Another One PHD Completed

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Apr 162018
 

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Another Patchwork Cushion Cover Complete

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A few weeks ago I showed you one completed quilted patchwork cover for a foam cushion that I’d made for one of the kitchen chairs (blog post – here)

I said at the time that I have a lot of Projects Half Done (PHDs), including cutting up some more foam into the right size for other chairs.

And sewing together more of the squares I already had cut out to make covers for them.

So, by now I’ve cut four more pieces of foam to the required size. One for a box stool inside the front door, two for kitchen chairs, and one more of a more random size made by glueing three bits I had left together with Pinflair Glue Gel.

The glued together one needs a bit of trimming to make sides even once glue has completely dried.

I also sewed together the patchworks for the cover of the one for the box stool and quilted it. (Have a look at my previous post to see what I used as I followed the same method for these as I did for the previous one.)

This cushion was wider than my first, hence 5 not 4 blocks to each row, but it isn’t as deep front to back.  Rather than cut one row in half I decided to wrap it round the front edge rather than putting the strip all the way around.

I sewed the 2.5″ (2″ finished) strips round the other three sides, which is the depth of the foam, before adding the back.

And here’s the finished cushion.

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So another done and a few more to go.  I do these when I feel up to doing a bit of crafting but not up to constructing more complicated blocks, so keep ane eye out a post in the future showing how I get on with covers for the two with a curved back.  Need to get my brain in gear for them.

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Apr 122018
 

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Another Pack Of Cards

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Time for another catchup showing you some more things I’ve made a while ago but hadn’t photographed and blogged.

 

Earlier this month I blogged a post about how I’d put together several packs of assorted cards to give to family members and friends as New Year gifts, but that two packs had gone undelivered because I landed up in the Bristol Eye Hospital the first weekend of the year rather than seeing the people who were to recrive the card packs.

In my earlier post – here – I showerd you one of the card packs. Today I’ve got the cards from the second pack to show you.

Once again the photos are at a bit of an angle because of glare.  I really will have to bet back to photographing in my usual location to get better photos, but still feel a bit wobbly to stand for long enoygh to photograph the batches of crafted items.

As you can see, like the last ones, I haven’t put any greetings on the cards. But I have included a batch of Welsh and English greetibgs so that the recipient can choose what language and occasion they want.  I don’t know if it is clear in the next photo, but I put double sided tape behind greetings panels which were not alreafy sticky so that they are ready to stick on.

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Keep an eye out for a post showing the cards in the other undelivered pack before long.

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Apr 082018
 

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Nightdresses

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Previously – here – I showed you a warm dress I’d made for my mother quite a while ago but never got around to blogging  – as far as I can remember.

I said that I’d made a mistake in pinning the hem of the dress up when Mam was standing upright but that she walks bent forward over her walking frame so the hem rises at the back –

So – when I used the same pattern to make her lighter dresses in summer weight cottons, which she uses as nightdresses, I made further adjustments to the patern (created using The Golden Rule) and drew around the curved “high/low” hem of one of my skirts to adjust things to give her a more suitable longer length in the back without risking her tripping by having any extra length in the front that could go down to the floor when she leans forward to walk. Like this –

Sorry they are a bit wrinkly, but I don’t do ironing except for very rare occasions, and one nightdress was in the airing cupboard, and the other I fished out of the drier to photograph.

Here’s the 1st one I made.

And here’s the 2nd I made her a few month’s later.

This time I bound both the neckline and capped sleaves with contrasting bias binding, rather than putting interfaceing round the neckline as I’d done for the dress.

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More catchups, as well as things I’m currently working on, to come over the next few werks – hopefully! So please do pop back again.

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Apr 062018
 

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Pack Of Cards

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Time for a catchup to show you some more things I’ve made a while ago but hadn’t photographed and blogged.

Last Christmas I did make a lot of cards to send out to friends and family, as well as for two small orders I had. Most were made using Hunkydory kits to make it easier for me to batch make, even in bed, as well as some recycling of old cards. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of any of them.

As I wasn’t up to doing a lot of crafting hand made gifts I decided to make up small packs of cards as gifts as well.  Unfortunately I didn’t get enough done by Christmas, but did get them done by New Year to give as “calenig” (new year gift, usually money, but I sometimes give something else).  Those I made them for, that I saw over New Year, were given theirs, but there were two people, that I had planned to see the first Sunday of the year, who never got theirs because, if you’ve read one of my previous post – here – you will know I landed up in the Bristol Eye Hospital before then for an emergency eye opp.

Of course, the days and weeks following the opp I couldn’t drive and somehow the two undelivered packs got shifted and I forgot about them – until I found them last week while looking for something else.  I then decided that I might as well take some some quick photographs of them before getting them delivered to the recipients.

So, what I’ve got to show you today are the cards from one pack. Sorry the photos are not fantastic, but I had to take them at a slight angle because of light flare, probably because of taking them seated by the kitchen table under the room light, rather that in my usual spot.

The same card at an angle to try and show dimension.

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As I don’t know whether the friend who’s going to receive this assorted pack will want to send them out in Welsh or English I’ve not put greetings on either inside or out. But I have included a pack of greetings in both language, most with some double sided tape already added.

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Keep an eye out for a post showing the cards in the other undelivered pack before long.

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Apr 042018
 

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A Little Bit Of Colouring

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 Over in the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group on Facebook different activities take place. One of these activities is a colouring challenge where those who want to take part are given a digital stamp to colour and use in a project. This project must be photographed and the photo uploaded to the group.  Failure to upload a photo means you can not have the next free image to work with.

For April the image group members can request for free is this one.

It’s called “Penny Dragons Discovery Digital Stamp” and can also be bought from the Dragons Lair Designs Etsi store – here – if you don’t want to join the fan group and request it for free.

I printed a copy out on 200gsm super smooth cardstock and coloured it in using an assortment of alcohol markers.

  • Promarkers – Wallnut, Blush, Sandstone, Aegean, Rockpool, Forest Green, Lime Green.
  • Flexmarker – Amaranth Red
  • Nuvo pens – 371, 379

I then cut the image out around the outer edge.

Not my best bit of colouring ever, and the colours in the photos are darker than in reality, but the best I could do at the moment.

I was going to make a card with it, but at the last moment had a change of plan.

I buy some “Create-a-Calendar” blank calenders from Papermill Direct, in different sizes, and give them to various family members to decorate themselves as they wish.  For my mother I buy an A3 sized one, which gives approximately an area of A4 size to play with at the top of each page, but for her I put something up on it each month.  Sometimes its a collection of family photos, sometimes it’s some coloured images or decoupage, etc.

For this month I decided to use the DLD Fan Group Colouring challenge image, with some matting and layering to make it into a larger calender page decoration. So time for some fingerlift double sided tape and off I went!.

For the layers I started with a sheet of cardstock, a stencil – jungle leaves from Joanna Sheen, two green shade Dinky Inkies and Daubers, and made a background.

I trimmed the sheet just outside the stencilled pattern to give a small white border.  This layer was then matted onto green Adorable Scorable cardstock which was trimmed to give a very small margin around.

This was then put anto a larger piece of white cardstock and trimmed to give a larger margin this time.  This layer I decorated with dots and doodles using one of the blue markers I’d used on the image.

I used wet glue to attach the image on top.

And then back to fingerlift tape to attach the whole thing to the calender.

You’ll notice that I’ve added the month name in Welsh at the top. I did that before giving Mam the calendar the begining of the year, when I put all family birthdays and anniversaries on it.

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Added Info:

For any of you who don’t know, Dragons Lair Designs has both a Page and a Fan Group on Facebook, in addition to the Etsy shop.

