Aug 31, 2012

Hi Everyone
I have updated the Workshop page with details
For the Dublin Workshop
In Kinsealy Malahide
On Saturday the 6th of October.
Full details HERE 

Aug 30, 2012

I have been inundated with requests for a tutorial
 for the little dresses.

So have decided to sell the kits,
They are €10.00 inc P&P 
And come with full photographed instructions 
and a bodice template to reuse again and again
with the makings for 1 little dress and embellishments
If you would like a kit 
Please email me HERE
If you make a kit or a card using the dress, and put it on your blog, or teach it at a class or club, 
you must give me a link back to my site

Welcome Sandy
Thank you for the post on your blog
I really appreciate it, and it gave me the idea to sell the kits
You can check Sandy's blog out HERE

Aug 28, 2012

Just found this company
They have  A4 160gsm paper perfect for decoupage 
and printing inserts. €8.25 
I also got the Brother P - Touch PT1080BTS 
hand held printer label machine for €20.00
and they have the refills  TZ231 Tape €15.50
plus Vat.
no Delivery charge over €50.00

Aug 27, 2012

Hi Everyone
I need everyone who has booked in with Margaret Driver, 
 Sharon Parker Byrne, or Myself to confirm your place for the September the 8th Workshop in Carlow.

I have sent an Email to my workshop contact list 
with the list of names attached.
if you put your name down please confirm your place

I am taking names for a waiting list,
so if you fancy joining us please get in touch
Tele; 01 2010117 to book in.
and I will let you know if someone cancels.

many thanks Yvonne xx

Chicken and Broccoli Bake Recipe

Thanks to everyone who came yesterday, as promised the recipe for my Chicken and Broccoli Bake
This recipe feeds 6 people.

6 Chicken breasts poached and cut into bite size pieces
1 large head of broccoli Cut into pieces and steamed
1 large onion chopped and sautéed
1 Small tray of Mushrooms sliced and sautéed
1 Large tin of cream of mushroom condensed soup
1 small jar of mayonnaise
Small carton of double cream
To make this dish go further you can add cooked rice or cooked pasta

Place the broccoli in the bottom of dish,
Mix all the other ingredients together, and spoon on top of broccoli

I make a crunchy topping for mine
Bread crumbs
Crushed cornflakes
And melted butter
Mixed together and spread on top.

Every time I make this it goes down very well, I serve it with mixed salad, and hot new potatoes.

Aug 24, 2012

Vintage Style Brooche Bouquet

This is the Brides bouquet updated with the extra brooches and a few little alterations 

close up of  some of the very pretty family brooches

Bridesmaid Bouquet

Close up of some of the beautiful brooches 

Hi Ladies
I have 2 places come free for this
Sunday 26th of August Workshop
Here in Kilcoole.
Theme; French Chic 
Which is a repeat class for the little Dress cards
as 2 of the Ladies can't make it,
If you would like to come along
Please phone me on 01 2010117
Full Details on my Workshop Page

Aug 18, 2012

This is one of the nicest Vintage Shabby Chic Background sites I have found
And they are free to use,
Please say hello and thanks on this site to show your appreciation 

Go back to November 2011 for a beautiful vintage shabby chic selection
take your time, it's well worth the looking.

These are some of the prettiest papers on the site

Aug 15, 2012

I'm Home
Oh my goodness what a day. the weather is just awful
A Great Big Thank you to Marion Kilbride
for inviting me to teach a card making workshop
in The Kilkenny retail centre
Where she has her Craft Supply Shop
The Crafty Bride Studio
During The Kilkenny Art Festival.
Marion's Shop is jammed packed with all kinds of goodies with new stock coming in weekly.
if she hasn't got it just ask, and she will do her best to get it for you.

I can not believe everyone turned up on such an awful day.
So thank you ladies
It was lovely to see you all and a big hello to all the new ladies
and I know you all left, feeling really tired,
but you got your cards finished and I hope you were all happy.

Jessica Myers has a great class planned for you all on Saturday
so have a great time everyone who is going
Little Tip
Bring a Cushion, some ice cold drinks and a packed lunched
Some wet wipes and a small towel.
you will thank me!! I promise.

