Saturday, 16 March 2013

Sundays with Santa on a Saturday - Weeks 8, 9 & 10

I have spent the day playing catch up for the Facebook challenge, Sundays with Santa. Here are my cards for week 8 - snowflakes, week 9 - polka dot and week 10 - never seen ink. I have had a lovely day cocooned in my craft room, where it is cosy and warm, only ventured out for a brisk walk to blow away the cobwebs, but was pretty soon back in my craft room, oh boy was it bitter out there today! Off now to continue with the big tidy and maybe even make a start on tomorrow's card.
Hope you're keeping warm and enjoying a crafty weekend.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sundays with Santa - Week 7

Okay so I'm a little behind with these challenges but this one has me stuck for a while. Determined that I was not going to buy any new stash, mind you not sure I would be able to get any Christmas supplies at the moment! Anyhow while continuing the craft room clear out I came across some images in a magazine - problem solved...... Pearlescent card from The Range, holly background paper from a First Edition paper stack I bought ages ago but not used until today and coloured the image with copics. It's not too clear in the photo but the mini tags spell Happy Christmas - good old peel offs.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Introduction to Machine Quilting with Dawn Cameron-Dick

I had a lovely day yesterday at a machine quilting class organised by The Jolly Stitcher. I have been quilting for a couple of years now but been vey apprehensive about free motion quilting so when I heard about this course I knew I had to sign up.

I learnt so much about my machine, thread, needles and wadding not forgetting the quilting! I have to say I understand how the children in school feel now as by 3 o'clock I was wilting and ready for home.

Today I have sewn the ends in so I am happy to show a few photos. There are another couple of blocks for me to practice on over the next few days. I reckon it's gonna be one of those techniques that continue to improve the more you do it.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Fabric freebie

Whilst watching a quilting programme and Create and Craft last Sunday, I sent an email in which was read out and was the lucky one to be picked out of the pot. My prize was a lovely fabric bundle shown below, love the way it is presented, too nice to undo - at the moment.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

21st birthday star card

A bit like buses, haven't made any of these cards for ages then I get 2 orders in quick succession! This is one I have been asked to make for a friend's daughter who has a friend who is celebrating her 21st birthday. I really enjoyed making this and it has inspired me to have another bash at scrapbooking, once I have can see the wood for the trees in my craft room! My plan for today is to continue the sort out, hope there's a free listing day on ebay next weekend as I have unearthed lots of stash that I am unlikely to use and discovered lots of stuff I had forgotten I had!