Author Archives: rosiesartsandcrafts

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something everyweek and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email rosiemiddleton2@gmail.com

Sunflower cushion…

A lovely friend recently celebrated her half century and I decided to make a gift. As I’m enjoying decorating cushion covers at the moment I decided to do one for her. I was advised that her favourite flower is the … Continue reading

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Free fabric…

On a recent journey home from work I had a few minutes to spare right by a fabric store, it would have been churlish not to take a look, right? They had a few books of sample fabrics, they were … Continue reading

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Mini Plaque….

Back to the world of miniatures this week. I was sat at my desk trying to decide what to do, I saw a small piece of wood and started to cut a rectangular piece, sanded down the edges and then … Continue reading

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Sewing machine cover…

I have already made a cover for my sewing machine, and I do love it, but I think it will better suit my sewing room/studio which sadly only exists in my mind at the moment. As I do all my … Continue reading

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Simple make-over

I had decorated a heart shaped box bought from the Works and had it on my Etsy shop for a while. But it didn’t attract any buyers so I decided to change it.  I didn’t really like the heart – … Continue reading

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Napkins… (Crochet)

  Following on from my cushion decorating with these crochet squares, I decided to decorate some new napkins. I sorted through my crocheted ‘granny’ squares and then crocheted the flowers and leaves, I then spent a few happy minutes sorting … Continue reading

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Lazy Daisies…

Is anyone else as clumsy and messy as I am? It’s a nightmare, so when I washed my old faithful grey vest top and saw some oily marks that nothing could shift, I thought it would be relegated to the … Continue reading

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