Sunday, 20 May 2012

Such a busy week

Have been doing loads of crafty things but can't show them yet as they are mainly all table top quilts for a blog hop I am taking part in on 1st July.  Am very excited to be taking part - I have been given the opportunity to take part in blog hops in the past but never have due to other commitments but this one I really fancied and thought would do me good.  That said I joined  up two weeks ago and have made three items (you only need to do one) and now have to wait ages until 1st July to show them - nothing like been prepared though is there! besides I might be able to get a couple more done in that time if I fancy it - no pressure though!

This week I have also been transformed in the hairdressers (only went in for a trim and three hours later came out a bleached blonde!), bought a new car which I think was preowned by a friend of mine according to some paperwork I found in the glove compartment (what are the odds of that??), been to the Malvern Quilt Show - yes spent a fortune: here are some of my yummy goodies:

I also bought some nice material to make DS2 a quilt using a Hatched and Patched Village Green pattern and a couple of other patterns along with a nice wooden/wire hangy thingy on which to display my blog hop quilts - all in all a lovely day out with the girls!

Then Friday I finished a painting at my art class - will show that tomorrow, visited my parents, did a last ever football run for DS1 on the evening and then took him to tennis yesterday (where I got to sit and play with my new set of distress markers that finally turned up on Friday - whoo hoo) and then had a dinner party last night.  Off to my crop today - house isn't too much of a tip due to my galivanting but there have been a lot of items with no homes to go to shoved in my utility that now need sorting!

As my friend visited yesterday for a meal I made her a quick card for her birthday next week:

she isn't a sewer but I know will she will love it - I used a Couture Creations Vintage Dressmaker embossing folder, T!ms mannequin and reel die cut with grungepaper.  Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick distress inks.  The lace for the skirt was coloured with Worn Lipstick distress ink.  Then I used T!ms sizzix flower die and coloured the items with Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Broken China, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick distress stains.  Finished off with various brads, beads and twine.
All in all a very busy, productive and expensive week! (good job it's my birthday in a couple of weeks!).

Can I just say a big hello to Deb - thank you so much for following me.

Thanks for looking - Off to panic pack for my crop even though I never get anything done there from Solihull


Buttons said...

Great little card. Bet your friend was pleased.
Don't get much time to sew these days, but, much like paper/card, I still go mad for a nice bit of material, and you have bought some gorgeous bits there. Looking forward to your hop in July.
Hugs, Buttons x

Bernice Hopper said...

I love the look of all those fabrics. I need to come and stroke them before you cut them up

Missus Wookie said...

Oh how fun - now see if I was going to Malvern it would be to the garden show :) But your fabrics are lovely and that card is so effective with the embossed and 3D. Glad it's been a fun week :)

madebyKarla said...

what a cute card! Love that material :)