Thursday, 4 October 2012


In August my sister & her family came over for their annual visit and we had a great time together. Catching up on each others busy lives, visiting the market, playing board games (it rained, a lot!). 
I even had a little one on one time, in the kitchen, with my eldest nephew Alex, who, let me tell you, bakes a mean lemon drizzle cake.
Lots of photo ops for Auntie Margaret.................................
This LO was my take on the UKS September House Challenge.

Alex at breakfast time

A lot of bonding goes on during the week and I made this LO using a photo that I took of Andrew (Dad) & younger son Nicholas as they got re-acquainted with Fleur our 18 month old German Shepherd. I converted the photo to black & white to fit the theme of the first weekly challenge over at UKS.

Andrew, Nick & Fleur

and finally, a special page for their Mum's album - the two of them together, larking around, the best of friends.

Love you guys!

Monday, 1 October 2012


The theme for my latest DT project for It's Crafting Time this week is Orange, Yellow & Black so with Halloween just around the corner I chose a witchy theme for this piece.

Materials used.
18x10 cm piece of calico, Adirondack Color Wash – Butterscotch, Ranger Inkssentials black tag (ICT), Prima Flower, scrap of vintage black lace, flying witch image from the Graphics Fairy, buttons, ribbon and quilt batting from stash.
I frayed the calico around the edges then sprayed it with the color wash, glued the tag in place then machine stitched the black lace over the top. Printed the image onto a re-purposed manila envelope and made a “cushion” using a scrap of calico, distressed with Ranger Archival Ink, stuffed with the batting and fancy stitched the edges.

Made a ribbon bow and stuck it and the flower to a corner of the cushion. Wrote “be witched” onto a strip of yellow scrap paper, added the yellow and orange buttons and ribbon.

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 Thanks for looking.