Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Catch up

A few pics from a party at our house to wish my niece Helen good luck with her forthcoming trip to Australia. A couple of pieces of bunting to give the party feel and brads to hold the pictures on.

This page has been kept fairly simple with the addition of machine stitching, blossoms and a metal bird

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Summer page

Stamping with a hint of colour and embossed outlined flowers.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Holiday time

A little bit of scrapping

A little bit of knitting

It's  taken me about four months to knit this little jacket for Eva. Despite the complicated pattern it grew quite quickly as every two row measured around 1/2". I knitted this one in acrylic but about forty five years ago I knitted a similar one in brinylon for my daughter. I don't think that's around anymore.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

It's been a long time

It's been such a long time since I blogged. The knee surgery has taken longer to get over than I first thought it would, and after feeling a vast improvement I now seem to be back in a downward spiral with a lot more leg pain. Anyway, less of that! I have been doing a few bits of crafting and the one I am most proud of is my coffee table.
We have redecorated in the lounge and so I decided to do the top of my coffee table. It is a much darker colour in real life dark duck egg, stamped with Dylusions and Tim Holtz crazy birds.. I actually coloured them with my Spectrum Noir colouring pencils and topped it off with three coats of clear varnish. I love it but some think I'm a bit of a weirdo.
I have done quite a few cards lately but I forgot to take pictures of a lot of them. My favourite is one I did for friends for their golden wedding
I made it to fit a gold box I'd had a card in and it looked really luxurious. It's nice when something turns out well.
I have used this stamp quite a lot for making cards, it's just a little bit qwerty!  This one was for Ashley, Rob was also 50 in May and I used the lady in the swimsuit that's on the coffee table for that one. Just have to make one for my daughter in law for her 50th which is on referendum day, racking my brain to see if I can bring that in in some way! Well that's all I have pictures of for now so will catch up later.