There have been lots of deliveries in at Kate's shop this week, we all went up to the trade show at the NEC to place some orders. Kate had already ordered a lot of scrapping supplies so we had more time to look at other crafts. It was fatal! We love papercrafts and altered art but most of us have other crafty interests too. We saw these silk kits and decided we had to have a go so Kate ordered them for the demo day this Saturday. I am making a couple of necklaces and colouring some coccoons and tubes for a canvas. Kate has kits for both and some mixed kits in white to dye.
We were also bowled over by sewing kits, I loved the tapestries especially, I don't think I have the patience for cross stitching. We have decided to meet one evening and one morning a month to meet socially just to work on current projects, sewing, knitting, crochet or papercrafts. Our first will be 6pm to 10pm on Tuesday 13th March so I bought a tapestry for the occasion. I have done one before, of Durham cathedral but I have no idea where it went. Kate has stocked more from the same company, a few tapestries and cross stitch kits, four sold as we were unpacking the box! She even has the pink pom pom trim in stock so I bought a couple of metres just in case it sells out before I finish my cushion.
I have half a layout to share, I taught my monthly scrapbook class at Pickleberry on Tuesday, I have my usual ladies (and ocasional gentleman) so I try to do something different each time. This week I was scrapping some photographs of the WI cupcake decorating so I decided to make a pop up cupcake on the layout. I used one of my favourite Sizzix dies, the pop up ball designed by Karen, the pop up queen. I knew there were a couple of new ladies but when Kate said they were new I didn't realise that she meant they were NEW. They had never made a scrapbook page before!! Those poor ladies turned up and were so brave for staying, they hadn't used a trimmer, double sided tape or scoring tools before. They were brilliant, they managed to follow all of my instructions and didn't go wrong at all, they were marvellous and even booked up for the next class! Talk about being thrown in at the deep end!
I didn't finsih my layout, I had to go to work and haven't had time since, I have to stick photographs onto my ball and add some doilies to make it look like a cake. Here is is so far
This is the front of the flap
I dyed the ribbon rose and the strip with distress inks, I was quite pleased with the rose, it looked just like the topping on one of my cakes.
I'll try and get it finished soon then post more photographs.