In starting this blog, my aim is to have a place to share my scrapbooking, card making, paintings and photos with friends and rellies. Hopefully it will inspire me to produce more....LOL. Welcome!
Sue xxx

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sew Easy scrapbook page

Our latest Sew Easy lesson was a scrapbook page using our (hopefully) newly acquired free motion sewing skills, painting and 2 kinds of hand made flowers. I had some yo-yo's in the right colours so I used them instead of Julie's folded roses. Some of my free motion stitching is terribly wonky, especially where the cardstock hit the side of the sewing machine and caused the stitching to go crazy....Julie did warn us of this! Luckily the flowers came in handy to cover the worst of it! All in all I am VERY happy with how this has turned out. I have used this April sketch from Handmade by Suzanne

And this is my page....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

my clutch is finished!

here is the painted canvas. After painting I stamped it with the same foam stamps I used on the cushion cover.

and here is the finished clutch.

another Sew Easy project

I have just finished my cushion cover. It was fun to make as I stamped the floral pattern onto calico and gave my new sewing machine a good workout! This morning I am going to paint some canvas to make a clutch bag....the next project. Unfortunately I am behind and with everyone coming home for Easter I will not have time for sewing. Never will be fun catching up later!

the front of my cushion

and here is the back

I love it and will be making another one as soon as I can. I am also considering making some yo-yo flowers to stitch on.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

a heart and 2 more tags

I don't think I was careful enough cutting out my heart which is a shame as it turned out a little wonky and I have no more of that cute fabric.

I dyed the lace for the first tag with ink and was very pleased with how the gold paint really brightened it up.

For the second tag I cut strips of patterned paper, used a border punch, added a little paint splattering and ink then a sentiment.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Let's Scrap sewing challenge

the member's challenge this week was to use fabric and stitching on a page. I simply had to do this one as I am doing the Sew Easy course! Today I am off to look for a new sewing machine. My old one is 24 years old and veeeery well used!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sew Easy Tags

we did 3 different tags with Julie but so far I have I have only been doing variations on the fabric tag. Each time I do one I get ideas for is so much fun! I also made a flower to go with one of the tags.

and I have just finished this one with some hand painted circles on it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

painting paper for It's Sew Easy

the first project in the Sew Easy course was to paint our own patterned paper then punch shapes and sew them together to make a much fun! Julie punched butterflies and as I only have one small butterfly punch I used my craft robo to cut butterflies.
Here is a page I have painted but not used as yet. I used a sketch pad with 150gsm paper. It worked very well and flattened sufficiently for my robo to cut with only one pass.

These are some of my butterflies....and circles

and a close up showing some of the butterfly details

and circle details