Lots Of Projects On The Go

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Oct 122018
 

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Sneaky Peak Of Projects I’m Working On

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Hi Crafty Friends and other blog visitors.

Over on my Facebook profile wall I posted a few days ago that, “I have been doing bits of lots of different crafting lately, but most are unfinished or not yet given to the person who is to receive them, so you’ll have to wait a bit to see blog posts about my latest creations“.

Most are still unfinished, and those that are finished still haven’t been passed on to the recipient, so I decided to do a little post today to give you a sneaky peak of what I’ve got on the go.

Rather than drag consumables and half made projects from one room in the house to another, I have different things on the go in different areas of the house.

In bed, while watching TV of an evening, I’ve been crocheting bright scarves.  Still got to finish the crocheting and then tidying in the ends on those.

I think the best descriptionn is – Bright with fluffy bits!

Then, in the sitting room while supervising one nephew doing homework I’ve been working on some tassles from white cotton yarn.

Which I still need some more of to decorate some Dreamcatcher style wall hangings I’ve been working on.

I have a few different formats I’ve started on, in slightly different styles but every one all in white – they still need to be finished off.

I want to add some seed beads and faux pearls to one, perhaps more of these, and add more tassles.

Then, while sat chatting to my mother for a bit each day, I’ve been doing a bit of “basket weaving” using sock yarn to weave around the framework.

I need to finish this and add some paper beads to the top of each cane to prevent accidents.

Then there’s one quilling project that I’ve finished and another I’m working on.

Some wire work with semi-precious stones.

And some decoupage on cards.

There’s still the “Big” work in progress project of creating two single bed quilts for the spare room as well.

So that gives you an idea of what I’ve been up to, and why I’ve not been posting many finished objects lately.

Hope you come back and keep an eye out for the posts that are to come to show what these items look like when completed.

Have fun crafting.

 

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October’s Calendar Page

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Oct 112018
 

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October Calendar Page

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If you’ve not a regular visitor to my blog you may not know about the blank calendar from Papermill Direct that I gave to my mother as a gift right at the begining of the year – which I’m decorating for her month by month.

I’m trying to use a variety of papercrafting, with minimal dimension (because too much dimension would mean it would push the calendar out when flipped over the next month). You can catch up with my previous calendar pages by visiting my posts about them if you want. I’ve not blogged the early months of the year, but you can see the post for April – here, for May – here, for June  – here, for July – here, for August – here, and for September – here.

As soon as the school restarted last month Mam said that she wanted pictures of her two youngest grandsons in their school uniformnand sports uniform for the October page of her Calendar.  Easy you would think, after all they come here after school most days.  But they are already throwing off their uniform as they are coming through the door, and getting them to stand still, with a tidy look on their faces is not an easy task.

I did manage to get reasonable photos of them both in the end – although their shoes and school jumpers had gone flying before I managed to get them to stand for me, and the only way I could gat a reasonable look on their faces was promise them that I would take a second photo with them pulling the silliest faces they wanted.  I never did get ones of them in their sports kit uniform therefore had to crop out a photo of that uniform, together with the school badge, from the school prospectus.

After deciding on which photos I wanted to use I resized and cropped them, and then printed onto glossy photo paper.

I chose a metalic embossed, cream background, flourish patterened, cardstock from Kanban as my main background.  I trimmed a bit off the sheet and matted it onto a dark blue A4 sheet of Adoreable Scoreable cardstock so it was framed.

I took further sheets of the Adoreable Scorable of the same colour, and aftervcutting out the photos, I matted them as well, again trimming to give a small frameing border around each photo.

I then played around with the layout until I wss happy with it before sticking everything down, going for a bit of a jaunty layout for some elements.

The final job was to put a lot of double sided tape onto the back of my layout and attach it onto the calendar.

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So, that’s the October page done.  Hopefully I’ll be back next month with the November page.  What will I decorate that with.  A few weeks to get my thinking cap on I think.

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A Bit Of Repair Work

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Oct 082018
 

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A Bit Of Repair Work

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I had intended that today I’d be showing you how I’m progressing with my “Big Work In Progress” – making two single bed patchwork quilts for the spare room bunk beds.  But I got sidetracked into doing another sewing project for the youngest nephew.  The binding around the little quilt he takes with him from one place to another was coming loose and he wanted it fixed.  The first thing was to get it washed on a quick, gentle, wash – it seriously needed a wash after being dragged around for weeks since the last one.

Now for some reason, although the front was a square patchwork pattern, and it did have wadding inside, the wadding wasn’t quilted.  Probably because it was a baby quilt that was suppose to be used and washed a lot while a child is a toddler and then not expected to last much longer.  But what is a cot sized quilt for a baby is a lap size quilt for a growing child.  The problem of not being quilted is that, once the binding had started coming loose the wadding had also started to come loose, and once that happend it dragged inside the quilt and tore loose from most of the side stitching around the binding that was holding it in place.

Seeing as there was now a hole on one side now, I decided to put my hand in and try and get the wadding back into place so that it could be re-stitched all the way around.  But really, it was beyond saving!  So I just turned the quilt inside out and cut it away from the one edge it was still attached to.

I then raided my stash of wadding, and searched for my tin of temporary fabric adhesive spray, and set to work putting a new piece of wadding inside.

Lay it out over the kitchen table (it was a little bit bigger, but not a lot), a spray around the edge of the back panel and put the wadding on top.

It was then simply a case of cutting the wadding to the right size and turning the whole thing back the right way and pushing through the corners to make sure they were flat.

I then pinned all the binding that had come loose from one or both sides before sewing over the edge of the binding to the quilt using a wide zig zag stitch all the way around.  That not only had a better chance of holding all the layers together but covered the straight line bits of straight line stitching that was still there holding some of the binding.  By doing the zig zag all the way around it gives it a more even look because I couldn’t match the positioning of the origninal straight line stitching as well as catch the edge of the new wadding.

I then decided that, as holding the wadding to the binding wasn’t enough originally, I’d put a row of straight stitching in a couple of inches from the quilt edge all the way around.  I did consider, and asked my nephew whether he wanted, more rows of stitching.  But he didn’t want any more to change the look of his quilt, and to be honest, after being in use for 10 years, the fabric of the quilt is very thin so I reconed that putting more stitching in would be make it more likely to start tareing.

So there we have it.  One finished repair job.

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So, that’s it for now, but keep an eye out for more posts about how I’m getting on with this “‘Big’ Work In Progress”. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I have more to report – unless the nephews find me more little jobs to do for them of course LOL.

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
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