Thursday, 15 August 2013

World Traveller ~ The Stampsmith

I've really enjoyed my guest design spot for The Stampsmith and so for my final project I just had to use one of my favourite stamps, the gorgeous Ophelia on my Vintage Quilted Postcard.
Ophelia comes in three sizes and for my project I used the largest stamp which I stamped onto TAP with Sepia archival ink. I printed up a digi postcard design onto printable cotton then ironed the image onto the fabric. I then tinted the image with zig photo markers. I  hand quilted the heart and around Ophelia.

There is still plenty of time to join the Stampsmith monthly challenge. The theme is World traveller. So please join the Stampsmith Challenge for a chance to win $21 towards your favourite Stampsmith stamps!

Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sac de vacances d'été

Any excuse for a new bag that's me. Off to France for our summer holiday, so I felt a new summer bag was in order with matching purse of course.

I'm not sure if we have any internet connection, so I think I'll be feeling rather bereft. But as I've just finished a table runner and a quilt and have managed to sneak them in my packing as they need binding so plenty of hand sewing to keep me out of mischief. Seriously wanted to take a sewing machine, but Hubby was rather horrified and threatened to take his banjo if I did LOL!

I'll be back with a scheduled post in the week for my last DT project for The Stampsmith.

Soooooo sorry for my lack of blogging comments, I just don't know where the time goes. Will enjoy visiting all your lovely blogs when we get back from France.

So take care and have a great weekend & Happy Crafting. xxx

Take care xxx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Cushions & Quilts

Purple hearts a plenty today.  I attended my second workshop at Beecrafty taught by the talented Sarah to make this lap quilt. I'm having a purple faze can you tell! You can't really see but the hearts are appliquéd on using blanket stitch.

I used one of Astrid's gorgeous & generous free digital designs to make this heart label that I sewed to the back of the quilt.

Next the cushions! I wanted to make some cushions in a similar style to the quilt and found a lovely pattern at the Bramble Patch and attempted a bit of hand quilting. Now I just need to stop Dylan wiping his dirty paws on them!

Have a lovely crafty day, think it's going to be another warm one.xx