Monday, 19 January 2009

Smile please ;-) ;-)


Thank you so much to everyone for their kind comments on my last post ;-)
It was a great day and yes I am very proud of 'the lad'... as is dear 'Mr Snippets'...aka Terry.
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Well, it's back to crafting today...back down to earth with a bang!
It's years since I made some of these photo frames but with all that fabric hanging around and plenty of wadding to pad out the fronts of the frames, I had it in mind to make some as soon as I had the time and the energy.

Sunday being an 'at home day' after all the excitement of Saturday, meant that I could do just that.



I only had 10 sheets of chipboard so I started off by just making five photo frames ... and then I got down on the floor (!) and 'played' at matching fabrics for the next batch of frames...whilst I wait for more chipboard to arrive.

I had fun..


A piece of oop Amy Butler fabric with some lovely cherries fabric.

This is what I love doing ...coordinating colours and patterns of fabrics, papers etc etc..

A piece of Kaffe mixed with some striped Heather Bailey.

So I mixed and matched different designers fabric almost 'til the cows came home'.. !

The top pieces for the front of the frames..

Kaffe with Amy.... I like this one a lot...


The bottom pieces for the backs.

Michael Miller with Jennifer Paganelli ...



Jennifer with Kaffe...

A lovely piece of faded roses with a modern check ...


Similarly... this is beautiful fabric ...


Amy with Anna Maria ...


I know these will look ab fab when they are done..some for the fair , some for my shop.. and one for my next giveaway..how could I not! ;-)


And I might even try some patchwork frames when I move on to the next batch!
I've done them before...so why not?!


I think its going to be a productive week here at Woodpeckers!

15 comments:

Shabby Chick said...

They're so pretty, must have been fun matching up the fabric, you have some gorgeous ones :)

Mel xxx

funkymonkey said...

Where do you get the energy for all this crafting? Seriously, they look wonderful.

Tracey

Sal said...

I don't do much housework ..LOL ;-)
A very good friend once told me that she was not put on this earth to do housework....I listened carefully to her wise words ! ;-)

Hen said...

Looking good, Sal, I'd have had a field day with all those fabrics. I like the red one with the flowers with the bluey centres. Clever you!
Hen x

MelMel said...

Wow so lovely!xx

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

I love the squares of fabric all lying next to each. Just begging to be made into a quilt I would say...
I'm having a bit of a P&Q 'thing' at the moment so my quilting eye is 'in'!

MelMel said...
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Country Cottage Chic said...

"CHEESE!"

:-)
I don't know how you do it all Sal - you are so creative!

Shabby Chick said...

Ooh I don't mind giving people a giggle, might as well have some good come from all the chaos! I'm sure your right about her majesty never having cooked a roast (I wonder if she's ever made a cup of tea!) but I can just imagine her sat there ignoring all the mess as if it wasn't happening :) I love the Queen!

Mel xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

They are beautiful Sal !
Twiggy x

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

Helloo

Thank you so much for your lovely words. You lot have really helped me through a tough time. Your mooching round your studio is what I have been doing for a few months at home now. I have taken stock too & I think like you said it is important! I just promise the next blip will be a short one! How proud are you. Did you have tears in your eyes? What a great job you have done. Love all the fabric combinations by the way. The red one at the end is particularly cheerful. Hey you need a nice photo frame for your sons graduation pic. Good job you made some! Love, thanks and hugs Emma xxxxx

LittleGem said...

Ooh what a lovely colourful post with soooo many gorgeous fabrics! I wish I had a stash like yours...sigh! X Gem

Josie said...

the frames look great, all that lovely fabric.
Josie x

Rosesposes said...

Those frames looks gorgeous you have brilliant motivation for getting things done too!
Well done to your son too, I bet you were one proud mumma X Dom

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

So much eye candy!
I love all your fabrics!
And the photo frames are unusual which I LOVE!
Kisses,
Debbie Moss