So let’s concentrate on Saturday first!
We never quite know what to expect from an Eclectic Keepsakes crop. The only thing guaranteed is a a delicious cupcake:
How pretty is this? And those little jelly beans were the tastiest jelly beans I have ever tried!
So that got things off to a good start, and as usual, we were left to our own devices in the morning. I decided to do a layout showing my offspring with their ‘other halves’ as I don’t think I’ve ever made a page with them as couples.
In the bottom left hand corner you can see a ‘Love eye test’ picture that I downloaded from Mel’s blog. I photographed the page from a new location, who’d have thought the quarry tiles in my kitchen were exactly the right size to frame a 12 x 12 layout?
So after lunch, Karen revealed our project for the afternoon. Was it a layout? No. Was it a mini-book? No. Was it a picture frame? No. It was a pretty canvas bag, just the right size to transport 12 x 12 papers/cardstock/layouts etc etc. We were given the basic bag, which Karen had kindly stencilled a lovely green swirl. I’m guessing the thought of 20 scrapbooking ladies getting giddy over the fumes of aerosol paint didn’t pass health and safety rulings and so she had done that bit for us! Our task was then to make a variety of fabric flowers to stitch on.
Now before I show a close up, I have to ask Karen, if she is reading this, NOT to look too closely! I managed to do one ribbon rose bud correctly but the other two refused to co-operate and so I have ‘free styled’ them into carnations ;-) The white flowers were fun to do and yet another H&S risk – we cut circles of organza fabric and then held the edges to the flame of a tea light. As the organza starts to melt it curls up and makes a cup shape. Very pretty, especially when you put a little glitter around the edges. Oh, and I seemed to have only cut out two felt leaves instead of three….