Wednesday, 1 July 2015

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 317

Happy WOYWW Everyone,

It's the 1st of July and it's a wonderfully warm day - what more could we ask for? Well, more time to craft might be nice ... it's been pretty scarce around here these past few weeks and my desk has been boringly bare, definitely not worth showing. But, figuring that I couldn't possibly miss yet another week, couldn't have Julia, our Head Desker, thinking I'd given up altogether!, I've gathered up a few bits and pieces I'm either working on or planning to work on and even a couple of finished projects!
At the back there's a little gift bag I did find time to decorate yesterday using the papers and toppers lying nearby. Beside that are some photos awaiting scrapping ... the top one is of me and my newest great-grandchild, the reason why I have been so distracted of late :) To the front a new magazine picked up on a trip to the Post Office yesterday. To the left is a flock of bird shapes cut from freezer paper.
These still have to be ironed onto fabric to create applique birds that will be scattered over the front of a pram cover for the new baby.
To the right is a couple of remnants picked up on a trip my daughter and I made to Remnant Kings in Glasgow last week. Haven't finally decided what I'll make with them but they were such a bargain, especially the wool plaid, I couldn't resist. On top of these is the beginning of a chevron design crochet cover ... this time a small one, just big enough to cover baby Callum when in his car seat.
And here's a pic of the multi-coloured bed runner I've been crocheting for months - only finished yesterday evening! Enjoyed the crocheting but hated all the yarn ends!!!

So that's my desk today. As already mentioned, it's a lovely day here, not bright sunshine but definitely hot. Muggy too, I feel a storm coming on which is the perfect excuse to stop indoors for a session of blog-hopping.

First, I'm off to join the EM for a spot of lunch, then I'll be back.

Have a great day everyone,

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Rudolph Day Cards for June

Morning Folks

Was up early this morning ... it was so hot inside even though it was raining outside ... and that means I got going earlier too! I'm hoping to catch up some on my week of doing very little blogging, and even less crafting, today. But first I'll share the two cards I made for Scrappy Mo's June Rudolph Day challenge both using toppers recycled from cards we received last Christmas.
I also got to use up lots of scraps and leftover card. The red/gold spotted card was bits left from a kit that came free with a magazine and the gold mirror card, there always seems to be lots of snippets of that in the drawer so it was good to use up quite a few pieces making this easel card. The Poinsettia embellishments were made using an old but loved set of Spellbinder dies. The greeting was trimmed from the top of the topper and matted and layered to form a stop on the base of the card.
This is just a tent shaped card topped with a snow scene, matted on to mirror card - not obvious in the photo but it's blue. I used a glue pen to mark up various areas on the scene and sprinkled it with iridescent glitter to give it a more festive look.  The bells were die cut from silver cardstock and the greeting is from a page of Pink Petticoat Sentiment Ribbons from 2011, punched out and matted on to more blue mirror card.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Pixies Crafty Workshop - anything goes but must use snippets 

Thankfully, the box of Christmas cards is starting to fill up so I may not have to hit the panic button come the first day of December after all. Thank goodness for Mo's Rudolph Day challenge keeping me on track :)

You, too, can join in the fun ... why not make a Christmas card ... it's never too early and you'll have less stress come December!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Callum's Cot Cover

Morning Everyone,

And a happy Saturday to you all too. The sun is shining and the world looks a better place for it after all the rain we've had this last week.

I have a quick sewing project to share with you today before I take myself out into the garden for an hour or so ... need a vitamin top-up :)


It's simply a cotton print top lined with some pale blue fleece - really easy to make.

It's big ... measuring 31" x 42" ... and this is what it looks like in our all too rare sunshine :)

You would think I would be able to remember where I found the print fabric but I don't. However it's lovely quality and should see little Callum through until he goes into a big bed.


The fleece was an inexpensive to buy cover, originally finished in red blanket stitch, which I just cut down to size.

Right! I'm off to play in my sunny garden for a while but plan to return later with my Rudolph Day card for this month.

Have a great day everyone.