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My life has really changed

It has been awhile since I have done any posts and even looked at my blog. My last post was in July 2015, I was a stay at home Mum, I got to do something crafty every day and I seem to have endless free time on my hands.

Oh how things have changed.

I decide to use some of my free time to do some studying to get my Certificate III in Childcare. This new journey of mine seem to take over all my free time, time spent on crafts now was spent working and studying. I have had a great time and have loved every minute of it. I am now a Childcare educator with a Cert III and crazily I have just started on my Diploma.

I have been trying to decide what to to with my blog and come to realize I still do crafty things just a little different from what I use to do. So my post will be fewer and now more children based crafty things I make for work. I hope you like the different Wen Crafting.



Chair Makeover

This past week had me busy with a lot of customer orders. Customer orders are the best, knowing what I am making is what someone will want is better than just making an item questioning myself if anyone will like it.

wen crafting chair (4)

One of the items I made this week was a new chair cover. I loved this chair as soon as I saw it and the owner was a very lucky lady to have it returned. I kept looking at this chair thinking there was something so familiar about it but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. After my sister saw the chair the one word that put it all in place for me was “Orange”.

My Nanna had one of these chairs but the Fluffy seat was a bright orange.

Well this chairs fluff was to go and be replace with a new cover.

wen crafting chair (3) wen crafting chair (2)

The foam was still in great condition so the first layer was this natural cotton.

wen crafting chair (1) wen crafting chair (7)

Next was the crochet cover, the back of the cushion still had it’s paper label on it so the crochet cover is tied on so it won’t mark the paper. 

wen crafting chair (5) wen crafting chair (6)

The Crochet top is in a cotton tape and in a pattern that I love. This flower makes a appearance on one of my chairs also. 

All done with a new lease on life.



Saddle Bag

I have loved making these hand bags, yet again it is making it up as I go along. Which I love to do.

Wencrafting saddlebag (5) Wencrafting saddlebag (3) Wencrafting saddlebag (2)

I saw a girl shopping one weekend with this amazing handbag and I was taking as many mental picture as I could so I could give it a try. This is what I ended up with, not quite the same but I’m really happy with my version.

Getting started on my first bag was the fun of making the front crochet panel to fit the piece of leather that I had. The crochet circle is a tad bit smaller but once your purse, phone and keys go in it stretches to sit really well.

Wencrafting saddlebag (4)

After crocheting the circle to the leather and trimming the edge I added the strap which once your items are in it stretches to sit nicely on the hip.

Wencrafting saddlebag (1) Wencrafting saddlebag (6) Wencrafting saddlebag (7)

This is bag Two (with the flower), Three (modelled by me) and four.

I loved bag One so much I couldn’t part with it and has now become a favourite in my bag collection.