Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Flower and Photo Cards

I needed a break from all the sewing I have been doing lately. I decided to revisit an old love and make a few cards. The first one I made was from some stamped images I found whilst going through all the stuff in my craft room closet. I had repeated the image a few times with the idea of doing this ages ago, I just never got around to it till now. 

The rest I made were just photo cards using pictures of flowers that I have taken. Again put aside for the right time. It feels good to get stuff done. I am such a procrastinator. 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hand Sewn Cowboy Quilt

After my success with the hand sewn quilt I made for my mum, I decided to make one for my dad too. He turns 80 this year. My dad loves everything cowboy and America related, this made my fabric choices pretty easy. I have been working on this all over the summer. 

We took a trip over to the UK to visit family and I took it with me so I could keep working on it. This also allowed my dad to get a sneak peak of my work in progress. I even had the chance to sit under the shade of a tree by a stream on a beautiful day in the fabulous grounds of St. Fagan's castle in Wales. One of my favorite places to visit when I go home. 

I wasn't able to finish it while I was there, even though I tried very hard to, but finally it is finished and winging its way to my dad in time for his birthday.

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