Posts tagged craft
Posts tagged craft
Make a paper chain
This page is now in Italy, with the lovely Fab - you can see her pictures of it on her blog. It was meant to be a swap but unfortunately when she sent me hers, the envelope was savaged by a wild postman and the page was lost. So instead I count this as giving away my favourite page, and I’ll stick a photo of it in instead.
The card I made for father’s day, and it alongside the embroidered PigeonJon tweet I gave dad. I made wrapping paper that matched the card, and homemade washi tape that said “dad” all along it. It was a pretty handmade father’s day, all-in-all!
What’s that? You want to make letters to your penpals more awesome, but you just don’t know how? Well fear no more, I have a solution.
Over at WreckThisGirl’s Etsy shop you can buy wonderful cards designed and printed by Fab herself. There’s a card perfect for tea lovers, pen pals and even those who need an emergency disguise once in a while (spoiler: it involves a moustache!) She even sells collage kits she puts together herself, perfect for any scrapbooker or papercrafter.
So, for awesomeness in card form, look no further! Fab’s got it sorted for you.
Finished! Took me about a month. A lovely design called New Heights from the Gorjuss range, I love Gorjuss designs. The kit was made by a lovely little British company called Bothy Threads and it was wonderful to work with. I’ll be buying another design as soon as I can! :)
New buttons! Including some with cute little faux stitching detail, one shaped like a guitar pick and also - most exciting - a button with three holes! I’ve been looking for one for ages. So chuffed I found one. I’m such a button nerd >.<
I just found out that before they started using the current Machin design on our everyday postage stamps (in the UK), they featured a design by Dorothy Wilding. Someone who has the same surname as me. I find this really exciting! For over ten years, people referred to the stamps on their letters as Wilding stamps!
I’m a little sad I missed the release of a definitive collection of them in 2002, and also surprised they didn’t do another this year for the jubilee. This design must have been the first to feature the Queen after she became just that - the Queen! I assume the 2002 release was for the Golden Jubilee, so why haven’t they done one for the Diamond Jubilee this year? Probably just as well they didn’t though, or I’d have had to buy them, and I already spent a fair amount earlier in May so that I could have the Roald Dahl stamps, and the official London 2012 Olympic ones. I even bought my first ever first day cover! I’m such a philatelic nerd.
In other news, I finished my latest big(ish) cross stitch piece, so keep an eye out for photos soon. And sorry I haven’t been updating much, but if I haven’t got photos to share I tend not to, as my text posts never seem to actually get read.
Wondering why I’ve bothered to write this one now… oh yeah! Because I’m a geek and if I don’t share it with someone, I might explode!
p.s. What would you get excited over if you found it had a name in common with you? A product? A place? An invention?
Thanks to Tumblr, I have:
I think that’s everything for the moment. I’m not sure if I’m feeling particularly sentimental this evening, or if I was just in the mood to post lots of hyperlinks, but this was fun to write. I’m sure the list will only grow over time :).
So, what have you done/seen/learned thanks to Tumblr?
Flower brooches and hairslides, including two new colours - light pink and lilac.