I just thought I would post a few lines for those that followed this blog. I retired earlier this year, but I am available for advice on crafting with the elderly. I am still posting on www.craftingwithjack.blogspot.com. I would be quite happy to answer any queries concerning activities and crafting with the elderly. All comments are sent to me so feel free to ask away! I shall answer by of further posts.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Today we were getting ready for the Queen's Jubilee. We made bunting to hang and rosettes to wear. I made the basic rosette by concertina folding 3 inch strips, my craft group decorated the middle using images I had downloaded from the net, plus a few mulberry flowers.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Wondering what to do for my next craft I came up with this. I decided to do a bird on a perch in paper piecing, Looking for inspiration I came across a template, the site "Scraps by Lori Kay Design" can be found here.
The start of another month means this year is already starting to whiz by! Snowdrops are also called Fair Maids Of February, so this week our calendar picture was snowdrops. Now this is a really easy paper piecing craft, you just need leaf shapes like thick grass stalks, the snowdrop heads, a flowerpot for the base or you can “set” them in earth using brown paper or brown pens. If you bend one or two leaves at an angle it gives a touch of realism. I outline my snowdrop heads to give them definition and add the stalks.