Scared Crow Scarecrow!

Designer – Annette Smyth Hello, welcome to my latest article. This month the design team were invited to use a step by step article from another design team member as a source of inspiration. I chose to use the Scarecrows in September by Fiona Potter as I loved this little man as soon as I […]

Mosaic Madness

Designer – Annette Smyth Hello Everyone, this month’s theme of Ancient Rome has got me really excited. Why I hear you ask?…….Well, my Dad was born in the village of North Leigh in Oxfordshire.  It is here that the remains of one of the largest Roman villas can be found.  At its height, around the […]

Clown Fish

Hello everyone and welcome to my latest article.   I love anything connected with the ocean.  So much so that I think I could have been a mermaid in another lifetime. In fact my dream home is next to the sea with an airy, light cliff top studio looking over the waves and beach – […]

A Tryptich with a Twist

Hello, This month I thought I would show you a Powertex family project. This is one that you could share with the children during the Easter holidays. So this article shows you how to make a piece of family art suitable for indoor use. It breaks down nicely into mini projects which all come together […]

Art Dolls

Loving the Art Dolls There are times in your life when you get so excited about starting a new art project that everything else just gets put on the back boiler. That’s exactly what happened when I got my hands on one of the new Powertex small art doll Template. These three new projects are launched […]

Japanese Cranes

Hello there and firstly may I wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and Santa brought you everything you need. So here we go with a whole new year of creative adventures and to kick it off , I got to use these beautiful bird templates. They have […]

Penguin mini makes for you and the little ones

Hi Everyone Well we at that time of year again where time just flies by and everything you wanted to get done somehow doesn’t.  So I thought I’d show you a nice easy make that you can do on your own, with friends and with the little ones. We are going to make penguins and […]

How to build an alternative statue with an armature

  Hello everyone, Annette here…… I hoped you’ve all had a stunning Summer and are ready for an awesome Autumn. My challenge this month was to create a statue representing the star sign Virgo……mmm that certainly made the old brain cells fizz.  SO……Virgo is represented by the virgin carrying wheat and she is an Earth […]

Sassy the Seahorse goes to the beach

Hello there Welcome to my Sassy Seahorse project, getting her ready for her day at the beach. For this project I used the Seahorse kit available at Kirsties handmade fair at Ragley Hall with Black Powertex and an child’s old skirt. Don’t forget to cover your work surface with plastic, wear an apron and gloves. […]

Keepsake Kubes from old clothes

Hello there Our project theme this month is all about keepsakes, mementoes and lovely memories, so in keeping with that I would like to share with you my Keepsake Kube(s) …….there is an extra ‘s’ as I am sure you’ll want to make more than one!! My Kube has all the memories of a little […]