Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Having a great time

It is just soooo wonderful to see my son and my youngest granddaughter after a year of separation, she is a little girl now instead of a baby, and thank goodness for Skype, she actually knew us when she arrived at the airport and we didn't have that awful waste of a week getting to know her again, she is still a little reluctant at times and is very clingy to her Daddy, but she misses her Mummy of course, that will be rectified next Tuesday and we will all be together for another ten days.  The little one adores her two cousins, wish I could get them to stay with me until she leaves LOL, they all play so well together.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cornflowers or Batchelors Buttons

I absolutely adore Cornflowers and have really enjoyed making these, unfortunately I just didn't feel like putting them on a card so displayed them in a vase so that I can keep making more and adding to them.  Interesting facts about cornflowers are:

In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man's love was not returned or wasn't true in the first place, so they always picked the brightest blue one that they could find.

In herbalism, a decoction of cornflower is effective in treating conjunctivitis, and as a wash for tired eyes

It was the favourite flower of John F. Kennedy and was worn by his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. at his wedding as a tribute to his father.

Cornflowers were also used in the funeral wreath made for Pharaoh Tutankhamen.

This may be my last post for a couple of weeks as my Son and Grand daughter are coming home from Japan for a holiday, my DIL will join them for the last ten days.  As I don't see them often I have cancelled all lessons until the 15th August, whether or not I survive without any craft for that length of time will be decided later!!! lol

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Moth Orchids

G'day girls this is the flower for Monday nights lesson, it is a good one to practice your painting on, you can make it plain white like this with a coloured head, or it comes in other colours like yellow or cerise
Myths and legends surround the sensuous orchid. The very name Orchid is derived from the Greek word-meaning testicle. Claimed to be an aphrodisiac, it was perhaps the first Viagra, when the testicle like roots were crushed and eaten to stimulate sexual activity. Don’t try this at home!!! Hope you enjoy the class!!
Love Jenni xx
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Scrappy Frogs challenge ..........use flowers
Papertake Weekly......anything goes with the optional use of buttons
Allsorts Challenge.....use of punches, my flowers are always made with

Saturday, July 2, 2011


After all the plea bargaining of the last two weeks here is a very very easy card for you to make on Monday, you can choose which colours you do it in, all the same or different.........It is so easy I will be expecting an early mark LOL