Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stained glass leadlight hanging lampshades

Hi

My other hobby I love and wish to share is stained glass or leadlight...
This is one hobby that I have always stuck with. Though there are not many hobbies that I have ditched really...(need a bigger house now)...

I just wanted to share some photos that I have taken using Instagram...It is faster than I thought and quite easy to get obtain a great pic of your subject...loving it...

Lovely hanging boy boat lampshade (lights off).
Lovely hanging boy boat lampshade (lights off).
Pretty blue hanging (lights on).
Pretty blue hanging (lights off.
Gorgeous hanging aqua (lights on).
Purples and hanging.
Little lamp to display on a small stand. Love the cosy glow from this one, in the corner
My favourite, recycled amber glass. Hangning in my passage way.
Blue Grey, lovely glow.


Inspirations everywhere...
Have fun looking...

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Cheers Tamsin AdamsIndependent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Infinity sparkle mesh scarf

Its so easy. Just like the arm knitting craze. But I have too big hands compared to my wrist size and I've tried enough times to keep pulling it apart. There are plenty of tutorials on the web now, Here are my girls having a go...

This yarn was the Moda Vera Hope yarn from Spotlight.
Here is my scarf and the pattern below:

I have used the Metallic Mesh yarn, normally used to knit the frilly wavy scarf, but I have used it as a normal strand, just another way to use my stash.

I've used 25mm needles. Cast on 8 stitches.
Pattern is Knit one row, Purl the next. Change colour and carry up side of work every two rows. I have knitted up two balls of yarn until ran out. This gave me a lovely lengthy scarf to wrap around twice.
Have fun...
Around my neck

For gifts and selling...yay for stash busting

Email me here for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin AdamsIndependent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NEW IN-COLOURS


Here are the cards I made for a display at my Catalogue Launch, with four other lovely ladies.

I think I will make a tutorial page for all the things that I can put together on a tab/page above...Sounds like fun yeah...and a bit of work...

Here you go:









AND:
 


 


 
 





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Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

woohoo ANNUAL CATALOGUE IS NOW LIVE RIGHT NOW

ANNUAL CATALOGUE IS NOW LIVE RIGHT NOW until 30th June 2015



CLICK HERE to get a look at it online...download it your computer and save it...

The retired list is no longer available BUT we do have a few carryover items from last Christmas available:
CLICK HERE to download a link to see the Christmas items you can still order (while supplies last) until 27 August!

Email me
here for any queries, or check into my online shop for alll the brand new Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Friday, May 30, 2014

RETIRED LISTS for the end of July 2014...woohooo


Here are the two lists of Retired items for you to purchase today UNTIL the 30th June 2014.
Get in quick, they go very very fast.

I am at the ready just for you...email me here

Retired accessories list: 4 pages long

Retired Stamps list: 8 pages long.

or if you would rather a spreadsheet style layout, email me and I will send you a copy.

Email me here for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Handknit PONCHO

Knitting again with a lovely very light in weight yarn. The moda vera Mountain Chalet yarn. It has a labeled tension of 16 stitches times 22 rows on 6mm needles to give you a 10cm by 10cm square.

This works for the lovely poncho I knitted in stocking stitch on 8mm needles.  I will have to knit myself one now. I dud cast on with 6mm needles as I tend to have a large loopy cast on edge otherwise.

I cast on 60 stitches, to give a poncho 50cm wide. Knit it to length 80cm. Make two.
Sew up one end to one side and then the other side in reverse. To give you a head hole of about 30cm times two equals 60cm round hole. This will fit over most heads.  If not, knit a little longer in the length...

Here is a guide to sew up...sew together one end to the side of the other. 
(indicated by the squiggle)
The scratchy sewing diagram.
And here are picture of the finished garment...
I then placed a few cross stitches on the joins to add a little colour, along with a crocheted rose, for a little more red...What do you think?
I love it. Beautiful, light and warm...

The rose
The front without the rose
The back
The detail, cross stitch
Thanks for looking, leave a comment if you wish. Or email me here for any queries, or check into my online shop, under tab headings above for Stampin' Up! products.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Monday, May 5, 2014

Oh baby!

For my sweet little brand new niece, gorgeous baby girl.


I have used the seasonal Catalogue stamp set Baby, We've Grown. 
and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set...so versatile.

The colours came together so well.
Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo for the girly bit and Whisper White.

Love it.

