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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WOYWW - 334

Well, it is still Wednesday - just!  I had good resolutions to post early today, but I overslept and then got involved in watching Hochanda with Barbara Gray demoing the Groovi system.  In between, you can see the other project I have on the go at the moment.  

Definitely not as clean as the parchment but it has to be done.  These are fabulous mdf lanterns produced by Roy at Candy Box Crafts, and are intended as presents for Christmas.  I am still in the process of applying black Gesso to all parts before decorating.  I cannot do it all in one go as I am getting very black.  I also need to do the whole of the inside before attaching the tops to the main sections.

The second shot does show that I have been painting today.  Once that is all done, then I need to work out how best to decorate it, all ready to take the battery candles.

It has been a long time since I blogged.  Wednesdays seem to vanish so fast this year and I cannot believe we are so close to that word beginning with C.  I have also had quite a large number of projects that had to be completed in a rush.

I hope to get round as many of you as possible this week.  Thank you to Julia for being our friendly hostess for so many weeks.


Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, those lanterns look amazing. Very detailed. I can see the painting is going to take a while.Keep you occupied,lol. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, love, Shaz xx

Mrs A. said...

Your lanterns are already looking good. Are you going to put parchment in the windows? I can't believe how fast the year has flown by. I'm sure time speeds up as you get older. Hugs Mrs A.

Nikki C said...

Oh those are wonderful love that you can fold them flat and they are made of wood can't wait to see them all done
hugs Nikki 15

Helen said...

good luck with your black gesso - I love it, but it does get everywhere if you're not careful!! Helen 3

butterfliecrafter said...

Looking forward of seeing those lanterns finished.

Wen Sylvestre said...

What wonderful presents they will make! Happy belated WOYWW :) Wen #54

April Story said...

What great gifts those are going to be. I can't wait to see the finished product.
April #53

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah how wonderful to see you back in Blogland dear Maggie ... you have been missed.
I agree the days weeks months fly before you know it and yes not slowing down any time soon.

I love the lanterns will be very interested to see the end result .. and can imagine black paint is a tad unforgiving in the wrong place.

Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #31

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

The lanterns look beautiful!

Greetings, Sofie 44

Twiglet said...

I am sooo late getting round desks this week! Great lanterns - hard to believe they are mdf. x Jo

Kelly said...

oooo I do like those lanterns. I'll try to remember to come back and see them finished. Maybe add a link to a Wed post for me to follow. ;-) I'm in love with the battery operated candles for things I want to leave 'burning'. nice to not have to worry about an open flame. Creative Blessings! Kelly #41