Wednesday, 8 June 2011


I have a celebration theme to my recent crafting. I took part in a really good class at John Lewis with my Mum this weekend. It was an introduction to sewing machines and involved making posh bunting: 2 double sided and top stitched flags, one split flag, one patchwork flag and one appliqu├ęd flag with satin stitch. It was a pretty intensive course but we learnt loads. The sandwiches and pastries certainly kept us going! Apparently they do lots of courses there – knitting, sewing and crochet at all different levels but this was the first one I’d heard about. The teacher, Erika, was excellent and worked miracles considering most of us hadn’t so much as threaded up a sewing machine before. Everyone finished and everyone’s bunting look gorgeous. DD has claimed mine for her little bedroom alcove and I must admit I am very pleased with it as a first attempt.

The big family celebration this Summer is a family wedding and I wanted to do a personalised card for the bride and groom. Their colour scheme is champagne and ivory so I have tried to fit in with that. After a lot of faffing around getting the wording to print in the correct place, the rest was quite straight forward. I found a gorgeous acetate frame from one of Gotta Craft’s past Dabble Kits and added a buckle, ribbon and card stock and that was it.