Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Some nice things at the end of a yucky month

So things have been pretty quiet on here this month. We have been besieged by illness in our family for the past four weeks which, thankfully, weren't too serious but have just taken up the whole month. There has been a horrible sickness bug which hit my little boy one week, me the next week, the blonde one the week after and my husband the week after that. It has led me to a very unusual decision... I am not making Christmas gifts this year, or even handmade cards (GASP!!!).

This will be the first Christmas as a grown-up when I won't be sending handmade cards - sorry in advance to friends and family who tell me how they look forward to seeing my designs. I've bought cards from school that my girls designed so they will still be unique - just not the "finished individually at 1 in the morning" unique!

On a much happier note I am featuring in three magazines this month and even made it onto the cover of two of them - yay!

You can see my Scandinavian inspired bag on the front of the current issue of Sewing World.

My Fimo star bracelet is nestled nicely in the bottom left corner on the front of Beads and Beyond, and there is a chipboard robin hiding in the current issue of Scrap365 by me too.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A parcel of layouts

I had a big parcel arrive last week from Scrap365 with lots of my layouts returning home. There are so many I'm going to have to buy a new scrapbook album - which is always a good excuse for a few other goodies to find their way into my shopping basket!

Here are a few of my favourite details you may have seen in the magazine...

A bit of felty softness

Dymo tape love

Corrugated cardboard branches

Lots of lovely ribbons

Fimo - of course

A bit of stitching

Washi tape bunting