Thursday, 16 July 2015

A thank you gift

I make all sorts of things to raise money for my favourite charities - Dogs Trust, Cats Protection, The Donkey Sanctuary and Cancer Research to name a few. I've recently met a very nice Chinese lady who has given me lots of pretty cotton fabric scraps and I wanted to make her something to say 'thank you' for the donation. I've therefore made Di one of the covered notebooks below. Di mentioned she has a young daughter, I've therefore made her one of the covered notebooks shown below, and for her daughter some bunting with the motto "Carpe Diem" on it. This of course means 'Seize the Day' a saying made popular in the film Dead Poets Society. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Using fabric scraps

I wanted to use up all those little scraps of fabric which were too small for patchworking but too pretty to throw away. I also wanted a fabric cover for for my Moleskine - I put the two together and came up with this. What do you think?