Easter prayer flowers

Every so often I’m not the only one in the house that comes up with the crazy crafty plans. J was planning services and a few weeks ago was telling me about a plan to cut out some heart shapes for writing prayer on during one service, so that they could then be made into flowers to add to the cross in the church on Easter day. I foolishly asked the question “and who is going to make these heart prayers into flowers?” Nothing wrong in asking (even if I did have suspicions) but at that point he had not thought that far ahead and it was at that point it thought oohh your good at crafty things like that…..

So, after having cut out about 60 hearts a few weeks earlier, on the Saturday evening before Easter day I was doing some cutting and sticking to complete my man’s crafty plans.



These first ones were made by folding all the hearts in half and sticking them to a cardboard circle with a shortened section of egg box painted yellow in the centre.



These were a bit more fiddly but sadly this photo doesn’t really show them very well. To make these I first folded the hearts in half and rounded the bottoms. Then I stuck them directly to the egg box cut out. Once I had stuck on about 3 layers of hearts (and the glue was dry enough,) I gently bent the petals outward to make the bloom.

I then punctured a hole through the centre of each flower big enough of garden wire to make a stem of sorts so they could be attached.

And below the flowers in situ the our churches Easter cross.

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Posting blip

Eekk! it has been over a month since I last posted. Oops

My crafting adventures have had to go on the back burner for a few weeks so I could catch up with myself  (and the house), post sewing course (which took up my main crafting day) and half term holiday. I didn’t manage to complete the project I had planned for my sewing course so I’m afraid you will have to wait a little longer for that to be revealed

I have done a few little things that I will share in the next few posts then hopefully back to normal  … but then again Easter holidays are coming.

Over the half term we had the wonderful pleasure of staying with friends which makes holidays with young children sooo much easier. One evening I remembered to get my pencils and paper out the room before putting the youngest to bed so had some sketching time.

Note to self: water pencils that need sharpening are not great for sketching with. Also apologies for the poor photo quality.

Who doesn’t like drawing flowers

blue flower Feb 2015 flowers Feb 2015Tulip Feb 2015

I used to love doodling humming birds


bird Feb 2015

Please someone tell me they can see what the below is. I am honestly useless at drawing from real life but having done several sketched from my head I thought , hey why not try. My subject was not the easiest or still and although I can see it I’m not convinced anyone else will.

hebe fluff Feb 2015

Right that was enough of complicated real life, lets do a simple star.

Then a scribble sketch that turned into a dragon.