- cockney blonde
- My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.
Friday, 2 September 2011
I hate sewing!!!
Evening Peeps. I HATE SEWING!!! Yep. Anyone who knows me knows that I'd rather buy DH a new shirt than sew a button on. So why oh why did I decide on buttons for my embellishments??? All I can say in my defence is that I'd been up since 5am and my brain clearly wasn't firing on all cylinders, lol.
Anyhow, this is a plain white t-shirt that had a stain. Why is it you only ever spill stuff on white t-shirts??? Using a techinique I'd learnt at a workshop a while ago I used a foam jigsaw piece and lumiere paints to create the basic pattern. I then overstamped with a Hero Arts leaf and a Dawn Bibby Personal Impressions swirl, again using lumiere.
Below is a not very good close-up of the unusual button. I have to confess that I hadn't planned the bottom jigsaw shape but butter fingers dropped it and made another stain.....so therefore had to overstamp it. A happy mistake I think.
I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Cupcake Crafts #157 - Alter It
The Shabby Tea Room #77 - Birthstones (mine is emerald)
Charisma #35 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts #82 - Not a Card
I'm also having a try at the Design Team Call for the Lets Ink It Up Challenge Blog. This is a returning challenge which I am pleased to say is coming back to us very soon. Check out the link to see what its all about.