I have been at the trade show in Birmingham, while I was there I listened to a very frank talk by James McIntosh, about how knitting had saved his life.
The Gaurdian had a article recently about how sewing can help with depression.
I have taken courses in the USA and Holland in Zentangle developed by a lovely couple as a form of meditation. h
But anyone who does any crafting will tell you that it doesn’t matter which craft you choose or if you do more than one craft the process is the important part. I also think that workshops are a great way to meet people and build friendships with like minded people.
So make time for you and get crafting! but don’t expect to save money, but you are worth it!
I have had a very quite crafting time for the past few months. I in the autumn I went to a quilting class locally and had fun, so I made a quilt on my own using the same method as I had learnt.
All made from fabric that I had in my stash!
I do like the strip method, but I suppose I should try something else.
But then I have been cheating…
I have made four seat pads that have been stamped and then stitched with a zigzag to make them look quilted. There are great for extra seating or taking outside to add to garden chairs and can just be thrown in the washing machine.
I saw this on pinterest, and think it is a perfect idea for an none traditional card, and of course the Woodware Gingham Ribbon
I cut a triangle (well I folded some thin card in half and chopped it, then I measured and made holes in a rectangle of card, and used my Woodware Pierce it Tool to make evenly space holes. This became my template.
Then I added the ribbon.
I tried various ways to do this.
But in the end I decided that cutting the lengths for each row war the easiest way to keep the ribbon even and not rip the holes too much by putting them under pressure.
I had cut my four cards for the front the same size as my template before I started.
I just used double-sided tape to attach the fronts, although 3D mounting tape would work really well.
I Frantaged my star buttons not sure what I would do without these Woodware buttons