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Monday, November 28, 2011

Button Floozies Christmas Ornament Swap

I recently took part in this swap with the festive season approaching - we had to make 3 button ornaments which could either be hung from a Christmas tree or  accent a table or shelf.  They had to be decorated with buttons but buttons did not have to be the only embellishment.

I decided to decorate 3 blank wire heart hangers by adding a main strip of ribbon, then sewing on assorted mainly vintage buttons and adding ribbon or other trim.  Here are the finished hearts, which my swap partners have now received. (Sorry the photos aren't very good - they were taken on a dull day so the light was bad.)

The deadline for posting is today (we were all early in our group) and next weekend I can post piccies of the ornaments I received back, so watch this space.  Actually, I can't at the moment post any pictures as our main computer is kaput and I am working on our very
slow backup computer which can't load photos.  I will try and post when I can but my swap partners were Zoe (who doesn't have a blog); Sherry from Sherry's Simple Blog and Mrs A from It's An Alien Life.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A New Festive Collage Sheet

Just listed this new Christmas collage sheet in my Etsy shop.  I have been very remiss in keeping it going recently and hope that in the New Year I can once again turn my attention to making some new stuff.  Hope you like it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What I've Been Up To This Week

I  have seen some lovely pincushions around the web this week and although I have several, mine are too small for all the pins I use.  So I found an easy pattern on You Tube, adapted it to suit me and knocked this one up in an hour or two. I used some lovely fabric from the Moda "Etchings" range and of course, I had to add a few vintage bits!   I am quite chuffed with it actually.

You may remember a previous post about crumb piecing. Well, I quite enjoy doing this at times (not all the time as it can be very fiddly indeed) but with perseverence my crumb pieced item is starting to slowly take shape.  I have no idea yet what it is going to end up as but for the moment I am trying to fit in various types of scrap blocks and get it to balance out and then I will decide whether it will be a throw, tablecloth or whatever. It is a slow work in progress but very satisfying to use up lots of scraps which would be otherwise thrown away.

2 new scrappy blocks

I haven't taken part in any swaps this year due to health issues but as the festive season approaches I have relented and joined the one over at Button Floozies.  I have to make 3 Christmas ornamentsto hang or be displayed on a shelf, containing buttons but can use other items also.  I have 3 swap partners already in the UK and must get these made by 28th November.  I have finished one and nearly completed the second.  Can't show you anything yet as we cannot post until all swap members have received their ornaments.  So busy, busy, busy.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My 200th Follower!

Congratulations Lois on becoming my 200th Follower - I am overwhelmed to have so many people interested in my blog.  Lois, if you could email me with your details, I will send you a little gift as a thank you - please let me know whether you are interested in digital collage sheets, lace, fabric, buttons or home decor.  Thanks again.