Saturday, 9 March 2013
The candles are straws from the box and the green stripey tape was also in the box. I only had to add a stamp, some string for the candle wicks and a card. It was lovely and quick to make and made a really effective card.
The kit inside the box was a spotty clay heart. I’ve never tried crafting with polymer clay, and was really excited about trying this kit. My kit had pink and blue clay and these are the pendants I created from the instructions:
I made the blue one first and then mixed the colours to make the purple one. There was plenty of clay in the kit, so I gave the rest to Daisy to play with. This is what she came up with:
She made two pendants and then with the last of the clay she made some clay beads which she is planning on turning into a bracelet.
This box is far and away my favourite so far, I loved the kit and there was nothing in the box I won't use.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Our first challenge was to create and exchange an Artist Trading Card. I must confess I had to look this one up as I’d not heard of them before, but once I’d found out a bit about them, I set to making one.
This is the ATC that Ginger sent to me:
How lovely is that flower. I’ve been reliably informed it’s a Kanzashi flower, another new technique for me to have a look at.
Here is the back of the ATC:
Ginger also sent me a gift of Fat Quarter of fabric, in a lovely bluey colour, which I've used as the background for the photo. Such a pretty piece of fabric and it'll be perfect for several projects I have brewing in the back of my mind.
Just in case you are interested, here is my take on the ATC:
I stamped onto some white fabric, and used free motion embroidery, buttons and fancy machine stitches to hold all of the fabric together. I wanted the card to reflect the two countries we lived in, so I chose red, white and blue fabric.
It was a really fun challenge, and a good way to get to know our sewing buddies. Thanks again for the card Ginger, it's now propped up on a shelf in my sewing room.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Slightly later than I’d intended to show this, but here are my ballet themed items in this month’s issue of Simply Homemade
A ballet bag, some crochet legwarmers, a bun cover and a tutu.
How pretty! If you have a girl who loves dancing then these patterns are just perfect.