Monday 29 February 2016

Two Knitted Blankets

I used to machine knit and design patterns many moons ago, which resulted in many test swatches. Well recently I came across a bag of these swatches so I made a couple of blankets with them. I've hand stitched them to fleece blankets which makes them lovely and cosy and hides any loose threads on the back. I think I may have enough swatches to make another but it will be the very last.

Monday 22 February 2016

Border Cut Cards

My first border cut cards using my Zing. The cuts are not perfect but I think I know what the problem was - a dirty mat. The blue one was created using basic shapes in MTC [Make the cut], the white one I created on my tablet then brought it in to MTC to add it to a card shape and then cut it on the Zing.

Friday 19 February 2016

Cardboard Stencil

I used a cardboard cutout as a stencil and stamp pads for colour. 
Cut on my Zing Air cutting machine. Designed on my tablet.

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Wedding Card

A card a made for a couple who were married last Friday. 
My own design but I used my Zing cutting machine to cut it all out.

Thursday 11 February 2016

Baby Cardigans and Vintage Sewing Machine

Two baby cardigans I knitted late last year. I've not done any knitting for years so I was quite pleased with the outcome. And they fit him [my grandson] .......but not for long I think.

My daughter found a vintage Singer sewing machine in a cupboard. We thought it was a table at first, the machine was tucked under and folds out. It is VERY heavy.

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Handmade Stamps

I recently bought a cutting machine, a KNK Zing Air. One of the first things I cut was fun foam to make some stamps. The birds were images I found on the web, the rabbit and frog with snail were drawings from my sketchbook and the hare was from a photograph of some decorative architecture relief. I stuck the foam shapes to wood, cardboard and an old plastic card.

Friday 5 February 2016

New Vibrant Swatch

Spoonflower have released a new fabric - cotton spandex jersey, suitable for sports wear, t-shirts etc.
I decided to print this vibrant design on it, created on my tablet.
This is what it would look like in repeat.