Out of a Hat Creations ” A girl can never have too many shoes ” and Modge Podge Mania !!!

Hello my lovlies did you miss me !!! What you didn’t notice my absence !!! Well never mind am back now ! Have been away for a while visiting my family in Liverpool and as luck would have it it just happened to coincide with a crafting exhibition in Aintree so was able to combine the two thank you very much ! Another happy coincidence was I was able to meet the lovely and very funny and lets not forget talented Maria Green of Made by Maz who has become a great blogging friend over the past months. It was so lovely to finally meet up and we found to our amazement that we both went to the same high school and lived within close proximity to each other, Maria is four years younger than me so our paths never crossed and of course I know live in Greece  it was such fun to reminisce about our old school and talk about the teachers that we shared. Of course being a fellow Scouser we had a lot in common and I felt like I had known her all my life. Cant wait to meet up again next year.

I havent been able to take part in a challenge for a while and as soon as I returned on Tuesday hubby disappeared on a little trip of his own so now am back to working all day . I did notice that the lovely ladies at Out of a Hat Creations have a fab theme this week and I had just the thing , well at least  I hope it is . They are asking us to create a project using shoes, please visit their blog for all the deets and of course check out their fabulous and inspirational creations.

Like most women I love shoes , and handbags and clothes oh and jewellery and ….well you get the idea . I have this lovely pair of yellow leather shoes which unfortunately have been put out to pasture but I just couldn’t bring myself to throw them away, little did  I know that they would become part of a crafting project  and not only that but I am going to wear them too ! I’m going through a bit of a modge podge phase so I decided to try it on the shoes they’re a little funky don’t you think !

Not really much to explain here just a couple of paper napkins and some Modge Podge but I love the mad result !!! Hope ladies this is acceptable but please feel free to delete it if not.

A couple of posts ago I mentioned that I had Modge Podged a radiator at home but it was in my sons tiny bathroom and couldn’t get a good shot well I recently did another makeover on one of the radiators in my living room and although the photos do not do it justice I thought I would share it with you so here it is.

This took quite a while to do and was quite fiddly I love the effect even if I nearly lost the use of my legs from crouching for hours on end ! Now am sure quite a few of you will consider it maybe just a tad outrageous but believe you me if fits perfectly ( well I think so ) with the look of my home. A few years ago I decided to strip back all of the doors in my living room  single handedly ,  there are eleven of them all quite large and with quite intricate wooden frames. This took me three whole months a very time consuming and painful process as I ended up requiring surgery on my shoulder upon its completion. The overall effect is a quite distressed look as I left some of the paint on the doors. Here is a photo of one of the double doors that I did so you can get a feel as to how the radiator might fit in.

Didn’t quite mean for this to be such a long post so for those of you than hung on in there ….many thanks.

Right am off now to catch up as best I can with you all cant wait to see what you have been up too

Take care

Marie

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