Thursday, June 23, 2011

What has been keeping me busy?

Well that's easy. Life. Sometimes you know it just gets in the way. Birthdays, work, taxiing, cleaning etc but apart from that i have been busy working on this
Its another tablecloth but oh how i love it. It is made from a charm pack of Strawberry Fields from Fig Tree and the pattern is from Camille Roskelley's book Simplify and its called Coming Home. Love love love. As you may have noticed i seem to have a thing for quilting/sewing at the mo, it seems ages sine i have done a LO but i have still been making cards, so here is one
i made this a couple of weeks ago. The ruffle is cut from an old sewing pattern (sorry Jen i know you think that's sacrilegious). Boy how i am learning in this crafty world not to throw anything out, who would have thought that we would be using old patterns for craft. Its only a shame that i don't have any. and here is another one
This i made for Joe (OMG where have the years gone) and uses some new Papertray Ink stamps that i got.
and here's another one

this one is a straight copy from the PTI gallery and i am sorry i really cant remember who to give the credit to. Great for a male card don't you think?
and here's.... no not another one but something else

a gift box of cards for the Tea Lady at school who was very nice and gave me her old typewriter when i mentioned that the craze in scrapbooking at the mo is old typewriters, and lucky for me hers was collecting dust. The cards in the box are again another copy but i will post about them next. The flower is again made with old pattern paper. Oh and guess what, Tea Lady happens to have a big big box of old patterns that she doesn't want :)  :)

So there you go i hope you made it to the end, if you did THANKS
i just have the binding to sew on my quilt which i may go and do now.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

An old typewriter - what fun!! Love the gift you made for the tea lady - the pattern tissue flower is so beautiful.

Tracey said...

I just love that table cloth, really really love it. What a lucky tea lady, she is so lucky.
Love me :-)
Note: just went to my first Zumba class LOL I can't move now.
love me :-)

suzitee said...

You know how much I'm loving that table runner...gorgeous gorgeous work. Your cards are pretty awesome're a busy girl!

Tammy said...

Lovely work Linda, we have a couple of the same new stamp sets BTW :)

{Colleen} said...

Fabulous quilt. One thing I haven't had a go at although my mum and sister are both quilters. Great work on the cards. I am eagerly waiting for my PTI stamps to arrive so I can have a play.

Jenni said...

Ha Ha! Please tell me you only used the scraps of the sewing pattern! Lovely card though.

I'd love to see the old patterns you scored from the Tea Lady......

See you soon!

Tiff said...

Your tablecloth is amazing! You are so clever! I love that combination of colours and fabrics too!
Those cards look fab! I always use old patterns for things and buy them at Vinnies just to cut up... and I never feel guilty!
Have fun with the old typewriter! X

Tracey said...

Linda.....where do I start? I absolutely love your quilt, what pretty fabric. Your cards are the ruffle from an old pattern. I buy old ones from OP shops. And lately I've been saving tissue paper from shoe boxes....sometimes they have some really cool patterns. And lastly , how lucky is your Tea lady! Have a fab weekend.

Tracey said...

I forgot one thing......I'd kill for an old type writter, lucky you. And also seeing your cards sitting on that thingy has just reminded me I'd like one of those too! Ebay here I come!

Tori said...

Love your quilting as always LInda! And all your cards look FABULOUS!! So elegant! TFS

Tori xx

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Linda, OMG I've missed so many great projects!!! Love all the beautiful cards and Love that sewing bag:) Thanks for stopping by. I have a Stampin' Up stamp set giveaway stop by to enter:)

~Olga said...

Thanks, Linda -it feels good to be back! :) I missed so many nice and wonderful projects you made. I love how your tablecloth came out, love the color patterns. Hungs :)