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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Birthday Wishes - All Sewn Up! - Sunday 24th May 2015

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend...the weather here yesterday was beautiful and we spent the afternoon in the garden with the hens..I took a few photos and have posted them at the end.....I even put in a bit of time in the Craft shed.

You may remember that I said I had decided to stop taking commissions - I've been doing them  for a  long time and was getting a lot of requests - but - they all take so much time! I did decide however, that I would still make them for a few long time special  customers as long as they give me a lot of notice and they have been very good about that.

This one was a request from one of my office volunteers, for her friend who loves sewing and has just bought a new machine.

The card is 7x7, with a blue base layer. The blue papers are by Pink Petticoat and the little floral piece was taken from my bits box, so I'm afraid I can't remember where it originated.  I pierced around the edges of each piece and then stitched by hand.

I had some embossed card (Spellbinders hearts MBossability) left from another project, so I decided to use this to die cut the sewing machine, which is a Sizzix are the cotton reels. I wound string around one cotton reel and some tape measure ribbon that was in my ribbon box.

To finish I tied  crushed ribbon around the bottom half of the card and added a button, twine and two pins.

I really enjoyed making this was a really enjoyable 'theme' as I enjoy craft sewing too.

Here are the photos of our 'girls'...

"Now what mischief can we get up to next?"
"We don't want to get near that noisy thing on OUR grass!"

"I'm getting a good view from up here Cara"

"Hah, another pot to explore,wonder what goodies I'll find in here?"

'Hurry up Tilda, they're watching us"
A little frog popped his head up to see what's going on

Tilda, looking to see what she can dig up next! What she does best

Cara posing - what she does best!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll be back next week - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Lovely card Carole! Looks like the hens had an enjoyable afternoon!x

  2. Morning Carole,
    Lovely card, love how you have used lots of scraps. Lovely photos of the hens, My daughter has recently got 5 hens, so we are getting lots of lovely eggs.

    1. Hi Lydia, aah brilliant, they are so much nicer eggs aren't they? I miss having more hens around the garden, but am waiting for some more Orpingtons to be ready, so watch this space, thanks for all your visits here xx

  3. A great card for a sewing enthusiast Carole. The hens are enjoying the nice weather - but poor To is the one doing the work! Hugs Christine xx

  4. How lucky for your few close friends that you are still able to make for them. This card is just lovely. I love the vintage look it had which goes so well with the time of the sewing machine. The stitching so appropriate. I adore the pictures of Tilda and Cara. That are precious. Enjoy the day.

  5. Hi Carole your card is gorgeous I love the sewing theme your friend is going to love it. It looks like your chickens had a brilliant time yesterday. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs Jackie

  6. Wonderful card Carole! I love that you stitched around the edges of all the panels, what a wonderful detail! Fabulous photos! You have a beautiful yard and that image of the frog is amazing! have a lovely day! hugs :)

  7. Your card is fantastic Carole and just perfect for someone who enjoys (or will enjoy) sewing, she will love this I am sure... I stopped doing commission cards for the same reason as you - and I am not sure now how I ever found time to do them!

    It is always lovely to see photos of the 'girls' - they are just adorable and the frog is too. Hope you enjoy the rest of the long weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Hi Carole,
    what a really great creation, and so perfect for someone who has just had a new sewing machine.
    Wonderful papers used,and a really fab design.
    Pics of the girls are wonderful.
    Hope you are enjoying your BH weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Carole, love the card. I try to keep my head down when it comes to making cards for other people but still do make them now and then.
    I do love your chicks they are so sweet and the garden looks nice too. Sending hugs, Angela x

  10. Your card is beautiful and the pictures and captions of your hens really made me smile! It's a wonderful life!!

  11. A great card for this theme, I can see why you enjoyed making it & I'm sure it will be well received. Great photos of the hens & i love that cheeky frog!
    Amy x

  12. I had to stop over to say and see the photos of all the hens out ... they are so cute and i just love your card with the sewing machine on it :) I hope you are doing well and will be by more often now that life is settling down a little more ... Have a really good week ... Hugs :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Teresa, it's always lovely to see you here X

  13. Carole, hi, super quick visit..its been hectic, I am planning on going through your blog with a fine toothcomb at the weekend. Thanks for the WOYWW visit, see that stack of ATC's - I made one for you my friend...I know its been crazy for you too and wanted to make sure you didn't miss the action, after all last year's ATC package from you, is STILL on display, as I love it so much. Love this sewing machine card, you are so talented, I like the inking over the embossed item. Smooches to you. Cx

    1. Aw thanks hun X I have a large wicker heart/card holder with fairy lights in my craft room and the cards you have sent me displayed there, along with some others...:) big hugs xxx

  14. Ooooo la! Your card makes me wish I had a single ounce of sewing talent. It's so dainty and country chic! I'm sure your longtime customer truly appreciated it! As for your hens, they remind me so much of home. My poppa is a big chicken lover and he always has fresh eggs to share with me whenever I go home to the farm.

  15. love your card , that sewing machine is so cute and all those details. as for your hens they are ADORABLE!
    love to see them
    hugs bibiana

  16. Hehehe...great post! Oh and great card! ;-) Vikki xx