Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Hello there my blog buddies - and a warm welcome to my new followers Wendy and Carol.  I can't believe I have almost 60 followers - I am soooo chuffed.  Today I have posted a pic of another of the crafts that I used to do.  Mind you I still have all the stuff in my cupboard because not only am I  The Procrastinator I am also The Hoarder (I expect a television crew to turn up one day - ooops!). 

We had only been married a few years and we decided to do a class at nightschool. Enamelling was a bit different to most of the things on the "Prospectus" so we gave it a go. After the course had finished I wanted to do more and, for my birthday, Graham bought me enough stuff to carry on at home.

You may recognise three of these little pots as "Cold Cream" pots, the other one is a little jam pot - I 'hoarded' them once they were empty and made these little tops for them.    The actual tops are made from sheet copper which I cut out and then added the enamel powders, glass shapes, rods and nuggets.  I also used millefiore (or Billy Fury's as we call them) on some of the things I made.


The tops were then fired in a kiln and whilst they were still extremely hot (and in the kiln) I pulled a pointy tool - well it was very similar - through the glass bits and pieces and the glass mixed together slightly as in the pics.  This isn't as simple as it sounds because I had to do 'things' to the metal beforehand to stop it bending etc.  After they were cold I painted round the edge of the cold cream jars with black matt enamel paint and glued the top in place.

I hope you are still with me - yup this is a little long - albeit piccy wise and I trust you haven't nodded off!  Do let me know if you like them, despite the total danger to myself - hot things and moi! - I loved making them.  Can't remember why I stopped doing them ................ oh yes I do .... we went on to Shotokan karate!  Before you bust a gut laughing we both got to brown/white belt - just one short of black belt!   See I was really fit once upon a time, mind you now I have a bad back, bad knees, bad hip! lol.

Finally, I just want to thank you for stopping by and I hope you leave me a comment or three.  I love reading them as you all know, and I enjoy my blog and my blog friends.  I love the fact that I receive emails from some of you now as well.

Enjoy the rest of your day - I must tell you about the book I have just been reading next time I blog.  It was a corker!



  1. These are absolutely fabulous Sue. You are very talented.

  2. Well well welllllllllll Mrs P arent we the talented one!!! These are totally scrummy I love them!! like you I also did karate many moons ago and I've got my first Dan lmaoo I was ladies champion at our club for 8 years and now I cant even get my leg knee high nevermind head high!!! and when I come back to blogging I WILL sort the watermark out I promise huggles hun and take care xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Well aren't you the clever clogs!!Absolutely gorgeous Sue. A lot of work involved but really lovely. Christine x

  4. Hi Sue, these pots are so pretty...I did an enamelling class years ago and had totally forgotten,so you brought back memories! Carole Z X

  5. WOW! How gorgeous! I really love the these Sue, the colours look amazing. You are one talented lady and I love to read your posts.
    Hugs Sue

  6. Well! these are gorgeous, you clever clog you! Karate too, am impressed, won't argue with you then will I? Love your blog.

  7. I love these Sue they are gorgeous I think my favourite one is the one made from the jam jar! I thought once I retired I would have more time for different crafts but I just don't know where the time goes!! x

  8. Hi Sue is thre no end to you talents, delighful lids, you must have been very patient to crete such lovely artwork.

    Wilma x x x

  9. WOW - these are just delightful Sue. Absolutely gorgeous work.

    Sarn xxx

  10. These are lovely Sue. Extremely pretty. They really are a work of art. On the karate front, well done you for getting your belts!!! Perhaps you have bad knees hips and back because of it. I know my hubby use to be a karate instructor before he knew me, a young girl went to throw him and he didn't think she was going to be able to do it and for that reason he wasn't prepared for it. He landing wrongly on his back and has had bad back problems since.


  11. Hi Sue,
    what fabulous creations. I love the idea of this, but it sounds expensive.lol. You are an extremely talented lady. I have lost count on how many strings you have on that bow of yours. lol.
    Your health probs sound like my mine, snap. Mind you I have never tried karate but my granddaughter is a black belt, but she has given that up now too.
    So glad my little Pidgy doesn't spend the winter months outside.lol. Are you still counting the birds, for some reason we have not had many this year, I do so miss the birds. I too love to watch them. I do get lots of balckbirds though.
    My hubby caught the craft room do it up bug now and is putting up more shelves for me to put more of my expanding craft goodies on. lol
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Gorgeous lids you made for your jars! =) Sounds like an amazing class! =)
    Hugs, Elenor


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