Katherine's Dabblings

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Just A Note......

in this case to say happy birthday!

I found these card blanks in the charity shop just around the corner from me.

Now they are not normally my cup of tea but seeing as though all my mojo has been missing without a trace for quite some time and they were only 50p I couldn't resist.

Turns out though that they are a particularly odd size and I can't find any corresponding envelopes anywhere. Think they may be going back to the charity shop. ☺☺☺

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Seasons Greetings

to all that visit my blog.

Wishing you all a peaceful christmas with much love.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thinking of you....

Reeds embossing folder and small birds die cutter to make very simple and understated sympathy card. Always sad to make but seems even more so this time of year.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

All White Birthday Card

Another pretty one using a free digi stamp and a favourite Marianne Anja Square die.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Mothers Day Card

Something pretty for mother in law. Saw this embossing folder second hand on Ebay and thought it highly apt for a lady that loves her garden.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Selection of Cards

Well, I don't know where time goes these days but the snowdrops and crocuses are out and looking splendiferous so spring must be here. Yippee!

Here are a few cards that I've made in the meantime.

Merry Christmas

Happy Anniversary

Thinking of You...

Happy Birthday

Baby Girl

Retirement Card

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Jelly Roll Quilt. French Braid Quilt. Prairie Braid Quilt. Friendship Braid Quilt.

This double quilt was also made for my friends 50th birthday and was a pattern from French Braid Quilts
by Jane Hardy Miller which is a fab book.(No connection etc blah blah)

I noticed when looking at patterns though that it seems to be also known by other names hence the title although these perhaps have some slight variations.

I made mine choosing all the fabrics specifically as they are my friends favourite colours but as the braids are made up of 2&1/2 inch width strips you could just as well use jelly rolls if the colours suited you.

It has taken months in the making. Started another quilt which is really pretty but on a visit she went bananas over some purple and green fabric so I thought my muted Roses & Chocolate jelly roll wasn't quite going to cut it! I mean, what was I thinking?!

Back to plan f! Decided on what I prefer to call the Friendship Braid pattern. How difficult would it be to find just the right fabrics? Extremely apparently! Some have come from Sew and So's in Bungay, some from Sew Simple in Taverham and the gorgeous flower batik boarder fabric came from 13 The Warehouse in Morecambe!

Anyway, my friend was delighted with it and I have to say that I was too and was really loathe to give it away. Lol.