Sunday, 4 October 2015
I needed to make a Halloween inspired postcard for a swap group and also wanted to make a Halloween card for the Fiskarettes Facebook group so hoping to combine the two! I used the Fiskars texture plate "webbing" and run it through my Fiskars fuse to emboss black card. I hear embossed this with Wow glitter embossing powder which I liked. I used one of the Julie Nutting doll stamps and added some paper piecing for her dress. The spider paper was from Joanna Sheen some time ago and I coloured it with distress ink. The Happy Halloween stamp is from Clearly Besotted.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
UFor the first time ever I am going on a craft workshop - yes I know it has taken me a long time but am so excited. Barbara Daines is running it and I am so pleased there is something local to me and I love all of her projects.
Friday, 2 October 2015
I know I am a very bad person and very tardy blogger - unfortunately life gets in the way and there are always so many things which need doing first! I know this is just making excuses. Anyway here I am. I have refound my sewing machine - I have made lots of summer frocks which I love and have tried quilting.
I am lucky to own a Fiskars Fuse die cutting machine and this takes the Sizzix quilting dies easily. The Fuse is my go to machine - I had another make of large die cutter which was also excellent but just took up too much room. The brilliant Fuse folds up when not in use. I love cutting all the patchwork pieces and sewing them all together again. I am not keen on the quilting bit but this is because I am not very good at it - need to practice more. I get lots of inspiration from Missouri Star.
Just a start - can't wait to choose my next project time permitting. These are definitely not perfect but they are finished and I am pleased with the them for starters.