Friday 9 September 2016

Hearts anyone?

Hello all,

first things first, thanks so much for all your comments to my last blog post.  I appreciate your thoughts and for the time being,  will leave things as they are :-).  

This last week has been quite busy in our house, how about you?  Spring is in the air so the boss and I are doing a little more work outside.  The weather has been perfect for it too.

I've managed a few blog visits, not always leaving comments (sorry) but always great to see what people are doing.  How about THESE envelopes from Maritza.  Therese,  always inspires (amazes) me with the amount of work she shares both on her blog and with YouTube videos.  Over at Instagram Kylie shared beautiful cards HERE. I also love checking out Aina  who is a Planner..........I love her style.  Brush lettering is one of my interests and Sharisse from Pieces Calligraphy is another inspiring spot on the Internet

Now my crafting for this week:

It's all about HEARTS for me this week. 
 I got the sewing machine out to complete a sewing project I started a  year ago in the UK!
 I'd taken a couple of cross stitch patterns with me,  always good to have when travelling.    Whilst over there I found the pretty heart fabric and thinking about our new bedroom (it was all about the new house last year) thought a cushion for the very white chaise would be great.  So I worked the cross stitch to match the fabric.......and it's been waiting!
Better late than never right?

It didn't take too long to complete  but I had to be in the right frame of mind.
The cushion looks pretty against the all white chaise with the smaller heart, a piece I embroidered a few years back.

A closer look at the cross stitch design.

I used some matching buttons for the closure at the back of my cushion.


Whilst I had my machine out I made  this  'mug rug' which was inspired by a Pinterest Pin.

It was a fun little project using fabric and ric rac from my stash. I think this will sit on my desk.
I have quite a stash of fabric that I must try and use before I buy anything new!


I did spend some time with card and colouring pencils this week too.   Joanne Fink's Zenspirations  
is 'new to me' and I really like her pretty style.  She loves hearts too :).
 I think I need more practise but here was my first try.

This is such a relaxing style of doodling (if you like) and I'm keen to add it to more projects.


Beverley at Uniko Studio Stamps shared that Uniko was featured in Simply Cards and Papercrafts,   with some of her lovely images available for download.   Lovely images, one of which was a heart wreath which I couldn't resist adding to my weeks work.

 I used my Silhouette to print and cut these seed folder gift packs. 

I printed a design from Creative Market to make this folder, the design is free to download this week.
I cut away one of Beverley's floral designs  and added her sentiment over for this gift tag. Easy to do on the Silhouette using the Print & Cut feature.  Just a little twine to add the tag to the folder folder.

My seed packs are attached with a glue dot under the bottom flap.

So that was my week......are you still with me?  Well done, this was a huge post :)

The weekend is here and we're hoping to buy some plants and pots for the newly finished front step!
Have a great week end, thanks for dropping by.  Til next time.......
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