YOU GOTTA HAVE FRIENDS....
Another week has whooshed by with so many different things going on - but the weather here in Wales has been foul for a lot of that so my downtime has mostly been spent in the JanCave. I'm trying to get as many things made and put by for the various things I'm doing.
*WARNING* this is a photo heavy post (sorry Julia!)
I've been having fun with some fabrics that were gifted to me recently - Debbie Rock passed on about 4m worth of the paw print fabric out of which I've made shopping totes, specs cases and little coin purses. It was great getting those coloured pop fastenings out again, I love them, they're so bright and cheerful.
Now doesn't that pic just make you smile?
A dear friend from Wiltshire, Helen, sent me a surprise parcel of fabric out of the blue - they are brilliant and I've dived in already:
Those bright colours are FQs that I got from Hobbycraft a couple of weeks ago and they are perfect as linings for the various projects! The colours couldn't match better if they tried.
See? What a great combo!
We got some new bedside cabinets recently and I didn't want to throw the old rattan ones away so they're being recycled in the JanCave as fabric storage - and jolly handy they are too!
Now then you may remember that I was hosting the WI Craft club here last week - everybody was surprisingly well behaved (!) but it made me smile as, true to form, just like the Crop attenders, there was more chatting and eating of cake than crafting, lol!!
Everyone's very studious here - it's only cos I was taking their photo! Some were in the kitchen and others were in the dining room:
Well done Jean and Kathleen, you did crack on.
I'd set up all my fabrics, beads, buttons and ribbons on the worktop so people could pick what they wanted...
There were various templates to choose from, most went for Christmas trees.
And everyone managed to thread the needles ok (with the help of reading glasses, lol)
Some chose traditional colours...
I do love a bit of tartan ribbon....
While others went down the Boho route...
Rightly pleased with their efforts!
Well done girls! It was great fun and a good morning. The December one is going to be Tags and Toppers, led by Janet who is a far more experienced paper crafter than me!
But the girls weren't the only ones creating - you remember G in the garage last week? Well, this is the result:
A two tier set of shelves made from decking cutoffs and other bits of wood, painted with left over white emulsion and cream and grey chalk paint testers. I like it so much I'm going to use it as part of my Christmas decorations later. And G made the marmalade too - he's a keeper :-D
Have a great crafty week - see you soon! xxx