Beautiful Paper Book

This book was made from a Jenn of Eve designed template that I purchased from her online website. The paper line I used was Graphic 45 Nature Study and random sheets from my stash. I used lots of stamps and died to decorate the pages. There are 6 pages with many interactive elements, I mailed…

Canada Tote bag

I made this little tote bag for my daughter in Australia. Hopefully she will be reminded of her roots when she goes shopping. Thanks to Helen for sharing the pattern with me. It’s the fourth one I made and I have 2 more cut out and ready to sew,

1/2 sheet wonder

We cut up a 1/2 sheet of the beautiful Share what you love speciality paper from Stampin Up and made 5 lovely cards. If you use a full sheet you could make 10 cards-2 of each design. Each card was a different style including an impossible card, a z fold, top and horizontal folds and…

The quilt challenge results

This year we have been creating a block once a month for a theme chosen by one of the quilt challenge members. Today was the big reveal of the squares. They were all so different and interesting. As I am a beginning quilter I learned a lot participating in this challenge. can you tell what…

Teapot challenge square

I completed a square for our quilt Guild cookie tin exchange. The theme for this one was teapots. All the other squares were bright coloured pots on beige backgrounds. I wanted a bright and girly pot so I choose pink flowers to make my pot and put it on a lace doily. I stamped the…

Beautiful Bouquet

This week the class explored how to make cards go from simple to more complex. We used the lovely Beautiful Bouquet Stampin Up set and dies. This is such a versatile set with lovely sentiments and fonts combined with many floral pieces. Here a few sample of the pretty cards they made. Some have more…

Lace book progress

I have the body of the book done and all the pages attached. I have used the coloured vintage hankies and a panel of Santoro fabric for the pages. Now I will add lace to border all the ladies and the spaces between the panels. Once that is done I will embroider, add vintage buttons…

His birthday card

I made a cute box card for the Hubby’s birthday. It has all his favourite things symbolized on it- His plane, curling, golf and his 2 little grandsons. I hope he liked it but it sure was fun to make!

Flower garden square

The theme for the cookie tin quilt square exchange this month was a flower garden. My design was my favourite flower. I am learning how to appliqué and am growing in aptitude. I used my hand dyed fabric and thread. I have figured out I get better results when I add some iron on sstabilizer…

Sewing projects from recycled jeans

Today I finished 2 projects using 3 pairs of old jeans. I made a jean quilt for the back of my car which was tough to sew through with my little sewing machine. I also made 3 iPad holders out of the jean legs. They were stuffed with polyester stuffing and a whole package of…

Lace book

This is one of the projects I’m working on. This will be a lace doily book when it is completed. It uses some of the beautiful vintage linens I’ve collected or my friends have given me. The hankies are from the 30s and 40s.