Make a Party Invite for an Alice Themed Party

If you’re planning on an Alice themed party here’s a simple idea for some themed invites. I started by typing up the text I wanted to use on a computer to help make sure that the spacing looked neat. I then copied the text by hand onto a piece of card. Once you have the text laid out you can start by adding the illustrations. … Continue reading Make a Party Invite for an Alice Themed Party

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This year will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Born in Glasgow on 7th June 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer and artist.  His work, alongside that of his wife Margaret MacDonald, was influential on the European design movement Art Nouveau. The Glasgow School of Art is considered to be his masterpiece, sadly in May 2014 the building … Continue reading Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Why Name Your Blog Rag Tag Magpie?

A few people have asked why we named our blog Rag Tag Magpie so here goes…. I started off with an idea that I’d create art dolls in my spare time.  Quirky, perhaps even slightly sinister rag doll type characters which were similar in looks to some of my doodles and illustrations.  It started when I made some normal rag dolls for my dad who … Continue reading Why Name Your Blog Rag Tag Magpie?

Make A Kindle or iPad Cover

So in preparing for our holiday I finally gave in and bought a Kindle.  I love the feel of books and have been avoiding switching to electronic despite the convenience but when we last went on holiday half the case was taken up with books so decided it was time to give in. My husband bought me a Kindle but as I didn’t have a cover … Continue reading Make A Kindle or iPad Cover