Katherine's Dabblings

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.

Tote Bag

Made this for a friends birthday.

The pattern is a Pink Sand Beach design called Tuscany Tote.

She loves her chickens and I happened to see this as a kit so thought it would be perfect for her.

Only to find out after I'd made it that her chickens had gone to live with her friend in the country where they could roam free. Lol.

Never mind, at least she gets to visit them when they go in their caravan.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Wet Felted Book Cover

Had a fab day out in Cromer on a course learning how to wet felt.

I particularly wanted to do a piece that would be big enough to cover an A5 notebook for a present.

I wish I'd had a better idea of what my picture/pattern was going to be before I went in though as I did
have that "staring at huge blank canvas" moment and didn't know what to do. Lol.

Anyway, I had great fun and can thoroughly recommend Fibre and Earth Studios for a great way to have a go before
you go ahead and start buying all the millions of colours that us crafters MUST HAVE!

Finished off with lots of beads, some fluff and stitching.

I did make a bookmark out of the excess that I cut off but forgot to take a piccy. Ooops. Lol.

Birthday Card

For my longest and dearest friend on her 50th birthday.

Using Spellbinders embossing folder and die cutters.