Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Playing tag

Hi there. Over on UKscrappers, I've been doing a fabric tag swap. we had to make 6 tags where the main ingredient was fabric. They could be enhanced with other stuff, but the majority had to be fabric based. Here's my effort.
 My base is burgundy felt and so is the backing. I added some pale pink felt and a touch of pink print fabric to the base. The flower is cut from the same burgundy and pink felt using the new Tim Holtz flower garland strip die and my lovely cuttlebug. I had to run the felt through the machine about six times to get a clean cut, but the end result was worth it. I sewed the pale pink onto the burgundy with green variegated embroidery thread and the pink print is appliqued on top with orange thread. I sewed the base and the backing together using the same green variegated thread. The watering can and butterfly are inked and glimmer misted chipboard, and I distress inked the lace which I then sewed on using teeny tiny stitches. Above the lace I added some burgundy loopy ribbon and the flower on the lace is an alcohol inked button, with a little green gem on it. I also added some gems to the lace and an alcohole inked crystal drop also compliments of Tim Holtz. A little silver charm and some stickles grass and a bird finish off the tag. I really enjoyed doing this swap and can't wait to see what the other swapees come up with. Below are some close ups of the detail.
 The flower is made up of layers of alternate coloured felt with a green dewdrop stuck in the centre.
 The crystal drop is alcohol inked with a gem stuck on for effect. The chipboard butterfly is inked and glimmer misted, and I added some stickles to jazz it up a bit
Here you can see the lace, ribbon, little button flower and stickles ''grass''. Thnks for stopping by and see you again soon.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Welcome Miri

Hello there bloggers. I'm catching some blog time, before rushing off to an appointment with my son. Sheya is diabetic and even at 19 he still likes me to come with him to his hospital appointments. Never mind, it gives me a chance to snooze on the bus. I am flippin' exhaustem. My granddaughters are adorably cute, but I've forgotten how hard it is to look after a couple of toddlers.
Anyway, back to the point. The newcomer to our family was named on Saturday. Her name is Miriam, but we're calling her Miri. She's too little for such a mouthful.
In between running after toddlers, doing Passover cleaning and sewing for everyone, also fo Passover, I managed to squeeze in a quick layout of ittle Miri. Here's a peek.

I used white cardstock as a base, and cut a frame from pink cardstock. The stripey paper is from my stash which I am trying to use up, as is the ruler paper. The blooms are Prima and the rest of the embellishments are from the My Minds Eye, Lost and Found collection. This picture  is one of the first ones of Miri taken soon after she was born . I can't wait to make layouts of all three together. Thanks for coming by and have a good day.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A brand new arrival

I know I've been a terrible blogger lately, but I've been up to my ears in working. First Purim and now Passover. But I have some gorgeous exciting news. DD1 has given birth to an adorable baby girl this morning, and here is the evidence

This is baby number 3 for DD. All girls. She is totally adorable and looks exactly like big sister 1 aka Tzivi. She weighed in at 2.9kilos which in English translates as 6 and 1/2 pounds. She's teeny tiny and gorgeous. She will be named at a naming ceremony in the synagogue on Saturday. That's all for now. Thanks for visiting