Love is in the air <3

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, I thought I'd share a few sweet treats with you! I created three little projects for Creative Stamping issue 39, using the FREE Truly Scrumptious stamp set. This fabulous issue went on sale 26th January and is jam-packed with cool ideas from a talented design team.

For these projects I used basic paper-piecing techniques using the Pebbles My Funny Valentine paper pad and masked the sentiments to create custom greetings.

This cute sweetie gift box started its life as a paper cup, which is a quick and easy solution - I just cheated because I'm not one for templates! hehe 
I made the cute pompom from baker's twine and added a simple die-cut tag :)

If you want to get your hands on this issue of Creative Stamping click here! There are so many cool ideas in this magazine, and at £7.99 it's amazing value for money.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! <3

N x

Well hello there,

It's about time I started racking up some 2017 blog posts, I can't believe how the year is already running away from me!

Late last year I went on a little adventure to London with my colleague and friend Amy Thomas [Editor of Love Sewing magazine] to visit  DSI London - which is a place of dreams! I dabble in sewing, studied Photography at Uni and am obsessed with Strictly Come Dancing, so it was a dream come true when Amy invited me along to be a part of the day.

DSI London have the mammoth task of creating the costumes week after week for Strictly, as well as providing outfits for the dance world internationally! The amazing team create ensembles from scratch in a matter of days, they share a wealth of knowledge and work like clockwork to deliver.

I had the best day, it's nice to get out of the office once in a while! My photography skills could do with a bit of polish, but it did the job!

The best bit about the entire experience is that I send my Grandma a copy and she called to tell me how proud she is. Coming from the woman who taught me how to sew and helped my creativity blossom, that meant a lot. <3

If you want to read the full article, issue 34 of Love Sewing is available here and comes with a beautiful FREE Annabelle dress pattern.

Once I have my craft room up and running I plan to make myself some new outfits / start with alterations and see how I go! 

N x