Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Paper Doll, bags and snuggles :)

I was lucky enough to receive the brand new Crate Paper collection called Paper Doll to play with for Scrapsidaisy this week...and I think it was made just for me :)

Pinks, lime greens, turquoise and reds, mixed with the cutest diecuts and stickers...I squealed with delight when I opened the package! I plan to make many, many LOs with this range, but thought I'd show you one to start :) As you can see, I couldn't resist using little bits of each of the papers...they are so gorgeous!

I wanted a soft, homey sortof look to match this precious photo of my hubby's cousin and her divine baby girl, so used stitching, distressing, buttons and a patchwork effect with the patterned papers. If you need some of these goodies (you know you do!) go here. I've used the diecuts, and papers called Addi, Emma, Peyton Ellie, Olivia Grace and Katie.
I've also been busy doing a little sewing...

I'm pretty sure I promised to show you what I bought when I visited Calico and Ivy (not last time but the time before with Lisa and Janelle), but sortof forgot to take a pic. Now I can show you what I made with the fabrics...this yummy bag! Polka dots...so predictable. I used the Hollys Bouquet pattern by Janelle Wind, and love the way it turned out (even though it's a bit smaller than what I was expecting). Can't wait to make another one at a little crafty get-together this Friday night ;)
And just before I go, a scene that totally warmed my heart this morning...

...my oldest and youngest snuggled on the lounge, wrapped up in Riley's dressing gown together. Don't you just love cold mornings?
TTFN xxx


GardenofDaisies said...

Aww, your kids are adorable!! The bag is cute too!!

Linda said...

Ok now i cant wait even more until friday, gosh our bags are all going to look so different. Your LO is gorgeous are you sure that you didn't design that paper line? and the photo is 1 in a 1000

Tracey said...

cold mornings are my favourite closely followed by cold days and cold nights. I am a winter girl at heart. Love, love the bag and can't wait to make one.
love me :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Cute photo of your kids - it certainly is starting to get a little cooler! Love love Love your bag- glad to see you get back into a spot of sewing. The fabrics are perfect - it will put a smile on your face every time you use it.

Janellybelly said...

Oh my, that bag is DIVINE!!! The fabrics look perfect together. Can you bring it on Friday?
Love the colours in the LO, & the cherubs look cute having a cuddle together :)

Bev C said...

Hello, You have done a great job in making the bag. You gotta love polka dots. Cold mornings are here,did you make them a milo. Happy days.