Saturday, July 27, 2013


...from this..... this....
 Back of pillowcase
 ....fancy stitching on the back...
Thanks Donna for this old shirt. I loved the fabric and couldn't just throw it out. I think it looks great with my doona cover.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 21, 2013


 Over the weekend I have managed to sit and complete a scrapbooking page. It rained a little here so everything slowed down. I had this photo from my neices graduation and it worked with the feature paper. It is a very simple page using papers, ribbons, buttons a butterfly embellishment and some glitter. (it is hard to see but the glitter is on the purple circles on the outer border)
 Usually when stitching one would assume that if you are to get injured you would prick yourself with the needle......I will share my story......I was sewing a button onto a pair of hubby's work shorts. It was rather tuff going through all the layers of  the cotton drill. I was using my middle finger to push the needle through and the eye end of the needle went into my finger. OUCH!! All good now....
Had to share....Tip of the day.....use a thimble.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mmmmmm......Got your attention now!

 Hi, now that I have your attention here is a little stitching that I have been doing. I am working on a Christmas Quilt by Bronwyn Hayes that I hope to have done in time to hang this Christmas. It is a block of the month in the Homespun magazine. In the magazine they use slightly different colours....I have used my favourite colour (teal/aqua) with red.
By the way....K and I made macrons....inspired by Liz! A few turned out normal....LOL.

Here is a link to a picture of the finished quilt.
I am hoping that it will look good when it is finished. I have even had an offer, from my sister, who would like to store the quilt in the off season. I think she too likes the teal/aqua colours. Will keep you posted with more pictures soon.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Hi there again,
I wanted to share with you a card that I made recently out of some pages from an old note book. It was like a mini ring binder so you can see the holes. It had tabs to divide the different sections. I used the tabs to make this card and I was impressed with how well it turned out. So before throwing out those old notebooks.....take another look.

The butterfly was also cut from a page divider. I enjoy transforming old into new again. You should try it some time.
Thank you to you........for taking the time to read my blog...I love your comments.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 7, 2013

More male cards

Trust can never have enough male cards. Male cards are generally harder to slap together because you can't just stick a flower on it to jazz it up. Below I have used the buckle off my hubbies old shorts and threaded a trim through it. I have also clear embossed the Man of the House stamp to make it stand out more. 

 Simple card for a males 21st.
 I have a story I would like to share....My daughter wanted to buy a card for her friend. She wanted a card that sings when you open it up. Now, I have been making cards since 2001 and I haven't bought a card in all that time. So I was a bit upset that she wanted to puchase a card and not give one that I had made. Anyway you sometimes do what you have to to keep the peace. So my daughter selected the card and I went to the counter to pay for the card and it came to $15. I think I was gobsmacked!! I realised that over the years my cardmaking maybe has saved me $$$$.

Enjoy your cardmaking!!