DID YOU EVER SEE A FLOWER GROW?
This is a photo heavy post today but there's quite a lot to share! It's been a fun week with visitors, lots of chatting, a nice meal out and some different crafting.
First, the desk:
There's a lot going on! The hare bag at the back was fun to make, I broke into some Virgin fabric and am determined that my stash is going to get some serious bashing this year. I found the fabric masterboards that were made a couple of months ago and am going to make a craft bag out of these two.
The bag turned out ok, the stripy fabric I bought from Dunelm went really well with it.
These need a good iron first! I've found a grey and white heart fabric for the lining and hopefully I have enough fusible fleece to iron on for extra oomph! I really do like the colours in this, it was a fun way to use up some odds and ends of fat quarters.
The generosity of deskers continues! Anesha (Crafting Queen) sent me these papers - they're brilliant and will cover a wide range of card topics. Thank you Anesha, I really appreciate you putting these my way - they'll be ever so useful!
But there was another desk this week! I'm making table decorations for the 1st Birthday party of my WI Group in February and Janet, the Treasurer said that she had some crafting bits and pieces and would like to help. So I tripped over to her place last week:
...and found that she has quite a lot of crafting stash too!! She likes scrapbooking and had a goodly supply of paper and equipment - we had a lovely afternoon drinking tea, chatting and making paper flowers!
Janet used her Cricut to make these flowers with some crinkled spotty tissue paper for the insides - they're so pretty!
Whereas I went for the concertina folding and then crinkling of tissue paper to make others - honestly, these were so simple to do but really effective (my sort of crafting!) There are many tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube if you fancy having a go. These were meant to be peonies....
..and these were smaller and looked like carnations.
Janet had a machine that you're probably all familiar with but was new to me - boy did I have fun making leaves!!
It's a bit like a tube of Pringles - once you pop, you can't stop :-D I've bought florists wire and tape so these will be wired on together with a flower. We're using recycled tin cans with hessian wrap and ribbon to put the flowers in..I hope it works ok. I'll take a pic when we do them.
And that's why I have two boxes of pretty flowers on my sewing table. They make me smile!
Have a good week everyone xxxxx