What's your debris of choice ? Mine switched by day over the weekend !!
Saturday was a massive tidy up & getting my Christmas project box ready ... well the start of Journal Your Christmas is only a couple of week's away !!
Then I started playing with the Christmas stamps I had bought either at the NEC last week or which were free with magazines !
At the back of my desk you can see the test card I made so I could see how the new WOW sparkly embossing powders I had bought would look once heat embossed ... it was a great help to choose the right colour for the right card !
I had tried to use some of the inspiration I had seen at the show & do my own versions ...
No cards to show you yet - thought I had better keep them under wraps until I had sent them for Christmas or I'd be giving the game away !
So Saturday my world ended up covered in glitter - desk, hands, trousers, stamping mat, Versamark pad .. face & hair - how can it get simply EVERYWHERE !!!
Sunday I hauled my trusty sewing machine out onto the table of my quilt cupboard & set about my Christmas stitching !
First up was my Tilda Ice Skating Angel - and so the debris of the day was fluff from the fur fabric !
I mean I only made a couple of cuts & I was covered in white fluff from head to foot - literally !
So having chosen to wear black trousers & a black T-Shirt just showed my naivety at never having worked with fur fabric before !!!!!!!!!!
I was amazed at the mess ! But I have to say that the end effect is going to be worth it - the fur fabric feels gorgeous - I keep stopping stitching to stroke it !!
My brain must have picked up the fluff too, as I hadn't put 2 & 2 together from the pattern pieces that he would be quite so big !!
I have used up half a pillow full of stuffing !! (I tend to buy a synthetic pillow & use the filling as my toy stuffing).
I had bought one piece of gold felt that I thought would give me enough for the beaks & feet for all three penguins - and only did one ... so heading back to the shop next Saturday !!
Well that's me for this week - looking forward to seeing what you have been up to !
Have a good week ! Ali xxx