Monday, 6 July 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Good Morning all, another week and cooler. Whilst I like the summer days last week was just too much, got no work done the house is a tip, lol. Starting to pick up speed this week as I have an event at the Gregg School Southampton on Saturday, leaving DH in charge of the house and the dog, oh my is this wise me thinks?

Onto my offerings for Show and Tell, went shopping with my neighbour on Saturday had a lovely lunch in a very old part of Farnham called 'The Lion and Lamb", sitting under a parasol in a cobbled street eating our lunch and chatting for England, very civilised. I digress whilst shopping found thses lovely doilies plan to use them in a patchwork tea cup design, you will have to wait and see the finished item in a few weeks.

Have steered away from cards at fairs as there are always such a lot of stalls selling them but thought I would go away from the paper variety and incorporate my sewing and applique skills, consequently have produced the following:

Appliqued the flowers and pot onto fabric then stitched onto card, then mounted onto the main card piece. Buttons make the centres.

Then got on a role, I love bumble bees and think they represent summer as well as standing for good luck, the wings are made using striped organza ribbon. Off to make some more whilst the ideas are flowing, I love doing OOAK as do not have the patience to produce multiples of the same design and my brain is always several steps ahead of my body, thinking of new ideas. I feel the call of butterflies and dragonflies next.

Check out the other MMP blogs for some wonderful tales and creative offerings.

Happy Birthday to PatM this week on the 11th, I hope you have a wonderful day Pat here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Hugs x


  1. Caroline, How lovely. I didn't know that bumble bees are good luck! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Tedi

  2. Hi Caroline,

    Can't wait to see what creations you would make with those lovely doilies! And the bumble bee is just too cute!

    Have a great week!

    Pei Li

  3. Caroline

    I just love the new cards, they are wonderful. I think that customers are going to love them.

    Have a wonderful time this weekend at the fair.

    Glad to hear that you and your friend had a wonderful lunch.


  4. Hi Caroline,, your lunch under a parasol on a nice summer day with your friend sounds perfect! I love your two new cards. They are both sooo cute. I myself tend to do OOAK as well. :) Have a great week, and give Barney a hug for me.

  5. pretty! you are one very busy and talented lady.

    the odd sparrow

  6. Caroline, what lovely cards. I really like them. I have to agree with doing the one of a kind, it is fun! Can't wait to see what you have dreamed up for those doilies.
    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, what a surprise!
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  7. Caroline, what fun! I didn't know about bumble bees being good luck - they are cute tho, aren't they? I love to see them in the garden.

    Carol at Business In THE Bag

  8. How cute all your finds are. The bumble bee was adorable!

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have a lot of catching up to do.k

  10. Caroline,
    I love your new cards! The bumble bee is so cute! I can't waite to see what you do with the doilies. Have a nice week!


  11. Caroline I can hardly wait to see what you do with the doilies! Your cards are fabulous! I love how you incorporated the fabric instead of just paper. I know you will have lots of sales from them. They are fun and whimsical!
    Sending Barney doggie some prayers and get well wishes.
    bunny hugs,

  12. Hi Caroline! Loved your new fabric and button cards. I am always a card shopper and like to go into my stash of cards when I need one. Very nice!
    Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

  13. Wow! All you talented people!!! Caroline, I barely know how to sew and I just marvel at all of you gals that do it! Soooo pretty!

  14. HI Caroline,
    I love your cards, especialy the bumble bee. Very original. Your lunch sounds like it was delightful.


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