All jobs done eventually

When my littlest moved out of our bedroom and into what was the guest bedroom, I told myself and my eldest that we would decorate it for her. I had this wonderful idea (probably originating from Pinterest browsing) to make a feature or paper butterflies across one wall. I just had to cut some out and stick them on… not a big job.

So anyway nearly 2 years later I offered to put my die cutting machine to good use and cut out 100 or so circles to save someone else having to do it by hand. As it happens the Bigz die I was using for this job was also the die with the butterflies I was planning on using for E’s bedroom wall. So having made a selection of the paper I prepared for cutting big enough to cover both areas of the of this dies I finnally had my butterflies. I just had to get round to actually sticking them on the wall. This, thankfully, only took a further 3 weeks (because I wanted to do it while E was out of house).

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Some of you with keen eyes may also spot some small (glow in the dark) stars peppered in there. These were also waiting for me to put them up (after buying them during half term, so not so long ago) so I thought it would be nice to incorporate some of them into the feature.

I’m quite please with the final result and most importantly she likes them.


Sewing practice

This week I have been mostly mending, which in fairness uses pretty much the same skills as some of my crafting but never the less is much less glamorous.

My sewing course has started again so my main crafting time is in use, so will probably get a few smaller projects for the next few weeks.

I had a bonus free evening this week so decided to make a little project to practice the skills I had been taught on my course this week. Being, French seems, corners, reinforced corners and curves.
I thought I would make a little pocket bag just to practice (as I dislike doing things without an end purpose).

Used some fabric quarters I had picked up for the charity shops. Picked this one as it had a nice rounded pattern that made a decent curved shape for the flap. On actually getting round to cutting it I realised it was not a very even curve so used a plate as my template.


Quite pleased but clearly need much more practice…and maybe a proper pattern next time.