Sunday, December 10, 2006

Who needs hallmark

There's been some serious craft ADD going on around here lately. The back step has been set up for knitting: morning coffee, most meals, phone calls and any trip between the front of the house and the back of the house taken via the 'scenic route' leads to a couple of rows on whatever knitting project's closest. The couch has been overtaken by crochet: a good song, the news and conversations with Mr BP have all lead to a bit of SC, HDC, DC and the odd TC. Mind the scissors. The dining room is the sewing room: time on the computer, retrieving a book or pattern, reading* or movement from the knitting to crochet zone has lead to a brief interlude with the sewing machine (I reckon sewing is definitely the messiest craft, the room looks like a quilt exploded.)

No pictures yet though, everything's top secret Christmas or Swap projects. But I can show you these:


I get cranky and the price of cards so I never buy them unless they're unusual or funny (like the ones with the pictures from old knitting patterns on them and a sarcastic statement inside. But they're the exception). These make a good use of old scraps of fabric.

I just sew a whole bunch of scraps together, iron it, pin it to a piece of cardboard I want to cover, sew it around the edge of the cardboard and then cut off the excess fabric. Voila! I reckon it makes a pretty cute bookmark too :)



*This is excellent. If you've read The Secret River I would recommend this. I was a little skeptical of the concept, but I really enjoyed it.

11 comments:

Sabiha said...

bee-u-tiful kristy!! clever duck! think im going into a sewing-yearning funk...... oh machine and stash... wherefore art thou?

Liz said...

What a great idea! They look wonderful. I've got tons of fabric scraps lying aroung that would be perfect for something like this.

del said...

Those cards & bookmark are the cutest! You're inspiring me!

Shazmina Bendi said...

You are a Craft Goddess! Looks like you were busy as me on the weekend!

SadieandLance said...

Love the cards. Nice use of scraps. I love sewing paper and fabric...so sturdy!

Meg said...

Your cards are so cheerful!

lobstah said...

Those are so cute and very creative!

carrie said...

i love those fabrics! you have a great eye for patterns.

Kirsty said...

Hi, Thanks for dropping by my blog.
I love those cards you've done just beautiful. I love that your blog is brown pants cracks me up.

Sourire11 said...

very cute! What a fun idea!

claudine said...

Love the cards and the bookmark!! Very creative of you.