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............