Sunday, 20 January 2019

First card in ages... Sparkly Unicorn!

Hiya. Here's a card I made for a friend's birthday. I masked the unicorn, then used ink dusters to colour the background. I coloured the unicorn with a gold Wink of Stella pen and a Clear Star gelly roll pen. I used Lavinia stamps to add the flowers, and added Nuvo drops for the flower centres. I added the gelly roll pen to the word 'Magical', to give it some extra sparkle.






I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Unicorn Challenge: 'Things with Wings'
Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Make it sparkle'
Crafty Calendar: 'Make it Flowery'
Just Us Girls: 'Pastels'
Your Next Stamp: 'let’s see smiles'
Stamping Sensations: 'Fabulously Feminine'
Mix it Up: 'Anything Goes + Sentiment As Main Focus'
Creative Inspirations: 'Anything Goes'
Pink Gem: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Lili of the Valley - Jolly Unicorns
Flower stamps from Lavinia
Adirondack inks: Purple Twilight, Eggplant, Cranberry, Butterscotch, Denim
Wink of Stella - Gold
Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Violet Galaxy




The Ring Sling - BOMC

Hi! I joined the Bag of the Month Club a few weeks ago, and the January pattern is the Ring Sling, by Mrs H. I struggled with parts of it, but I love how it's turned out!







Fabrics:
Black faux leather
Cotton: Salem Quilt Show - Witch Hats Charcoal Black, by Maywood Fabrics


Saturday, 5 January 2019

First Bag of 2019! A bag for my Mum in Law

Hi! I finished this bag yesterday morning. I should've made it weeks ago, but I was nervous about adding the recessed zip - it's a magnetic snap in the pattern. Also, my Mum in law bought the fabric, and I wasn't sure where to get more if I made a mistake! But anyway, it's finished now, and I am so happy! I love how it has turned out. I'll be handing it over tomorrow, so I really hope she'll be pleased with it!

 

 

 



Fabric:
(Not sure what the main woven fabric is)
Black Cork
Sparkle Silver Glitter (Black) from Fabric Freedom



This is the Holly Hobo pattern by Sallie Tomato.


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Patchwork Tote

Hi! Here's a simple tote bag I made a couple of days ago. I'd made the patchwork squares a little while ago, but wasn't sure what to do with them. Really glad I made them into a tote, because I know that will get used! Very useful to have one or two of these folded up in my bag :D

I love this fabric range - tempted to get more, and make a quilt, but that is quite a daunting task! Might stick with bags for a while first.




Fabric:
Perfectly Seasoned - Moda



Patchwork Addiction

Hiya

A friend of mine recently started a quilting course, and when she explained the Disappearing Nine Patch technique, I was fascinated, and had to have a go! So here are 5 make-up pouches I made, using the Disappearing Nine Patch, with a cork or faux leather base to make them firm enough to stand upright.

This one was a present for the friend who caused my quilting obsession:





This one was a birthday present for another friend:




I made these two with the same fabrics but different bases. I think I prefer the darker one.



 


I'm not sure how well these fabrics show off the disappearing nine patch pattern, because there's so much going on, but I really love the effect anyway. Love these fabrics!





Fabric:
Sweet Blend Prints - Moda
Natural cork fabric
Le Marais - Moda
Faux leather
Australiana - Nutex


Very very very very very late birthday present

Hi! Here's a bag I made for my Aunt, for her birthday. I only finished it a couple of weeks ago, and her birthday was in August, but it's the thought that counts? :-s Well anyway, I fell in love with the antique Singer fabric, and love how it goes with the gold-streaked cork. Hopefully she likes it too!






Fabric:
Gold-streaked cork fabric
Sewing With Singer Fabric Panel Blocks, Antique Sewing Machines by Robert Kaufman


This is the Koda Cross Body Bag, a free pattern by Huff 'n Cuffs.


Elephant Cork Koda Bag

Hi! This one was an order for a Christmas present. It's made with cork fabric and inky blue cotton fabric by Dashwood Studio. I absolutely love this elephant design cork fabric, and it's lovely to use, very soft. I think I am a cork addict now.





Fabric:
Elephant cork fabric
Dyed brown cork fabric
Copenhagen Floral on Blue - Dashwood Studio

This is the Koda Cross Body Bag, a free pattern by Huff 'n Cuffs.


First Time Testing New Patterns!

Hi! I was recently asked to be one of the testers for two new bag patterns by Huff  'n Cuffs! I was a bit nervous, but I really enjoyed the whole experience, and hope to get the opportunity to test more patterns in future! Anyway, the patterns are the Ruby Handbag and Lila Wristlet.


I made the Ruby first, but I think the vinyl I chose was too stiff for the curves. I love the frog fabric though, and I like how it turned out, for a first attempt.

 


 
 


I made another two Rubys, one with a much softer faux leather, and one with denim. I think the denim worked best, but I like both of them.

 
 





Here's the Lila. I was really nervous of this one, because I hadn't tried making card slots before, but it was actually quite straightforward. I love this little wristlet!









Fabrics:
Yoga Frogs by Robert Kaufman
Green Vinyl
Yorkshire Blooms Blue by Brenda Walton for Blend Fabrics
Black Faux Leather
Wise Owls Fuchsia - Firelight collection by Cotton & Steel
Black Denim
Winter Garden Dark - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene
Star Seed Claret - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene
Seed Heads Green - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene