<![CDATA[www.lazymitts.com - News/Blog]]>Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:55:06 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[from drab to fab part 2]]>Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:20:03 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/from-drab-to-fab-part-2I also picked up these 2 chairs at the same time as the one's in the previous post.
After ripping off the seat coverings and a good clean up, I sanded and painted the framework in duck egg chalk paint.
I applied a couple of coats of wax and rubbed down.

For the seat covers I made new foam pads to cover the springs and upholstered with matching fabrics.
<![CDATA[FROM DRAB TO FAB]]>Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:50:35 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/from-drab-to-fabI picked up these 2 chairs cheap from Facebook marketplace. 
After ripping off the seat coverings and a good clean up, I sanded and painted the framework in pink chalk paint.
I applied a couple of coats of wax and rubbed down.

For the seat covers I made new foam pads and upholstered with matching fabrics.
<![CDATA[New stockist update]]>Sat, 07 Mar 2020 17:10:03 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/new-stockist-updateWe are pleased to announce that some of our products are now available at 
Nest Creative Spaces
47 Wellmeadow
Blairgowrie PH10 6ND

Nest Creative Spaces
<![CDATA[New stockist]]>Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:55:31 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/new-stockistComing soon - a new stockist of Lazymitts products.]]><![CDATA[New adventures]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:35:29 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/new-adventuresWe have been rather busy at Lazymitts and in the middle of June we moved from Kent to Perthshire in Scotland.

Since here we have set up a new craft space at The Three Witches Tearoom in Burrelton.

Three Witches Tearoom
<![CDATA[JAR JAR LIGHTS]]>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:31:47 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/jar-jar-lightsTo add some lighting effects for 'A Night in Bethlehem' event I saved up all my jars.
I painted them with glass paints and gold effect around the rims. Then, I added gold peel offs once they were dry for decoration.
These will have LED tea lights added on the night. I have made 36 of these in different colours and designs.
<![CDATA[GET THE BUNTING OUT]]>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:19:04 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/get-the-bunting-outAnother make for 'A Night in Bethlehem' event - leaf bunting.
For this make I have cut some leaf shapes from green felt and stapled them to thick string. I have made 8 of these in different shades of green for the best effect.
Crepe paper would work equally as well.
<![CDATA[I'M A FIRE STARTER]]>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:57:34 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/im-a-fire-starterAs promised I am starting to share some of the crafty things I made for 'A Night in Bethlehem' event.

We are going to have a floor seating area with mats, rugs and cushions and I wanted to have a fire in the middle of it but obviously for health and safety reasons I couldn't have a real fire.

I started with an almost round circle of cardboard which I then painted black.

Next I made some rocks by crumpling brown paper and coating them in a pva/water mix. Once these were dry, I then painted them grey and stuck around the edge of the fire base.
Next I needed some logs. I cut some strips of cardboard and rolled them up. I used 3 layers of strips for each log.
I then painted the logs brown.
To complete the fire I used some red, orange and yellow tissue paper to make flames and added the logs.
<![CDATA[A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM]]>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:41:41 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/a-night-in-bethlehemOn Saturday 9th December there will be an event at Allington Baptist Church called ' A Night in Bethlehem'.
This is a way to experience what it would have been like in Bethlehem at the time when Jesus was born.
As you follow the star to Bethlehem you will reach the city gates where centurions await. You will need to sign the census and pay your taxes to be able to enter. (Coins will be provided). As you enter the marketplace you will find various stalls allowing you to try different activities and sample food wares. Venture outside and you will find shepherd’s watching over their flocks – talk to them and they will tell you their story. Help the three wise men to follow the star. Visit the stable to see where Jesus was born and see the live animals.

Over the last few months I have been busy working on props and accessories for this event and over the next few weeks I will share some of them with you.

A Night in Bethlehem - Saturday 9th December 2017 6-8pm
Allington Baptist Church, 76 London Road, Allington, Kent ME16

Allington Baptist Church
<![CDATA[Art of glass]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:19:19 GMThttp://lazymitts.com/newsblog/art-of-glassOn Thursday 6th July 2017 hubby and I attended a glass workshop at the site of our holiday cottage at Dune Cottages Ilfracombe, Devon. I made a boat sun catcher to go in our nautical themed bathroom and Kevin made a butterfly.
We found the whole process really relaxing and therapeutic especially using the grinder. I have never soldered before so it was all new to me.
It was a really enjoyable few hours and we loved the results.