Wednesday, 13 November 2019

A Dress or Coat Hanger Protector

I had a go at the weekend in making a 'shoulder protector' for my dress, using fabric 
from a reduced priced duvet cover I purchased a few months ago. I noticed these are
also called 'Shoulder Dust Covers'

I adapted a pattern I found on Pinterest to fit the shape of  my coat hanger, but as
you can see, I made it far too small. I didn't allow enough seam allowance when
cutting my pattern, but you get the general idea.

These will be so useful to use in my wardrobe, that my next attempt will be made
larger, and using prettier fabric, which I will decorate with ribbon or lace.
This is when scrap material is so useful to use to practice on.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Friday, 8 November 2019

New Baby Card

Today's card is one I made for my neighbours who recently
welcomed their first baby.
I made it very 'clean and simple' using this embossing folder for the first time.
I die cut the bear in blue pearlized card and mounted him on foam to
give some dimension.  
The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Pinking Stitch
Clearly Besotted - Congrats
Teddy Bear - Brand Unknown

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Birthday Card for my Nephew

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my youngest nephew this week, who is teaching
himself to play the guitar.
I came across the idea on Pinterest, (there are so many guitar style cards on there) and
thought it would make a change from the usual football themed card.
I extended the piece of card for the bridge base using the word window punch.
I love doing this for longer sentiments too. The pick I cut freehand from red card.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Craft Essentials Creative Dies - Happy Birthday
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 4 November 2019

Sewing Machine Mat

Today, I am sharing another sewing project, a quilted sewing machine mat which
is one of the projects available to make on the online sewing course with 
Claire at Beautiful Things Craft and Sewing Classes
This is the third project I have made since joining the 
 Bronze Online Sewing Course in July. I have already made a zipped doorstop
which you can find HERE  and a lay flat drawstring make-up bag HERE.
I can't thank Claire enough for getting me started on this wonderful hobby.

I really enjoyed making this machine mat, especially as it involves quilting which I think
gives projects such a lovely look. It will be really handy to use, having the three pockets 
at the front to keep my sewing tools in when I am not using them.

I purchased all of the material from The Cheap Shop in Tiptree.
The largest piece of fabric I used is a design by Belleboo.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge - 'Use Holly and/or Ivy on your Card'


A new challenge has started at Winter Wonderland where the theme this month is
'Use Holly and/or Ivy on your Card'


The challenges are held on the first Friday of each month.
Our sponsor for this challenge is: Sheepski Designs

Andrea of Sheepski Designs is offering the winner 3 images of their choice.

All the details can be found HERE


Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Sheepski Designs - Christmas Candle
Ornate Frame die - Brand unknown
Woodware Punch - Holly
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Janice x



Friday, 1 November 2019

My Time to Craft #408 - 'No Square or Rectangle Cards Allowed'

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'No Square or Rectangle Cards Allowed'

All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...

The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Large Dies - Bunting and Scalloped Bunting
Christmas Tree die - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 28 October 2019

Travel Tissue Holder

Today, I'm sharing my latest sewing project, a travel tissue holder. 
I found lots of tutorials on the internet and on Pinterest, plus
 Claire of Beautiful Things has also posted YouTube instructions HERE
which I used as a guide.
I used the same set of fat quarter fabric as the zipped cosmetic bag I made
last week HERE, which I bought recently from Aldi's when they were reduced in price.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x