Monday, 17 January 2011

Memory Quilts....

On Saturday I went to my regular sewing class, we were making Memory Quilts. I loved it, it was like scrapbooking but in fabric! We had a brilliant teacher Anne, who explain some basis design techniques so you could plan a layout. The photos I've taken show the work in progress, so you will see pins and all sorts but I still thought I would share them with you.

The photographs in the quilts were printed on fabric prior to the workshop. We had a great worksheet to help us decide who would be the main character in our Memory Quilt and what story we wanted to tell. I'm sure you can tell which one is mine and of course my main character is Big G and I wanted to remember the good times we had together on the beach enjoying the sunshine. I have a lot of work to do as I wanted more patchwork in mine so I have started with some curved flying geese which I will piece into the background. The words you can see will be painted to blend into the background which was a great idea from Anne.

 Sarah's mum, Hillary!

It will be really nice to go back next month and see them all finished! The finished ones below are Anne's designs


Sunday, 9 January 2011

I love weekends...

All good weekends should consist of:
  • Time at the Gym
  • Lunch with Friends
  • Time to scrapbook
  • Walk out in the countryside
I'm doing well so far, the walk is today as the weather is looking good for a change. Last night I completed a single page LO which is unusual for me. I have used the sketch challenge for BO Bunny's Friday Challenge My background paper is from the Bo Bunny range but the rest is from my stash so the sketch was just used as a starting point.

The photographs are from early December when we took Isabel to see Peppa Pig turn on the Christmas lights in Chesterfield. The photo on the left is my Mum and my Sister Rachel. The other photo is Isabel and her Dad enjoying the rides!

The title is "Vintage Market" from Tim Holtz Alterations
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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year...

I've finally finished my double layout for Angus, the oldest foster dog in town! It was an ideal opportunity to use some of my christmas presents. My good friend Norma bought me loads of scrapbooking goodies so I have used them all in these pages....Some lovely paper called Dog's life, with matching Card Candy.
I stamped some flowers has I didnt have any in just the right colour and I also added some ribbon from My Mind's Eye range. To finish I stamped some doggy words to create a border.

It's the Other Half's birthday today so off out for a Japanese meal....yummy, sushi! We have been to the Pantomime today which was great fun, Sleeping Beauty! Im still chanting's behind you!
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