Katherine's Dabblings


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Made for dear friends who are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary.

Made using silver pearlised card overlaid with Tattered Lace Chains Panel die. Spellbinders Twisted Metal die used for sentiment and Sue Wilson's Delicate Daisies (open & complete) for the flower. Leaves were made using Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die (solid & outline)

Friday, 11 August 2017

Handmade Mushroom Fungi Card

Card made for a lovely lady who loves photographing fungi and has just retired.

Rubber stamped fungi image and text printed in Word and then die cut.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Textile Wren

Wren shapes cut out from fabric and stitched onto old linen.

Leaves cut with Memory Box die cutter as was the little flowers.

Tried to sew through the card on sewing machine but did not want to play ball so used the machine to create the holes and then hand stitched through them.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Blackbird Birthday Card

Needed to make a male birthday card and have been inspired by the dawn chorus and all the blackbird families we have had visiting the garden.

Found the stamp in a charity shop so I'm not sure that it is of a blackbird but it seemed to suit. It may well become a robin at christmas. Lol.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Bird Textile Card for Fathers Day

Used Accuquilt Birds die and cut the extra bits by hand.



Cut the branch freehand and the leaves were cut with a thin metal die.

The nest was made up of wool, bits of fabric and raffia sewn together with free motion stitching between water dissolvable film.

Next time though I would use my needle felting embellishing machine to form the nest directly onto the background for a more natural looser look.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Dumbo Quilt & Dumbo Card

Quilt panel wadded, backed and quilted in the obvious places. Going round the words was very sloooooooooooow going!

Tried the flange binding method on this quilt as I hate hand sewing. Having said that it really doesn't look as neat as I'd like on the back and as much as I hate hand sewing I think I'll go back to the old method.

Also made a card to match.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Leaving Card



A card for a lovely couple off on a sabbatical for a year touring Australia.

Made by using Wordart (which used to be Tagul) and added some embellishments. The clock is set to 9.45pm as that is the time of their flight
departing the UK for a great big adventure!