A couple of finished projects…

 

Hello

Just popping in to share a couple of projects I have finished off this week. 


This is a free pattern Cozy Triangles here

I used 2 strands of yarn together cause I thought it would be a quick knit that way.

The yarn is an acrylic yarn left over from another project – and yes I still have some left!  I seriously overestimated the amount I needed for the first project.

another close up of the pattern

Miss A is very happy with it. Thankfully!

My next project was started and finished in the same week.  Amazing!

I purchased Shelly Down’s Gingermelons Embroidered animals book a few months ago.  I had wanted to try making a doll which was easy for a toddler or small child to carry around. This doll does fit the criteria.  Next time I will alter the method a little as I felt there was far to much hand sewing of ears and limbs to the body – I’m sure the method can be tweaked to sew into the seams.

Here is my finished doll.  She isn’t perfect.  My embroidery is a little rusty and as mentioned above I will change how I sew her together next time.

 

Hope you are all going well.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

 

Another finished quilt…

Hello

Today I have another finished quilt to share.

 

This is a 9 block HST (Half Square Triangle) Quilt once again with white sashing, backing is cream with all over grey star pattern and finished with mint binding.

I completed this quilt pretty quickly from start to delivery.  It took me less than a week and I worked 3 full days in my day job.  The lack of after school/sport committments has made a difference in the volume of washing alone!

This quilt may look familar to some.  My friend asked me to make the same as this one here

What a difference colour can make!

I played the equivalent of yarn chicken with the binding.  I had 0.5cm left!  

I hope you and yours continue to be safe and well.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Wild Flowers…

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I might just make the cut off for the current challenge at Jane’s Doodles #5 here.

 

This card uses another new set for me – Jane’s Doodles Wild Flowers

I coloured with alcohol markers, fussy cut and teamed with Kaszazz Speckled frame, PTI sentiment and some die cuts.

 

I was very lucky in the last challenge at Jane’s Doodles – I received an Honorable mention + the random prize!

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

#98 Hope …

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Today I’m sharing my post for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here
 
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#98 March Challenge, 2020 – Hope
 
 
What represents Hope?
 
Flowers (Tulips, Myrtle, Marjoram, Lotus, Daisy); castles in the air; clouds; sunshine; and sunrises; new beginnings and/or birth; energy and youth; to name only a few things.
 
You can tell us what represents HOPE to you…..
 
TWIST – use yellow as the main colour
 
 

I love the hope that a new bub brings.

 

This is a tiny 7.5 x 7.5 cm square gift card.  I die cut my baby onesie in felt using PTI hanging out die.  Being able to cut materials other than paper was one of the reasons why I originally got a die cutting machine as I did have a punch collection.  I only wanted to cut flowers and hearts in felt to add to my hand made soft toys it was an added bonus that I could also die cut images for card making as well.  Well looking at my die stash you can see this went in a totally different directon! Any way my card also uses a couple of circle punches and a die cut sentiment.

After making this card I might just make some more with felt.  I can see a washing line full of baby onesies.

I hope to see you in the challenge – remember no stamps!  It’s a great way to stretch the other things you have in your stash.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

I got it finished…

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Popping in today to share the finished quilt.

I did actually finish this last weekend.  It just took me a few days to photograph and then edit the pics.

 

Looks like a need to give this another press!

These are HST made using the Missouri Star Quilt method beginning with 2 x 5″ squares, sewn around the outer 4 edges and cut into triangles – like sandwiches! Opened, pressed and layout in desired patterns, re-sewn into blocks and then white cotton sashing.  The back is the same yellow as the binding.  I quilted in the ditch around the main blocks. 

I have a goal to learn/be confident to do more than quilt in the ditch one day! I think I’ll save that for a quilt I’m making for me though.  This quilt is going to a friend for her to gift.  I have a few more quilts on the to do list – another for the same friend and 2 for Ms E’s friends.  Ms A has also put in a request for a new quilt (cough cough some time ago!) and I can’t forget the shirts, denium jeans and off cuts from DFG I have been putting aside for more charity quilts.

