Sunday, September 27, 2009

Christmas story mini-quilts (finally)

I started work on these mini quilts a couple of years ago. When they were all at the stage of binding the edges, I kind of put them away with only one complete, and one pinned, and the rest not touched.


Not finishing projects is becoming too much of a habit for me, so (especially now that I am homeschooling), I am trying to set a better example for my kids by actually FINISHING some things that I have started.

I always thought these mini-quilts would be a great visual way to assist in telling the story of Jesus birth.



Fiona
xx

Friday, September 18, 2009

September Sketch Challenge @ 123scrapbook

This month's sketch at 123scrapbook was put together by the wonderful Teina. I had a bit of trouble getting this LO to come together, but in the end was really happy with the result.

The photos were taken on a surprise day out for the kids last year down to the PowerHouse Museum in Sydney - Stanley and I hadn't been there since the day we started going out - so it was a special trip....

Fiona
xx

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Birthday Card

A couple of weeks ago we tripped down to Sydney to The Rocks for a homeschool excursion. We had time to wander through the markets down there, and I saw a lady who does GORGEOUS little paper tole works using postage stamps. The pictures were so tiny, and so neat - it was lovely.

I really wanted to have a try of paper toling stamps, but the size of the images makes it very difficult. Here is a close up of what I came up with...




This is the card that I placed it on - much different to my last few cards, and more toward my normal style of card marking.



Fiona
xx

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Handmade Bags for Operation Christmas Child

Well, finally the other two bags have been completed to add to our shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. I'm really happy with how they turned out - nice and strong, and double-fabric'd to last for ages. These ones will be going into boxes for boys.


Fiona
xx

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

123scrapbook.com.au Scraptwist Competition

So this is the last week in the 6 week challenge over at 123scrapbook.com.au. You can scroll down to see my previous entries.

Week 6 challenge was to use cardstock, with no patterned paper.

I also included a small element from each of the previous 5 weeks challenges into my final coaster. This picture was taken by a stranger when we went to the Cirque Du Soleil in Sydney last year. (Hence the play on words in the title Cirque-us = circus) This was such a special day for our family - we had kept the day a secret for months from the kids, and they didn't find out what we were doing until we arrived! It was a fantastic experience, and one I wanted to include in my series of coasters for the challenge.




Just in case you are wondering what they look like all together - wonder no more!

Fiona
xx


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Father's Day 2009



I was inspired by the 123scrapbook.com.au scraptwist competition (see previous post) and tried to step out of my comfort zone when making father's day cards this year. Both cards (one design for my dad and father-in-law, and the other for my kids to give to my husband) feature the use of texture paste. They are quite different to what I'd normally do, but I like them! (Hope they don't see this post before Sunday!)

Fiona
xx