Hello my lovelies, hope you're having a good weekend so far. We've got a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time around our theme is 'Sew and Sew'. As always there's a fab prize up for grabs from Flonzcraft our generous sponsor so do pop over and check out the challenge blog for more deets, while you're there have a look at all the beautiful inspiration from my teamies.
I've made a little pin cushion, inspired by a gorgeous project in last months Simply Homemade magazine although I didn't have the right bits and bobs so I had to rummage in my stash. I used a moutboard die cut circle for the base and an old CD at the top. Now somewhere in my craftroom I have a load of old cotton reels but of course I couldn't find them so I decided that I'd use a full reel of cotton then i'll always be able to find it :-) The papers are from Prima 'Believe' paper pad, distressed with tea dye distress ink. For the pin cushion on the top I took an old calico bag (those you get full of leaflets at boring conferences) and stamped 'Leafy Trails' Big Bold Background stamp from Chocolate Baroque with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with Graph'It Markers, I cut a circle and gathered it over a smaller card circle using running stitches. It was a bit awkward to stuff it so I made a hole in the card and poked the stuffing in with my tweezers before sticking it to the top of the little stand.
i've added some seam binding ribbon and lace from the Ribbon Girl and a button and twine from my stash. I made a couple of tags to pop on a couple of the memo pins, one is a manilla tag stamped with a sewing pattern stamp from Indigo Blu. The front tag uses some of the scraps of paper from the pad, stamped with a stitching stamp from Indigo Blu, the lady is a stamp from Flonzcraft, coloured with Graph'it Markers, her dress is paper pieced using a few more scraps.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge: Somethiing new
(new technique to make the pincushion and new papers)
Crafting by Designs: Mixed media
Crafty Catz: real or faux stitching + material
Crafty Creations:shabby Chic
Creative Craft Challenge: Not a square
Its all about the Vintage: summer flowers
My Craft Spot: 3d items
Its been the first day of my week off work and its been grey and rainy all day but its been a good excuse to have a lazy day. Can you believe I haven't done any crafting?? I know, not like me at all but after being so busy at work and having loads of samples to make my craft room looked like a total bomb site so I've had a bit of a sort out and now I can actually see my desk so I'll be catching up on some crafty fun tomorrow :-)
Thanks so much for popping by and thanks for your lovely comments