  • You can find the DLD Fan Group – here!
  • The DLD FB Page – here!
  • The DLD Store on Etsy – here!
  • And for those of you who prefer to buy your digital downloads via craftsUprint, you can find DLD designer Janette Padley’s items – here!

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That’s it for today.  I hope to have another post on my blog to show you some more crafting before the end of the week, so please do pop in for a look again.

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A Fox

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Mar 312018
 

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A Screen Printed Card

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The card I’ve got to show you today is one I made using the screen printed image of a fox that I showed you previously, in this post – here.

It was printed using inks from my mixed, left over, pot of colours and added bronze, or was that copper?

I thought I’d make this one more masculine, so lots of leaves but no flowers, and some wood patterened backing paper.

I die cut the image out using the larger die from a Duo Dies set, making one ear and part of the tail ‘out of the box’.

The wood patterned background was cut out with one of my Hunkydory nesting oval dies.  I put the image onto the wood mat using 3mm deep foam tape.

The base card is 8″ square Creative Crafting World, with one of their inserts inside – I’ll put a panel with a new greeting over the printed one as it’s a Welsh card.

The first mat is 19cm square of Hunkydory Adorable Scorable black card, and the next layer is 18cm square of 200gsm cardstock printed with a blue background from this kit – here.

I used fingerlift tape to attach the mats to the card front and wet glue to attach the matted topper on top.

Then out came my bag of leaves and flowers I had left over from my previous two projects to make plaques.  You can see the dies I used and more info – here.

But as I said earlier, I only wanted leaves, not flowers, so I did a bit of sorting out to choose what I wanted before sticking the leaves in place using a wet, everyday, glue.

I had shaped one ear slightly up and the tail slightly down before sticking the topper on the wooden look layer for dimension.

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Now I need to sort out some more catchup posts to publish, and also decide whether I’m next going to work on some of my PHD, or start one of the projects I’ve got planned in my head and already bought the items needed.

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Catchup Post 5 – Some Bracelets

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Mar 242018
 

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Some Bracelets

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After a not very nice year last year between everything, I had hoped that this year would start better – but that was not to be.

I’d had problems with one eye towards the end of last year, with more than one visit to the optitian to keep an eye on it in case it was the start of my retina becoming detached.  Over the Christmas and New Year holiday the other eye started with the same flashing symptoms and floaters, except it was interfearing more with my vision. So after a discussion over the phone with the optitian it was down to the optitians to have my eyes looked at again on the first Thursday of the year. He wasn’t happy with what he was seeing and referred me to a hospital around 30 miles away, making an appointment for me the following afternoon.  The consultant/surgeon of course wasn’t there, it being a Friday afternoon at the end of the holiday period, so when the doctor who examined my eyes realised that I’d got a tare in my retina and that was causing the retina to come away from the eye, she had to refer me on to another hospital for an emergency eye operation.  It was gone 6 pm by the time she got things sorted.

I had to be at the Bristol Eye Hospital for an emergency operation by 7.30am the following morning. A journey of over 100 miles further. Oh, and I had to put some drops in on the way so that my eyes were already dilated before I got there.

So, off I went, and after form filling, further looking in my eye, etc., followed by the opperation, I was  sitting back in the ward by 11.00am and not allowed to lie down for five days because they’d put gas in my eye to press against the tare, and gas rises and with the tare at the top of my eye the gas bubble had to be kept there.

I’m now awaiting a further follow-up checkup to see how things are progressing.

The reason I’m telling you all this is that, of course, I needed someone to drive me to these places, (as, even if my eye wasn’t causing me problems, my M.E. means that there is no way I could have driven myself those sort of distances) – and the people who drove me were various members of my family.

I wanted to make something for them as a thank you and decided on some jewelery.  And while I was at it, make one for myself as well.

And that is what I’ve got to show you today, made towards the end of January when I was alliwed to hold my head downwards again after the gas bubnle had gone.

I did start off with a pack of kits to make several bracelets of the same design, but of different colour combination, which included very clear instructions.

