I know it's not even October yet but I saw some of these decorated candle jam jars on Pinterest and remembered I had made some of these a couple of years ago which comes out every year on Halloween - I can't remember if I ever posted them so I'm showing them now.
They are really easy to make just red or orange tissue paper PVA'd onto clean jam- jars, when dry black die cuts were PVA'd on the top. (The cat and the crow are Tim Holtz Dies and the face is one I cut out). I twisted some old metal wire around the handles and they're done.
Very effective in the dark.
My other news is I have been accepted for University and I'm off to the University of Central Lancashire in Preston to do a BA Arts & Designs Foundation course. This is for 12 months and hopefully if my grades are good enough I will be able to go on and do a BA in Textiles. When I was made redundant 18 months ago it soon became clear that I was going to struggle to get employment. I decided to make the best use of my time and energy and do something I wanted to.
I didn't have the chance of going to University when I was at school so I started looking to combine my love of crafting with this goal and came up with a BA in Textiles - I applied with a digital portfolio made up of a mixture of all my work and to my absolute amazement I received an offer. As I have no formal qualifications I have to complete a 12 month foundation course and I'm really looking forward to getting started - which is tomorrow!!!!
To say I a little nervous is the understatement of the year - so wish me luck I'll be the oldest Fresher on campus but what the hell. I'll give it my best shot and let you know how its going.