11 Some pages had multi hoopings, which means I create 1 part of the page in 1 hoop, stitch it out and then attach it to another page in the next hooping.
This week I have been working with a very talented lady who makes quiet books in German and English, Claudia Winkler.
This project is an interactive book with 10 pages and lots of activities to play and learn.
Claudia has allowed me to re produce her book for machine embroidery. However, due to hoop size, the book I will be creating will be slightly smaller to fit an 8×8 hoop.
With this book Teddy checks in at the airport, goes through security, passport control, visits the pilot in the cockpit, sit with Teddy in his seat on the plane while he reads his book, looks out the window from the plan to see the runway an flight tower, puts his eye mask on and when he gets off the plan, collects his luggage from the baggage claim.
This is an exciting project for me to work on, some pages have 2 and more hoopings to complete a page, so far there 23 hoopings
Check out Claudia’s page, link below and ride along with Teddy. Currently, the instructions are only in German, however, when I have finished digitising the files, test stitched them out I will be assisting Claudia with an English translation and SVG files. There will be SVG files to suit an 8×8 and 8×10 book.
Well this week we are finally able to let all know that we are going to be Glam – parents. This is especially exciting for us, as we never thought it would happen, our son and daughter in law decided years ago that they were not going to have children.
Because of this news, I have been making quiet – busy books over the last couple of months, using my applique skills and my cutting dies to make the shapes.
My focus on the pages for the books that I am creating at the moment is sensory, tactile, colour and shape matching, my next lot of pages will be play.
It’s winter in Australia now, but it is warmer in a lot of countries, so this post goes out to all the women who have to look after the men in their lives who get the Man flu, need Manpons and in need of a pill to fix all their ills, and if those don’t work, there’s another pill at the bottom of this post that will sort everything.
Men can be such babies when they get sick, and Man flu, Manpons and a pill for complainers will definitely help .
Manpons – for the guys that act like little bitches and whinge like a girl
A pill for chronic complainers,
Pay too much tax?
Boss not fair?
Not gettin any?
No One Cares is for you!
they are recommended to be take with a nice warm cup of shut the hell up.
Codral Man Flu tablets
How To Avoid The Flue
Make sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C.
Get plenty of exercise because exercise helps build your immune system.
Walk for at least an hour a day, go for a swim, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.
Wash your hands often. If you can’t wash them, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.
Get lots of fresh air.
Open doors & windows whenever possible.
Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.
Get plenty of rest.
Take the doctor’s approach.
Think about it…
When you go for a shot, what do they do first?
They Clean your arm with alcohol…
Because Alcohol KILLS GERMS.
Walk to the liquor store. (exercise)
Put lime in your Corona …(fruit)
Celery in your Bloody Mary (veggies)
Drink outdoors on the bar patio..(fresh air)
Tell jokes, laugh….(eliminate stress)
Then pass out. (rest)
The way I see it…
If you keep your alcohol levels up, flu germs can’t get you!
My grandmother always said, ‘A shot in the glass is better than one in the ass!’
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much
And another pill for those that all other pills don’t help with, the Fuckitol pill
Well, what we considered old news, has come to the surface again.
Sunrise on channel 7 are coming to interview Braandi tomorrow morning VERY early for a live interview.
Her dad gave her a lovely brush, and we’ve packed some toys and a bed to take with us to the office, as it’s going to be dark when they do the interview we are going to do it at the office.
This will be the 2nd interview now, Braandi is getting very confident now.
Our little girl just loves the dolphins.
A couple of weeks ago, Braandi was swimming with the dolphins in our canal, when our neighbour Lee Treby happened to be outside and filmed it.
Well, I uploaded it to Facebook and wow, is all I can say, the footage went viral, several news channels picked it up and now she has been on a nightly news program in Perth.
Now, Today tonight have picked up the story and came out to film Braandi swim with the dolphins and it is going to be aired tonight.
Here is a snippet of tonight,s show.
I am completely obsessed with the Julie Nutting stamps, I just love them.
Last weekend, I spend several hours preparing my new layouts so that in the evening, I can sit in the lounge room and watch TV with my husband and still craft.
I prepared 10 new layouts and have finished a few already, it takes a lot less time when all the papers are cut and stamped and put into a ziplock bag ready to craft.
Here are some more of my recent layouts.
I love art and crafts and my latest projects are Julie Nutting paper dolls. I’m not sure how many there are, but I just love them,
During times of stress, people do different things, I craft, I can sit in my craft room and watch my TV and craft, be it colouring, cutting or just anything crafting.
I’m going to try and have lots of layouts to sit on my desk at work like a rolodex, with a different theme for each day, so I have set myself a rather large task of creating them.
Here’s some of my first layouts
This was my first attempt of doing paper dolls, at first I found them quite daunting cutting them out, but I got quite proficient with my knife cutting out all the little bits and pieces. I made this one about 12 months ago before I got any stamps printed them on printing paper and glued them on the board and used my Faber Castell big brush markers to do the shading. It’s about 36 inches long and I made the mistake of glueing the paper for the wallpaper down without wetting it first, so I had bubbles that were hard to remove. So I just put some texture paste with a brick work stencil and covered the bubbles up.
This was my first actual layout and I am quite pleased with it. I’m going to try and use multiple craft methods in each layout, stamping, die cutting, stickers, colouring, patterned paper and at least 1 paper doll.
I really enjoyed making this one, I had made the BBQ and food stuff ages ago, just needed something to put it on, and the background paper was a sheet already patterned.
I love coffee, so I had to make this one, I think I will make lots of different coffee ones as I have a few stamps and dies to use.
Of course with Valentines Day, I had to make one, trying to find 2 dolls of similar size, was my first hurdle, but once decided I thought it came together quite well.