Sunday 1 July 2018

Rock and Pebble Painting

You'd usually find this Crafty Welsh Grandma in the kitchen, creating cakes and cupcakes! I promised myself a 'retirement' after the recent wedding cake so, as I have no plans for bakes, unless there are any 'impromptu' ones needed, I can now concentrate on my other hobbies  - until the festive season arrives.

Hobbies, such as:
  • Camping
  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Needlecraft 
  • and lots more
This blog entry is just to show you what you can do with a little imagination.  "Rock hunting" is becoming a bit of a big thing with the young and the young at heart. I am a member of a number of rock groups on Facebook after rekindling my love for this craft after my Grandson found his first painted rock in the town's big park.

These two were painted by members of RCT Rocks and found by my Grandson

The Facebook groups are a good community of people, hiders, painters, seekers, and finders. Why not check to see if there is one in your area?

I even 'commissioned' some rocks for my son's wedding, I couldn't do any as I was making at the wedding cake and had run out of time!

Two of these three RCT Rocks were taken to the wedding

These are easy to do and you don't have to be no Van Gogh to paint one either! All you need is:
  • A little time
  • Paint brushes (if not using paint pens)
  • Acrylic paints or pens
  • Some Sharpies (permanent marker pens)
  • Some clear lacquer 
Here are a few that my family have created over the last few months, my favourite ones, called 'Smile' and 'Flower ballerina' I didn't take pictures of, but I wished I had now!

Created for International Drop A Rock Day
July 3rd 2018

Why not start creating your own?

All you have to do is ...

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Garden Crafts: Reclaimed, revamped water feature

Crafty Welsh Grandma - Garden Crafts: Reclaimed, revamped water feature: When browsing around old junk yards, we came upon a beaten up old cast iron garden 'sink' thing. It had rusted in places and th...

Monday 16 January 2017

Chunky loom knitted hat

Using only double knit yarn and a loom, you can create this simple chunky beanie. You only need one ball of yarn.

My full instructions on how to "chunkify" your yarn and create this hat is available on my Instructables. The project has also been entered into the Remix Contest if you'd like to vote (voting closes 30th January 2017)

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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Sideways knitted beanie

Full instructions for this sideways knitted beanie, using 'short rows' with or without a bobble is available on my Instructables.

I won a prize for this hat / pattern on Instructables!!!!

OK, so it wasn't the "Grand Prize", but this hat's a winner!

Click " Contest Winner" image below to get the pattern ...

... or click this image below to see all the contest winners

The Grand Prize winner is quite epic!

Thank you to everyone who voted for my project

Saturday 3 December 2016

Coffee and a bear

An old picture strip I did about bears and coffee

Thursday 24 November 2016

Hand Painted Terracotta Plant Pot

Until I manage to transfer from my Instructables, please visit here for this post

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Homemade Pumpkin Spice

A warming, deliciously aromatic homemade blend of ground spices.

You will need:
Ground spices in the following combination:
  • 3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground all spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cloves
A small mixing bowl
Measuring spoons
A whisk or a spoon for mixing
An airtight storage jar

How to:
Place all the spices in your bowl and mix
Put the mixed spices in an airtight jar.
Done :-)

Also available, with more images, here:
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