Saturday, 21 January 2012

White on white words

I so love words and script on anything, whether it be fabric, paintings or wallpaper I just love it.

I have been experimenting with some bought letters and canvases, which I have had for a while now, and not known what to do with, the canvases not the letters.

Well my daughter saw online some white on white letters on canvas which she loved but wasn't going to pay the reduced price of £125.00!!!!!but thought she would ask me everso sweetly if I could make her some so I did but was so happy with them I kept them lol...was that so wrong?

Then hubby bought me a couple of standing words which I have yet to paint, decoupage or leave as they are....think I may paint LOVE and leave home haha!

Now a friend of mines husband does scripted canvases but his are of a far superior quality and designs...he did his first 15 years ago you can see and buy his stunning work here at his Folksy shop *SCRIPTED-CRAFT* and soon from his new website which is under development....I think you'll agree his work is just beautiful.
He can make up your own designs too...amazing prices for the time he spends creating these works of art.

Sunday, 15 January 2012


It's been far too long since I had a giveaway so I have now remedied that and have this weekend created a LOVE/HOME set of 4 blocks.

These appear to be really popular at the moment so seemed to be the ideal choice of gift.

I have made them dual worded? does that make sense lol, probably not, meaning I have included 2 words instead of the traditional 1...well why not, thats what I say :)

Is it wrong to want to keep your giveaway, as I actually really like these, they are my colour pallete as in pastel shades with some script thrown in for good measure.

You can see far more photos on my Facebook Fanpage in the GIVEAWAYalbum and if you want a chance to win these just add a comment in the relevant thread on the  Lajoni's Place wall.

Good luck to those who enter

Saturday, 7 January 2012

The childrens painted furniture

When the chldren were small we bought quite alot of second hand furniture for their rooms and I took great delight in giving it a makeover by painting on some of their favourite animation characters.

The first piece to be made over was the *Gentlemens wardrobe* which was ideal for a child, as it was fairly small but with extra shelving did just the job.
So that was painted with *Snow White and the 7 dwarfs*

My daughter loved it and to be honest so did I lol...the robe was so useful that after she outgrew it I repainted and distressed it, took out the inner fitments and OH fitted 4 full width shelves, and put it in the bathroom to hold some sheets and towels and I still love it ...the best £2.50 spent in a long while :)

My daughters next piece was a low chest of 3 drawers which were bedside table height. These I painted with *Alice*..*Lady & the tramp*...*Dumbo* and *Mickey and Minnie mouse*

Crikey looking at these bring back so many memories as it must have been 25 yrs ago that I did them.

Now for my boys...
They didn't have robes but cupboards with drawers instead .....

With this cupboard I was trying to paint vintage type toys and with the tall narrow chest of 5 drawers that you can just see in the top photo I painted on a castle...then....
OH took the top 3 drawers out, I painted it blue and my daughter had it when she was a teen and it held her music system ....then...they were painted cream then sanded back and are now in our bedroom along with the cuboard which is cream and sanded back too
Those drawers were mine when I was small, not quite antique yet though lol
The next cupboard is still in the same state today as I painted it then and is in dire need of a makeover...can't throw these great cupboards away as they are such useful pieces of furniture and I love that they can be painted or wallpapered as this next one is going to be.

Awww my boys, now 25 & 21, loved *Thomas the Tank* and *The Teenage Ninja Turtles* and I must admit to loving the Turtle films too....I really dont know how many times I have seen those 3 films...brilliant!!
I also used to know all of Thomas the tanks friends but would be hard pressed to name one noe ..oooh James lol I loved him the cute little red one.

Well these pieces of furniture have certainly lasted us throughout the years and have changed appearances a number of times but I still love them and the memories they bring back :)