Monday, November 23, 2009

Handmade cards

I attended a card making (stamping) class yesterday and these were the result. I used to do cardmaking and stamping years ago and am now keen to get back into it. These were very easy, once you have the design it doesn't take long to assemble at all. The materials and methods have changed so much since I started years ago, my enthusiasm is now renewed. I think it is lovely to make a card for special occasions like births and birthdays, although I am not sure I'll be making the swag of Christmas cards required for my ever growing list this year.....

I ordered a swag of new stuff to make my cardmaking life easier, so stay tuned for further efforts!

Monday, November 16, 2009

My first softie!

My first attempt at a softie using a pattern. I am hoping to design more in my own style soon, but thought I'd try this cute little Scotty dog out first!

Friday, November 6, 2009

POGO mat

So following on from yesterday's play mat, here is my little invention! I think I'll call this my POGO mat, as in, "Play On, Go Out mat". I got the idea from always lugging a blanket to put on the floor plus little toys everywhere for my little one so I thought I could combine them! Toys go in the pockets on the non-playing side, fold up, velcro round and off you go using the carry handles! Of course the mat is lightly padded and all fully machine washable. And as I am a major sucker for stripes, I couldn't resist these two gorgeous stripe patterns in ever so boy or girl friendly colours.

What do you think??

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Reversible play mat

My first attempt at a play mat. This one is reversible, but the idea has evolved, so stay tuned! It is softly padded and can be used indoor or out, on either side. One side is soft muslin for the warmer months and the reverse is brushed cotton flannel for cooler weather. Or for whatever colour suits your mood that day! In a fairly gender neutral teddybears in purple and aqua on white and cream....

(model not included!)

Edited to add..... this has been SOLD!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A new little endeavour!

Welcome to my new blog! I decided to add another blog for my craft interests and creations so that my other, more personal blog didn't get too confused with it's identity! Here I plan to post some pics of my work and things I hope to maybe one day sell online.

So thanks for looking, as always comments are most welcome and appreciated, including constructive criticism, feedback and suggestions! I will post a couple of new things shortly as I had to have something of substance to start this blog off. My time is limited (as is everyones) and my creations can be few and far between so please bear with me!

The banner above is new too and has taken too many countless hours of my time, and a big special thanks goes to my lovely sis who did all the online image editing and background colour and general tidying up so I could pop it into a banner program and put my words in. I hope to use this on my online store too. Oh, and for the life of me I can't get it to sit inside that box up there. Or get rid of the box. It's driving me crazy, so my apologies, it hasn't been overlooked!

So without further ado, here we go.............

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