Sunday, 18 November 2012

Designer Fabric Bunting Quilt.

I have wanted to get my hands on some of the new Designer Fabrics since I first saw the Spice Cake Fabrics in the Spring Catalogue. Next to paper crafts, sewing has been one of my longest and greatest passions. I love the colours and designs on the Stampin' Up! Designer Papers so to be able to get those same designs and colours in fabrics was an exciting proposition indeed and what better excuse then the impending arrival of a sweet little one to our family. My SIL isn't due to pop until late December but that is a busy time in anyone's life, let alone a Crafter who is usually flat out through the whole month of December, gluing, cutting, and sewing for all she's worth! So I got in early to avoid the rush and ordered myself 3 sets of Designer Fabric from the new Catalogue : Comfort Cafe, Summer Smooches, and Twitterpated. I cut them into 8" squares and sewed them all together, this left me with enough fabric to a couple of other projects and to cut out this for the back:
There are some really gorgeous bunting inspired quilts out there on the Internet at the moment and I thought this would be a lovely way to dress up the back of the quilt, using my Pennant Parade Bigz Die made cutting out all those flags a doddle:)

My SIL is a mad Disney fan so to make the bunting a little more special I (gulp) cut into my precious Munki Munki / Heather Ross Stash to add a few little characters, Alice in wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow white, they mixed in so beautifully with the other fabrics, I finished the quilt off with a Kona Solid in Grey (?) not sure which one, for the binding. The colours all work together so well for a gorgeous serene palette. I LOVE it, I hope it will keep the sweet little one it's intended for, warm, for years to come.

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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Delicate Doily Card.

The new Delicate Doily Die was just to beautiful to resist. I've not had the chance to delve into too many of its possibilities but I had to give it a test run as soon as it arrived. This is just a little 4"x4" card made out of Basic Black Card Stock, I cut the doily out if Whisper White and attached it to the card with a few very thin lines of Tombo glue. The bottom edge was cut using the Adorning Accents Edgelit, and then embossed with the coordinating embossing folder. The ribbon is a taffeta ribbon in Regal Rose and the finishing touch on the envelope was a simple black line of lace using the Viola's Lace Builder Wheel. Let me know what you think of it! I find it so hard to make very simple cards as I always want to add some 'fancy' but I quite like this just the way it is.