Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Patchwork Heaven

Just had a wonderful weekend spent patchworking, It was heaven having time to sew without the normal distractions.
Started off on Saturday by doing a class at Quorn Country Crafts in Loughborough, , it was a bag making class and we got to choose one of 3 bags.  The one I chose was probably the hardest, well the most time consuming anyway as it included lots of embroidery as well as the making up of the bag.  Anyway I'm really pleased with the finished result.

Sunday we had a UFO day (unfinished objects) day with QCC Quilters at Woodhouse Village Hall, lovely day spent with like minded people sewing and chatting and a lovely lunch included, thanks to Sue & Co for making it a wonderful day.  I finished off the bag started on Saturday and layered up a wall hanging that I have been working on for Church - pictures of this at a later date.

When I got home I also finished a project that I have been working on for the last few weeks at the Thursday group I attend in Rothley, Its a banner done in redwork to hopefully go across my fireplace for Christmas.

So as you can see I have been busy just not had time to upload my blog.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Top Act

Just found out my layout has been picked as a Top Act over at Merly Impressions

Thank you for all  your comments


Sunday, 4 November 2012

November Scrapbook Crop

Where does the time disappear ?  no posts since this time last month.
I have been crafting honestly but its mainly been sewing and as nothing is finished as yet I've not had anything to show you.

Anyway as its our monthly Scrapbook Crop next saturday I thought I'd better get the samples done.

I have made the kits up this month with Christmas in mind, it will be here before we know it.

They consist of lovely Kaisercraft papers :-

Tis The Season Collection – Stocking & Choir
Twig & Berry Collection – December & Hallelujah
2 x beige cardstock
Christmas Dies Cuts (Sizzix Tree & Holly)
Red Ribbon

I have done 3 layouts from the kit :-

The first one was based on one of this months Page Maps


Extra bits used are Red shiny card, Cosmic Shimmer bronze spritz, bauble stamp, ribbon border punch, sizzix number dies.

Second layout was based on sketch from this months challenge over at Merly Impressions


Extra bits used are Cosmic Shimmer Bronze Spritz, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tea Dye & Shabby Shutter, Holly Stamp, Red 3d Paint

Third Layout is based on sketch from Sketches in Thyme


Extra bits use are Cosmic Shimmer Bronze Spritz, Poinsetta stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Red Berries, Sewing Machine Sizzix Number Dies, Gold 3d Paint