Katherine's Dabblings

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Jeans Bag

Have seen tutorials for upcycling jeans into bags and thought I'd give it a go.

Have really really struggled with the lining but I'm NOT doing it yet again. Lol.

Am pleased overall with it though.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

A Canvas Clock

Or rather a canvas with a clock on it.  Lol.

A friend saw some paper/fabric on a craft stall so we decided we'd have a go ourselves.  It's jam pot muslin covered with pva and then has tissue paper worked onto it so it can be as smooth or as textured as you like.  Coloured with colour washes and spritzed with some glimmer mists.

My smooth piece I decided to use as a background on a canvas and then bits and bobs added.  There are three squares which are faux carnival glass.  One worked better than the others but seeing as though I'd made them, they were going on!  Lol.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Paper Flowers

The very talented Ange Lee gave a tutorial on her blog for paper flowers.  Now I do not have the patience to cut out graduating sizes and nor do I have any double sided papers.  So I coloured some sewing pattern tissue paper and ran through the cuttlebug on one of the tatty floral dies.  Secured layers with brad and scrunched up and arranged.   And as they say oooooop north, job's a good un!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Mothers Day Card

for my lovely MIL.  I knew she would like this and she did so that's a billy bonus.  Though I did say she was naughty for opening it early.  Lol.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

A Golden Wedding Anniversary


Used the instructions on The Craft Barn's blog to make the rosette. 

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Allotment Scrapbook

Another bookbinding.  Yonks ago I made a piece of card using cut up images from a fruit catalogue.  OH wanted a small scrapbook to use as an allotment diary so I dug out my collage and made this A5 notebook.

Just hope it logs a more productive year than last. 8>(

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Japanese Bookbinding Album

More of the same really. Lol.

Done in blue as that was the favourite colour of Mr S.

And if you don't know about the lovely Mr S. please look at the Hugbinders blog.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Birthday Card

Fused felt & shiny bits and then ran it through the cuttlebug with the tattered florals die.

The leaves are made by trapping shiny bits between two pieces of organza and then putting on an embroidery hoop.  Did the outline in satin stitch and then free machined the centre bits.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Humbug & Pyramid Bags

Nicks very kindly lent me a book yesterday by Margaret Beal which rather spookily I had just reserved at the library the day before.

In it was these little bags.  It's a bit difficult to explain here how it's done but I do love the idea of them.  Especially the small ones within a larger one.   No end to what little bits you could put in them.

Fusing Felt & Organza

This is a technique where you cut small triangles of fabric that will melt and lay them onto a piece of felt.  You then lay on a metal rule and run a fine tip soldering iron down the edge of the rule to bond the pieces to the felt. 

These are a few experimental pieces using a different combo of colours & fabrics each time.