Wednesday, 9 November 2011

my creative space . . . just an idea

I'm plodding on with making a few crochet christmas gifts - every so often, taking a wee side road to some other experimental crafting. I had an idea in my mind to try sewing onto card - a really simple idea but I'd never really done it much apart from a brief foray into making gift tags with sewn on tweed/fabric.

I'd love to make some handmade festive cards this year (this may never materialise!) so I had a go on Monday and machine-sewed some cream tweed onto a pre-folded card . . .

. . . and then made a very rustic attempt at hand-embroidering a christmas tree - it's pretty 'pants' as far as embroidery goes, but I did it free-hand and I think it will lead on to more attempts with a similar idea ie.sewing onto card, embroidered motif, etc. It's quite nice just to have a little 'acorn' of an idea - you never know, I might get to take it to another level . . . or not, hehe! :D

My extended office hours will possibly take me to the end of the year, or very near to it but I'm holding my own and keeping my little 'crafty' head above the water, just about! I think I'll have lots of new ideas to work with when I get back to having more crafting time though.

My Giveaway is open until 5 pm Thursday 10th November (British time) if you want to enter - it's open to anyone, anywhere!!

More creative ideas over this way - byeeeee :D

7 comments:

Claire said...

As Paul Kelly sang........'from little things big things grow.....'

Love the 'acorn of an idea', love oak trees too, so here's to creative ideas........

Fun idea, sewing fabric onto card, it looks great. I would be inclined to do the embroidery first then sew it on, just for ease of handling.

I'm sure the ideas will start flowing Alison and that little acorn will be sprouting roots and shoots very soon.

Claire :}

Angela said...

I love the simplicity of the embroidery. It is charming and beautiful!

jason @ Gold Work Embroidery said...

Not only a good idea for you, but I'll have a go myself, if that's OK!

It's a really good idea, and shows that you care too!

jason @ Gold Work Embroidery said...

Meant to say that it would be a great idea for Birthday cards too, especially for mums from their children!

Yana said...

handmade cards are always nice and your idea is great :) keep up with it and make a whole bunch :)

Biba said...

Pretty!

june at noon said...

I will be very impressed if you make all your cards by hand. I'd love to do the same, but I send a *lot* of cards. :)