Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Another lovely swap

I received this in the post yesterday from Jean a member of our group UKEmbellisher Swap. The brooch is a gorgeous mix of embellished fibres complete with a bead, I shall wear it this afternoon Jean when I go to my local sewing group. Our tutor is Rosemary Bray a very talented lady with lots of wonderful ideas from bag making to beading. We have a wonderful time and meet once a week. Jean also included a lovely handmade card and a ATC painted in watercolours under clingfilm, it's very affective I must try it. I have also finished making my swaps and hope to send them out today. Hope I can post this without the huge gap in the last one, haven't a clue what I did.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Mini Quilt Swap

Just returned from a weeks holiday in the New Forest with the caravan to find this lovely mini quilt waiting for me together with a small card, it is from Jean of geniesartworld and is beautifully made.Thank you very much Jean, I hope to finish and post yours by the end of this week.

This is Ellie Joy our first grandchild. She was one year old yesterday and we are completely besotted with her. Please look carefully at her designer jelly shoes by D&G no less! I wanted to give her mum Danielle something special for Ellie's birthday and decided to make a memory book containing photos, charms and other little mementos of her first year it has gone so fast! I enjoyed making it so much especially having two boys and never being able to sew anything pink and girly before!

This is the cover:

This is a page from inside:

and another one:

and the final page complete with pocket for a lock of hair, baby tooth etc.