Friday, August 29, 2014

SSS Kid's Challenge

Hello dear crafty friends!

Today I would like to share another creation with you: this adorable monkey card which I've created together with my niece Leonie (8) for the Simon Says Kids Challenge.

I think it turned out just fantastic & soo cute!!!!

Thanks for stopping by & see you next time.


SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog - Kid's challenge

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Neat & Tangled Challenge

My dear crafting friends,

I guess you know precisely what I'm talking about when I tell you I again HAD TO PARTICIPATE IN YET ANOTHER CHALLENGE!!! 2 challenges actually... they're just so cool and addictive!

I found this new challenge blog from Neat & Tangled ( & found their "gift" challenge very cute.

So I made this little heart shaped origami pop-up card/box in order to participate in their challenge. Undortunately I don't have any of their stamps and didn't quite know what to do with the download so I decided to post something different.

I used design paper for this little gift and learned the origami craft from other youtubers! Inside is a tiny little tag & it all looks so cute with this bold bow I find!

And because Simon Says Stamp published another "Anything Goes" Wednesday Challenge, I thought this project would perfectly fit to both themes.

SSS Wednesday Challenge
Little Tangles Challenge
Hope you like my creations & until next time!!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Monday, August 18, 2014

SSS Challenge - Anything goes

Good day everyone!

Welcome to another blog entry here at my crafty corner.
This time I would like to show you my first attempt in making a QUILT!
Yes, I'm not only into paper crafting, but also sewing, working with beads, etc.

Here a few comments to the actual work: I've cut all parts together by myself, an undertaking I probably would not do again (especially because there are wonderful so called "charm packs", so pre-cut fabric pieces which make the work a significantly smaller project). However, this way I could use the fabrics I had at hand and I wanted to use for this project respectively.

I love the color combination, it's a very subtle looking quilt which fits perfectly in every room and clearly makes my couch look like a million dollars now! =D

I simply sewed round pieces of fabric on the squared ones using a a more elaborate looking stitch on my sewing machine and then sewed all squares together. For the backing I used a lovely looking fabric all in 1 piece (because I loved the fabric so much)  and only surrounded it with 1 row of added squares. For the finishing seam I found very helpful videos on youtube!!!

And for the actual quilting? Simply change to your quilting foot in your machine and start with random patterns. I didn't want to bother making nice lines, flowers etc. (in the end this is my first attempt in making a quilt), so I simply sewed random loops.

The overall project is about 2.2m x 1.6m, so pretty large.

How long did it take me? WEEKS. admittedly. But I only had a few hours after work to spare for this project and definitely not every day. Apart from cutting the many fabric pieces I really enjoyed every minute of making this quilt and can only highly recommend you to try to make one too (maybe start with a small sized quilt for a baby?).

Hope you like it and see you soon!

P.S.: This post is once again also for a challenge: The "Anything Goes SSS Monday Challenge"

SSS Monday Challenge

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