House Mouse Card,o

I have just found my lovely wood mounted House Mouse stamps which were some of the 1st things I bought when I discovered stamping. I had forgotten how clever the artist is. I spent a pleasant hour colouring the image with a mixture of pro markers and Spectrum Noir pencils. The patterned papers are from Hunkydory and the little tag is a Sue Wilson die from the Spanish Collection.



More ATCs from John

Love letters

Love letters

See Johns Blog ( link below from Gentleman Crafter ) to find out how he created this little work of art.

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Gentleman Crafter

Remember the good old days before the advent of apps and instant messaging when we wrote love letters? I do.

There are times that I wish it would come back too! Old fashioned ways, can sometimes appeal more than the new ways of keeping in touch.

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Gentleman Crafter Tote

See below for John’s comprehensive tutorial showing how to make this super easy tote bag. Super Easy Tote Bag

Fabric Friday – The Bags Are Back In Town!

Gentleman Crafter

Yup, I’ve finally gotten around to it. It’s bag making time!

*races off to the craft room* …

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Gentleman Crafter

I know a few people that will be off on their travels soon so I thought that I would use that as a theme for today’s Artist Trading Card Challenge.

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Charm pack tote bag tutorial

Sewn Up

Flickr group

If you have made a tote bag using this tutorial, why don’t you share your pictures on this Flickr group?

16 charms – I used Verna by Kate Spain
1/3 yard matching fabric for the bottom of the bag and the handles
1/4 yard of matching fabric for the gathered strip and the loop closure
1/2 yard of matching fabric for the lining
1 self covered button with the bottom fabric
2 pieces of batting
medium weight fusible interfacing

Seam allowance is 1/4 inch.

For each side of the bag, stitch 2 rows of 4 charm squares each and then 2 rows together. Iron with seams open to get a flatter look. You will end up with 2 rectangles measuring measuring 18.5in x 9.5in but measure your final rectangles well after sewing before you cut the bottom rectangles so that the width is the same.

From the matching…

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John is back

John has sorted his internet problems and playing catch up. Today’s ATC is lovely.

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Gentleman Crafter

Soooo, I lost enough internet to keep blogging my daily ATCs but now I’m back! I’ll be posting a few singles over the next few days and will then try and post two per day over the next couple of weeks until I have caught up – so don’t forget to check your inboxes!

(I’ll be backdating these too so that they fit in chronologically with the rest – so it might seem weird for a bit while I catch up).

Today’s ATC features something that has been lacking of late and was made to remind everyone of what we all need in life!

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Gentleman Crafter will be back with his ATC Challenge shortly.

John has connection problems so has not been able to post his ATCs. I am missing the daily inspiration. I am sure he will be back soon.

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