Sunday, 26 January 2014

Valentine's Day Hearts

Did you know that it's only a couple of weeks away from Valentines Day??? There are a few clues about, lots of hearts, chocolates, flowers and all manner of things to do with LOVE.
The history of Valentine's Day--and the story of its patron saint--is shrouded in mystery, I googled it but there are so many explanations I decided to delve no further but I do know that 14th February has long been celebrated as a day of romance.

I've joined in with a few hearts of my own.....

Traditional Red Heart & Lovebirds

Blue Birds on a Hanging Heart

Love Bugs (Ladybirds) on a Hanging Heart

A Commissioned Heart to be used as a Wedding Gift Tag

Some of these are available in my Folksy and WowThankYou online shops or if you want one making in the colour or design of your choice you can contact me through this Blog or on my Facebook Page.

I've also painted a few more 'I Love You to the Moon & Back' Hearts similar to those I showed in this post in this Hanging Heart post here  and in my Facebook Album
I won't show them again here, please click on the links if you want to see more.

That's all from me for now

Jan x

This post is linked to Handmade Monday's Linky Party 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Handpainted Wooden Personalised Houses

Gosh, it seems an age since my last post, the reason for such a gap?  
Christmas Visits, New Year Celebrations and Blog Laziness!! I must admit that over the Christmas break I hardly looked at the blogs that I follow, that's so bad of me, but I did manage to post comments on one or two!!!
I may have been blog lazy but I haven't been craft lazy or art lazy. The run up to Christmas was a busy time and most of what I made were bought as gifts, many were personalised and I didn't want to put them on show until they had been received. So now I'm going to try and get back into the swing of things blog wise.

The Wooden Houses I made were popular this year and I painted a few family groups, I worked with the customer choosing colours and interests for the details.

A Trio of Wooden Houses

These are painted on all sides with details personal to each of the recipients.

Handpainted Wooden House

Cupcakes, flowers & a cute little dog

A Black Cat a Bicycle and a Computer

I've linked this post to Handmade Harbour's Linky Party

Have a great week...

Jan x