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Baby Olympic Torch to Celebrate Relay in Our Home Town Lichfield

I made a mini Olympic Torch for my 1yr old niece Maud to celebrate the torch relay passing through Lichfield on 30th June 2012. The torch is made from stiff cardboard with gold paint (bubble wrap used for the hole

Posted in Art, Misc

Christmas Makes 2011 – Handmade Stitched Gifts

As Christmas 2011 was on a bit of a budget I made a lot of our gifts. As well as biscuits I stitched some gifts mostly from beautiful patterns I found online. Crossstitched heart decorations, felt baby shoes for my

Posted in Craft, Misc, Sewing, Stitched

Push It 10k – We Did It!

We did it! I was pushed for 10k in my wheelchair by friends and family who walked part (or in my husband’s case all) of the 10k with me. We raised £701 (plus £105 giftaid) for ME Research UK. It

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Festive Crafts Dabbling

I’ve been dabbling with fabric for some Christmas crafting to brighten up our home and tree.  Sometimes I’m following patterns and other times I’m using them as inspiration to make my own pieces that look like my own style. I’ve

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Simon’s 40th Birthday Pop Up Card

My brother Simon turned 40 in November and I made him a pop up card with balloons, cake and a fab outfit for him. I scanned my drawings then coloured them and arranged the pop up tab design in photoshop.

Posted in Art, Artist, Card, Misc, PopUp

Simon & Kate Wedding Card

My brother Simon got married to the lovely Kate back in August and here’s the card I made for them which I cut by hand and then painted with gold acrylic using a red paper insert for contrast.  The card

Posted in Card, Misc

Snow Hug Pop Up Card Featured on Hello Gorgeous Blog

My Snow Hug pop up card has been featured as a Folksy Friday pick on the blog of Hello Gorgeous There’s a lovely selection of handmade snow themed goodies which can all be bought from Folksy

Posted in Folksy, Misc

Snow Hug Pop Up Featured on Folksy Home Page

My Snow Hug pop up card was featured on the home page of today. How exciting! Snow Hug – no need to feel cold this winter with a snow hug:

Posted in Art, Artist, Card, Folksy, Misc

Folksy Friday – Mistletoe, Holly and Christmas Pud

To celebrate my 2nd year selling Christmas cards on Folksy I thought I’d pick some wonderful festive items from other sellers to share with you.  So here’s some mistletoe, holly and christmas puds – all beautifully crafted and for sale

Posted in Folksy, Misc

Wet and Windy – Vivi (Photography)

Me and Mr Creative last year – it was wild weather but we were still smiling! We laughed so much – the weather was awful that day but I insisted on standing on the beach having not been to the

Posted in Misc, Photograph, Photography

Rachel Groves, Artist
Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK