Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A little birdie...

Hi folks...happy 4th of July to all our buddies in the USA.
I've been cracking on with the DIY and it's ground breaking "you heard it here first" news time...just one more door to gloss and that's the utility room finished...
everything is looking ever so WHITE...I may need to root out the old sun specs...those things that are rarely used and are probably gathering dust in a drawer somewhere but to achieve that blindingy white look it's taken 2 coats of primer...2 coats of undercoat and one coat of gloss...1 room down and 3 still to go (4 doors back and front, 5 coats on can do the maths) so the painting crew are not jumping for joy just yet.
And whilst on my hands and knees trying to focus on the brain numbing task of painting skirting boards I had one of those lightbulb moments...why don't I make up a board for my Hobbycraft demos showing the different materials The Fuse will cut...just like the one that my lovely buddy Pete Hughes from Sizzix showed on Create and Craft...problem is Pete used a teeny weeny heart and fitted them all into a photo frame...I've decided to use my favourite cheeky chappie birdie who is not quite so little I have to say...this little chap was die cut from white card covered with layers of lace...
but my flock may require a piece of mountboard of gigantic proportions...
will I get it in the car...will my wall sized mural fit through the doors of Hobbycraft...I may have to admit defeat on this one and scurry back to the drawing board.
But we'll be back to the crafty stuff tomorrow...tres exciting things to dear friend and long time bloggy buddy Kim Costello is launching her very own range of stamps...something she has wanted to do for ages and I'm so happy that her dream is finally coming true...she has been sharing sneaky peeks on the Paperbabe Stamps blog so pop over for a little preview and I'll see you all tomorrow at 8.00am on the dot for the Launch Party.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. ...always a sigh of relief when the last bit of painting is done, looking forward to the birdie collage and just popped over to see the stamps, brilliant an idea no one has hit upon, knitting stitches, they'll make for great textured pieces, clever girl...Mel:)xx

  2. Looking forward to seeing the bird collage...sounds like a great idea!
    You are a trooper for doing the painting yourself... and still produce fab projects in the cubby hole too!

  3. Good luck with the rest of the painting Kath sounding a bit like the Forth Bridge!! Susan xx

  4. Gosh Kath that's still lots of coats to go..! Great idea re the textures it's amazing when light bulb moments occur isn't it x

  5. Hi Kath - I wish I had half your energy! You never stop and you achieve so much.......hope the paintwork is finished soon.

    Have been keeping an eye on Kim's sneak peeks of the new stamps through Chris (Sketching Stamper), her stamps look wonderful, the knitting one is a must have.

    With the birdies you could punch a hole in them and put them on a ring - I got that idea from an earlier show of Pete's. Just an idea ........ Hugs, Anne x

  6. Good Morning Kath. Like my friend Anne said, where on earth do you get your energy. Just think how lovely it will all be when finished. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Good Luck with the rest of the painting. Rather you than me. Look forward to seeing your bird collage. Brilliant idea. Hugs x ChrisB

  8. Morning Kath - as ever you are a very busy bee. Your painting is superb (all that prepping works!!)
    Love the lace birdie - looking forward to the collage. Been to see the stamps - love them too. tfs
    Heather W

  9. Those birds look fabulous love the lace one... Mind your poor back with all that painting... Hugs May x x x


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hugs Kath xxx