Sunday, 9 December 2018

FOREVER IN FABRIC, PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN SOME BLOG CANDY.....

You may have recently seen our brand new products - printed fabric panels!!  We have taken the images of some of our most favourite stamps, ones that are perfect to colour in many different ways, and had them printed beautifully and permanently onto silk cotton fabric.  We love them and it seems you do too.  Here are the panels printed in three's.....



They colour very nicely with an assortment of materials.  I have had great results with the Koh-i- Noor, Anilinky, Intense Watercolours, but you can also use fabric paints of course, metallic fabric paints, acrylic paints and more.  They look great in the centre of a cushion, on a bag, on an apron, as a bookcover, so give them a go and see what you can make.

Monty loves sitting on the panels, whilst I am trying to cut them out, what a helpful doggy he is - not, lol!


He's such a cutie though - how can you possibly tell him off!

Here are just a few of the makes created so far with them.  Lots more to show you soon....

A lavender bag by Flo, so pretty....


Also by Flo is this adorable duck bag in denim, with a duck pocket on the front and a nice long over the shoulder handle...


... and this is the front image of another bag Flo made, nice and bright and very pretty....


Finally two items by Helen Chilton.  Firstly the centre piece on a beautiful cushion, which we will photograph in it's entirety soon....


.... and here is a small bag looking lovely wearing the 'Tea at Three' bird and some lovely lace...


If you would like to win for yourself all six images as printed on fabric, pictured at the top of this page, plus a bag to decorate, then please leave a comment as soon as you can, and we will pick a winner on Wednesday.  Good luck all.

Back soon,
lots more to show you,
Jean x

Saturday, 1 December 2018

SMALL YET PERFECTLY FORMED JOURNALS...

In the middle of tv preparations for Monday, and a very early start.  We will be on our merry way to Peterborough at 5.15am - aaaagh.  The products are up now on the TV Schedule (12 and 4pm) - https://www.hochanda.com/TvSchedule#031218 - exciting, and we are raring to go.  At least we will be by the time I've packed the makes, demo boxes, meals, coffee and suchlike.  Many of the makes are much bigger than usual, and an absolute feast for the eyes!  Please don't miss!

Now my small but perfectly formed images for this evening begin with this teeny tiny little tickets junk journal by Helen Chilton.  All held together by a large paperclip.  Which reminds me you will see another use for a large, very pretty paperclip on Monday too. 
Helen's mini journal cover ......


Followed by the pages inside...








Very cute!

Sandra also made an adorable little shabby chic journal recently.....








.....Filled with CI stamps, images and more.  I also had another beauty of a mini journal to show you by Flo, but that's going in an issue of Creative Stamping soon, which will also have some of our stamps gifted with it too - certainly one to look out for!  Which reminds me we also have projects in the new issue of Craft Stamper as well I believe, although I haven't seen a copy yet.

I also started a new junk journal a few weeks ago, which was the main theme for our weekend of Art, Stamp and Play.  Still lots of pages to fill inside, but here are a sample of the beginnings.....




Keep a lookout because you will also see this journal in it's entirety on Hochanda on Monday too.  All will be revealed soon.  I do so love the latest A4 background papers used in this, I'm even making rather lovely Christmas cards using them as well.

Will you be watching?  Do leave a comment, we love reading your comments!

Back soon,

Jean x