Wednesday, 23 May 2012

What a whirlwind week . . .

. . . I have had with my Australian cousins coming to visit. I haven't seen Debbie since I was 14 (many MANY years ago) and it was great to catch up! To commemorate her visit, I made a Keepsake Book using the Kanban kit mentioned in my last post.

The book was made from those plain brown sandwich bags you can get with the handles. I used three bags. I cut off the handles and covered the bags front and back with card - using red white and blue. Then layered each side and added embellishments .

Once I had decorated the bags, I punched holes for the book rings and then covered the rings with red white and blue ribbons, adding a small metal charm to the top ring with 'Bon Voyage' on it. I finished each bag with a velcro dot to keep the bags closed.

I presented the book to Debbie on her arrival saying she could keep little momentos of her trip as she went along , which she did, even down to keeping a wooden fork from when she ate chips on the seafront!

The book was great fun to make and I intend making more like it in the future.

Next this month is my sons birthday and then in June I have a few so hopefully will be able to add pics when they are done. Its been difficult recently to get any crafting done as I have been busy preparing for the visit. I also had my sister and neice staying which meant my craft space was a no go area as its in the spare room!!

More later from Craftland . . .

Sunday, 6 May 2012

New Blogger!

Ooh, what happened to blogger while I havent been around? New FB layut and now new format on blog too.

Been busy sorting through my crafty area and now ready to add some fun stuff. Recently bought the great Kanban 4 day deal off CnC - watch this space!