I managed to have some real creative time on Friday.
I finished one part of my sewing swap for CraftMad - we have to make two material luggage tags
unfortunately, I can only show a snippet of it, as I haven't sent it yet.
This swap is way overdue for me - I had the material cut out for quite a while, but could not actually get to sewing it up, mostly because I was unsure if it would actually work. It is my own design, but my measurements & cutting were way off and it has not come together as I would hope. Unfortunately, some of the links provided in the swap information did not work for me ;-( but I have since been able to get back to one of the links and will use that info for the second luggage tag. So hang in there, Merry, I haven't forgotten you ;-)
I also spent time in my sewing room sorting out fabrics - an easy way to get distracted for a few hours ;-)
I managed to complete a label/tag for an Anniversary present for my BIL & SIL 20th Wedding Anniversary. This tag fits in with the current Lily of the Valley challenge of glitter & glitz and the Copic Oz challenge of feathering.
It does not show up too much on the photo, but the hair is feathered with two different colours.
Here is what the images look like without the glitz - a bit sad don't you think :-((
This is what is inside the package
B&B book celebrating 20 years
I know the present is really for my SIL, but I have included a voucher so that BIL does not feel too left out.
I am a bit of a fan myself, and my fave characters were Thorne & Darla.
I almost don't want to give to her - but I am sure she will let me read it when I want ;-)
In this collage are some beads, my fave chocolate mousse, a rose dead-head, cupcake birthday card for my Dad, fabrics for my next quilt, Meerkat & Hippo taken at Adelaide Zoo, hand appliqued quilt block received in a swap, my first cross stitch embroidery, a photo of my kitchen and a beaded bracelet ;-)
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First I must tell you 3 things about myself.
1. At the age of 16, my very first job was as a sewing machinist in a jeans factory.
2. I am thankful that I have been married to my best friend for 28 years.
3. My last job was two years ago, but I am not stressing out about being unemployed - yet :-)
I decided not to go the Craft Fair yesterday - I couldn't stand the thought of the crowds and all those prams and wheelie carts.
But I went on a crafty shopping trip anyway ;-)
I went for a drive to the new Gepps Cross Spotlight - let me say, I love my little Clovercrest, the staff are just great, but the Gepps Cross store is about 4 times the size! It is so well laid out and organised and so VERY neat and tidy and the staff are GREAT too!
I got some great fabric and bits and pieces
I picked up a colour guide - hopefully, it will help me in picking my fabrics
great aussie sunburnt country browns & golds
navy & white and grey & white
fat quarter bundle - I don't normally like greens, but I am quite taken with this combination.
After visiting Spotlight, I went on a mission to locate Need4Bead - a new store opened up close to me. A friend recommended I go and have a look. Let me tell you, I was most impressed with this new store. Staff were great and most helpful.
I only spent $20, but I got all of these!
It could be a dangerous thing with a bead shop now so very close - only a 10 minute drive ;-)
I have just got back from a weekend away in the Barossa for a mini school reunion with 10 of my primary school friends - some of us have not seen each other for 35 years or more! We stayed at the Barossa Valley Tourist Park, which was much bigger than we expected and the cabins were clean and reasonably well maintained. In fact, THIS was my actual cabin for the weekend.
The weather was a bit cold and windy, which is a bit unusual for this time of year, but it did not dampen our spirits. We ventured out and about anyway.