Some of you may have been wondering where I've got to recently, well, this is what I've been doing. We decided to re-model our bedroom, as when it was last done I was still a working lady. However, now that I have to spend a lot of time in bed due to my back problems I wanted to change a few things so that visitors have somewhere to sit other than the bed, and you know how it is ............ one thing leads to another, and I ended up deciding to make a patchwork quilt. I'd just finished cutting out the pieces when I had a REALLY bad spell with my back and had to spend 3 whole weeks in bed, so what better to keep me occupied than piecing my quilt by hand? The picture shows it before it was quilted, which I did by machine, but I thought some of you might like to see why I haven't been blogging as usual.
Hope all my blogging friends are keeping well, and if you visit, have a look at the post below to see if you would like to take advantage of any of my shopping mistakes - I have a few stamps and dies for sale.
Having not done any card making for a while due to various LARGE sewing projects which I wanted to get done, I decided this afternoon to have a sort out of my craft room before I get back to paper crafting. I knew that over recent years I'd managed to double up on some of my purchases - due to the messy room, and a lousy memory, and have been hiding them in shame from my hubby, who would have a fit if he knew, so I now have several brand new and unused items which I would like to clear before hubby finally finds them!!!!!
They are as follows and I stress are all BRAND NEW :
Item 1 - Rosalie's Bike Stamp
Rosalie's Bike stamp (shown above) This is by Sarah Kay, it's a clear stamp, and you can buy it from The Glitter Pot for £6.95 - I would like £5.00 plus postage at cost, which is currently 58p second class.
Still in it's original packaging, this punch appears to be difficult to come by now - shows how long I've been hiding it since buying a duplicate (blush)! I would like £10.00 plus postage at cost which is £1.72 second class.
As you can tell, I obviously have way too many stamps and dies to have forgotten which ones I had and bought second sets, so hopefully some of my crafting buddies can save a few pennies on these items, and I can recoup some of the money that I so stupidly threw away!!!!
If you are interested please contact me stating which item(s) you would like, and I will get back to you with details of how to pay.
NB. These prices are for UK postage only. If you would like more than one I will happily combine postage for you).
I thought that today I would finally show you a card I made last week, but just hadn't got around to uploading. The image is from LOTV, and has been coloured with Copics as usual. The paper is from a Bearly Mine digi set, to which I've added a border of dark green card cut with a couple of my new Spellbinder edgeabilities dies, and then topped with some ribbon that I picked up on the local market. The holly leaves and berries are die cut, but I can't remember which company the die is from. Poinsettias are made using my Marianne dies, and I've added stamens which were punched out of coffee filter papers, and then coloured with Distress Ink. A good old sprinkle of Glamour Dust and that about sums this one up. As always I hope you like it.
A few weeks ago I was given a metre of each of my 5 favourite Christmas ribbons by the team at Crafty Ribbons, on the condition that I made two items using the ribbon for them to display on their blog. When the ribbon arrived, I realised that two of them were a LOT wider than I'm used to working with, so struggled quite a bit deciding how best to use them, and this is one of the cards that I came up with. The Santa image is an old one from Magnolia. The 'Wish List' is from Whimsy, and I think the papers are some that I picked up last year from Papermania. I have once again used the MS icicle punch, poor thing's going to be worn out with all the use it's had this winter!
Today's card was made a few weeks ago for a really great friend's 40th. Obviously I didn't want to show it until after the big event, but while she's off in Canada celebrating I'm left here stuck in bed, so I thought now would be a good time to share it with you.
At the time I made it I was having to spend a LOT of time in bed, and it ended up being a bit of a rush job, so sadly it's not quite as decorative as I'd originally planned, but hopefully she liked it when she opened it on Tuesday.
The image is from LOTV, and as Tash loves her mini and is a 'pink and fluffy' type, I thought it would be just perfect for her. I made the flower absolutely ages ago when experimenting with different techniques one day, and finally this seemed the perfect opportunity to use it. I've also made a little tag which slips into the pocket on the bottom of the easel so that I could write my message on it.
Hi there folks, welcome to my blog about home making.
Due to spending a lot of time in bed with my back problems I found myself getting a bit bored with the room about a year ago, and started trying to change things little by little. I started off by making a quilt for our bed, and have recently added some other items to make it more rustic looking.
This blog will keep you up to date with my latest interest, I hope you enjoy checking in from time to time, and love to read any comments that you care to leave.