Monday, 31 October 2016

My Sewing Project

My Latest Project
I bought this bag jute bag in Harrogate whilst on holiday. The shop had a bag they had decorated in the window. I decided to make one of my own. I bought the plain bag and set out collecting buttons and embellishments from various shops. One bag, one needle, some thread and 44 buttons later, this is the finished result.

From this ...                                                                  ... to this ...
...completed :)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Rainbow Canvas

A colleague at work has left to move to Cornwall. She and her partner and children are living the dream they longed for. I wanted to make her a little something to remind her of the time she worked with so many children in school. This is what I made...


I bought a canvas and some acrylic paints. I painted the canvas and coloured some pearls with Promarkers to match the rainbow. I printed the poem, drew boxes around the words by hand, cut each word individually and placed them onto the canvas. Finally I punched some tiny butterflies from off-cuts of card and placed them at the end of the verse.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


A male card. I find it hard to get inspiration for male birthday cards, but the cog dies made making this card easier than anticipated. I embossed a piece of black card and stuck it to a base card. I added the joined cogs using a glue pen. The smaller cogs were cut with snippets of the mirror card and randomly stuck on around the computer generated greeting.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: