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Alicante, Spain
Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Look what I've made

Hi All
I have wanted some blending tools for ages and my local craft shop has closed indefinately and I have spent a large chunk of money on dies just aafter Christmas, so I really did not want to spend any more so here's what I came up with -----  my very own, homemade blender.

I was in the local China Bazaar and I saw these large corks, they are about1.5 inches in diameter.  I thought I could glue some felt on the bottom and use them like that as a blender but then I thought I may want to replace the felt so--  I glued one piece of felt on the bottom but put a much bigger piece around it and held it in place with an elastic band so that I can throw it away and replace as and when necessary.  Hey Presto they work perfectly, so I am going to buy some more ( they are 60 cents for 2 thats about 50pence) so that I can have different ones for different colours of ink.  I only have one Tim Holtz Distress ink but I have found that my other ink pads work just as good for what I need.                                                                                                   
 Saved myself a fair amount of money me thinks.
Going to the airport now to pick up my eldest son and his partner.

Wendy L


Tracey Boley said...

What a brilliant idea,might have to have a go myself, Well done!!!! Tracey xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

oooo have you taken out a patent on this lol ... do you mind if I have a go tooooo ... I have not got any of the tim holtz distress stuff either as it all seemed a bit more expense but if this works well I am away with it ... lol ... have a great time with your visitors ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Well now that's clever Wendy, thanks for sharing.
I hope you have a nice time with your family
Sue xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Thanks for sharing your great tip Wendy, brilliant idea.
I hope you have a lovely time with your son and his partner xx

Staying Crafty said...

What a great idea! How clever you are :)

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha!! brilliant, this really mad me smile you clever gal you xx

Craftylollea said...

Hi Wendy, What a fabulous idea thank you for sharing it with us all hun.
Hugz, lorraine xx
I have candy if you would like to take a peek hun.

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

That's such a clever idea! Brilliant!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a great idea! TFS!!


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