Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Painting the canvas bags

We all really enjoyed the class on Saturday.
I had to do some preparation at home, a few days before the class.
Because the canvas has not been pre-washed, I had to
lay them in water for at least half an hour so that the fibers could soak up the water.
Then on Saturday morning, they had to go back into the water before the class. 

Receiving a damp bag for the class was quite a surprise. But then the fun started,
choosing the colours, painting the bag, watching the colours blend and migrate, stamping
the image and then lastly, doing the stitching.

Here are the pictures off your bags.

Enjoy decorating your Tote bags!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Women's Day Workshop 9 August 2012

I am getting extremely excited about our 9 August Women's day workshop! And herewith the project that I will teach. A beautiful "handy" craft caddy. You could fill it with all your crafting supplies! It carries easily and you could take it from the table to the craft room! You will paint, stamp, tear paper and get messy all while being creative.

Make sure to book your space as seats are limited!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beaded Flowers Workshop

Women's Day Workshop 9 August 2012

Here are pictures of what you will be creating during
one of the two workshops during our Women's Day event.
These small flowers will decorate a Vintage Clutch Purse.
Jaclyn will post details of the second project very soon...

Venue: Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain
Time: 9 August 2012. 08:30 - 13:30
Cost: R500.00 pp including refreshments and
supplies required to complete both projects.
To book your spot. R.S.V.P. Benice

Monday, July 2, 2012


Hi there! We are in the middle of the winter and as the days are starting to get longer and the nights shorter I decided to do a post on a project that I did for Craftwise magazine to promote my book Scrap it! in 2011. To my surprise the project was chosen as the front cover item for that particular issue.
Since then I received numerous request for the actual how-to of the box. The idea of the box is to store all your sewing / crafting / stationary in an organised and pretty box somewhere in your home. Instead of getting a box that you stick into a cupboard because it might not be appealing to the eye - with this quick and easy step-by-step instructions you could make your own masterpiece.
As published in Craftwise July / August 2011

I hope that this inspires you to get heated up for this winter and do some creative projects!

Creative greetings