Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Zoom crafting with Daisy

Over the last 4 months I have  Zoom crafted at least once a week with my sweet 6 year old granddaughter Daisy. Thank goodness for modern technology. I miss her so much, it's not the same as being with her but it is a good 2nd best. We have made sooo many things that I thought I would share a few here in Jane's Journal.

She has a doll called Sydney which is similar to the American doll sold in the USA, a sort of "grown up doll" and she loves to make things for her. During one of our early zoom session Daisy asked if we could make some "food" for Sydney. Now I am a crafter who never throws things away and a few years ago I bought some fimo type clay for my jewellery class. I got a really good deal at the time on a mixed colours pack so even though I only used 1 packet I kept all the other colours. I realized I could use these to show Daisy using them my end and if I bought her some air dry clay we could work together.

I ordered her some via Amazon which were delivered to her house. I used my ancient packs, they were a little tough to roll out but worked fine.
We have had such fun.  My colours are limited by the ones I had so when I had used some up I had to resort to magical blue cookies and even a pink banana!
Here are some photos I took quickly before I sent my versions to her.
You can see I had to make green cookies, with purple choc chips!!
Green and purple spaghetti bolognase, purple sausages and even blue bread for the sandwiches.
The pizza colours though weren't too bad
I made rubber ducks so that Sydney had similar ones to Daisy and Jack's in their bath.

and then Daisy decided they needed a pond....
so I had to quickly make that.
We have also upcycled tomato tins, made cards and today we will me making some more artist trading cards and coins (ATCs). We have also been doing a Nanna and Daisy lockdown ATC swap. Our themes have ranged from garden, to butterflies and the seaside.
Here are a few that she sent me.
and I thought I would share the latest few I have made for her.
By the way I have been sharing a lots of my crafting makes over on Instagram, I could not possibly write a blog post for every one as there are literally dozens. If you would like to see them you can find me as jane.tyrrell on IG or via this link. I also have the address in my blog side bar.
What I have noticed is what a competent stamper Daisy has become. I can't be with her to stamp so she has been doing this completely unaided, as my crafting genes skipped a generation and her darling Mummy's eyes roll in their sockets when Daisy mentions the word "crafting!"
Below is a Thank you card for her teacher she made, she use her Visible Image Alice stamp which she then coloured. The only help her Mummy gave her was to spell the word "teacher" 
As my daughter is a doctor and both her and her husband Key workers so Daisy has been attending school throughout lock down. They are so grateful to them. I am sure her teacher will be thrilled with this. School finishes this week for everyone.
I am also really hoping that in the next few weeks I will be seeing my grandbabies again...there is a plan we are working on!

My own card challenge share today is one of my makes during lock down.This has been shared on social media but not entered into any challenges or seen on my blog.
Daisy lives at the seaside and we usually go over to the beach to collect shells whenever the weather is good. So that was my inspiration.
I made an alcohol ink background on silver sparkle card
 I altered some die cut acetate shells with alcohol inks.

and made this,
 It's very hard to photograph as the sparkle is so reflective. I love the words, they are from my small talk Tim Holtz stickers book and felt just right for my project.
I will be giving it to my sweet Daisy when I next see her.

I would like my seashells canvas into the following challenges;

Time out 1/3 peaceful
As you like it 1/3 summer or autumn definitely  summer for me as I can go to the beach and be warm!
A bit more time to craft 2/3 anything goes
Crafters' castle 2/3 anything goes
Crafty friends 2/3 anything goes
A gem of a challenge 2/3 anything goes
Try it on Tuesday 1/3 summertime
Crafty sentiments 1/3 anything goes
Through the dark room door 1/2 anything goes

 I want to look back at this post in years to come and try to remember the good things which happened during the Lock down to me. Zoom crafting with Daisy will be one of them.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that life continues to treat you all as well as it can during this dreadful pandemic.

Stay safe,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

PS Jane's Journal is 10 (gulp) on Sunday and I have a giveaway open to EVERYONE worldwide. You don't have to jump through any hoops to enter, just stop by and leave a comment. All the details of what you can win will be in Sunday's post but here is a sneak peek.
See you on Sunday, Jx


  1. How lovely you can still enjoy Zoom crafting with Daisy (who has definitely inherited you gene Jane!)... Hope you're having a lovely week,
    Susan x
    P.S I can't believe Daisy is already 6yrs old! 💗

  2. A beautifully made card. Daisy seems to enjoying herself. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  3. gosh Daisy is one amazing crafter and how fun you get to enjoy this together via zoom! Love all the makes and that sweet little photo of Daisy. And your card for Time Out is stunning, the colours so vibrant and I love the shells you used acetate for. The sentiment is perfect for these times! Thanks for joining Time Out x

  4. Awe just look at Daisy's beautiful work, definitely got her grandmothers genes! :)
    Love your card too Nanna ... hope you and Daisy get to collect shells very soon!!
    V x
    P.S.Nothing wrong with a pink banana IMO ;)

  5. You're an amazing grandma to do Zoom crafting with Daisy. She really will turn out to be a talented artist due to growing up under your tutelage. Love the card! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Your food is adorable, take me right back to my Sindy days and so lovely to see Daisy enjoying her crafting. There are certainly a lot of positives to take from lockdown, apart from missing family, I've enjoyed it xx

  7. Hi Jane

    How wonderful to be able to share your love of crafting with your Grand-daughter. Hopefully you will soon be able to be together and not have to reply on Zoom so much.

    Loving your beach themed card .. .. stunning colours and elements.

    Thank you for sharing with the AYLI Challenge.

    Love Jules xx
    Guest DT at AYLI for July

  8. What great ideas for having crafty fun with your granddaughter while you're apart! It reminds me of all the Playdoh things we made as kids! Stay Well!
    Jane T

  9. How lovely to be able to craft with your granddaughter. I can't wait for my 2 year old granddaughter to be able to craft with me. Already she loves crayons and paint so I live in hope.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  10. I can see that you had a lot of fun creating art. Your granddaughter is so beautiful ans lucky to have you in her life. Thank you for play with us at Gen of a Craft Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.

  11. Wow... so many fun projects going on at your house! I love your use of color and the the unique embellishments you added. Thank you so much for joining us at Time Out Challenges!
    - Shauna

  12. Thanks for joining the AYLI challenge. I think it's wonderful that Daisy enjoys crafting with you, it's such a lovely hobby to share.
    Anne x

  13. Wow Jane, what a fabulous post! I have missed seeing my grandchildren so much and that don't live so far away! All is about to be remedied I hope! Great that you could play together via Zoom!
    I truly love your card and you have chosen such lovely words too! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  14. Hi Jane, so many great things to see here, you were really on a roll. A beautiful summer array of goodies. Love the pic f your granddaughter, too. Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday, stay safe, Valerie


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