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a trio of birthday cards

The summer always comes with a flurry of birthdays in quantities too vast for me to make cards for everyone (at the moment, in any case). However, I did manage to make three for some members of my family.

First up is a sort of 3D-present-with-ribbons card which I made for my sister-in-law. I’m still making my way through the Hobbycraft card selection, which I’ve used for all the cards – this one used a pink one. Next, I cut out a square from a sheet of the Papermania: Rose Garden set, and used some adhesive foam pads to set it out from the card. I put a couple of ribbons through (cut out of new clothes) and then used the October Afternoon: Boarding Pass stickers to spell out ‘Happy Birthday’.

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fabric flowers

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I had a day where I thought ‘I really need to make fabric flowers’, you know, like you do. Anyways, I found my box of fabric scraps and started messing around with gathering bits of materials and sewing them together.

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book page wedding cards

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I made two wedding acceptance cards for friends Jemma (The Embellished Elf) and Ross, and Clare and Neil using book pages again.

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gold bead cardie

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Absolutely ages ago I promised that I would upload images of another cardigan I’d lazily sewed some beads on.  Unfortunately, my degree module started and before I knew it I was sunk in a mire of endless reading and assignments.  I kept promising myself ‘craft breaks’ but suddenly crafting seemed like such a slog compared to the relative ease of pressing buttons on a remote control…

Thankfully, I’ve made it back out to continue blogging about the veritable sea of crappy items that pass for ‘homemade craft’ in my house. Read the rest of this entry

of pearls and cardigans

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Plain cardigans can serve a purpose, I’ll admit, but isn’t it much more fun to jazz them up a bit?

In the spirit of lazy customising, I bought a box of pearl beads and proceeded to sew a few on to the front of a green cardigan I had bought from a high street shop. As a beginner, I couldn’t think of any fancy patterns, so haphazardly put them wherever I fancied. Hurrah for laissez faire sewing! Read the rest of this entry

birthday cushion and bracelet

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For my mum’s birthday, I put together a couple of gifts – a brightly patterned cushion and a bracelet.

On the cushion I picked some details on the fabric and went round them with different coloured beads.

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