Workshop – Round Two

Join us for our second beginners workshop in the main hall at St Mary’s Church Leamington on 16th June 2018.

We had a lovely time earlier this month and one of the ladies who attended shared a couple of lovely projects she had created since the workshop.  I think she’s done a beautiful job of applying the dotting technique don’t you? 😊

As you can see, this technique can be used in all sorts of ways to create your own unique gifts and cards, or to simply update and brighten up objects to give them a new lease of life!

Don’t delay, download the Booking Form-BeginnersJun2018  and click this link to be taken to the payment page.

 

I look forward to welcoming you to the Folk It!  😊

Cards: New baby!

This took a little working on because of the text I wanted to include.  One way of doing text transfers is to use a mirror image that is either printed or photocopied using a laser printer.  I only have an inkjet so the usual way of doing this either left too much paper on my mount board and/or I ended up smudging the print…grrr!

So, what do most of us do when we’re flummoxed?  You’ve got it, I Google it!  I found a number of tutorials about transferring text or images using an inkjet printer and the one I tried was printing on to wax paper.  You have to be quick with this otherwise the ink dries and won’t transfer (hence a few botched attempts!) but when it works it’s great.  I have a little name plaque to do for our new baby niece, so I’ll let you know how I get on with that when it’s finished.  For now, here’s the ‘Congratulations’ card I created though the poem on the inside isn’t mine, I found the verse online but I don’t know who wrote it.

Oh yes, and my Sizzix Big Shot (die cutting and embossing machine) arrived this afternoon so I’ll be trying that out over the next couple of days and no doubt boring the pants off you with my excitement at being able to cut new shapes, borders and embossing pretty patterns.  I’ll try and remember to give you a ‘yawn alert’! 😂

Lacy Bowl 2

It’s been quite an eventful week so I tried something different with the machine embroidered lacy bowl this weekend to help me relax.  It started as a ‘spaghetti’ jumble…

And finished as another pretty bowl…

I really like the addition of a fabric flower and butterflies.  I should have fully centred the flower in the bottom of the bowl to help keep it level thoug, this is a good lesson to learn and next time I shall be more careful.  That said, I love the colours and shall attempt this again, hopefully with even better results.

Thanks for stopping by 😌