Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mmm what should i title this post?

Gosh its been so busy around here that i actually forgot to play with my July Cocoa Daisy kit. So the other day i had a little peek and found this beautiful paper that i just knew would go with one of my Papertrey Ink Stamps, so i made a card
well several in fact all of the same design
and because you follow my blog you know what comes next
yes a tag

and i haven't cropped any of these photos as you are all meant to be going ooo ahhh over my lovely new blind and voile's in the background...are you, i cant hear?

and then i had to do a LO with some of the bits and bobs that came with the kit
the photo i used is one that catches my eye whenever i am going through my Adobe catalogue so i thought i should use it. Caitlin took it of herself with my IPhone when i was driving   taxi-ing her around, i just love how the light has reflected of her sunnies.

and here's a closer view

very simple, but i got to play with some ink and a stamp from my rather largish collection it was fun to do.

Off now to play some more
see ya
oh and i haven't forgotten about my antique juicer, its just that we haven't got the side-board yet, but i should go and get it out of its box and give it a polish, yes that's why its been in said box for nearly 10 years its silver and needs frequent polishing and its so intricate oh maybe i should do it now instead of playing with crafty stuff.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fabric & Paper

Hi there
i have heaps for you today so not too much chitter chatter
here are my last months blocks for "The Family Gathering" quilt that the three of us are making.
i am too lazy to hold my patterns up to the window to trace everything so i have just free hand drawn my people and boy if you look close it tells. I cant work out whether the guy in the middle looks like a frog or if he has the mumps and as for the poor little wee one on the end he's looking a bit cross eyed

this guy is kinda OK he has very long skinny arms and i drew the fishing rod which turned out OK. On to next months block which is meant to be a family tree and as i don't think this particular block goes with the quilt i have designed my own block (god help me), will show you when it's finished.

Here's a quick boy card using SU stamps and ink.

and here's a LO, the photos were from my IPhone and the sun was way way shining so the photos aren't that crash but i still wanted to scrap them. Poor Andrew has got a nice big ink blob on his face from when i was inking the photos, all journalling is tucked away in that gorgeous envelope.

Yesterday saw me making some more tags and dying my seam binding with different types of inks and sprays

and now you can meet my tag lady. As you know i make a few tags, so where does one put them, on a tag lady of course...

now all i have to do is just grab one when i want one.

Now i have tried to resist, even when i have seen some amazing blocks completed i have still tried to resist, i have too many projects on the go as it is so i still tried to resist, all to no avail, here is the book which arrived last week

and the fabric should arrive in a couple of weeks. So i will be behind but that's OK i can work at it  at my own pace and i haven't decided yet whether i will hand piece it or machine stitch it.

Whew that was a long post thanks for persevering and making it to the end.

Have a great week