Sunday, 27 March 2011

Been playing

I thought I'd better get used to playing around with the computer if I was going to stick with this blogging lark.  I've been on so many blogs by other crafters and they all look so much smarter than mine.  Anyway, I was trawling the web for digistamps and found myself on Digital 2 for Tuesday's blog ( they have vintage digis from old magazines and can be found  here).  At the top of their page I found a link to 'the cutest blog on the block' and decided to play.  Their site can be found  here.  They have some lovely blog backgrounds and - more importantly - really easy to follow instructions.  So now my blog has a brand new look.  I hope you like it.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 19 March 2011

A bit of a sew and sew

I must be the worlds worst blogger.  When I signed up I had wonderful intentions of blogging regularly and sharing my craft projects.  I now see that I haven't posted for several months.  It's about time I altered that.

Some time ago I was very lucky to receive my mother-in-law's old sewing machine.  Now it has been years since I did any serious sewing (over 20 years, in fact).  As this was the case I duly popped the machine into my craft room and there it sat.  It sat for quite some time as I went through various blogs and galleries on websites, noting what good use other people made of their sewing machines.  I even used a pricking tool and a ruler to make a lovely border around a card, which I then painstakingly stitched by hand.  Finally, I decided that enough was enough and, after an hour with a reel of thread and the instruction booklet I can say that using a sewing machine is like falling off a bike.  When you've done it once it all comes flooding back to you when you do it again.

Here is the rather shaky result.

and a closer view

and finally, the machine that brought it all back to me

Thanks to my mother-in-law for my new crafting tool. 

If anyone is interested in the lovely tulip stamp it is a free digistamp from Bird's Card Blog.  It can be found here along with some other lovely florals.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x