Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm back with a BANG....

Morning looks like I'm back in the crafty mood again ..a few days off seems to have done the trick or was it the kick up the butt and the good talking to from Mr Mojo or could it have been the arrival of some new goodies that kick started the crafty juices again...whatever...I now have a paint brush in hand and am itching to get back into the cubbyhole...never happier than when I am up to my elbows in mucky stuff and paint certainly falls into the mucky category. It looks like this Altered Art thing could be the new Cubbyhole Addiction.
I've been bouncing ideas around for my Altered Art Class at Simply Create on the 25th June....not sure how many places are left folks so if you want to join me for an afternoon of painty fun...ring 019755 64010 to guarantee your bum on one of those seats.
Have I told you how much I love these gorgeous Annie Sloan Chalk Paints...they are just so yummy and easy to apply and having taught ceramic painting for donkey's years...I know a good quality paint when I see it.  It was great fun giving this "Cheap as Chips" Paper Mache Box and Accordion Book a bit of a make-over and if I say so's turned into a teeny weeny mini work of art.
And that's the problem with an addiction....once it takes hold you just can't get enough of I headed off to Simply Create yesterday to pick up some supplies for my class and woohoo the cubbyhole is now bursting at the seams with lots of bits and pieces....all waiting to be ALTERED....
these boxes are for me....perfect for storing all my Lord Timmie of All Things Holtziness bits and bobs...can't wait to get that brush loaded up and get painting....
Mind you it's not going to be easy staying cooped up in the cubbyhole now that Summer's back.....
26 degrees here yesterday....absolutely glorious so I intend to enjoy it while I can ...having the best of both worlds by flitting in and out for lots of coffee breaks and that's the advantage of being your own Boss....nobody to say "what doest thou".  Catch up with you all tomorrow over at Penny Black Saturday for another fab challenge and yummy prizes and whatever you're doing today....enjoy.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Fabulous box Kath!

    Wish I lived closer to attend a class.

  2. I am also tooooooo far away. How about an online class LOL!! Love the box.

  3. Oh now THAT'S an idea Ursula . . . an online class! Mind you, t'internet would probably crash there'd be so many people wanting to do one of Kath's classes.

    Kath . . . what d'ya think?I'm right down South and just can't get to you physically . . . so how about virtually? Eh? Eh?

    Hugs, Sandra

  4. can you send some mojo my way Kath...I am severley lacking in it at the mo and now the sun has come out in the Fort there is no way I will be in my cupboard!

  5. Wow, wow, wow, love those altered projects. The butterflies are just stunning on that box. Love your new stash!! Hugs to Buddy and have a great day and hope you are feeling better. :)

  6. Just look at that flower - looks like it's going to be fun in the Cubbyhole & Buddy might be getting painty paws. I'm on roof duty (husband falling off watch - whilst he demosses it) though how a tiny less than 5ft & 7stone me is going to rescue a 6ft 4in wiry giant from the roof if anything happens is beyond me......
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Sounds like you have definitely arrived back with a bang Kathy...Hope the class goes

  8. Morning Both.Can't wait to see what you do with your new stash.Love the projects you have done.Looks like i will have a lot of catching up to do when i come back next Saturday.I am off on my Hols in the morning.
    Have a good day.
    Kathleen x

  9. Morning Kath, glad you're feeling better, and that mojo of yours never goes very far. Love the altered box, just fab. I have some TH crackle paint here, haven't a clue what to do with it.....
    Back in Blighty now,
    En xxx

  10. Glad you found your crafting mojo again. Great box. Jeanette

  11. The box and book are wonderful and doesn't the sun make you feel great. Enjoy your class!

  12. Gosh these sure are lovely wish i was close so i could come to a class and get back my mojo lost it hubby is in hospital i enjoy your blog Karen TB Ontario

  13. So glad to hear you are feeling very refreshed and in the crafty mood again, I knew it was just a matter of time before the excitement of new goodies to play with would have you back at your great hobby.Have lots of fun getting all mucky !

  14. Great projects Kath and looks like you're going to have lots of fun with more goodies to alter.

    Two amazing days now and I don't know about Buddy but Max and Blue just want to lie about lol!

    Kat xx

  15. I'm another one who would love and online class, please, please pretty please. your box is so gorgeous. I really need a lesson in doing one so beautiful. Have a good weekend love and hugs Chrisx B