10inch Scalloped Card with a Dior Bow and lace edge,
 and a Vintage Lace Cone Posy Bouquet

Twisted Twin Easel Card

Twisted Easel Table Top C5 Card with a C5 insert

Acetate Encased Step Card

My Next Class on the 26th of August, is now fully booked.

and there are only 2 places for the Carlow Workshop.
on the 8th of September
Full details on my workshop page.

Many thanks Yvonne xx

Aug 13, 2012

Vintage French Workshop

Thanks for a great day girls, sorry we were so late finishing, 
but it was well worth it to get the cards finished
This was a particularly busy class with lots of new techniques.
So hope you all enjoyed it.
This class will be repeated on the 26th of August 
there are 4 places available,
phone Yvonne 2010117 to book in.

Aug 12, 2012

Vintage shabby chic cards

Vintage French Chic, Oh la la,

Vintage Lace Cone Bouquet,
 with a classic Dior Bow on a cotton lace edge

Ballerina Card 
with handmade Miniature Paper and Tulle Dress
Decoupage ballet slippers, and mini ballet posters.
finished with a feather and roses.

Twisted Easel card, 
With a handmade bodice and basque,
with a Paris background,
the easel rest has been designed to look like a garter

Hand made Aperture Acetate Box, 
with a miniature crepe paper dress inside.

 Side view of Box which has a 3cm depth spine.

Box card when opened to reveal the little handmade dress

Close up of the Miniature Crepe Paper Dress

Vintage Lavender and Lace with a handmade crepe paper flower.

if you would like any information on items used on these cards please leave a comment,
Yvonne xx

Aug 10, 2012

Miniature Paper Dresses

Well here they are at long last
My Miniature Crepe Paper Dresses
Theses are not the ones we are making on Sunday for my 
French Chic Workshop
But similar in style

The top 5 dresses have been made with the Same bodice, 
which is hand cut and embossed.
This bodice is a sweetheart neck line. coming into a v shape.

I have so enjoyed making them,  
and hope you will have a go at making your own.
They are all flat backed to be glued to a card front.
and I have made and sold some cards already.
by adding extra embellishments, I think you can change them to be suitable for children as well as adults.
Will share the French Chic Workshop Cards on Monday,
they look so different when added to a background
thanks for stopping by today
Yvonne xx

Dresses Teddy Bears

Something new to share
On Tuesday evening Patricia O Leary told us she was starting a new adventure. and I told her about something she could add to her range to sell, with all her lovely hand crafted items.
Well here they are, my Little dresses teddies,
over 20 years ago I had 2 craft shops, one in Bourton on the water, and one in Cheltenham, everything I sold I made myself, or dresses in some way with lace or flowers. and these little teddies kept my little shop going when things were very tough when the recession hit England in the early 90s. 
Patricia I wish you all the best with your new venture
and hope you enjoy dressing the little teddies as much as I have.
Good Luck for Sunday.

Little bear, before started playing.
It took me about 2 hours to complete the 6 bears

Fairy Teddy

Back View
Ballerina Teddy

Back view
White Guipure Lace skirt and collar with pink ribbon and flowers
Back view
White Lace with purple ribbon and flowers
Back view
Black lace and Leopard print skirt with black and brown ribbon
 Brown feather and faux pearl and diamond cluster

Back view
Black lace skirt, with black satin and red lace bodice,
pearl chocker, and faux diamond clasp, and red flowers

Back View

These teddies are not toys, there ornamental only,

Aug 9, 2012

A few wishes to say today
Get Well Soon Roberta. we missed you on Tuesday
Happy 50th Birthday, to the lovely Fintan
Happy Birthday to my Sister Sandra
Get well soon to Seamus

Aug 8, 2012

Thanks for a great night, last night ladies,
will pop the cards up later today.
Yvonne xx

C5 Cut away Card
15cm Sq Easel card

Aug 3, 2012

Another wet summer's day here in Kilcoole
Yesterday was so lovely, I spent the day in Dublin visiting the museums, had an hour in  Stephens Green, back to Dunlaoire to the peoples Park for an hour, teddy's for an ice cream and then up to Killiney  for an hour in the park, well it was sunny, 3 parks in one day, but the kids had a ball, and slept well.
Back to the craft room for me today, I am still finishing kits, 
as I'm still waiting on a few items to wrap it all up.
What are you all up to any nice cards to share?
it's very quiet an all my blog friends blogs.
Say hello if you stop by today.
Yvonne xx