Thursday, 22 April 2010

Wedding Album

Hello again! My friend Bec got married in October 2008 and my boyfriend took lots of photo's on the day, alongside their official photographer. My intention was to work quickly and make them a scrapbook album for their photo's - as you can probably guess as I'm blogging about it now things didn't turn out that way! I have only just finished the album, I'm not going to count how many months late I am with it! Hehe! Here a some of the pages:

This is the front of the album - it was just a plan kraft album that I bought from the crafts section of a garden centre.

Bec was really pleased with the album and was happy to finally see the photos from the day - I've had to keep making excuses as to why she could never have copies of them! Hehe! Ooops!

I hope you are all well in blog land and I'll look forward to speaking with you soon! Until next time......

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sewing Solo

Hello! After the sewing day with my Mum and Katrina I went on a sewing binge and kept working with my little sewing machine! I think I have fallen in love! Hehe! After a trip to ikea, dunelm and hobbycraft to stock up on sewing supplies I first decided to try making a bag - just fairly simple, well that's what I thought until about 5 hours later when I was finally finished! If you were a fly on the wall whilst I was making it you would laugh so much, I went about some things in a very odd way, my brain new what I needed to do but I had trouble getting that into the fabric!

The photo is a little dodgy, sorry, I took this late at night!

The next day I decided to carry on sewing and after chatting with my mum I went onto bag number 2 - only this time with a bottom! I was making this with my boyfriend's mum in mind as a little get well gift. I felt a lot more confident with this bag after my lovely mum pointed me in the right direction. I also made a cushion with the same fabric and some ribbon embellishments and buttons. I would like to enter the bag into the 'Passion for Papertrey' Challenge - Material Girl

This shows the bag with the little gifts for my boyfriends mum

This shows the bag and the cushion together, for some reason I didn't take a photo of the cushion on its own!

I've had so much fun working with fabric and its most definitely something I will carry on! I have lots of ideas in my head of things that I want to make. A recent trip with Katrina to Liberty Bell in Chester has confirmed my love for fabric - I think I bought about 18 fat quarters! Hehe!

I'll be back soon to share some more creations. If you have time pop by Katrina's blog (link above) as she has some lovely candy up for grabs. Thanks for visiting and for any comments you may leave, until next time....

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sewing Bug

On Good Friday Katrina and my Mum came to my house for a sewing day. My Mum is an amazing sewer and was kind enough to offer giving up her day to teach me and Katrina just how to sew! She set 2 projects - a door stop and a cushion.

We had to have a lot of help with the doorstop as it was very fiddly! But great fun all the same! I can't bring myself to put it on the floor permanently, so its going to live on a shelf in my kitchen! Hehe!

On a different note I forgot to share a picture of the Easter gifts I made this year - these were for my 2 best friends and my boyfriend. They all love Reese's cups and I had a bag left over from my trip to New York in December, so I thought I'd make good use of them!

I also made some gifts for Matt's family and the ladies at work, but I forgot to take a photo on my camera of them and now I can't share what they looked like! Hehe!

I hope many of you got to see some sun like we did in Coventry today, it was hard to get motivated in the office at work when outside all you can see if a lovely blue sky! (I also sit by a huge window so I easily get lost just staring at the trees around me!)

I'll be back soon to share with you the sewing projects I made whilst sewing solo - good fun but scary! I need a lot more practice! Until next time..........

Monday, 5 April 2010

Blog Candy Winner

As promised I'm here to announce the winner of my blog candy - I used to generate the winner:

True Random Number Generator : 6

So commenter number 6 was GRACIE, congratulations! Grace can you email me on and I can sort out getting the goodies to you! (I think via your Mum's shop might be best Grace!)

I'll be back later in the week to share with you my bank holiday creations - and they mainly feature fabric! Hehe!

Until next time............

Friday, 26 March 2010

The long awaited BLOG CANDY!

Here it is - after many promises that I would be offering some candy, I'm pleased to finally say that it's now up for grabs! Here are the goodies

The candy includes:
- Selection of Doodlebug and Papermania papers
- Pack of paper, card, embellishments and stamped images that we gave out at the February Paper Scissors Craft Group - Katrina has the only other remaining pack and she may be giving it away too!
- (Decoupage) Scissors
- Roll of adhesive tape
- Chipboard buttons in various shapes
- Paper flowers
- Ribbon
- Happy Birthday heart tag
- Whopping bar of Dairy Milk!
- Mini jar of vintage buttons - the buttons are from my nan's stash so range from the 1950's - 1980's, they really are vintage!
- Shopper bag (this is the blue and white spots you can see in the background)

Here is a shot of the shopper bag on it's own

So, what do you have to do win this I hear you say?! (Haha, ignore me I'm in a crazy mood - must be because it's Friday!) Just leave a comment on this here post and put a link to my candy on your own blog (if you don't have a blog you can still enter). You have until Easter Sunday (4 April) to enter and I'll select a winner at random on Easter Monday. The candy is open worldwide.

As this candy is to celebrate my first year of blogging, I'd just like to say thanks y'all for visiting my crazy little world and for all the comments that have been left which have been so sweet. I'm looking forward to see how my crafting develops over the next year! I have a feeling it will involve a lot more fabric and my little sewing machine!

Hope you all have a great week and I'll see you back on Easter Monday to announce the winner......

Monday, 22 March 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Monday everyone! Does anybody else get that start of the week bleurgh!? I wish weekends would last longer! Anyway, on to craft talk! Here are some birthday cards I made recently, I kept the cards simple so they were easy to duplicate.

The cards use a stamp set from PTI called cupcake collection. I love this stamp set! I also used promarkers to colour in the icing on the cakes, layering up the same colour to get a definition between each layer. The ink is from Stampin Up or PTI and the paper is from my stash.

I promise I'll be back soon with some blog candy, I keep adding little bits to it when I see things out and about to buy but I still want to get a few more things to give away!

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave. Until next time......

EDIT TO POST: My good friend Katrina is having a little clear out of some of her crafty items and has them up for sale over on ebay - if you have a few pennies to spare take a look here!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Flowers for Mum's

As I mentioned in my last post for Mother's Day I made my Mum and Matt's mum a flower arrangement each. I bought a couple of bunches of flowers from Asda, some greenery from the local florist, a basket from hobby craft and recycled the other from a previous plant I was given. (and used some oasis to put the arrangements in to!)

I loaded up my iphone with a picture for inspiration and set to it. Here are my creations:

My Mum's

Matt's Mum's

Both Mum's really loved the arrangements - my mum was really pleased that I had made it myself!

I also made some lemon drizzle cakes - from the recipe that Debbie posted on her blog a few weeks back. The cakes make perfectly each time and they are just so easy to make too! Oh and they taste great! I make them quite a lot around here! I even made a batch on Saturday and another on Sunday! Hehe!

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave. Until next time......