And to go with these cute little beanies...(click here for free pattern)


The bottom one for a toddler I cast on 100 stitches and knitted a length of 14cm before decreasing. The top baby beanie I cast on 80 stitches and knitted a length of 12cm before decreasing.

Thanks for looking, leave a comment if you wish. Or email me here for any orders and queries, or check into my online shop, under tab headings above for Stampin' Up! products.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...



Thursday, April 24, 2014

THE Leadlight Curved panel CABINET

I hardly say NO to anything people have asked me to fix...For future projects, this will definitely change.

Here are some pictures of the beautiful smashed leadlight curved panel cabinet. I have searched a gazillion times on the internet looking for some tutorials, answers on how to fix this...BUT none that would suit this little cabinet...(not so little when I started...)

I have seen that you can replace glass insitu but this would not be the case. Pieces falling out everywhere...
SO here is my progress through photos to show you...


How it came, smashed, bent and out of shape, this side looked ok. ( I might add here that I have had looked after this cabinet for a number of years before I thought I could tackle it, lol until the owner asked for it back..ok... onwards..).
The other side was falling out and some of the pieces smashed to the floor, when trying to get it out, I didn't take a "before it was removed" photo. The door was great...
On the table, reconstructing the pattern for both sides, so that I could trace any full pieces for both of the sides.
AND here are all of the pieces for one side. I traced and cut new bits for the second panel. The glass was a very thin 2mm. I found a few old photo frames that I removed the glass from to use. Keeping the same size glass was useful, so when it came to bend the panel (I wasn't sure "how to" at this stage), to ensure that the glass would not break if it was thicker...
(so I was dreaming..)
Brand new lead. I matched the size as close as I could and it was still a little larger. Once placed together was as easy as making new windows.
The front door panel finished and ready to solder.
soldered and now to wash and then the next stage is to putty and polish.
Nice and clean how beautiful.
Runny putty in the sun. Warming nicely, not what I wanted to see... 
and again. too warm for the putty.
Using whiting and cleaning the glass by hand with a natural bristle brush.
Painting the solder joins with stove black and then onto polishing them.
Ye olde floor bristle brush polisher, does a very good job.  Just be careful, you don't catch the towel into the polisher and throw your work onto the floor. A concrete floor does not catch things very well...As I hang on tightly...

Completed the door panel, the easy one, FLAT...yay and placed into the frame. AND it fits nicely...woohooo.
UPCLOSE all shiney and brand new, the ready to curve panel.
NOW how are we going to bend it??? getting worried. It really will fit in there...hmmm...
NOW to BEND IT...Here goes...
Bending it soon after putty and in the sunshine to warm the lead so that it's softer to bend...
A very nerve wracking situation for my hubby and I. Two people are better than one.
Slowly does it and per panel too.
Ohh wow it actually worked...two people...
Inside ready to fit. Sigh a big relief.
SOOO I thought that wasn't tooo bad, so I tried on my own inside the shed on a cooler day....arghhhhh....
DO NOT BEND it cold...bugger it big time...this made me cry...but its only glass right...lets fix it now...
This took me two weeks to come back too...(and awaiting hubby to help) now the nerves are growing again...
FIRST IS FIRST . Lets fit it into the cabinet and we decided with help from a beautiful friend. We'll fix that bit in a bit...
A few adjustments to the cabinet to fit the glass leaded panels, (due to the extra size in the lead)...measure twice, three times...
SO onto repair number 1, Smash that glass out of there, carefully does it, keeping the panel curved was not an easy task.
Nearly done
Turn it over so as to not damage the front of the lead.. We (my mentor did it for me in the end, at this stage I was ready to give up a little) cut back the lip of the lead and slide a new piece of glass into it. Cut a new lip off other lead and solder back into place...DONE...SIGH A BIG ONE. AND thankyou to my amazing helpful hands of my mentor...oh and if it needs a bit of putty, as it did, do all of the above again...easy right...
DONE AND DUSTED...so to speak, so glad to see it in place...yay.
DOOR ON. AND IT FITS still
Happy chappy, Happy hubby (that it is leaving his shed, Thanks Dave) and a really happy customer, (because I had it for way too long, ooops)...
Just one more pic of finished leaded panels.
DONE FOR and never to be attempted again, (not so soon anyways, who hardly says NO).

YOU "CAN" DO IT....

Thanks for looking, leave a comment if you wish. Or email me here for any orders and queries, or check into my online shop, under tab headings above for Stampin' Up! products.
Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...