Friday, October 8, 2010

Inspired By You....Day 5

Hi folks....oops a bit of a technical hitch this morning.....had this post all ready to go as soon as Jill posted her card at 11.00am but Mrs Numptie here must have posted it by mistake either that or it was that awkward sod Mr Blogger at work again....but no matter.
Well they do say that all good things come to an end and here we are already on Day 5 of my little feature over at Inspired By You.....I just want to say a huge thank you to the lovely Jill for choosing me and I loved her stunning takes on my was great fun playing along and I loved the fact that I didn't know what cards she had chosen until her post was up.....I love surprises.....just goes to show that the old girl is still just a big kid at heart.

Here's mine

and another stunning creation from Jill

And boy did I have a great time at my "Totally Handy" Workshop last night at Simply Create....still can't believe that I managed to make a super cute tote bag in beautiful fabric without attaching myself to anything or anyone.

It was a real fun night with a great bunch of girls...but credit where credit is due....the star of the night was my lovely and very talented buddy Anne who was at the helm and guided us expertly through the whole process of making her beautiful tote and all her own design too....clever clever lady and big hugs for making the whole thing completely painless.
After two and a half hours of pinning..stitching and pressing....we gave birth to our beautiful totes...check out all those very proud...smiley faced Mommas with our wonderful tutor.....

I still have my buttons to sew on and then it will be time to reveal this beauty in all her glory up close and personal.  I know you are going to be so impressed with my new found stitching talent and I can't wait now for my next foray into the wonderful world of stitching.....the Cutie Patootie class on 6th December and if you haven't already booked a place....go for will be totally hooked. 
Things are a little manic in the cubbyhole this morning...getting packed up for my workshop tomorrow at Simply Create....checking and double checking that I haven't forgotten to pack some vital ingredient....oh it has been known and then you find yourself flying by the seat of your pants.
Catch up with you all tomorrow for another fab challenge over at Penny Black Saturday and my DT card is still at the drawing board stage so best get a move on and when the going gets tough....The Furry Boy downs tools and has a snooze

Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add.....hey Timmie another use for your fabulous Ranger Non Stick Craft a base for ironing on.....I was a little nervous that I would leave marks on the table underneath as I steam pressed my seams...but no it worked a treat and a great time saver if you just have one top to iron and can't be bothered lugging the ironing board out.....another 10 out of 10 for Ranger.


  1. That looks super fun! And the tote is fabulous
    love tasha xx

  2. Glad you all had a super tote workshop, they look amazing, and I am gutted to have missed all the fun. What a lady is our sewing queen Anne!
    Love Janettexx
    Also some stats for Buddy - he has 2 fans, and me of course.

    Jani - 10 yr old German Shepherd
    Mera - 18 month old German Shepherd, who is in love with Buddy, read out his blog comments to them each morning. She's a bit shy but will post her and Jani's pics soon, so Buddy can have a look.

  3. I've really enjoyed your week over at Jill's - your cards are fabulous! Love those tote bags, would have taken me weeeeeks to make! Jo x

  4. Another fab card from Jill...Sounds like the sewing class was good then!!! Have agreat day tomorrow..wasn't quick enough to book a space - next time!...Kirsti x

  5. Loved your week with Jill! And can't wait to see a closeup of your tote!

  6. So elegant and just beautiful!


  7. Hi Kath

    It has been lovely to see the "Inspired By You" cards all week.

    I'm not surprised you were chosen .. .. I don't think you realise just how many people you do inspire!!

    Love your work .. .. but you know that anyway!!

    Have a lovely weekend - although it does sound like it is going to be VERY busy!!

    Take care

    Love Jules xx

  8. Beautiful cards.You all look so happy with your tote bags,they are fab well done.Huggles to Buddy.xx

  9. love the butterfly card Kath and your bag is tote ally amazing! Mary

  10. Fab cards Kath - and those bags turned out so beautiful

  11. Such great cards !! love them both !
    greetings, martina

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  14. Looks like you had lots of fun. The tote bag is lovely. The cards are gorgeous x

  15. Hi Kath looks like you had lots of fun and came away with a beautiful bag. The cards are lovely. Have a great day tomorrow enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugsx ChrisB

  16. is there nothing you can't do with that non-stick mat??
    oh I must book my place on Cutie Patootie.
    can't wait to see your tote completed
    have a great day tomorrow

  17. Oh Kath, your style of cards is exactly what I am totally unable to make and would dearly love to be good at. The more artsy, clean and still intricate look - I'm totally swooning here!!!

  18. Like the look of your tote Kath. Can't wait to see a close up of it.

    Love your card and Jill's take on it is really beautiful. Your card is my favourite though.

    Have a great day tomorrow with these lucky girls you'll be inspiring.

    Kat xx

  19. You are so funny!lol.
    I can tell you had great time and you made great tote and your card is perfect as they always are!

  20. Ooooh, I saw the lights on in Simply Create when I drove past and wondered what you were all up to! The tote bags are lovely. Hope you had a great workshop today - met two of the ladies who were going to be coming at a coffee morning - was very jealous!