Friday, 10 September 2010

Creative Lull

I have had a week off this week, which I get every 10 days. Its just the way my shifts work. I usually get on and do something during that time. Though, this week I've not. I have attempted to make a name plaque for a friend's newborn, but its turned out very shabby and not in a chic way!

I've only stitched the E on, which took ages. I showed it to my sister who promptly pointed out that the edging is all wonky! I used a old table cloth which I cut into 6, this piece is a corner. The left hand corner is thick because of the edging on it and it was very hard to sew on to. It seems to have all moved. Pah! I should take it off and do it again really. If a job is worth doing you should do it right. This is my biggest down fall, I put something together and don't really strive for perfection. The material on the edge has come from Heather, as part of her give away at The Patch Work Heart.

I did make a card for baby Esme, as I have loads of card materials left.

I made the mini bunting. It was very easy and I like it for a card. We are going to see the baby today, I haven't finished the name plaque yet. I will give them that another day/year if I can ever get it looking good!

I got a lovely present from my mum this week. A Pin cushion. Very pretty and neat, not like my work!

I did have a nice trip out this week with my boy, he's finally walking at 18 months and is making the most of it. We went to Roker Beach at Sunderland. The sea was wild! I had best go as he's at the front door shouting, Bye! See you soon!


Andrea said...

Your work will be fine when it is finished and your card is great! love your present from your mum.
I know what you mean about the sea, it is wild here in Scarborough too! Fin and Gabs love looking at it!

Amy said...

Esme is such a lovely name. My Mum always says she would have called me that if she'd have known of the name when I was born. Your little boy looks so cute with his mop blonde hair x

missdipton said...

Hi, Im new to everything in blogland and have not started blogging yet. I came across you and noticed your pin cushion. I think its one of Marmalade Roses. Look up her blog shes so creative. Helen x

Cheryl-ann Taylor said...

Hi hi,

Your blog is so gorgeous, H is so cute and very handsome...a little wavy blondie like Len.

Thanks for your lovely comments about my blog got so much to put on it, finally finding time motherhood and working is crazy as I'm sure you know full well.

Lots of crafty and carbooty love honey, hopefully see you soon xxxx