Saturday, August 13, 2016

Prima DT French Riviera pom pom lanties

Hello guys!

How fun are Prima lanties?? I really enjoyed working on this project and coming up with a cute way to embellish them.

Pom Poms are so popular right now and I think they added just the right touch to my lanties... I used a really inexpensive pom pom maker from my local knitting store and it made it so quick and easy to make up these super full pom poms.

The flowers and chip pieces are from the French Riviera collection by Prima and the gypsy cord I used is called Esmeralda-such a fun name! The lanties use LED lights so they do not heat up and it is safe to add goodies into the lights.

These lanties are also from the french riviera collection-they are easy to open as the cork top just pops out of the plastic jar and you can then add whatever you like-I have made mine so everything is easily removable and the lanties can be changed up again...wouldn't they be fun done up for Halloween and Christmas time too...

Here's my video for a closer look:

Aideen xo

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Prima DT-Fiber arts dreamy weave for August ppp challenge 2016

Hey guys,

So the August challenges are up over on the Prima blog HERE so definitely go check those out and all of the wonderful samples made by my teamies!

I was part of the PPP challenge team this month and this is the inspiration photo:

The photo just gave me a dreamy, beachy feel and thats what I went for with my weave-using lots of roving soumak weaved into it to create the wavy texture.

I also added a little sparkle with the flower and leaf for that Prima touch...

And of course I made a little video for you all so check that out here:

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen xo

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Prima DT-woven bookmark with matching flower.

Hey guys,

So this week on the Prima blog there are lots of fun posts all about their watercolour products-to check it out click HERE

I own a pack of Julie Nutting for Prima watercolour pencils-they are the skin and hair tones for colouring Julies doll stamps but they were the perfect tones to match my Finnabair alterable flower up to the yarns from my Aspen blush kit.

The alterable flowers are one of my current favourites for sure! also I had some gypsy cord scraps left over from Finns class which I used in the top section of the bookmark to add texture.

Fiber Arts Loom- Aspen blush 586034
Gypsy cord 588113
 Alterable flowers 963255
Watercolor brush pens 585891
Julie Nutting watercolor pencils 576745

As always I have a quick video with all the deets:

Thanks for visiting xo

Monday, July 25, 2016

Prima DT project-July PPP challenge Fiber arts woven wall hanging

Hey guys,

Hope you are all having a great summer,

So heres my first post as a member of the prima marketing DT-when I saw a fiber arts weaving was part of the July PPP mood board I had to make a wall hanging.

There is still time to enter the Prima July challenges and you can check them out HERE

Products used:
Prima Fiber Arts loom Aspen Blush 586034
Prima color bloom gold foil 573805
Prima Finnabair alterable flowers 963255

I also made a start to finish video of this weaving which you can check out below:

Thanks for stopping by,

Aideen xo

Sunday, June 26, 2016


You guys.... I can't believe I am even about to write these words but little old me has been added to the amazing Prima marketing design team!!! 

I'm so honoured to be part of such an inspirational team of extremely talented crafters from all over the world.. And to be representing Ireland.

So ever since I bought my Prima loom from I have been addicted.... I love yarns-all the different colours and textures and making up these weavings is a joy! 

I have been posting photos of my weavings on my Instagram pieces_by_aideen but here are a few of them:

I am so looking forward to my time on the Prima DT and can't wait to make some fun weavings-I'm so ready for this....



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Altered oil bottle

Here is the before and after of an oil bottle I altered for a swap-I used gesso first and then paint and tissue paper and lots of prima goodies including gold foil bloom spray, prima flowers, leaves, vine and copper metals. I also added shipping string around the neck with a Tim Holtz token hanging from the string.

I am going to enter my bottle into the Prima June challenges which you can check out HERE

I have some close up pics here and also a video of how I made the bottle and I would love you to check that out.

This close up shows all the prima embellishments and you can see how I added some plaint and the prima bloom spray to those too.

Here is the video:

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, March 31, 2016

My Easter swap with Orla

I had so much fun making this faberge chicky for Orla for our swap and also she made me some pretty bunting-you can check out all the detail in my video:

Faberge egg is from Retro Cafe Art HERE

I hope you all had a lovely Easter-I got a Lindt egg I just love that chocolate...


Monday, February 29, 2016

Sorry I have been a bit MIA... updates

Hey guys sorry my poor little blog has been a bit neglected recently I am trying my best at the moment with my little baby who is now 5 months so I am starting to get a bit more crafty time again!! I have been quite active on my youtube and instagram though as I am finding it easier to pop on there when I do get some time.

My instagram for the blog is pieces_by_aideen and I would love for you to follow me there for more regular updates on all things crafty and also some life updates and everyday stuff....

Here are some recent youtube videos:

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Color crush planner giveaway!!

Hey guys!

I'm giving away a color crush planner and goodies on my YouTube so go check it out for all the details...