Monthly Archives: August 2011

More scrapbooking

Since getting a copy of the My Memories suite I have been putting more images into pretty layouts with it.

These two pages I made using the free designer kits. The free kits really help bulk up design options when I are just starting off with the software and have not bought many other kits, (although there are kits from €1!!)

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the My Memories suite software!

Chicken soft toy pattern & tutorial

Back in April I shared a tutorial to make a cute little lamb soft toy from felt. Today there is a new addition to the farm with chicken!

To make chicken I used:
White felt from Sew Sweet
Yellow felt from Sew Sweet
Black Felt from Sew Sweet
2 x 10cm Red gingam ribbon from Sew Sweet,
– or you can use 2 piece of 10cm x 2cm strip of red felt
Toy Stuffing
Usualle sewing supplies like needle, thread, scissors etc.
The pattern!

First cut out all the pattern pieces.

Begin with the face detail. Place the two black felt eyes onto one of the white body pieces and sew in place.

Take the beak felt piece place the beak so that the red dotted line runs about 1/2cm in paralle below the eyes. Sew the beak into place along the red dotted line.

Take the wing felt piece and pin it onto one of the body pieces as shown belown (doesn’t need to be exact). Repeat with the other body piece, making sure you pin the wings in simlar places and one is reversed.

When happy with the placement sew the wings into place along the red dotted line.

Take 2 felt feet pieces and place them back to back and sew around the edges, repeat for the other foot.

Now we piece together chicken. Take the back body piece right side down. Then place the feet ontop of the body piece (like in the photo) and pin them in place. Take the two ribbon pieces and fold them into two loops and pin in place at the top of the chickens head (see photo below).

Then place the top body piece ontop and pin it to the other pieces.

Sew all the way around the edge of the chicken, leaving a gap on its breast for stuffing. Stuff it nice and plump (like a good chicken should be!) and sew the opening closed.

Chicken is all done and ready to play with little lamb!
I am entering this felt tutorial into the 1..2..3.. craft! challenge. Visit Kitty Cats and Airplanes to see other projects in the challenge.

So Sew Sweet!

I have so excited to receive this order from Sew Sweet!

I ordered some more of their lovely wool blend felt. I am really enjoying working with this! I also ordered some more lovely buttons (I have such a big collection now!!) and in the package I also got my designer selection which included these lovely new ribbons! (There were over 50 different types, it was hard fitting them all in the picture!!)

Last week Emma from Sew Sweet added nearly 100 new types of ribbon to her shop. I already selected some to add to my next order from her 🙂

My Memories giveaway

Yesterday I showed you all some of the things I made with the My Memories suite. And today I get to offer a free copy of the suite to one of my blog readers!
Thanks to the lovely Liz from My Memories, one of you could recieve a free download of the My Memories suite which is worth $40! And it is rated #1 by amazon and TopTen Reviews for digital scrapbooking software, which is pretty impressive dont you think?

How to enter
1. (Mandatory) Visit My Memories and choose your favorite digital scrapbook pack/kit. Come back and share your pick with us via a comment.

2. Follow my blog with Google Friends Connect (find it on my left sidebar) and leave a comment letting me know (or let me know that you’re already a follower).

3. Follow My Memories blog and leave a comment letting me know.

4. Share this giveaway with friends and family via facebook/twitter, or a post on your blog. Leave a comment with a link.

So you can have upto 4 entries, just make sure you leave a seperate comment for each entry. The giveaway will close 7th September at noon GMT+1. Then the winner will be picked using (Make sure I can contact you through your comment if you do win!)

If you don’t want to wait, or want to buy some design kits My Memories are offering a $10 discount off the purchase of My Memories Suite software, AND $10 off the My store, so a total of $20 off!! Simpy use the following coupon code at checkout, STMMMS50626

Trying scrapbooking again

When I lived in the UK and had lots of spare room (and spare money) I did a lot more paper crafts, including scrapbooking. When I packed up all my things to move to the Netherlands most of my paper craft things went to a car boot because there just was not the space to bring it all with me. Since then my photos just stay in a folder on my computer, or never even make it off my camera!

So last week when I was contacted by My Memories about trying their software I was very excited! I downloaded the software and a couple of design kits and got stuck in using my photos from this summer!
I managed to make the first page within 20 mins! Very impressed with how easy the software is to use. I also used it to make a calendar.

I think I might make some of these for family at Christmas since they are so easy, but can be made to be so personal! You can also make movies, birthday cards, christmas cards etc, burn the scrapbook to dvd to share with family members too, so I have plenty to keep playing around with!