Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Mother's birthday cloth.

Apologies for all the pictures but there's a lot on the cloth that I made for my Mum's 75th birthday. I've used lots of the techniques that I learned from Karen Ruane and mixed those with bits of info abut my Mum and various pictures of her.

Hope you like.


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Photos from my phone

A white work hole in a hanky.
Book 30 of 2014.
First batch of christmas decoration makes.
A hanky in the process of embellishment.
Jack looking after my sewing machine.
Online purchases.
Plum crumble.
A background for ledger work.
Teabag carrier for a swap.

I hope your week was productive.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Secret stationery swap

One of the latest swaps I've been involved with was a secret stationery swap. This is what I received,  I don't know who sent it but they chose so fantastic stuff. Unfortunately, I forgot to take any photos of what I sent to my swapee!

 I'd seen this 'get the message' note collection in my local John Lewis, but I couldn't really justify the £8 price to buy it for myself, but, fortunately, my sender must be on my wavelength!

She also included a selection of ephemera, including the music-hall song sheet from the early 1900s.

There was also pen and pencil, sellotape and stickers in the parcel.

I love swaps, especially when my sender 'gets me', plus choosing items for someone else is always fun too!


Monday, 15 September 2014

The birthday cards I've made recently

This card has a 1920s image.

The design for this card came from the piece with the butterflies and hydrangea that came from a magazine. 

This card was for my Mum's 75th birthday and is made from handmade paper that I have embroidered on.

This was another card for my Mum's birthday, the three pieces are made from my own fabric and decorated with beads and embroidery. The birthday card image is of a vintage birthday card.

This card, again, started with the vintage 1930s image.