Sunday, 13 January 2013

lily of the valley

a few years back I bought some lily of the valley diecuts from my visit to the NEC, I know it has been a while as I didnt go the last few times!!!

so again using up papers I also have had in stash for a while, not sure what brand of papers most the time

this is craftwork cards backing paper

forgotten the make but its using double printed paper (hate cutting into this)

paper came with one of the magazines 

again paper from a magazine

pampered pets

Going through my stash and thought I would use up some things that have been there for ages!!!

have been putting off using this pampered pet range as I just couldnt think what to do with it, have done all different cards, there are more but havent taken photos yet.  Think it works well with the chocolate brown best and I also think curving the corners is nicest too

thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

crazy quilting

I had seen some ideas of crazy quilting and was dying to have a go, so when I saw a WI competition I thought I could encorporate some.  I have made a folio cover for our secretary.  I made a patchwork base using some squares I ordered off ebay a long time ago and added all kinds of things, including machine and hand stitching.

I am quite pleased with it but wish I had made the piece longer so it fitted the folder better


i stitched the 2 S's on some muslin, (our WI is called severn sisters)


thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

pink and blue

using papers from colorbox and a freebie from one of the crafting magazines, I have made this lovely box in a bag (you can find the template here
again found this on pinterest - I am becoming so addicted to it!

obviously the box is inside so you cant see it, but its the same colour as the flowers which I used a punch to make then stuck on some gems, I have used craftwork cards sentiment and used a stampin up punch to make the frame for that

I have filled it with pink and blue crafting items for a lucky crafting friends birthday

supposed to be a secret!!

ok another pinterest idea from me!

every year at our crafty bunch Christmas party
we don't have a secret santa, we all pick names out of a hat and make a place card for one of the other members who go to Sues club.

I have tried to hide the name on here but it wont seem to work, so hopefully shes not a blogger!

I used paper from Kanban, and cut the flower and holly on SCAL
added a little bit of ribbon

inside are some chocolate coins in a little plastic bag 
(unfortunately I had to eat the other chocolate coins to make sure they weren't poisonous before I gave the little package!

you can find a link to the template here, (you will need to scroll down to find it but her blog is well worth a browse anyway)
although again, me being me, had to alter it slightly for what I wanted!

off to see what else I can do with my last annual leave day!!

thanks for looking

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Gift Bow

recently within our WI we asked people to donate old books that we could give to guide dogs for the blind (not so the dogs could read them, so they could sell them)

someone donated an old family law book that was tattered and out of date by about 500 million years, so thought I might use it to recycle

now instead of crafting, I have become addicted lately to pinterest, and dreaming of all the fabulous ideas I could make!

I saw inspiration here and thought I would give it a go
however, I had to change the dimentions slightly to fit on the page, when they have advised to use 11 inches, I changed to 10, therefore had to make all pieces 1 inch shorter, in future though I will keep the middle piece at 3 1/2 inches as mine is too small

as I am also a lazy crafter, I have been playing with SCAL and made a cut file of all the pieces, so I dont have to stand over the guillotine cutting out the pieces

I most definately will be making more!

I have used some more pages making things - I will eventually get around to posting photos

thanks for dropping in
Paula xx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

back in blog land

I haven,t uploaded any pic for ages, so thought I had better show what I have been doing

have invested in a new sewing machine so decided to have a play with different techniques, all the cushions are envelope fold at the back.

could do with going over them with the iron again I think!!!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Ella's Pinny!

got my new sewing machine last week, so been having a play, made Ella this tabbard (pinny gramma) she loves it!!

have done some aprons with just a front both with Maisie on and also some cammo ones for boys (pictures to follow) 

I have so many sewing ideas I want to try!

message board

 my first attempt at making a message board, have been and purchased some more material now to have a serious go at these, is a blank canvas frame, covered with 2 layers of wadding, then covered with material and ribbon for the criss cross, buttons sewn on and then another thinner board covered with material on back and then all stapled together, very simple, but am concerned now that I wont make my money back on these now I have bought dearer material!! can see me just using as gifts for friends and family!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

I'm a winner!!!!

I won a lovely giveaway at very berry handmade
some beautiful fat squares, not got them yet but so looking forward to receiving them
really have some gorgeous fabrics on their site oh and patterns and also great tutorials of what you can make!
would deffo recommend you go and have a look at whats on store there

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