Sunday, 12 April 2009

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside . . .

Went to Whitstable today with my family.

Started off a little grey and gloomy - but turned into a beautiful day. Felt inspired to take some photos - here they are!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

I made this! - Easter Egg Card

Instead of those calorie ridden, overly sweet and naughty eggs we gave my other halfs sisters money this year for Easter. But to "Easter it up" a little I just had to make a little fabric egg card to hold the money in!

Are quite simple to make. Cut four egg shapes from card (I used foam board which is about 3mm thick). Two of the eggs were about 5mm smaller. Using alot of pritt stick, UHU, sellotape and double sided tape I smothered the cards in tissue paper for one of the smaller ones, Velvet with foam padding for the back, spotty cotton with a pocket for the other smaller egg shape, then for the front I sewed ribbon and buttons onto some stripey cotton using lots of different stitches.

Glued all the bits together with bright pink grosgrain ribbon to hold the front and back together and to also tie the card up with a big colourful bow!! Pressed under a weight overnight to set (all that glue takes a while to dry!!)

After all that I think the money was the most exciting bit for the girls - but I still enjoyed making them!!

Happy Easter everyone!!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

I made this! - Easter Eggs!!

Thought I'd make a few fabric Easter Eggs for my family this year - this way everyone can have an egg - dieters, diabetics and all!!

They are all a little mishapen - but as always I'll put this down as character!!

What do you think?