Saturday, 6 February 2010

Some more 'old but still gorgeous' .........

........ scrapbook papers etc that need to be used up to make way for even more gorgeous'er (not really a word but I like it! LOL) new stuff destined to make it's way into my craftroom very soon!!
I did this page of Olivia last night, I just adored her in this hat & had to take loads of photo's of her wearing it - don't you just love that cute baby profile too?
I used the gorgeous AC Letterbox papers & chipboard & some thickers - these can all be found at Sarah's if you'd like to get your hands on them!

I can't wait for the even more gorgeous collection Dear Lizzy OH WOW!! that is gonna be so perfect for my little Olivia (and the other little bean DGD thats gonna arrive very soon too!) I can't wait & am stalking the site for Dear Lizzy to make an appearance!

Right here's the sneak peeks I promised of the March kit from Sarah's it's a fab collection from Prima & I know you're gonna love it as much as I do!

That's it for today, I need to get my stuff ready for tomorrow crop - I'm dead excited cos' it feels like forever since the last one!!

Thanx for your comments & coming to see what I've been up to, see you soon!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Use up the old to make way for.....................

.............. the new!! Yes, thats what I'm trying to do! - scrapbooking wise of corse!
Now that CHA winter has just happend I NEED to make space for all that goodness thats gonna make it's way into my craftroom!
So, I've been busy the psat couple of days creating a couple of layouts, altering a birdhouse & making a few cards out of the leftovers!

The birdhouse done with some BoBunny papers & stickers & a card to match, do you like my new Martha stewart Water Lily punch? works so well with vellum!

Next it's my mum with Henry on her 70th birthday last year, I've been wanting to scrap this photo for a while now, so glad I used up these papers & stickers from 3Bugs too!

And this one of Henry & Olivia sitting on the back step last summer, it was funny cos' Henry followed her everywhere & she just ignored him completely - bless him!

And a few cards from the scraps!

I promised myself at the begining of the year to make at least one card from the leftovers every time I did a layout, up to now I've stuck to it!! Yeah!

What does your weekend hold for you? Anything planned?
I haven't got anything planned for tomorrow - in a bit of pain right now so maybe take it easy?? I've got a crop Sunday & want to be as good as it gets for that - hopefully it won't be too cold, getting fed up with these thick whoolies now! LOL

Oh, I promised sneak peeks of next months kit - I'll have to do it tomorrow sorry, need to go get a bath!

As always, thanx for visiting, will see you soon,

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Quilting ....................

.......... is addicting!!
After 2 weeks of searching the web, playing about, almost throwing the thing thru the window - it's finished!!! YEAH!!
My love of Basic grey Eva helped a lot, oh and the colours! Although I've worked with fabric almost all my life I've never tried quilting.
Everything was going to plan until it came to stitching around the edge before starting to bind - I just couldn't get the bottom layer/backing to sit right :( no matter what I did & how many times I unpicked it & tried another way it wouldn't lay flat. So I finally gave in & phoned a friend - talking it thru we came up with the solution - trim all layers to size 'then' put the binding on! Yippeeee! it worked! Now it's finished I can't wait to start another, but this time do it the right way!!

All flat & crease free - pinned & ready for stitch-in-the-ditch!

My new machine armed with new 'ditch' foot & quilt - ready to go!

Close up of the gorgeous colours!

All done & on the bed - even though it's quite plain for a handmade quilt & love it! :) I wanted it to look quite modern but still quilted if you know what I mean?
Natalie has asked me to make her one in black, white, cream & lime - yeah she wants it 'modern - modern' and large squares, so hopefully it will be super quick for me to make!

Oh, I have a page to show you too, I did this last week before I started the DT stuff & forgot to upload. I used the lovely Cosmocricket Nutmeg collection mixed with a bit of AC Loveletters chipboard, some machine stitching & lots of MM button brads that I've had for ages!

Thanx for calling in, I'll be back soon with some sneak peeks of the March kit over at Sarah's it's such a gorgeous kit once again, if you subscribe then you won't be disappointed!