Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW.....from rainy Devon!

Well, I'm still on dog sitting duties down in Devon, a rainy dull Devon I might add! I've made the most of the rainy days by visiting a few crafts shops along the way! On my desk you can see a lovely new purchase....... a set of Mini Flip Flops Clear stamps. They are great you get them in a little flip book and you have accents, phrases, frames and borders. Will have a proper play with them soon but I was able to use one of the frames on this page. I have cut out my own flower embellishments for this LO, and I then used silicone glue to make them slightly raised!

Last week I had a go at Shimelle's Try Something Different Challenge on UK scrapper. I enjoy it that much that I thought I would have another go. I just love working with the large photograph. Ive just rotated the design to fit on the landscape photo.

If you are wondering why all the dogs? I volunteer for a dog rescue charity called Bullie SOS we re-home unwanted English Bull Terriers. I organise a monthly walk, which raises funds to cover our vets bills.


Saturday, 5 May 2012

Two from one jelly roll quilt.....


Early this week this was a pile of fabric on my work desk, you can read about it here. I've now finished the patchwork pattern which is from a great book called Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  For the non sewing people that read my blog a Jelly Roll is a set of fabric strips normally 2 1/2" wide, rolled and tied into a bundle! My quilting friend, Sarah from Edward and the White Bear blog completed the same pattern last month, look how different it looks, her colours are great. I love how the pattern mingles together with her fabric choice.

I will be off fabric shopping next week to search for the right fabric for the border...any excuse to buy new fabric, hey! Hope you are all having a good bank holiday weekend despite the weather!


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

WOYWW...on tour again!

This week I am blogging from Torquay! I'm dog sitting for a friend whilst she enjoys the sunnier climates of Florida! But come to think of it, anywhere is sunnier than here at the moment! On my work desk this week is the same photos that have been around for a while (my last visit to see my Brother in London!) I am determined to get them on a layout this week so will be looking at ya for inspiration WOYWWer's!

Also on the work desk is a few post cards. What, with stamps they cost me one pound each! I feel old right now, it used to be so cheap to send a post card! Does anyone still send postcards? One of the cards is going home to the dear OH and will end up in a scrapbook but the other is to my Grandma as she loves Torquay too....it must be the hills. Reminds us of home!
My last shot is a close up of the lovely fabric I am working with at the the moment. Don't you just love polka dots! If you glance back at the first photo you can see the pattern I'm using. Well, enough from me.......

Thanks for popping in to say "Hello" today. Go take a tour of the world's crafty desks over at Julia's

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Try Something Different - April

Here is April's Try Something Different! The challenge this month was to use a large photo, mine was 12" x 10". I loved the challenge, I will definitely do it again. The step my step instructions for this challenge can be found here
I wanted to use the other photos that show the story of getting my Niece Isabel to pose so I now have a double page layout.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Work in Progress


My regular sewing class has had some great tutors over the last few months. On Saturday Jane Rollason came to demonstrate a lovely paper piecing technique to make a curved  Log Cabin design.
 I love it when a plan comes together. I have been working on a fabric scrapbook layout to record my fond memories of my old dog George and his love for the beach so I've use the same fabric to complete a few curved log cabins which I will include in my fabric layout. I have audition one of the blocks below.......
You can see more of my fabric layout here. I also thought I would share some of my friend's blocks which are much bolder, they really show of the curved design.

Overall we had a great day, Jane was really helpful and talked us through the endless design possibilities with this block. I think I may have a go at some larger blocks when time permits!

WOYWW....what no paper!


My desk this morning......what no paper! I attended a great workshop at the weekend with Jane Rollason to make a curved log cabin design. It uses a paper foundation pieced method. I decided to expand on a fabric scrapbook layout that I was working on last month. I've used my lovely sea and sand fabric to make the small curved log cabins. If you like a have a peek at other's creative places, please share you work desk over on Julie's blog.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW....rainy days

 I'm at home today, which is unusual for a Wednesday. The weather is dreadful so I'm having a play. Whilst on holiday last week I might have visited a few craft shops on the East coast! I purchased a Tim Holtz alphabet die called Chip Block. My plan is to have a jar full of letters to make many titles on future layouts......
In the background is my finished appliqu├ęd cushion. I completed this a few weeks ago and planned to give it to the dog charity I work for. Unfortunately my friend has to put her dog to sleep later today as Florence's heart condition as taken a turn for the worse and she is suffering now. I am going to give this cushion to her in memory of Florence who she rescued a few years ago. It is so sad to lose your dog at any age but Flo is just 2 years old, she was born with a serious heart murmor....
 Run free Flo at the Rainbow Bridge....Big G is waiting for you x