The kit was by TotallyBeads and is called –  Next Generation Elastic Bracelet Kit with Czech Cabochons and Superduos.   The only problem was that I have very big wrists so had to source the beads for my bracelet from elsewhere. I gave people the choice of which colour bracelet they wanted to receive.

I’ve still got a fewfrom the collection of 7 to make up. They may be given to charities, I havent decided yet.

This is the one my youngest sister chose.

I didn’t tie the bracelets off until they had been chosen as it allowed me to get a perfect fit by removing some beads.  This first one was chosen by my youngest sister who made the journey to Bristol with me, not only for the opp but a fortnight after I came out she took me back for the first checkup.

This is the one I made for myself.

And hopefulky you can see the difference in sizes in this photo.

For my niece, who drove me to the ‘local’ hospital and then on to my youngest sister’s house, I made this bracelet.

After adjusting the bracelet to fit her I had enough beads left to make these earing drops.

I added a pair of silver fishook ear wires to the drops before giveing then.

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So, what to work on next? Not quite sure.  I’ve got so many different types of crafting projects either on the go or ready to start, so I guess what I do next depends on where my aches and pains are worse.

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Mar 222018
 

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A Dress And  Wrap

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This morning, Monday early, as I’m trying to put together this catchup post, there is a little snow on the ground outside. Not a lot, but a bit, as you can see in this photo taken from our back door.

This is another catchup post and will probabay take a day or two to get the photos of the items I’m going to write about, and get everything written up.

A year to eighteen months ago I made a nice, warm, dress for my mother.

I used the “Golden Rule” system to make a pattern of a dress shape she liked, but I adjusted the sleeves to make them more capped rather than the ones in the original pattern, as Mam has problems getting dressed and needs the more roomy sleaves.

It fit her fine, but I did make one mistake – I had her stand up straight to pin up the hem! The problem is that my mother doesn’t walk up straight – she leans forward quite a bit onto her walking frame and therefore the back of the dress goes up a bit higher than she’d like as she walks.  Nevertheless she has worn it a bit at Christmas and when using her wheelchair, as then she was then sitting down.

Then, just as it started getting cold at night autumn last year, my mother asked me to look out a bed jacket or cardigan for her to put on during the night if it got cold, which I did. But I got thinking – as she has a carer come in to help her get changed morning and evening, how would she manage to put on a cardi on her own at night?

Earlier in the year I’d bought a wrap for myself that is easier to throw on and I thought something similar would suit Mam as well, but the sale I’d got it in had finished, so I decided to crochet her one for Christmas – something I could do a very little at a time, in bed, with pillows supporting my arms. As she likes the colour blue I decided to use various shades of blue yarn.

I’ve got this much left, so another project for the future.

I crocheted it using the classic “granny square” stitch of the clusters of three trebles for the main body, with a few rows of evenly spaced trebles around the edge.

The main part of it was made using various shades of blue Aran weight, while the edge was made of darker blue Double Knit Yarn.

And this is the finished wrap.

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I said that Mam had worn the warm dress I made her first at Christmas, well this is her wearing the dress together with the wrap.

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More catchups, as well as things I’m currently working on, to come over the next few werks – hopefully! So please do pop back again.

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A Second Plaque Complete

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Mar 192018
 

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A Second Plaque

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When my mother saw the plaque I made for myself (you can see it – here – if you haven’t seen it before) she liked it so much I decided to make her one.

The place I’d got the letter and plaque for my original creation didn’t have any letter H left so I went looking on eBay for a suitable item.

Her favourite colour is blue so I got a letter H already painted this time, rather than covering the letter myself.

I also ordered some wooden plaques with ready drilled holes.

I’d still got a lot of flowers left from making my previous letter plaque so I had less to do from scratch for this make.

Like the previous plaque I started by roughly painting the plaque with white gesso.

