18 December 2011

Just a week to go now..

Until Christmas, meanwhile present shopping done, cards sent and almost there.  I've just got 2 days of work and I don't return until after the New Year.

This week I worked on a card for a swap in the Embellisher Yahoo group.  This is a Christmas card for Jenny in Llandudno and I sent this out yesterday.
I made a Christmas bauble using velvet, scrim, silver painted Bondaweb and organza.  Decorated with ribbon, ricrac and sequins.  I attached this to background fabric which I trimmed with a pinking blade with the rotary cutter and attached to the card. I hope she'll like this.

I'd also received a postcard from Lois of this delightful shepherd with his sheep.
Really lovely isn't it.

I've also finished my second block of the Dresden Plate sampler and onto the third block and here's a pic of both.  I've got to find a way of reducing the bulk of fabric around the acute angle points - that's going to be a bit tricky. 
This afternoon we went to StAldhelms church in Branksome to see the Christmas tree festival that is held there.  It reached the national news this week about the knitted Christmas tree.  A friend of mine, Penny, sent me this link here.  I tried to take photos, but to bring out the fairy lights on the trees the light wasn't enough to take decent photos, so here's what I managed to take
 The one above was by someone who used sewing things, i.e. tape measures, bobbins, cotton reels to decorate it.
This was the knitted tree and you may be able to see some trees behind it,  though the background is very dark. 

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