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Clare Buswell
Living in Ireland, love paper-crafts, painting and nature!
Living in Ireland, love paper-crafts, painting and nature!

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Lavender filled pillow
It's been a while since I've done any embroidery, so I worked on this little project the last couple of days. It was actually quite quick to make. I recycled some linen fabric from an old pair of trousers for the pillow base! For the embroidery motif I went...

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Wall Hanging
I just finished another weaving, this one took a while to complete because I'd been working on other projects but it's nice to see it finally finished. As before I took a few progress shots along the way. I made some adjustments to the loom by adding a seco...

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A few more seed packets
I'm just getting over a dose of the flu, I don't get sick that often but I guess it must have been the changeable weather we've been having, snow one minute sunny the next! I shared some illustrated seed packets in a previous post for a secret seed swap, yo...

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Forest Painting
We had a great Easter but it's nice to be back to the tranquility of my craft room! I had some unexpected painting commission work last month, which made a nice change to my usual work. I usually have my camera with me when out walking and snapped this fore...

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Secret Seed Swap
My other passion apart from illustration and crafts is gardening and when an opportunity arises for them to come together in some form or another I get pretty excited! So when I read about the Secret Seed Swap being organised by Lyndsey at What You Sow I kn...

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Mollie Makes Doodled and Foiled Eggs
I have to say it feels pretty great to have something you designed published in a magazine but it's always extra special when your work makes the cover! I was thrilled when I was approached by Mollie Makes (I'm a big fan!) and asked to do a project for this...

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Workshop at Craft Makers
This Saturday the 5th of March (from 2-4pm) I'll be teaching a workshop at Craft Makers in Tralee, Co.Kerry. It's a beginners Block Printing workshop and you'll be learning how to make your own stamps from rubber carving blocks. You'll also learn the techni...

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Quilled Easter Eggs
The March issue (154) of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine is out now. For this issue I was commissioned to make some quilled Easter eggs! Purely quilled Easter eggs are quite a challenge to make and are not that robust, so the version I made still give th...

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A little weaving
Last year I had a little taste of weaving with a mini loom that came free with an issue of Mollie Makes magazine, I can't remember what issue it was but it was a 140x160mm tiny loom. It wasn't until Christmas that I got a chance to try it out, I posted a pi...

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Swing Cards - Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine
I can't believe it's the end of January already! I've been working on various projects so I haven't had much time to blog but I can share some swing cards I made for the January issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine . Full instructions are in the maga...
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