Catch up: cards ‘n’ stuff!
I know it’s been over a week since I posted, but I’ve been a busy-bee behind the scenes, getting ready for the baby (less than 3 weeks to go until due date!), planning my best friend’s Hen Weekend (next weekend!), and making lots of bits and pieces, some of which I can’t show you yet.
I haven’t been on the internet much because of all this, and I got a nice surprise when I logged on today and checked the Polkadot Door Designs blog – I’ve been voted their ‘featured designer’ for June!
Very exciting! I loved taking part in the blog hop, and making my hot air balloon project (if you missed my blog hop post you can see it here). I can’t wait to see the projects made for the July blog hop – I’ve seen a sneak peek of the July inspiration photo and I can tell you the creations will be fabulous, so don’t forget to look out for it.
I’ve made a few cards over the last week or so, the first was for my little sister who turned 20 last week:
She’s travelling in Australia at the moment, so I took lots of photos of the card and sent them to her on facebook, I had not been organised enough to post it to her! We chatted to her on Skype on the day though, and she was having a wonderful time of course!
I also made some father’s day cards. I make cards every year for my dad, my step-dad, and my father-in-law. I usually make them all different, but as I’m so busy this year I just chose one design, and then used different colours for the three cards. If they ever find out I’m sure they will understand!:
I also made a little something for me this week. It’s my birthday next Friday (24th), and I know what I’m getting for my pressie – an ipod touch. I’m very excited about it! In preparation for this I made the free smart-phone felt case which came with last month’s Mollie Makes magazine. I used my own design as I wanted an owl on it, and I added some turquoise felt, and a popper so the ipod doesn’t slide out so easily.
The blanket stitching isn’t the neatest I’ve ever done (I sat up until 1am one night to finish it!), but I like the case, I just can’t wait to put my ipod in it!
Now we’re off strawberry picking, my hubby’s choice for how to spend father’s day. I took this photo of him and our little girl yesterday at a local summer fair, they look so cute together: