Thursday, 19 April 2012

May crop class

Enjoyed myself yesterday putting together the class for our 20th May crop, I rarely scrapbook these days so its nice to have play with 12x12 papers again once in a while:


Have used some lovely My Minds Eye "Follow Your Heart" papers.  For those that come to the crop hope you have all seen that we are now moving permanently to Shelly Farm Community Centre in Monkspath - more details are here http://www.whathouseworkblog.blogspot.co.uk/.

Also how annoying is this:

and I followed a pattern and everything!  my sewing skills aren't perfect though and the background material is slightly puckered (the instructions said use one pin per dresden piece however I think I should have used two or three!) - luckily for me this is actually a test piece as I wanted to see how it easy it was to put together (very in fact! and also this only took me a couple of hours including all the cutting out) - but I wanted to try it out on scrap fabrics first so that I could size it all and see if I liked it enough before cutting out all my Alice In Wonderland fat quarters.  Think I will be doing another one though as they do look effective don't they.  I will repost the finished version of this when I have made a slightly bigger centre and edged it.  Will probably use it as a table mat when its completed.  If you want to have a go I got the pattern from here: Sew Mama Sew - I am sure yours will turn out just fine!

Also talking of disasters - spot the mistake on this one:
ho hum (and yes it is the same way up (or is that down?) all the way round - no putting it up against a wall and pretending its ok!!).
A big hello to Suzanne - thanks for following me, hope my disasters don't frighten you away!

Thanks for looking - Slightly askew from Solihull

2 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Your layout is fab! Your patchwork looks really pretty and this is the sort of thing I do regularly! No matter how careful I am something always doesn't work out as it was meant to be lol!

Mrs A. said...

It's so unfair that die is outta stock!!!. I could do with cheering up too. Your nicely organised for your crop. Shame about the upside down but if you lay it on its side it won't be will it!!! Hugs Mrs A.