklace busts and took them from Zero to Hero in a couple of simple steps with nought but a sewing pattern and some PVA.
I am very proud, so here you go…
From geekness to chicness and nafness to craftness…one gorgeous brown paper pattern necklace bust. Simples! I used only a few materials which we all have lurking around at home to take my white leatherette to a Little Beauties dream.
So, if you fancy giving this Little Beauty a go, you will need:
Ta Daa…so simple.
All you have to do then is get ripping and sticking. I genuinely forgot how much fun Papier Maché is…and so easy too! Just…
Now at this point I decided that the overall effect was a little thin for my liking, so I decided to rinse and repeat so to speak and do it all over again but this is entirely your preference.
So now I have one done, I just have another and a polystyrene head to get cracking with, decoupage eat your heart out. I just love it.
Have you papier machéd anything lately, have I inspired you to get creative- I hope so?! You could use pretty tissue paper or even old newspaper…the sky is the limit! Leave me a comment or leave me a picture so I can see what you’ve been up to and don’t forget you can always get in touch over on Facebook. I love hearing from you Beauties, so go on- get in touch!