Wednesday, 3 December 2008


I know I always start by saying how busy I've been but the past few weeks have been MENTAL! But very exciting!!

Ok first off, I've been doing lots of fairs! One of them was at St Joes - my old school which was a bit strange but it was BRILL! I sold more than I ever have and it was a lovely Christmas fair and got me in the Christmas mood!!

I've also started selling in a shop which is really cool! I've had an email from the shop owner and things are selling really well - I've even had an extra order for more of my wine bottle phone charms!

I've also been published in a local magazine called Loddon Reach!!!!!!! I did a 'how to' article for children - tin foil Christmas decs.
Tin Foil Christmas Tree Decoration
You will need:
Tin foil
Ballpoint pen
Thread, ribbon or wire
Glitter glue if required
What to do:
1. Start by cutting out a large piece of tine foil. Then, cover the non shiny side in glue (picture 1) and fold the tin foil in half so the shiny side is on the outside.
2. Lay the foil on a flat surface and gently smooth out the foil, making sure it’s all stuck together. (picture 2)
3. Next, take a ballpoint pen and draw out a Christmas tree shape. Press firmly but be careful not to rip the foil – this may take some practice! (picture 3)
4. Once you’ve drawn your shape, you can then cut round it – leaving a little gap/border of foil around the design. (picture 4)
5. Turn the tree over and you’ll be able to see your funky raised design! You could use this to decorate a Christmas card or better still, why not make a decoration out of it?
6. All you need to do is take a length of thread or ribbon (choose a nice Christmas colour like glittering red), fold it in half to form a loop, lay the two cut ends together on the back of the tree design and stick down with cellotape. (picture 5)
7. To add a bit of extra sparkle, turn the design over so you have the raised design facing you. Use glitter glue to add baubles and/or tinsel to your tree and allow to dry.
8. Once you’ve made your tree, why not try some other Christmas shapes like a present, snowman or even Father Christmas. (picture 6)
This design is brought to you by Craft Sensations. We are a locally based company which makes and sell handmade products including jewellery, cards and FIMO products – everything from models and cake toppers to decorated stationery items! We also offer a range of training courses and workshops for adults and children. Have a look at the website to find out more!

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