So finally Mum & I made bunting! Some may say a year too late, but we love it anyway. Our new garden was devoid of any flora but we're getting there. The difficult area is the shady part so we're helping it on its way with the bunting :)
After blog hopping last week I came across a scrap challenge site called Color Stories Inspiration and here is my first entry, they have a different challenge up each Friday. Here is the remit :)
Last week I completed my first "Raw Edge" or "Rag" Quilt!
Whatever it's called I love it, I love that it was sew easy (groan!) and I also love the fabric.
It's a "French General - La Belle Fleur" Layer cake by Moda which contains 40 10" x 10" squares. This I bought on Ebay.
The Beautiful Batting I purchased from a Wonderful Quilting shop quite local to us called "The Bramble Patch" in Weedon, Northants. (talk about kid in a sweet shop!)
The backing is from a brushed cotton single sheet from Dunelm Mill.
My friend Jane completed one a year or so back and I knew then I needed to have a try. In the meantime I've been pinning ideas onto my Fabric & Sewing board on Pinterest.
If you take a peek you can see the sites where my inspirations came from (mostly from Bloom & Blossom) Mine is different in that I haven't bound the edges and my quilting shape was slightly different. I feel confident now to have a go with different designs next time!
Well the slightly warmer weather has meant most of my time has been spent outdoors with the whole family sorting out the gardens. We were lucky enough to move to a house with a more or less blank canvas garden wise. It's only taken 5 months to actually get out there a do anything! So this quick post is to share a few photos taken over the last week or two :)
Well the sun is shining today which is so uplifting, even if it still is close to freezing out there! I had time this morning to create, so here is the latest canvas which will be over to The Rainbow Wedding Shop tomorrow :)
Yeah, go me! This is quite a big deal considering I live in a male dominated house (cats included) and my personal favourite colour is blue :)
So anyway, today I'm sharing this 20cm x 20cm x 3.5cm box canvas that is winging it's way over to The Rainbow Wedding Shop in Dunchurch. It's designed to take a 5" x 3.5" photo and is called "Cute as a Button" reatiling at just £11.99
For any one crafty I used Pastel Flowers by Woodware, Doodlebug paper, Bazzill white cardstock, Simplicity White pom pom trim, a Vellum sticker by EKSuccess, Brilliance ink and a Hero Arts stamp.
Losing weight so far so good (Tuesday is weigh day)
Exercising not too bad either, plenty of walks but will try a class this week coming.
#fatmumslims photo a day - managed every photo this week!
And my favourite has to be Project Life, I'm loving it. Nothing complex, just print and journal :) Page 1
Today we took a ride out to Hillmorton to find the skate park, low and behold it was at the top of the road where I spent my first 5 years of life. We drove down so I could show Jim & Kieran. Of course the road looked so much smaller than I imagined! The skate park was fairly deserted and very wet which made for a few unintended slides but it was worth a go
And anywhere we see graffiti a photo has to be taken!
Hmmm the holidays are over, back to school tomorrow. Take care all x