Saturday, 5 September 2015

I'm back......

 After spending time with the grandchildren over the summer holiday we then went on a cruise to Norway...what a beautiful place and stunning scenery.
We had two days at sea and were lucky enough to have a lady called Jan Allston who was doing craft classes so my friend Eileen and myself went along..
The first thing we made was a collage postcard using different fabrics creating a backgound and of course a printed version of our ship the Magellan which doesn't really show up very well.
 In the afternoon we made a lovely needle case using a pattern by Jennie Rayment and the pattern was call Fandango...just like origami really but with fabric...the back and the fron were identical....
 We were also given needles to complete the inside..... I really enjoyed making this.

Wednesday morning we made this little patchwork owl pincushion... 
in the afternoon we started to make a sampler of Boutis work.....
I'd never heard of this but if you google you will see it means 'Stuffing'....its really embriodery which you then stuff....hard to explain but looks amazing when finished...hopefully I will get my sample finished at some point to show you...
We meet some lovely ladies in our craft classes and had a great laugh along the way....

Back to the normal housework chores.....its coming very hard having been waited on hand and foot for a week.....
Will try to catch up on your blogs in the next few days to see what you'[ve been up to...
I hope to be back card making at some point next week...

Have a great weekend...


Anne 

20 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous work here Anne nice to read you had time with the children again.xx

Viv said...

Glad you enjoyed your cruise Anne, I have been busy with my grandchildren like you too.Lovely makes here you have been busy, excellent work ! ;) Viv xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Anne....What a lovely holiday you had... +crafting as well....Beautiful projects...Joolsx

Patricia said...

Great to see you back again Anne.
Think we have all been in much the same situation over the summer.
You have made some wonderful things, love, love, love, the all.
Patricia x

Patricia said...

Great to see you back again Anne.
Think we have all been in much the same situation over the summer.
You have made some wonderful things, love, love, love, the all.
Patricia x

brenda said...

It is indeed a lovely location to cruise Anne and so pleased you enjoyed yourself, it's a few years since we did that one or the baltic as hubby prefers assured heat !

I remember on one of ours there were craft sessions, I was very tempted to go then our daughter said what a silly idea as I would't be able to stop myself dabbling and she was probably right. Confess I did go and have a peek though the door though !

Not familiar with your ship but it's a really lovely layout and what a super way to keep the memory to reflect on a lovely cruise.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good to see your lovely projects, sounds like a lot of fun, fab makes

Pat K said...

Beautiful work Anne...all amazing designs. Great to hear you've enjoyed your time with the grandchildren....they are the best of times. hugs, Pat K x

Sue said...

Glad you had such a lovely time Anne.
Your creations are so beautiful.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

It sounds like you've been having a fabulous time, and some gorgeous crafty makes too.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Jo said...

Fabulous makes Anne....sounds like you had a fantastic time!
hugs Jo x

pam said...

Glad you enjoyed your cruise Anne, Fabulous to craft while sailing, lovely makes you have made too.
Hugs Pam x

Trish said...

Very nice work,love the card especially,pleased you had a great time

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful work Anne,glad you enjoyed your trip!! Have a good weekend!!!

Aquarius said...

Great that you managed to fit in some crafting on your cruise and some good makes to bring home.

Sandy said...

Your post card is an enchanting keepsake - you could do the same with torn paper. Love the needle case!
What a delightful way to spend a week at sea. I would love to go to Norway by plane or ship. So glad you had a nice time Anne.
Sandy xx

Valerie Nolan said...

What beautiful makes Anne such a lovely souvenir of your holiday. Nice to have you back :0)
Val x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Not having much luck on Commenting on your fabulous makes... Whilst you were on your cruise....
Hope you receive this comment
Hugs Sylvie xx

Pop's Cards said...

These are simply stunning sweetie perfect in every way I especially love the needle holder I could so do with one of those, hugs Pops x

JD/ Jill said...

You've made some great projects! Sounds like you had a lot of fun on your cruise! (I've never been on one!)