22 June 2017

A cross-legged Tilda goose ..............

My first goose made using the Tilda goose pattern - I can remember Andrea making Tilda rabbits and rag dolls years ago and would you believe it, we gave all the pattern books to the local charity shop when we had a clear out :-(  I saw one of these in a shop dressed as a seagull!! it looked amazing,  and suddenly I just had to make a goose myself.  It took me ages to find the goose pattern in one of the older books which had been re-printed

 This is my first goose, and when I make another I'll make very sure to join the fabric correctly as it is slightly out of synch on this one.  I find Tilda instructions difficult to follow, as you have to look at such and such an animal for the legs, a different bird for the wings, and so on, but now I've figured out the goose I will try something else.    I used fat quarters for the hat (which is my favourite item) and the dungarees, legs, feet and beak.  I added 15mm Sable satin ribbon  for the bow around his neck and dark green polka dot buttons on his bib front.

thanks for looking
Mary G xx

18 June 2017

Blue and pink birthday card ...

 A blue and pink birthday card for The Ribbon Girl 'use any image' challenge.  I embossed thick white paper for the background then die-cut the image from Maja Design Sofiero ephemera sheet and matted onto Maja Shades of Sofiero blue paper.  I distressed and inked all the edges

 I added blue and pale pink 30mm wild roses, blue/pink forget me not flowers, white miniature blossoms and die-cut the leaves with a Magnolia die using Maja Design Shades of Sofiero sage paper

I popped in a piece from the Scrapiniec rounded corner set up in the corner and lastly added a bow of vintage blue fluted edge sheer

I hope you will all join in with the challenge - it runs for 2 weeks and there are 3 wonderful prizes to be won

thanks for looking and see you soon

14 June 2017

Thinking of You

I was horrified and very, very sad to turn on my television this morning to learn of the tower blog fire in London.  I didn't know anyone personally, but am thinking of everyone affected

I embossed some white paper and layered onto pal pink card then added 30mm pale pink mulberry roses, 10mm open rose, baby pink/white blossom flower, rose leaves, tiny pearl clusters on silver stems, ivory twine, 25mm pale pink satin edge sheer ribbon and a 15mm pearl and diamante round flatback embellishment all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for visiting, take care
Mary x