Saturday, October 24, 2009

It’s beginning to feel alot like Christmas….

After finishing my Sealife Swap goodies I made a start on Lana’s poncho hoodie. Lana’s a Craftster friends daughter and she has a whole wardrobe full of handmade clothes and toys courtesy of Craftster members. This is the start of the poncho. I based it on the adult one I made for TintedShadow except I went down a couple of mm’s in hook size. I’m using a 4mm hook and DK yarn. It’s quite a good stash busting exercise which is a bonus!

Speaking of stash busting, I don’t know about you but I always keep greetings cards and I always have a massive pile of Christmas cards thanks to students. I reuse the best ones to make new cards with. I had a mass card making session the other day and here are some of the fruits of my labour.

I discovered that some texture plates that I had for using with Fimo also make wonderful embossing plates and so some of the cards have fancy embossed backgrounds.

It’s also a great way of using those short lengths of ribbon that aren’t long enough for anything else.

Are you ready for Christmas yet? x




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