Thursday, 28 April 2011

May Calendar 2011 - May Marigolds!

Here is your May Calendar - ready to print and colour-in, with your group.

Click here to download 
(When a new screen appears click on File and then Print)

Orange and yellow flowers for May - I thought we would have a change from Red, White and Blue!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Our Day Centre Won the Bunting!

 We were delighted to hear from Ros-Made-Me that we were the lucky winners of her Bunting prize!

The members of our Day Centre were thrilled with the Bunting - made by Ros in delightful fish/waves design fabrics.

After the photo the Bunting was then hung up for all to enjoy - lovely Summer feeling about it...

We also persuaded our menfolk to get into the photographing session and so here they are!
Thank you Ros!

Do go and have a look at what else Ros has made...Click here a very good tutorial about how to make your own Bunting!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Royal Wedding Printables - Bunting!

We can't have a Royal Wedding without Bunting!

I have given you both the fully coloured version (print and go) and templates for you to colour-in for yourselves.

Click here to download and print (When a new screen opens click on File and then Print - choose Current Page if you want to print only one of the three versions)

You will need...

Paper to print the Bunting on
Paint or other colouring-in medium
Cellotape (or some kind of Sticky Tape)

How to Make it Up...

Colour in the Bunting and cut it out.

Lay the Bunting face down along a table length, leaving a few inches between each.

Then lay a length of string along the widest part of the triangle, about 1/2 inch from the top edge and attach the string to the Bunting with Cellotape.

Hang it up and get ready to Party...!

Monday, 18 April 2011

A Colourful Quiz!

Have just spent an hour, having fun, making up a quiz...

All the answers are a colour!

You can download and print it - Click here. When a new screen appears click on File and then Print - choose Current Page to print just the first page)

Have fun putting in the colours with your groups... I wonder how many will remember all the 7 colours of the Rainbow?

Have given you a sheet of answers just in case...

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Handmade Monday # 12 - Mod Podge Bowl

A Summer (and rather Patriotic) Mod Podge Bowl

Joining in with Wendy's Handmade Monday, here is my Bowl!

Thanks as always to Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts  for organising us - have a look at what else is happening in the crafting world by clicking on her link!

I picked up the bowl last weekend, at a Boot Sale (50p) It is a plain cream ceramic bowl with a glazed finish.

The collage cuttings were taken from Sunday newspaper magazines (the centre peice is Sam Branson's middle in a Union Jack waistcoat! - sideways on in this can see the buttons)

The girls are all in Summer wear, with a touch of Africa - a few elephants and dry bush!

The edges of the paper cuttings were uneven around the edge, so I stuck on (again with Mod Podge) an edging of cream cotton lace, which gave the bowl a good finish.

Using Mod Podge ( a glue/sealer/varnish all in one) it is easy to make a sealed collage with anything - my next project is a set of cork-backed table mats (also 50p at the Boot Sale!)

So in keeping with the theme of My Blog - why not try this with your group. Another idea is finding a picture frame, with a broad flat surface and covering that with a Mod Podge collage.

This craft would work well in pairs, so get Mod Podging - it's easy to do and with great results! Look at Modge Pod Rocks for more info. on this medium...

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Easter Bunny - Paper Plate Craft!

Easter Bunny - made by Thomas
More Easter craft! This will keep the younger ones busy, but also a novel way to dress up a gift of an Easter Egg to give to a child...

You will need...

2 paper plates
Paints or other colouring pens or crayons
Card for the Easter Bunny
Glitter, stars etc (Optional)
Small Easter Eggs (Optional)

How to Make it...

Print the Easter Bunny - Click here for template - when new screen appears click on File and then Print.
Trace Bunny onto card.
Cut out the Bunny.
Cut one plate in half.
Paint the Inside surface of the whole plate and the Underneath surface of the half plate. Thomas painted the whole rim, but you can paint just the top half of the whole plate, as the bottom half will be covered up.

Paint the Bunny.

Let the paint dry.
Apply glue and glitter/stars if desired. (Thomas insisted he wanted the Christmas glitter on his plate!)
Apply glue around the bottom half of the rim of the whole plate.
Attach the half plate and peg together.
Leave to dry.

Pop the Easter Bunny in his pocket and a few small Easter Eggs will fit in too!

Enjoy the Easter break with your family and friends...!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Post a Patch!

My 3 Squares!

I saw "Post a Patch" on Trekky's Blog 

and decided to give it another airing here because
  • It is for a good cause
  • Trekky gives us an easy pattern to knit a square that is always SQUARE and the RIGHT SIZE...regardless of wool, needles or tension!
So do go over to Trekky's by clicking on the link above and get all the details and the pattern!

Get your group knitting as well - most of the older generation can knit!
My local wool shop tells me though, that there is renewed interest amongst the younger folk for knitting - would be a pity if the skill was lost.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Royal Wedding Fever! Printable Placemats!

I was so impressed with this waving England flag, I had to pop it in...!

Loads of you have asked - so here are some more Royal Wedding printables...!

This time, I have put together three Placemats for you to download, print and colour in. Also a completed one, if you just want to print it, ready to go...

(When a new screen opens click on File and then on Print)

Let's hope for good weather on the Big Day!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Royal Wedding - Bookmarks to Print & Colour-In

Lots of requests for more Royal Wedding items so here are some printable bookmarks for you and your groups..!  I have put up a coloured Union Jack so you can see how the red and blue crosses are formed, but the printable one is not coloured - I have left that for your group to do! Either print them onto thin card or if using paper, colour them in and then cut and paste onto card. If you have access to a laminator then laminating is the way to go - this will ensure the bookmark will last undamaged for years...Click here to print your 3 x Bookmarks  (When a new screen opens click on File and then Print)            

Hope you all enjoy making up these Royal Wedding Bookmarks - watch for some more commemorative crafty items soon...!