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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

{53 Mondays} on wednesday

I've been slack getting photos off my camera. Turns out I've been craftier than I thought in the last week.

It was Amanda's birthday a couple of weeks ago. I asked her to lunch before I remembered, then whipped up this card the morning we were getting together. It was inspired by a challenge at Little Scrapbook Shop (but I can't find the link to it). The flowers pull out to reveal the message, and the bead gift is attached to a flower centre.

Amanda teaches at our local scrapbook shop. I was in there last week, buying DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket, when I saw a set of cards she is teaching, and was inspired to use my paper for cards. These look nothing like hers, but I had fun crafting them late one night while Steve dealt with a cranky Riley.

Natalie goes to daycare once a week. She moved into a new room when the school holidays finished. In the new room they have a monthly theme that the chicldren talk about for show and tell. Last month's theme was a family tree, so we worked together to make this. Each card opens to reveal what each person in the family does (and how the person fits into our family). It was eye opening that Natalie thinks I print (I don't know what I print, but no matter how many times I asked her "what does mum do?", that was her answer), and dad paints his truck.

And yesterday I finally managed to steal the time to sew the back on this quilt. In the process I discovered that I should probably invest in a walking foot for my machine (the binding is all puckery and wonky), and I learnt how to change the needle in my machine! It's only been two years since I bought, so you can't really rush these things.
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  1. You've been a busy bee! All your creations look great. I like that little turtle card a lot!

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  2. You have been busy, love them all but especialy love the turtle one x

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  3. Love the crafts you have posted here, Cate. I'm glad to hear you are becoming more familiar with your sewing machine. I have been sewing on a machine since I was 8 years old so I think I take it for granted. My daughter gets frustrated and I'm always telling her that she just needs practice. Little by little you will become one with the machine. ;o)

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