Stamp fair @Ali Pali

Hey, this weekend my good friend Pip and I went to a Stamp fair at Alexandra Palace. The good news is I didn’t go too crazy…I got a couple a Christmasy stamps, star x-cut for my cuttlebug, some essential stamps and some patterned card. I have wanted a good sized polka dot stamp for a while and was eager to try it out.

So today I made a card for a friend and used the polk dot stamp and alphabet stamps and a new technique I have always wanted to try.

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Thank you card made for my mother-in-law

LouWeezCreates a Thank You card to say thanks to my mother-in-law for our stay in Jersey over the summer holiday and for looking after us so well.

The card was made using distress inks with a mask both by Tim Holtz (colour used was tea dye). I then used liquid pearls to make the body of the butterfly and dots on the flowers.

The butterfly was cut using a butterfly punch and the Thank You sentiment was a stamp by ‘Anita’s stamps’.

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New bag pattern

This weekend I started making a new bag from a bag pattern found online (free if you are not selling the bag). Pattern can be found here:

This one was a bit trickier but I made it in the end 🙂

In my opinion the strap was a bit too thin. The next time I make one I’m thinking I will perhaps use some interfacing to strenghten the strap a little.

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Making bags

Hey all,

Summer holiday update

The family and I went over to Jersey for just over two weeks for some Sun, Sea, relaxation and to visit the in-laws.

I find when I’m away I have more free time so the perfect time to be creative! So during our first trip into town I picked up some fabric to trial a bag tutorial I found on youtube (search for whatthecraft to find it).

I found some thick black cotton, a thinner casino dice material and some interfacing. I started to hand sew the bag strap but felt it was going to take too long. After some web searching I found a cheap and cheerful mini sewing machine for twenty pounds which was perfect to keep at my mother in-laws house for further creations on my future visits. A few days later I created this:

The star (cut from the same material as the linning) was hand sewn on using a blanket stitch tecnique. I embroidered the little stars on but felt it needed more. So I sewed on the bow and beads.

I thoroughly enjoyed making the bag and feel I will make more 🙂

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