Last week, it was my lovely friend Maria's birthday. I somehow managed to sneak a few hours in my Crafty Corner to make her a card and a little gift:
I made this VERY Carole card (but Maria did say that she liked my style and NOT to change!) using my second favourite ever papers, Sugared by Basic Grey. I really had forgotten just how much I like these papers. It was a fairly simple card, like most of mine I suppose, but I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
Then, while these lovely papers were still out - and does anyone else do this - remember how much you like a particular set of papers and make your next few projects from them because they are to hand and are back to being a favourite?!!! No? Oh well, just me then! Anyway, as I was saying, while they were out, I made Maria a little gift that I'm hoping will find a little spot in her "Arty Attic":
I have had a little more success in my fabric search, although the blue fabric that I would love to find I think is no longer available (I did find it in brown and bought a metre of that, and also in pink, but I don't want to add pink in). I am trying to stick to the colours of our bedroom which are basically cream, beige and light blue. I have been looking at quilts and designs on the internet and as I love things to be symmetrical (in case you hadn't noticed that from my cards!) I really like designs that are ordered. However, as I have varying amounts of fabric, I am going to have to do a random design!!! Shock horror! Actually, it does make me panic slightly! I'm wondering how I can bring some organisation into random! Hmmmmmm ....
I will try and take some photos of the fabrics that I have gathered together so far, the last ones being from a curtain shop at the top of our road who have boxes of remnants outside, and I found a large piece of pale blue for £1!
I am also contemplating perhaps making a little quilt or cushion cover first just to get me in the swing of things - maybe a king size quilt is quite ambitious for my first quilt in over 16 years!
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