Thursday, 13 June 2013

Remember peel offs?

I had a really good sort out of my craft cupboard yesterday and found about 100 sheets of forgotten peel offs which I don't think I've used for absolutely ages.  They came in just perfect today when I was making this Father's Day card because they just added that little bit more to help "lift" the card.  The black and kraft seemed a bit dull on its own, but the extra bit of gold really helped it to look better.  I always like it when I find use for some of my older crafting stuff - makes me feel better when I actually use the stuff rather than piling it up in a cupboard!

I stamped the sentiment using an alphabet set from Rubber Stampede and used a small circle punch to cut out each letter, rolling the edges in the black ink.  The paper is from Papermania - which came in the recent DoCrafts Goody Bag.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Milk Coffee challenge - Father's Day / Male card
Crafting by designs - Father's Day - anything goes
Digi stamps 4 joy - For the men in our lives
Inky impressions - Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Take 3 tea towels ...

I've got a day off work today, everyone else has been sent off to school/work and the sky is threatening heavy rain so there's only one thing for it - Craft Day!

My sewing machine is out today, bright and early, and I've already finished off the project that I started last night and I am joining in with What's on your Workdesk Wednesday today to share my creation.  I think I may get the card making stuff out afterwards to make some Father's Day cards - rather than panic crafting on Sunday morning!

Its only a really easy project - I've made an apron out of 3 tea towels.  The striped tea towel is the main body, the white one was cut into 3 equal strips lengthways to make the waist band and the pink one was cut in half to make the pocket.

So, today's workdesk is actually my dining table.  You can see my lovely sewing machine I purchased last year - it was only about £200 but is perfect for my needs and superb value for money.  I "retired" my old Frister Rossman machine last year, which I'd had since I was 12 years old and had become like part of the family - but my new one does so much more!  You can't see a lot more on the picture, except for my Fiskars scissors (the family all know that anyone who touches my sewing scissors must face the "Wrath of Mom" - they are strictly for fabric only!) and my little Tupperware tub of pins together with a bowl of Pink Lady apples - think I'll have one of those in a mo!!

My final picture is just of the apron pocket - I've had a try with some of the patterned stiches on my sewing machine - just to add a bit of decoration.

When I cook the evening meal tonight I can wear my new apron so that I have somewhere to wipe my hands (rather than on my clothes) and I can at least look a little bit like a Domestic Goddess even if the meal doesn't taste like its been cooked by one!!!

Thanks for looking,