Monday, 8 February 2016

Latest Sewing Project

I have a pile of sewing projects to complete and this is the latest one.  I'm slowly increasing in confidence although have yet to tackle zips, piping and button holes!

This pattern kit is from The Owl and The Sewing Cat and I was surprised at how quick it all came together.  There is a large pocket on the front and the bag is fully lined.






Sunday, 7 February 2016

Catch Up from Christmas

Just going through the makes from Christmas and found these which I forgot to post - two cards with boxes, and a cracker which I made for a friend with a lovely bath melt inside.










Wednesday, 3 February 2016

A New Hobby!


I've recently renewed an old hobby which I haven't done for over thirty years….sewing!  I treated myself to a new sewing machine for Christmas and am now re-teaching myself to sew. 

Here are a couple of projects I've done so far…







Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Which Craft?

I absolutely adore the products which Paula sells at Which Craft and recently bought some blank Star and Tree cards to decorate.  Unfortunately, because of ill health and two demanding kids (!), I have only managed to complete one for my Sister.

This is the box which I made...



This is the front of the card, closed.



Finally, this is the card open.





A Christmas Carol - Graphic 45 Style!

I couldn't resist this set of papers from Graphic 45 and instead of making a book with them (which I will probably do at a later date because I have so much left over!), I decided on a Christmas card for some special people I know.




A close up of the flowers and berries I used...


…and a box to fit the card in because of the 3D effect which the flowers caused!



And finally, the inside of the card.





Clarity Inspired Christmas Cards

I recently saw these cards demonstrated on TV by the talented Barbara Gray and thought I would give them a go as, in all the years I have been crafting, I have never used masks before.






Thursday, 17 December 2015

A Special Book for Lewis

My lovely Lewis turned 18 last week and I wanted to make him something special which he will treasure and keep.  Be prepared, there are an awful lot of photos for this post and unfortunately, they do not show how wonderful this turned out!  That's not supposed to sound bigheaded…more of a compliment to the fabulous Clare Charvill who designed the album.