Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fabric cards


I have been quilting quite a bit.  There are SO many pretty fabrics out there!  I hate to see smaller pieces just discarded because they cannot be used for a larger project.  Case in point of this kitty fabric. 

I used it to cover a cloth bag, but there was a left over bit about 8x12".  So I used a rotary pinking blade to cut out the kitty panels and made some decorative bits to accent the inside of the card.  And made cards! One of the ladies at the quilt class I take liked them so much she purchased them all!

I used the same technique for cutting out these Asian lady blocks from a panel of fabric.  These were for my AOSA Yahoo group.  I made a few birthday cards and sent along three panels for the lies to play with, as a gift.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year thoughts


Here we go, ANOTHER person giving new year thoughts!
I do love my blog, but have been neglecting it this year due to focusing on family and health.
I realised when I DID do something creative I got a lot of positive vibes from it and wanted more!

A few years ago, I read that it is more important to add something than remove something as a resolution.  This way you will be more successful in completing it.  So I have tried to do so, within my limitations.

This year I am going to try to commit a minimum of 1 day a month to each of my passions: card making, scrapbooking, quilting and blogging!  Obviously I will do more, but setting aside one full guilt free day of playing on these areas will keep me motivated and feeling fulfilled, relaxed and happy.

I just finished a yearly challenge of sending a birthday card to each of the ladies who wished to receive one on my Yahoo group About Oriental Stamp Artists.  Some months were a little late, but all of them got a card.  Here are some examples:

Hoping your 2019 is full of fun and creativity!

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