Day 7 of #michellemakeschristmas I've had a few requests for quick make cards so here's one of my go to cards when I need one in a hurry. Perfect for Christmas but any occasion too. All you need is: A blank card Scissors Glue Ribbon Leftover wrapping paper (I've also used pages from a magazine and paint sample cards are fab to have on standby) Simply cut a square for your present, stick to the card, make a bow and voila! Your very own handmade card. Don't forget to share your makes using the hashtag #michellemakeschristmas and leave a comment below if you are enjoying the videos. Which style do you prefer? This one where it's just my hands showing you or me talking you through it?
Sorry peeps I forgot to post Day 5 of Michelle Makes Christmas on here 🙈🙈🙈 The video is up on you tube ... look for my channel Michellemadethis. Still nowhere near winning any sort of award, even for effort, on my videos but I'm learning something new each day and enjoying the challenge. I've been wanting to do these videos for about 5 years!!! The push came when I found an old notebook with my 'vision' for Michellemadethis. I've been putting it off with basically nothing but excuses as it's hard to put yourself out there in front of camera. But here I am, giving it a go. Happy Hump Day you lovely lot x
Day 2 of michelle Makes Christmas ... paper stars. Up on my you tube channel. Slightly better sound today. Lots to learn but hopefully by Christmas Eve I will have perfected my vlogging skills 👌🎤🎬🎥
Putting my video to good use and making some more Christmas cards ♥️🎄👌 The Christmas tree is the perfect place to put them while the paint dries. I put the how to up on my you tube channel (look for michellemadethis). Be sure to tag me if you try it out and use the hashtag #michellemakeschristmas
I just love the word MERRY 💕💕💕 That is all x
When part of your job involves putting up your Christmas Decorations early 💕🤶💕🤶💕🤶 Festive filming at the cottage tomorrow 🎬🎥🎄🤶
Little hints of Christmas appearing in the cottage 💕 Love this gingerbread fairy by @gisela_graham 💕💕💕 I think getting to visit her factory/workshop would be the equivalent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for me 🤶🤶🤶
Current sitch ... Christmas music, Christmas decorations and Christmas wrapping paper 🤶 Prepping for lots of festive jobs and possibly workshops if I can find the time or better still find a clone or ask Santa if I could borrow some of his elves 😂🤶✂️🙌
You know when you are so excited you want to burst? That's me today, I have 3 Christmas bookings that are the type of events I have longed to do for years and whilst I want to blurt it out and tell you I can't. So ... I'm here in the cottage drinking chamomile tea, listening to Christmas music making lists and checking them twice 🤶. My little cottage and I are bubbling away with ideas and plans for our favourite time of the year. Let the festive fun and frolics commence 🤗 Meanwhile here's the only tidy place in the cottage! Could I squeeze it into the #mygorgeousgaff power of paint category ? It's been painted like a gazillion times and because of the "power of paint" I've had this shelf in every home I've owned and it rented and transformed it several times. It's housed Crafty supplies, a collection of teddy bears, kitchen supplies and books in the eek 20 years!!! I've owned it. So if you're tired of something in your home, and before you get rid, have a think about painting it. If you're not sure share it using the hashtag and I'm sure anyone following will have lots of ideas/suggestions for you. Xx
Thanks for the reminder Sarah! I totally forgot to share my finished witch doll with you all! Here she is. I particularly love her boots 💕 She's a total mish mash of stuff, upcycled in every way. The hat is from an old throw, the hair leftover wool, the ribbon from a gift I was given, the shawl lining is a sheet, the grey from a cushion cover, the dress is from a skirt a friend gave me, the boots from my fabric stash, the broom handle is leftover from the flowers I plucked off it to make my Mary Poppins hat and the hessian is from my stash. Love her but as always with these things, she took hours to make and whilst lots of people have asked me to make them one I just couldn't unless I was charging about €100 and that probably doesn't account for half the time. She's a one off, one to add to my cottages little handmade with love treasure chest. 💕🙌💕
Prepping for a Pumpkin making workshop at Roscommon County Council today. Love making these pumpkins 💕🎃💕 Best of all they are all made from recycled materials. It's breaking my heart looking at all the real pumpkins people are spraying with glitter and gold and no sign of them using the flesh to at least cook with! It's really made me think about using spray paint for crafts. I'm not gonna get all evangelical but the other night when I was in Dublin on my way to the Luas I walked past a row of pubs that were packed to the brim with people sitting outside laughing drinking etc and then I turned the corner onto Grafton Street and there were so many homeless people lining up to get free clothes and food. What's going on in the world!? ... ... ... ... ... ... .... #reloved #reimagined #reuse #recycle #michellemadethis #fabricpumpkins #makeapumpkin #lesswaste #pumpkinworkshop #reusemonth #shabbychicpumpkins
I couldn't resist when I saw him lying in the box in the loft!! I couldn't leave him there 💕🤶💕🤶💕
Current reading list. The top one being used a lot lately!!! Storm Ophelia and Brian may have come and gone but I am in the middle of my own little storm with everything twirling around me and me trying hard to keep them all from flying away. Just your average day when you're self employed! Deep breath ....
Gift wrapping workshop prep today ✂️🎀✂️ If you are a Store or business looking for gift wrapping ideas look no further. Pm me for details on workshops. I cover a range of techniques in gift wrapping, show you how to tie and make pretty bows and embellishments giving your gifts and store the WOW factor. I also give you lots of tips and ideas on gift wrapping and gift giving. ✂️🎀✂️
Good Morning from the cottage 💕 I've got a busy work day ahead prepping for an event so no resting on my laurels 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁 Have a lovely day everyone xxx
Yay she's now got great big hair. A little on the frizzy side and falling out as I try to style it ... a bit like my own! As for that long neck!? Back to the template to fix that! If only it were that easy to fix our flaws in real life. I'm a happy stitcher tonight.
Back to my doll making. I just don't get enough time to do this and when I do the hours slip away as I slip away into total bliss and mindfulness 💕✂️💕