On another note I hope you are well and continue to be.  It seems over night some people have lost their sense!  When you have a family of 6 plus the extra friends you do look like you are stock piling food just doing a regular shop! – we often have 2 trolleys, a farmer’s market run and a mid week top up as well.  I know I’m not alone I overheard another mum justifying her trolley of food this morning.  

Cheers

Vicki

Finally…

 

Hello

WOW I’m back again!

I finished these recently.  I had a request for a few baby cards plus some general cards.  Nothing to specific so I decided to play with some of my older sets along with some new to me things.

First up is a card using PB Best friends with a sentiment from Papersmooches Blossoming Buds.  This one was coloured with alcohol markers then I used make up brushes to sponge my background.  The whites of the toad stools were finished with a little wink of stella.

 

Next up I used the PTI Good times set.  I totally CASed this card – so if it’s yours thank you!  I used my stamping tool to line up the sentiment in different colours.  Pretty easy with the right tool.

 

Now onto those baby cards I mentioned.

First one uses ME Carnival of Cupcakes again coloured with alcohol markers.  This time I used the co ordinating dies to cut out the image and pop it up with foam.  This card is a little 7.5 x 7.5cm square.

 

I often stamp and colour more than one image at a time, especially if its small like this one.  So here is a bigger version of the card above.  The sentiment is from ME Just Hatched.

So a little more ME… this time the sentiment is from YNS. I used some little pieces of pattern paper and other die cuts I found needing to be used.

 

And yet again more ME! This time Just hatched.  And once again coloured with alcohol markers and die cut.

I had a lot of fun colouring and making these cards.  I need to find some more colouring in time!  I do have a few floral images I also started to colour so hope to be back soon to share those. 

Funny my “new” pile isn’t getting any smaller 😉

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Something new …

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Popping in to share a new sewing addition to my craft space.

Hubby and my son made me a quilting design wall which also doubles as a white board!

Simple construction a left over piece of pin board fabric hubby came across permanently adhered to the back of a piece of whiteboard purchased for a few dollars at Bunnings. Pin board one side whiteboard the other! Finished size approximately 122 x 148 cm.  Perfect for most projects.

It’s not fancy but it is saving me from getting on my knees as much and I can see my quilt blocks as I piece them together.

This is a HST (half square triangle) WIP baby quilt for a friend.  My friend now lives the other side of the city to me so we don’t get the opportunity to catch up daily like we use to when we were waiting for our kiddos in the school yard (you know just a few years ago 😉 )  Anyway she did ask me to make her 2 quilts a little while ago.  Yes I said no problem first one to be finished in March. Great I said heaps of time!  When I recently caught up with her she let me know the bub this quilt is for has arrived! Oh no! You said March.  Yes was her response it is March next week!  So guess what I am doing for as much of this weekend as I can!


I’ll come back soon (fingers crossed) with a finished quilt to share.  Only sashing, maybe a border or two, quilt to backing & batting and bind.  Not much to do!

Enjoy your weekend
Thanks for stopping
Cheers
Vicki


Jane’s Doodles Cactus & Challenge #4

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I recently received the cactus stamp set from Jane’s Doodles and inked it up pretty much straight away! It has been on my wish list for so long.  It was perfect timing to, to join in at the 4th challenge over at Jane’s Doodles.  I can’t believe it has taken me so long to participate! You can find the challenge here

 

I masked a few images into the planter pot and coloured with my water colour pencils and paints. Finished with a statment from a Fiskars set I recently purchased too.


Short and sweet today

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Wedding season…

Hello

Back to share a couple of cards friends asked me to make recently.

This first one is half an A4 sheet scored. I used a punch to make the bow ties and Die cut names in silver foil.

This next one uses some of those off cuts from other projects.  I used a pre-cut & scored base 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm square.  I used simple embossed “layers” to make the cake with little slivers of gold foil between the cake layers.  A cascade of punched flowers with liquid pearl centres decorate the cake.  Again die cut names to personalise.  This would have to be one of my go to layouts for Wedding Cards.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki