Saturday, 20 June 2009

Oh Dear!

Sallie left her job yesterday and is on holiday now before starting a new one at the end of the month. To celebrate leaving she is going out with her friends next friday in fancy dress.

She is going to be a fairy but she didn't want to be a traditional pretty pink one. Trawling all round Cardiff last weekend and being unable to find anything suitable I agreed to make the skirt she wanted.

We bought black, cerise and white net, getting home we realised we had no black fabric for the waistband so went out and bought a black dye to dye a scrap.
Dying my fingers in the process and ending up having to scrub them with bleach!!
After several attempts we finally came up with the idea of attaching the net pieces to the waistband and used ribbons to tie the skirt in place.

Easier said then done!

She tried it on and decided the layers were too heavy so out came the scissors again and zig zags and points were cut into the fabric. Cerise glitter glue was put on the points of the black net and allowed to drip.

Out into the garden then to view the complete outfit - complete with killer heels and fairy wings. On the night she will add spray glitter to the skirt, her hair and anything else that stays still long enough.
I had silver glitter tried out on one arm and multi colour on the other and our friend went to work with silver on his arm when he didn't run fast enough. He escaped before she got to his hair.
Goodness only knows what she was laughing about in this one or what the neighbours thought we were up to. That's without a drink inside her as well!
Oh the joys of being young again. Watch out Ashby de la Zouch next weekend!

Sallie's birthday

Sallie was 23 last week, this is the card and gift I made for her.
The stamp is from Penny Black and has been coloured with Whisper marker pens. It was stamped onto white card then layered up onto pink and white ovals cut using Nesties. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft and the flowers and green backer from my stash.
The stamp actually belongs to Sallie but she is very kindly letting me store it for her.

She mentioned when she saw mine that she would like a Birthday book. She chose the papers from my stash and said she would decorate the cover herself if I made the book for her.
I decided to complete it as a surprise present for her following her ideas for the layout.
The paper on the cover is from K & Co., the flowers are from my stash and the word is computer generated then cut out with an oval Nestie. All finished off with the BIA.The inside pages are all comuter generated with the addition of stamped letters for the months using stamps from a See D's alphabet set.

First fruits

These are the first fruits from our strawberry plants, freshly picked this morning. We protected them from the birds this year by making a cage with sticks and mesh so they could ripen on the plants. They were fed with tomato feed as well.
Yummy - strawberries and cream!