Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Happy Birthday...

Week five project
The celebratory one

Just a quick post to show you the card I've made for my Son who turns 14 tomorrow.
I used Distress Inks and mostly Artemio and Crafty Individuals stamps.
I love the colours and it was good to be able to use some of the techniques I learnt 
at the class I recently took. Of course, I can see all the things wrong rather than right with it but I'm still pleased with how it's turned out.
He will appreciate that the card is handmade and I hope he likes it!

I've got quite a busy week so this may be my only project.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Meet and Make - this week

At Meet and make this (last!) week

who also attended the class at The Craft Barn
 finished her terrace of houses. I wish I'd got a
better photo.

is knitting hats for The Worthing Cats Welfare Trust to
sell for funds.

Jane from Camilla's Crafts
is making pincushions to sell

is continuing to sew her needlecase

Dee and Debbie
Dee has been making peg dolls and Debbie is
crocheting. In the backgrould is Lucy who
keeps everyone supplied with tea and coffee

has been rubber stamping.

I took such an awful photo of Julie that I am certain she wouldn't want me to show it!
She was papercrafting this week.

(I'm a little late posting this)
All the best X

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Home Sweet Home

Week four project
The proud of it one

Home Sweet Home is one of my favourite sentiments.
 I love being at home and when I go on holiday I can just about last 5 days before I'm itching to get back there. I love it when I first get back home and see the house afresh because of a few days away. I always fall in love with it again!

On Sunday I attended a class at the Craft Barn run by Helen Chilton, we made a terrace of houses using mount board, card, inks and a variety of rubber stamps. Because of my love of the home and birds (we used a lot of bird themed stamps) this project was perfect for me. Helen was very patient  as I'm a beginner at this craft, so much became clear to me and I learnt so many techniques. The day flew by, Helen and the other ladies on the course made it  really enjoyable . Today I finished my row of houses, I only had the sticking bit left to do, and here is the finished piece. I am really pleased with it, I may add a little colour with pencils just to add a contrast (it almost sounds like I know what I'm doing!) but I haven't decided yet.

I've booked for Helen's next class on the 11th March and I can't wait!

Now I'm off to have a play with the bits I bought during the break for lunch on Sunday. Lucky me.

All the best.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Any ideas?

Week three project
The very quick and easy one

Due to being a little scatty sometimes, and very forgetful a lot of the time I have four ten metre rolls of the same wrapping paper! I've covered two boxes with some of it as you can see above, and now I just need to find something to do with the rest (any ideas very welcome). This was a really quick and easy project but just to let you know I'm also stitching a needlepoint cushion and have started a patchwork throw!

Yesterday I did a class at The Craft Barn in Lingfield. My project for week four will be finishing what I started there. It was a really great class and I'll blog about it in more detail when I show the finished project.

All the best.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Meet and Make - this week

Meet and Make is a weekly group where people come together to eat biscuits, drink tea and coffee, chat and...oh yes, craft!  Here is a taste of what everyone has been doing this week.

Kerry is...
 making an applique picture

Jane of Camilla's Crafts is...
making bunting to sell

Jess is...
 sewing a patchwork quilt

Merry is...
sewing herself a tunic

Trish is...
making a copy of a needle case

Debbie is...
sewing on a patch

Karen is...
making a hand drawn card

Christine is...
knitting a jumper for a friend

Julie is...
 preparing for making her handmade cards

Thanks to all the M&M members for letting me share their projects with you.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Hello, anyone there?!

I'm a little late. The idea was to start the blog at the beginning of the year, and record my goal of completing at least one project each week.

The rushed one

Project one was rather rushed, I made a pillowcase. I like to read in bed and as we have a metal framed bed it's uncomfortable so an extra pillow is required for comfort! I used some yellow fabric from Kokka (I think) bought from my favourite fabric shop, the Eternal Maker in Chichester. I originally bought just half a metre but loved it so much I then bought another half metre. The red spotty fabric is a cotton lawn from a local fabric shop. I originally bought it as backing for a patchwork throw, but instead have used it for lots of different projects. I'll be lost when I've finished it. I have enough fabric cut ready to make another pillowcase - a project for another day, I'm not great at making things more than once!

The unfinished one

This project was started in plenty of time but NOT finished! Inspired by the talented Helen Chilton of A splash of colour blog  I decided to be super-organised and make my husband a picture block using vintage paper and (rubber?) stamps for Valentine's day. I'm new to this craft and it's not quite finished because it just doesn't look right, I need advice and/or inspiration!

Project three is planned and will hopefully be completed by the end of Saturday.

Thanks for reading this,my very first, post! I'd love to share my crafting (and blogging) journey with you and I look forward to finding out what everyone else out there is creating.

See you soon.