Wednesday 4 February 2015

WOYWW ~296 -Not a lot

 Its that time again to join the blog hopper over at the lovely Julia's, hop there for all the details.

This is my desk a the mo actually the Dinning table for my sewing.  For those of you who have read my blog in the past you can see its just as messy as my craft desk I don't get any better.  It does start off tidy but  hey......I'm in the process of rearranging the craft room so my sewing can go there too! watch this space.
This is one of my quilts that I finished this week. Called " Flying in Formation, not Quite"
 A closer look......
Plus this is the reverse to prove I haven't lost my Grunge /Steampunk roots
Last but not least a free machine embroidery seagull for a project I'm doing .  My first attempt. I know not too exciting but it is keeping me sane .
Wishing you all a good week.....

Wednesday 7 January 2015

WOYWW #292- Happy New Year

 Happy New Year to all from a stranger, it has been ages since I blogged or did any craft etc, So to join in  get yourself over to Julia's @ the Stamping Ground.   Over Xmas did finally do something.  This is my desk as of 12.30pm this afternoon.
Remnants of Christmas stamps I used on my cards .   A few card tops in progress  for my stash and sale.  Plus a quilter shopping bag I made with the Tim Holtz fabric I got about 18mths ago.
Decided to stop stroking it and use it,   Practised my free machine quilting and learnt that
American Fat Quarter are not the same as UK FQ's.  They are smaller!
 Here's a close up of the front which I have embellished.
And this is the rear, love the butterfly as I do with the paper.  Wishing you all a good week  TTFN

Thursday 1 January 2015

Happy New to All

Just like to wish everyone in Blogland a very Happy New Year 2015

I will hope to blog abit more this year after a terrible time last year.

Pics are from my hols in the Harz Mountains when my Mum was well enough to travel

Wednesday 3 September 2014

WOYWW- #274- Hello sunny September

Hello to all in Blogland, on this sunny September morning....not a picture of my craft desk but of my sewing desk.  As you can see I'm just as untidy here as in the craft room. LOL    This week has been tyring to finish off sewing UFOs and design a challenge for my Quilter group.  So.....
 This is the challenge, to design a fabric post card.  The theme is Sea and/or Sky and to use the 3 sequins in the design.  This is mine to show the ladies an example.   I used scrape from my painted bondaweb as the background for the sea.  Pieces of Organza laid across in 2 layers plus bits trapped in between.  then I sewed the design from the back, added the sequins and beads as bubbles.

 This is my 2nd quilt I did in class, its a disappearing nine patch.  Sorry about pic abit blurred.  I took ages finding a backing piece, plus I was scared to quilt, but bit the bullet yesterday and did it.......

this is the reserve side plus the all important label,
So that's me this week.  For all the T & C's re our great bloghop, get yourself over to the lovely Julia's.

PS, Mum is doing very well, we see the Consultant for her 3 month check up in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday 27 August 2014

WOYWW273- 3rd time lucky.....

 Good morning everyone, I'm back for the 3rd time in a row so I'm feeling lucky.  This is my desk as of 5 mins ago, a couple of cards I'm doing for a class I'm, taking this afternoon.  Its all about lattice, how to make a lattice card using card strips etc.  I just need to finish the grungy one.....

As promised last week , this is my block using the Drunkards Path.  this is a variation called Twisted Path.  the bloke shows you how to make curved squares, not one of my favourites.  I applaud the ladies who make a whole quilt with these blocks
As I will be away for the September block this is my Ohio Star.....For all the T & C and how to join the great blog hop get yourself over to the lovely Julia's.
Have a good day &/or week......

Wednesday 20 August 2014

WOYWW #272- Week 2..hurrah

I must be on a roll, happily I'm posting for a 2nd week @ the lovely Julia's, where you will find all the t & C's.

Well this is my desk this morning, still very untidy , it doesn't get better with age.  I found that my wet wipes had dried up' so instead of binning them , thought I would spray them!  then I will have to decide what to do with them.
I have also been continued with my quilting.  a lovely lady called Pat at my quilting group is showing me and several other a block a month.  This is my effort for July a Dresden plate, with abit of my machine embroidery in the middle.  this month it is the Drunkards Path.  will show when done.

PS Mum in good health after her cruise.....Good day all.

Wednesday 13 August 2014

WOYWW 271- Hope stay abit longer this time

 Hello, stranger back again, hopefully for abit longer this time.  I haven't participated in the lovely Julia's Blog hop for 4 months.  The news is good for those who are in the know.  Mum has been in remission for 4 1/2 months, currently on the high seas with my Dad in Norway.

So that said, I have managed to do a little work not on my desk, cos you cannot see it but the finished article.  A small chest, made to look like cast iron using one of Andy Skinner's techniques with paint.

 I made a small photo frame, using the lid from the film strip by Tim Holtz, painted as well to look like cast iron.  Also other bits and pieces from Tim.  Added the dreaded micro beads which I found in the back of the cupboard.  To highlight some treasure gold, which made it pretty and me somewhat high from the fumes
(only joking).
Other side of lid.   I made this offering as part of a team competition, and we came 2nd.  I don't think they are ready for my kind of craft......
 Now for something completely different, whilst looking after Mum , I took up Patchwork and Quilting, as easy to drop if need be.   This is a fabric quilting Advent panel which I finishing quilting yesterday.  Panel is from my friends Tanya's website.  I'm going to embellish it abit more.
This is a quilt top I have done, using a jelly roll plus the sashing.  Lots of stitching together and cutting up and stitching together again.  Great fun.....

Wishing you all and great week and happy blog hopping.....