Thursday 6 February 2014

To share with you all.

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Today is my Mum’s Birthday - I’ll keep her age a secret !!!  But I thought it would be nice to share photographs of her craft work with you all. She has crafted for many years and used to make her own clothes and garments for my sister and I when we were young. She also used to do 3D decoupage, cutting out very intricate pieces of paper, as back then there were no die cutting machines or popping out of paper. She had to learn how to roll out silicone into balls with cocktail sticks onto a piece of polystyrene and how to work out what came next in the layers of paper. She used to sit up until the early hours of the morning crafting like many of us do. Getting her homework ready for the class the following week. It was all rather ‘old school’ teaching back then for this craft.

Her love now is Pergamano or as some of you may also know as Parchment Craft. It can take her a couple of weeks to do some of her projects, mapping her pattern out, embossing, piercing needle tools through the vellum and then cutting into the vellum with tiny little scissors. The vellum then looks like a piece of lace. She has been to a few classes in the beginning. Otherwise has self taught herself this craft as unfortunately there are no classes in Scotland.

Mum made this clock for her friend mounted it onto black card and then into a black shadow frame. Its stunning !

This basket is very intricate work as it only measures about 3 inches at its widest point.  

This is the Birthday card she made for me last year. I put it into a frame for safe keeping and to display in my craft room.

The beautiful fan at the top of the page was made for my Christmas. Another treasure.

Happy Birthday, Mum.

 Love you, Julie x

Hope you have all enjoyed looking at something different. Thanks to everyone who has left comments on my posts, they are always so appreciated.


  1. Oh my Julie I am just floored seeing your mom's creation she is such a talented lady all her work is just gorgeous !! I just can't take my eyes off that exquisite Pergamano clock ..what a stunner !! ..Please wish her Happy Birthday on my behalf :)

  2. Happy Birthday to your highly talented mum! You must he so proud of her! Well, no prizes for guessing where you get your creativity from! Hope she and you have a lovely day! Julie Ann xxx

  3. Happy Birthday to your dear Mum Julie - she is incredibly talented! These creations are mind-blowingly beautiful. The intricate, tiny detailing looks utterly painstaking - they are each a stunning labour of love. No wonder you are so creatively gifted too! (My Mum also made lots of our clothes when we were young!) Truly gorgeous heirlooms. Hope you enjoy a very happy day together. Nicola x

  4. Hi Julie,
    Thanks for your nice comment!
    Beautiful creations Julie!!
    The clock is wonderful, the bag is also so much fun.
    Beautifully done.
    Nice weekend
    Greetings Doris x

  5. Happy birthday for your Mum Julie .

  6. Your Mum is very talented. Stunning projects. How detailed.

  7. These are stunning Julie. Your mum is indeed a very clever lady. Thanks for sharing these. Jenny x

  8. Such beautiful parchment work
    Rosie x


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Julie x


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