I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS..
And what help I've had over the past few weeks - the generosity of deskers is legendary and has been quite wonderful. I only asked one person if, while they were having a good sort out, I could have their cast offs! Eight lovely folk have either passed stash on to me or helped me in my first faltering steps in the Dark Art of Cardmaking :-D I can't thank you all enough - I have a good few cards ready for the WI mob, some for their birthdays and some for fund raising. xxxx
Lynda Beazley came for a coffee and catch-up last week - she blogged a while back and still follows WOYWW. And she didn't come empty handed!
She gave me some gorgeous papers and die cuts and showed me a few more tips and techniques. We had a really great morning!
Pretty aren't they? I've had great fun using these up over the past few days.
And another jiffy bag arrived in the post from Anne CopperBeech:
Useful papers, die cuts, ribbons and bits and bobs. Gosh Anne, thank you again, they're fantastic and I really appreciate the thought. xxxxx
The fabric that I cut out last week to make bags for Margaret's charity has been assembled - bit of a production line really but not quite as many as she is doing!
Just simple across-body messenger bags - I think they look like jellyfish here, lol! It's an odd perspective, the bag bit is much bigger than it looks here - they'll be in the post soon Margaret.
Do you remember the paper flowers from a couple of weeks ago? Well, my WI's 1st birthday party was yesterday so I thought I'd better get on with getting the table decorations made last Sunday....
I got quite messy using the glue to stick the flowers on to the wire stem - I can't do anything tidily :-D My friend Janet had made those die cut pink flowers, I did the tissue paper ones.
Arty pic of the peonies!
Everything was made from stash, begged & borrowed doilies (thanks Helen!) - the only things that are new were the pink and green ribbons from Bath. Oh, and the vase is a soup tin filled with chippings from the garden as ballast!
All ready for the party!!
Have a wonderful week, lovely gals - enjoy your crafting :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx