Archives For September 2014

My enthusiasm in making canvas creations seems to be continuing this week with quite a quick and simple abstract affair.

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This week we are off to Breda in the Netherlands to meet Marieke Blokland who is an independent mixed media artist.

Marieke declares that she never wants to leave the fun, challenging creative industry of hobbycrafts but what makes her so sure?

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No, no, not really. Lol. It’s another canvas creation.

The title comes from the finished result, but I’ll be honest, this was not how it started out or where it was supposed to end up!

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This week I have been making an Artist Trading Card using stamps from Tiddly Inks that I got free in a copy of Quick Cards Made Easy.

I’m glad that I have managed to get this project completed as I now have a little something to giveaway for my 150th blog post!

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This week’s free SVG cutting file is a simple mini envelope. I have designed this to fit Artist Trading Cards however you can of course increase the size to fit larger projects.

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Hello and welcome to another Fabric Friday. This week I thought that I would try something different and see if anyone would like to take part in a sort of a sew-along with me.

I recently purchased a jelly roll and thought that I would create a simple foundation paper piecing pattern that we can all have a go at – and hopefully I will be able to share my finished piece, along side yours in a future Fabric Friday post.

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Worldwide Wednesday continues this week with a visit to Atlanta, Georgia, to meet jewellery designer and maker, Lauren Alleyne.

Lauren confesses to being a bold risk taker and always puts her customers first – but has it always been that way…?

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I was having a dig around the craft room recently and discovered a couple of things that I hadn’t seen in a while. This is not odd.

It was odd however that both seemed to have a sea faring theme so I thought that I would spend a few minutes making them up into a finished project.

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It’s been a while since my last Scan It Saturday blog post and I’ve been deliberating what I should tackle in the next batch so I had a think about some of the most commonly asked questions that I get about the Brother Scan N Cut and decided to base this next collection of posts around those.

This first post will be about using the Direct Cut feature, in particular for cutting hand stamped images.

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For this week’s Worldwide Wednesday trip we are off to Mexico to meet quilting expert, Linda Carlson.

Linda, and her twin sister, co-design fabrics and teach quilting all over the world, but what inspires Linda to lead this creative life?

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