Monday, 28 January 2013

First quilt finished

I've made this quilt for my granddaughter Charlotte's 10th birthday.  She knew I was making one but didn't know what colours or what fabric, any way she was thrilled to bits with it and it's now pride of place on her bed.

The fabric is from a range by Basic Grey, which actually matches their paper range.  This is the first quilt I've actually finished, not the first I've made, but the only one to be completely done.  I've got another couple on the go, so hopefully they will be done before the end of the year, lol.

I bought the material from Craft Den and would like to thank Lynne and Bob for all their help in choosing the fabrics, helping to cut the pieces (thanks Bob), general encouragement, and of course for Bob's wonderful cheese sandwiches, he makes the best I've ever tasted, don't know what his secret is but believe me they are ace.  I'm so pleased with the final result.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Birthday Wishes

It's my granddaughters birthday today and Charlotte is 10.  I missed her this morning and she's just phoned me to tell me all that's happened today, and what presents she's got.  We're going down to Essex tomorrow to see my granddaughters and she'll get her present tomorrow.  Here's the card I made for her, which she tells me she's 'thrilled' with, lol.

The background is done with my gelli plate, as is her dress.

Off quilting tonight, couldn't go last week because it was snowing, haven't actually had any snow today, it's not gone yet, but at least the roads are now clear.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Brrr it's cold outside

This is a card I've made for a friend whose birthday it is this week

The background is done with my Gelli plate and Golden paints, image and text is Stampotique, all available from here

This is my patio this afternoon, it's stop snowing at last and there isn't anymore forecast....still I've been able to make a couple of cards, do all the ironing, clean the house, be glad when it's gone, fed up with all the housework.

Hope you're all having a creative day.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

First birthday card of 2013

My first birthday card of the year and decided to use fabrics instead of paper, paint and inks.

My friend is more into sewing than paper cards so I'm sure she'll like it.  Hope you do too.  Looks a bit wonky on the photo but in real life it isn't, lol.