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Friday, 28 February 2014

Little Pots and Urns.....

Remember I showed you the little pots that I fell for at the trade show? Well I got my hands on the moulds from Katy Sue Designs I know those of you in the USA will be happy to know you can buy these from the website - click on the USA flag, go to cake decorating and then embellishments. They are $12.99 for all three pots

They are such fun to make - fill the moulds with air dry clay and leave, then when dry, unmould and out pop some lovely little pots. I didn't discard the ones that weren't quite perfect, because in my experience garden pots often have little flaws that add character....

Then I spent a happy afternoon decorating them, I used distress inks, distress paints, glimmer sprays, colourwash spray and some gilding waxes. I varnished the little pots with glossy accents, but left the 'stone' ones just painted....

I think they look quite authentic, do you?

Then since I was in a messing about sort of mood, I dug out my Susan's Garden Sissix dies and made some pansies. They will go on a project some day soon....

I had to watch a video to remind myself how to make the (fiddly) little Susans Garden flowers. As I was watching you tube videos, I marvelled at how many of these people skillfully manipulate  little bits of paper with a pair of tweezers. They niftily pick up a tiny piece of paper with their tweezers, lightly dip it into glue - just the right amount of glue, no big blobs for them, then apply it neatly and perfectly onto their project, in exactly the right place and without a trace of glue.  When I use tweezers, the bits of paper drop into the glue, or on the floor, if I do manage to hold onto it long enough for the glue dip, the glue is then transferred messily onto my card  - I need to take a course in tweezering skills. It made me wonder what they do for their proper job. Work in a brow bar? Neurosurgeon? Honestly, I expected one of them to say 'swab please nurse' as I watched in awe...

See you tomorrow x


  1. Enfys, I like to think these girls are a bit younger than me and maybe their fingers are not so stiff from arthritis :). Thats my Story anyways.
    I love these little pots. They would be so cute on a card front.
    Do you suppose they have those molds on this side of the pond?
    Your pansies looks great also!!

  2. LOL! That was so funny. I know how you feel. When I work with glue and tweezers I have it every where but where I want it.

    Your little pots look great. They would look so cute on a card with little flowers. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  3. Gorgeous little pots! They absolutely do look authentic. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  4. Πολύ όμορφα! Καλημέρα!

  5. Enfys you make me feel so much better after reading your exploits with glue and tweezers. The pots are really cute and I just love your pansies.

  6. Looks like you had some wonderful 'play time' Enfys. Looking forward to seeing the projects you create with these.

    Toni xx

  7. Hi, Enfys! I know just how you feel when it comes to your relationship with tweezers, I must have about 10 pairs now and don't really get on with any of them!
    Love those little pots and you've given them some fab finishes! Hugs, Lisa x

  8. Thank you for my morning smile! I love the pots, all the different looks, can't wait to see the finished projects! The pansies are beautiful!

  9. The pots are precious! I can't wait to see what projects they end up being part of . I find that I am better at using the Quik Stick than tweezers. The sticky front picks up the paper bits and the stick on the back comes off to hold them down. BethAnn M.

  10. Strange... I just finished watching that video! There's a sale on Susan's flower dies at Cropstop dot com. So I wanted to see if it would be something I'd use. They are beautiful, but I spend enough time on a card or mini album already! I didn't see a pansy die, that's one I might use. It was my Dad's favorite. Yours are gorgeous! TFS Hugs, Jess

  11. Love the pots - don't they look real. Gorgeous little pansies too. Have a great weekend everyone. Pat x

  12. These little pots are the cutest and you crack me up!

  13. Your pots are darling! As far a the videos go, I'm sure they edit out the part about globs of glue & dropping them where they don't want them. They probably have lots of practice too.
    Donna K U

  14. Your little urns are gorgeous, as are your poppies. I don't see no glue blobs!! Know what you mean though. Thanks for the smile

  15. Fantastic little pots and I'm with you all the way, let me know where you find the tweezering class and see if you can find a "neat gluing" class as well. Love your stories!


  16. These little pots look gorgeous Enfys. Looking forward to seeing them on a creation.

  17. These pots really are the sweetest, I think you've got the details just right!


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Enfys x