28 April 2010

April's Bombshell Blog Hop TIME!!!

It's time to HOP with those Bombshells again!!!

First though Congratulations to Meredeth aka Craftymomof2 for winning March's blog hop YAY!!!!

This month's challenges:
Pretty in Pink
From Kas our Blog Hop Captain;

"Use pink, pastel, or spring inspired projects.
Doesn’t sound like your “cup of tea” How about an 80’s inspired project…
A lot of different ways that this can be taken…it’s up to you to do your magic

Baby's Got Back
This month's challenge from April's Bombshell CHERYL!!!!

1. use a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. incorporate a handmade background using bombshell stamps (no preprinted patterned papers)
3. post a photo of your creation in this thread!

Kathi's April Sketch Challenge

So what are you waiting for....get HOPPING!!!!


If that wasn't ENOUGH excitement then see our monthly newsletter for news of EIGHT new stamp sets, ANOTHER Digital set and info on our BANNER COMPETITION

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Happy crafting !
GlitteryKatie XXXxXXX

22 April 2010

Quilting with Tula Pink Neptune.

OK so last time I'd sewn most of my top piece for SECOND my quilt (get me using quilt lingo!!) using Neptune fabric from the wonderful designer Tula Pink. I added an applique skull as per my Son's request! Simply I ironed some Bondaweb onto the light blue fabric then drew on the skull design and cut it out. The Bondaweb stops the fabric from fraying. I then used a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine to sew the skull to the quilt top:

I completed my back piece of the quilt - I wanted to add a patterned section into the large piece of fabric I was using. Next I had to lay out the back piece (face down) lay the wadding on top and then lay the top piece on top of that (face up).

I decided to lay out the quilt pieces on my bed this time rather than the floor- simply to save my poor old knees from all that scrabbling around! I pinned all the pieces to the mattress which seemed to work quite well!

Then I used LONG tacking stitches and a nice bright coloured thread to tack the three layers together.

Then I started quilting, this time using my sewing machine! I'd not been able to do this with my first quilt and did it all by hand. This time I'd had my vintage Singer serviced and it was working like a dream!
This allowed my to add 'patterns' to my quilting- I mean only in the simplest sense- I'm not at the birds and vines stage yet!!

After the quilting I trimmed the edges of the quilt and attached the binding strip:

And I was finished!

Here is my son with his quilt- the back:

and the front:

I'm already planning quilt Nos 3 & 4!!

Happy crafting!

GlitteryKatie XxxX

17 April 2010


....WITHOUT mustard!!!

Willow enjoying the sunshine!!! We have a beautiful blue sky here today woo-hoo!!!

and a Rowdy too......

....Cooking gently!!


4 April 2010

Enjoying a nice cuppa tea-NOT!!

So Saturday morning I sat down for a lovely cuppa tea but I had forgotten how much my Beagles LOVE my tea!
It started out Ok!

THEN Rowdy (on my lap) spotted some people outside who needed to be Woo-Woo'ed at (right in my ear!)

Finally Willow was totally blatant- waiting until I looked at Rowdy to go for the lunge!!