spoonful of sugar

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Sketches in Thyme

Hello everyone,

There is a new sketch on at Sketches in Thyme this week. If I am honest, I struggled a little with that one. I am not too sure why, I just did and kept putting it off! But I have finally made a page, clean and very simple, but it does the trick. I  made it last weekend when I met up with some friends at our local crop. I got quite a lot done actually, not that I can show you any of it yet. Sounds very secret, doesn't it.
So here is the sketch this week. See if you get more inspired than me, I am sure you will.

and here is my take...
I love the colours and I am please with the stencil that my friend Lesley made me on her clever machine. I can see me using it a lot. The pictures were taken during our holiday in Brittany. The water was far too cold for me to get in but the kids always enjoy it, whatever the temperature.
A friend is coming tonight for some crafty time. I am not sure what I am going to do yet. I was thinking of trying applique, although I still don't have the attachment on my sewing machine. Probably won't get much done other than chatting !!
Have a fun week.

Monday, 10 September 2012

I am back...

I know, I am very much like buses. You don't see one for ages and then they all come at once ! two posts in one day, my life is back to normal, so I should have more time to write.

I went to a wedding in France during the summer. It was really beautiful. The weather was wonderful, the venue was trully amazing and the bride looked gorgeous.

See how I am sad enough to coordinate us all !!

Anyway, I decided to make the bride a little present she could keep with her at all time. I wanted something small enough that would fit in her hand bag for all the occasions when people you meet say, oh, have you got any pictures?!! I wanted also something personal where she could add her though, more pictures or kind words. So i cam up with the idea of a bound fabric book with lots of pockets and tags.

I did the binding as I learned on TV last Christmas. I am  surprised I still remembered !!

and as you can see ( if you have a magnifying glass that is, I added numerous journaling tags and pockets for her to fill.

I enjoyed making it and I hope she enjoys filling it with treasures and sharing it.


Oups, I did it again !!

I forgot to post my entry for Sketches in Thyme last week ! I really liked the sketch, I had loads of ideas, and ended up choosing the idea of making a fake little book. I like the page, although, I would probably change the bottom. what do you think? here was the sketch:

And here was my page

Why don't you have a go.

Back to school for me too today! busy busy.

Anne X

Monday, 3 September 2012

Back to school

Well kids are back at school today. It looks like they were looking forward to it but I wasn't !! I am one of these sad mums who misses her kids when they go to school. Still the sun is shining so I should make the best of my week off before I have to go back to work !!

I am making a mini book for my friend who got married this summer. I have decided to make the cover out of fabric so I'd better get sewing !!
Anne XXX