Stained Glass Tealight Cups

Like most crafters, I live making things for my family and it’s great when you get five minutes to do so!

I bought some 22ml glass stain pots a few months ago and they were starting to burn a hole through my craft room door so I decided to test them out by making some stained glass painted tealight holders for my lovely Father-in-Law.

The butterfly image I adapted from a quick google and the grass was painted freehand.

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The paints are DecoArt Glass Stain and I picked them up at Hobbycraft for just £1.99 for 6 pots (22ml each of red, yellow, blue, green, purple and orange). They make great starter paints or for testing out project ideas. The liner I used was Pebeo Cerne Relief Vitrail Outliner (also bought from Hobbycraft), priced at £3.69 for 20ml.

I have plans to make more hand painted glass items for my Etsy shop but using my FolkArt enamels and metallics instead of this basic stain.

Creepy, Cute and taking shape…

I bought my Daughter Creepy, Cute Crochet by Christen Haden two Christmas’s ago and last weekend we decided to open it. We decided to take the plunge with the Ninja amigurumi and I’ve been so busy I’ve literally only had time to do one row each night before falling asleep! 11 rows into the body (I managed to matchstick my eyes last night for a few extra rows) and it looks a little better than I would have expected for a first attempt at a new project. Yarn spotters: the yarn is Top Value by James Brett in Violet 8423 from Mill Outlets as all my début editions have to be in purple acrylic or the world implodes.

LoveEmmaline Creepy Cute Crochet Ninja