Friday, 30 September 2011

b...b..b..engagement card?

well, the letter b trend has ended before it began.
unless i said 'betrothed,' instead of engaged, which makes this blog sound like an extract from pride and prejudice.
anyhoo, this is an engagement card i made for my sister's maid of honour, jo, who i've known since she was born. her fiance's name also begins with j, so i had to get the letters in!
the quote on the luggage label is from Dr Seuss and reads "We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love"
engagement card...with sparkle!

which i love! might be finding my way onto more things i make

bug birthday card!

i just noticed that the titles of all the posts so far begin with the letter b.
let's continue this.
here's the little bug birthday card i made for charlie, the bug birthday boy!
bug birthday card

bug bunting....DONE

So, the bug bunting is finished and i'm really proud of it. the bugs are really cute, and although i had a piece of black felt attached to my thumb for about 5 minutes (when the superglue said it bonded skin within seconds it was telling the truth) i am extremely pleased with how it turned out - hope the birthday boy loves it too!
i changed the construction as i went along, and although it meant i didn't need to have cut out roughly seventeen thousand pieces for the original templates, the finished design worked out a lot better than it would have been.
so i can now add bugs to my repertoire....and everyone seems to have a favourite. i love the scorpion - he looks like a little muscle man!
bug bunting - finished


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

bug bunting

I'm making some bug bunting for a friend's son's birthday party! these are the sketches and the leaf fabric i'm using for the triangles. also, most importantly - googly eyes. will post some pics when it's finished 
bug prep
x x x

Monday, 26 September 2011