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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day

to Mums everywhere! I hope you are enjoying the day.

The sun is shining here and it's really quite warm. The plum tree is just about to burst into flower and the birds are singing.


I've been having a good weekend making patchwork cards. Firstly there were 80 to be used as wedding invitations and the mother of the bride collected them yesterday. I think she was very pleased with them and I would have shown you them here but I stupidly forgot to photograph them before I handed them over.

Then I spent yesterday afternoon putting together this little pile of tartan ones.

Around 200 or so which are destined to go out to shops in St Andrews, Aberdeen and Edinburgh in the next week.

I do enjoy making them as there are never any two the same. It's a pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

This is just the first part though. All the little squares are backed with bondaweb and ironed on to the card, from these trays of cut out shapes

which now look a bit depleted.

Then the pile of cards gets taken through to the living room where I finish them off with painted details while I'm watching TV- hearts and thistles for the tartan ones.

Do you see the colourful bracelet I'm modelling here? It's my Mother's Day gift from Laura. I love it- thank you Laura!
And also thank you for the card, Nick - you remembered!
We've been at my Mum's this morning with treats for her and home to chat to Laura on the phone.
Now it's back to work to finish those cards.
(And I got another Mother's Day very special surprise, which has me grinning from ear to ear. But I'm not telling!!!)


  1. I'm sooo excited for you!

    Lovely cards, I've got a small order to finish in the next few days, things are starting to happen again up here after a long quiet winter ;)

  2. What a lovely bracelet to have received.
    Love your flowers...they always brighten a room so beautifully and your cards look lovely too.

  3. wow love these pieces

    please have a nosy around my blog

    hope u like it





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