I then collected together all the items I wanted to use – plaque, letter, glue, paint, brushes, Tonic Nuvo mousse and drops, bag of flowers I’d maďe previously from prrinted out Essential Plains digital downloads from the Dragons Lair Designs Etsy shop.

This time I decided to do some fine splatering of paint onto the background before I did anything else, blue near the top and green near the bottom.

As Mam and I decided near the end of making my plaque that something around the edge as a finishing touch was needed, this time I decided to put the dots around the edge before doing anything else – it was difficult using a ruler to get dots evenly spaced in a straght line after adding flowers on my plaque.

I used my finger to rub some mousse around some edges of the letter.  It’s odd how bothe the paint splatter and rubbed areas on the letter take on a different look depending on the lighting. I then glued on the letter with glue gel.

Next it was simply a case of tipping out my paper flowers and leaves and laying them out in various positions until I was happy with them.  I used glue gel to attach these as well.

I used wire from my jewellery making stash to hang the plaque, again using beads as stoppers on the back to stop wire moving or coming out of the holes.

And this is what it looks like in the end.

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Now I need to sort out some more catchup posts to publish, and also decide whether I’m next going to work on some of my PHD, or start one of the projects I’ve got planned in my head and already bought the items needed.

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Mar 132018
 

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My Completed Wall Plaque

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Well, it’s taken me quite a few days to make, but it is finished!  Hope you like it.

In case you missed my previous posts on this project – you can find them here:

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Information on what I’ve used can be found, with some links, in the previous posts, but I do need to give a special thank you to Janette Padley of Dragons Lair Designs for putting together the digital download backgounds collections for me.  She’s got a shop up on Etsy – here, a Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Page – here, a Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group – here, a Dragons Lair Designs Blog – here, and is also on CraftsUprint – here.

CONSTRUCTION AND FINISHING TOUGHES

I started by making up a cord to hang up my plaque.  I decided to make one up myself from three lengths of 6 stranded embroidery thread.  The paler thread in the center and the two darker lengths knotter around using a macramé twisting knot. I wanted a bit of texture, though you can’t really see the twist unless you look really closely because of the small size ofthe threads used, but I think it’s going to work well for what I want.

To attach I threaded the knotted cord through the holes in the plaque and then threaded an end of the thread through a bead and tied it in place to prevent the cord slipping out of the holes.

Next for the decorating – I put the plaque with letter flat on the table and started clustering the flowers and leaves I created on it.

Once I’d got it roughly how I wanted it I started gluing everything in place using Pinflair Glue Gel.  I had thought of using a hot glue gun but decided on the glue gel as it takes longer to set and I wanted the time to move things around until I was happy with how things looked.  I used a big mound of the glue for the center of the largest cluster in the bottom left to hold up the cluster of flowers.

 

Once I got to this stage I decided I wasn’t quite happy with the plaque.  It needed something else.  After a discusion with my mother we decided it needed something round the edge but not more flowers.

So what I decided to do was cut some strips of paper and added different options before laying them on the plaque so that Mam and I could pick the one we liked best.  Always good to have a second opinion when you can’t decide of finishing touches.

From a not very good attempt at distress inks to spots of a purple alcohol ink pen, it was one up from the bottom we decided on in the end – which is Nuvo Drops.

Chooseing to add the drops around the edge after doing the other decorating made it difficult for me to use a ruler to space the dots out evenly, but I managed in the end.

Mam likes it so much I’m going to make one for her as well. So keep an eye out for that.

THE FINISHED PROJECT:

Well, this is it!

Closeup of one area.

The whole piece.

So, onward next with a few UFOs and some more projects I’ve got worked out and the materials bought ready to start. As I tend to craft depending on which bit of me is aching the most, and how I’m feeling on any particular day, I haven’t decided what to do next, but I have had our cleaner pop my sewing machine on one corner of our kitchen table for me so I may get on with putting together some patchwork squares I’ve cut out a while ago. Wait and see!

Oh, and I’ve still got to post some catchups of previously made but unblogged items.

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