Thursday, May 31, 2012

ATC Swap

It was Maggie's turn over on CnS to host the ATC swap and her theme was letters. This is what I came up with.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beach Theme Swap.wmv

The above video shows the work created by some very talented ladies, all of whom took part in my recent swap over on LOTSB

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stick-Pin Pin Cushion

Here is part of my mum's birthday gift. It was my first every pin cushion and I've only ever made stick pins once way before xmas, so felt like I was making them for the first time again. Love creating this and see myself making more.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Captured Fairy In A Jar

I've seen these gorgeous crafts over on YT and have decided to host such a swap over on The Beach. If you are interested in taking part please visit my swap, read the rules and sign up.

These are images that I took straight from Google. They are not my images.

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Acrylics & Canvas

I used to paint before I got into paper crafts and beading, then forgot all about it. Today I've spent the last two hours painting, using my acrylics on canvas something I've not done for a few years. Wow I've completely forgotten how therapeutic this can be and have seriously enjoyed myself too. It will be a few days before the painting is completed but I'm loving it so much already. The canvas as it stands is washed with blues and pinky/purple and looking at it I feel invigorated. Need to let this wash dry before I can do any more, which will hopefully be this evening.

When I attended art classes I had to follow the tutor's instruction and found myself painting landscapes which she expected, copying the work of others. There's nothing wrong with landscapes, I quite enjoy standing in front of them in a gallery or exhibition but it's more fulfilling to be able to express oneself more openly and go with what comes through the brush in a natural rhythm. I'm curious how this painting will turn out, so watch this space and soon their will be an original piece by Niamh....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Beaded Crafts

Angel Wing Phone Charm

"Success, Money, Happiness" Phone Charms
Amethyst Angel Wing Earrings

Blue & Silver With Swarvoski Crystal Earrings

"He's My Buddha" Phone Charms

Monday, May 14, 2012

Angel Crafts

I love Angels and everything about them. I've not made any Angel crafts for a while now and so decided to sit myself down and get crafting tonight. These are what I made and I'd so much fun making them.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My four legged baby

After a day out on the tiles, there's nothing she likes more than to flake beside us. Just love her to pieces and she's the best little thing ever.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Silly Bitch - Angel & Her Antics

I have the most adorable female (bitch) Jack Rusell Terrier who I adore, but she can be quite silly at times. Just now, as I was cleaning my hallway, I opened the door to let her roam. When it came to looking for her, she couldn't be found, not at first any way. A few minutes later I found her in next doors back garden, she was looking out at me through the steel gate. How she got in I don't know but she certainly couldn't get back out again. My neighbour has a steel gate that has a slight gap between the gate and ground, so I can only imagine Angel climbed under. But she certainly couldn't climb back out. Thankfully there where some kids on the road so I called them and asked if they were any good at climbing, which they piped up "yes". I think it was a challenge for them, so they took on the challenge like men lol They looked at the dog, looked at the wall and between them formed a link to get my Angel out of the garden. What a silly little bitch I have and now she's off sulking!!