The Creative Exchange – part 2

So today I want to share what I sent my recipient as part of The Creative Exchange – read here for the background to the exchange and as promised a little treat. My first ‘downloadable’ and a quick tutorial on how to make one of the items included in my package. My recipient is an illustrator, […]

the detail is in the dress

The Big Day sure is fun but I must admit the lead up is pretty awesome too. A few weeks ago I spent a lovely afternoon at a friend’s daughter’s bridal shower. I love meeting the wedding guests in advance, say at the bridal shower or hen’s night, then the wedding reception is bound to […]

Instagram needlebook swap – part 1

The latest swap I participated in was organised by the lovely Anorina from Samelia’s Mum. You had to be part of the Instagram community and you were to gift your secret swap partner with a needle book. You were encouraged to post a collage of images to provide your partner with ideas and inspiration.  She also […]

a wonderful wedding

Over Easter we were privileged to witness and celebrate our friend’s wedding. The bride of Vietnamese heritage, the first celebration was the traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. It was a lovely day, filled with colour and tradition. A civil ceremony and gorgeous lunch overlooking one of the best harbour’s in the world followed the day after. […]

We often take wine…

..when we are invited to friends for lunch or dinner so I thought I would make some fabric coasters as a hostess gift. I used my Accuquilt hexagon dies to cut 12 hexies. I then made a paper template slightly smaller then hexies. I used this template to iron the edges neatly. Kept one side […]

At least my friend is partly ready for Christmas

So my friend gave  me a bunch of card stock. She said, I’m sure you’ll put it to good use. She had a surplus from the supplies she purchased to make her wedding invitations. Of course, card stock equals hand made cards. I had 13 sheets of red and 6 sheets of textured pearlescent cream. […]

4 in 1 – Mother’s Day gift

I can finally share with you these creations. This card, was inspired by some very talented artists I found and follow on Instagram. I had tried quilling in the past. But recently have discovered some very cool contemporary designs which I have enjoyed trying out. This is one of a few types of petals I […]

SIC – 9th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th challenges if you are interested. This wall art gave me the idea to create a fun flower to wrap a girly present. Used velum for the petals, tore them, curled them and then made a quilled pink centre. Added some glitter to the centre and double sided […]

SIC – 6th month

It wasn’t hard to catch up with my SIC BHG challenge. A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th challenges if you are interested.  This palette or rather a pastel version… reminded me of this cute fabric I had. I also wanted to use my hexagon die cut [in 3 […]