Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
This week has flown by, mostly because we were building up to the Girls 21st Birthday and then spent Thursday, Friday and probably the rest of the weekend celebrating it. We agreed that once we are clear of this dreadful pandemic we will give them the Celebration that they deserve, although they were totally happy with what we did, Matt made a quiz that included rounds specifically about Sophie & Lucy, which was really fun, the only thing that really proved was how much the girls know each other, even down to guessing which 'Fonts' they prefer!! The quiz took most of the evening and we all had fun, which is hard to imagine with everyone sat in separate rooms, thank heavens for technology!
Now ladies I was wondering if you would like to bring back the 'Share your Shopping' feature that we used to do on a Saturday, I think it is a great way of inspiring each other, we all shop at different places and it's amazing how some places have really different craft products to places like Craft Stash etc, only this week I discovered ''My Creative Spirit'' which is a shop that Lilian shops at, they have an amazing range of Stamperia papers and many more besides.
We could also share places that have great deals and offers, we all love a bargain when it comes to Craft supplies, for instance I discovered ''Kwan Crafts'' on Amazon, they have a fantastic range of Embossing Folders, they also have stamps
This is one example, a lovely stamp set for £6, thats on Amazon Prime too so you could get it next day.
This 8x8 inch Embossing Folder was £8.99, its so detailed. The two I bought were:
They both give a great, deep emboss, so I totally recommend them. Just type 'Kwan Crafts' into Amazon.
Janet has a new Sewing Machine and has wasted no time in getting it all set up so that she can get to creating beautiful things. Janet hasn't done any machine sewing for years but you would never gusess that from her first craft projects.
The two bags above are both made using Juberry patterns, both bags are also reversible, which must make sewing even more tricky.
Janet I absolutely love both of your bags the material is gorgeous both on the outside and inside going on the little bit can see. I love how you have embellished them too, you could really personalise a bag for somebody, such a lovely gift, especially these days where we always have to have a bag inside your handbag for the times that you forget to take your big bag of bags that you keep in the car (well we do, in fact it makes me laugh that both Sophie and Lucy have a 'Bag for Life' collection in their boot for when they take me shopping)!
Thank you so much Janet for sharing your first sewing projects, I can't wait to see what you make next, I'm pretty sure you have your next project lined up. Can you tell us a little bit about your new Machine?? XXX
Cheryl has made some more of her stunning Ribbon Flowers, I would love to know how you make them Cheryl as they look so complicated. I do remember us sharing a Tutorial with each other years ago.
Cheryl has made these one for a lady called Lesley that sells these gorgeous coloured ribbons. Such an inspirational project Cheryl, thank you so much for sharing them with us. XXX
Here are a couple of the things that I treated myself to this past week or so, the first photo is some of Phill Martins sentiment stamps, 'Ticket Tapetastic Essentials'' & 'TrioFrame Essential Sentiments'' I have been wanting these stamps for a while, they were only in stock in his own shop. I think that they will be quite useful as they are quite plain.
The second photo is of a little collection of Julie Hickey stamps, I watched a show the other day that featured Hazel from Pink Frog using Julie's stamps, she made some amazing cards and other projects, they were all really reasonably priced stamps too, Craft Stash have her stamps too, a lot of them sold out though. I am really looking forward to playing with playing with my new things. Another parcel arrived today but I will share that with you next week.
I hope that you all have a good weekend, keep wrapped up warm as the temperatures are set to drop quite sharply over the next few days, I wonder if any of us will see snow?
Love and hugs to all of you,