Welcome fellow deskers it has been two long weeks since my last confession! Well… more like I've had a bad cold and haven't even been in my craft room! I felt so awful last week, no energy, not sleeping, a bad back blah blah blah! On the mend now tho' so I will share a card I made for a young colleague a few weeks ago.
I used a bit of artistic licence with the stamp and made it look like she was making bat bunting! I love these quirky stamps, they always bring a smile to my face and I really enjoyed making the background with DI's, stencils, masks and stamps. My colleague is a very individual young lady with her own unique style and is very talented. She battles with an ever present illness which is so unfair when you are only 28! This 'piece of art' (as she kindly called it) is now in a frame on her wall and she asked if I would change the sentiment to "You can make your own friggin' bunting!" See… hurrah for individuality!
I have been inspired to continue sewing by many of your blogs and the wonderful projects you have shared. I have been sorting through an odd assortment of christmas fat quarters that I must have bought long ago, and have decided to make a lap quilt for the winter. Just squares mind you, nothing fancy, one step at a time!
Here are the squares cut and laid out on the floor to get the positioning right of the patterns. (Sorry about the poor light.) I may also appliqué some simple Xmas tree shapes on some of the plainer squares.
Although I didn't match all of the colours exactly, the whole point was to finish up what I had in the true tradition of quilt making so I am very happy with it so far. (I resisted buying some different green this morning!)
Well, have a happy week and I look forward to visiting as many of you as I can as I am on holiday!