About Me

My photo
With the help of my friends, I co-ordinate "The Craft Group" which is a place for women to gather and do craft! We share a whole range of things, from craft to the small things that matter to us right up to understanding the whole meaning of life! I learn so much from everyone, I thought a blog would be the perfect way to record the memories! The "Plus..." is all about extra bits 'n pieces that I have found and would love to show you. Welcome to our Craft Group. Please feel free to say hi, leave a comment or become a follower! Enjoy!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Blue loveliness in a quilt by Ida

Ida made this quilt for her son and daughter-in-law.

I loooove blue and white. It makes me feel calm.

The quilting was done by her friend who was practising on a big quilting machine. 

I really love the binding which has a little extra layer/flange.
It's the sort of thing that would really stand out (in a bad way) if it was crooked but it has been done just beautifully.
Ida shared her secret...

Thanks Ida. We hope your son loves the quilt and can see the love that has gone into it.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Trinity Crochet

Nadia is at it again.
Crocheted characters are her specialty and now she is going online to sell them.
You can see her facebook page HERE.
We found these at The Craft Group and we didn't even need a mobile phone to see them! ;)

Sunday, 12 June 2016

a special birthday card

It was my birthday!
I had lunch with my childhood family. It was funny driving in the car with my Mother, Father and 2 sisters. We had a nice lunch near the beach. Then I had a lovely dinner  (Thai take-away) at home with my 'now' family. I so enjoyed torturing them with half an hour of watching home videos from the past. I only get to do that on Mothers' Day and on my birthday. This year even my daughter living overseas watched with us on Skype. They complain about home movie nights but I know they secretly love it ;)

The next day I went, as usual, to The Craft Group and let me show you the card my gorgeous craft friends gave me!!!

Looks like a box you might be thinking.

A very pretty box...

With a very pretty ribbon.

One ribbon was easily removed on the back as it was stuck with double sided tape. I could remove it one handed like a movie star instead of like a crazy craft lady trying to undo it to keep every inch of ribbon for... well, you know, we just keep everything just in case!

And inside was a card!

A very pretty card.

A very very pretty card (made by Elly).

So Special!

There were even dew drops on the flower :)

And inside, it was jam packed with love.
Thank you to all my lovely Craft Group friends!

Monday, 30 May 2016

Wall hanging by Sharyn

Sharyn made a wall hanging.
A beautiful wallhanging featuring Australian native flowers decorating a monogrammed alphabet.

(My terrible photography does not do it justice.)

I thought at first that she had machine embroidered the letters, but...

The letters are painted!

Sharyn has combined her love of quilting and folk art.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Easy gift wrapping bow.

I struggle with gift wrapping sometimes.
I've learnt different ribbon making techniques but this simple one is my favourite.
Too easy! And quite pretty, I think.

The 2 main white ribbons are cut to size around the gift and simply joined with sticky tape on the top
(which will be covered by the ribbon anyway).

Then fold the top ribbon so it looks like the above. Put a staple in it to stop it moving. Now cut a small piece of ribbon and strap it over the middle of the bow. Sticky tape it closed. I used double sided tape to then attach it to the parcel/ribbon. (Or you could glue it or roll a piece of tape backwards around itself.)

Ta da!

(I know it's not rocket science but it's certainly quick and easy!)

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Frames of JOY- Elaine

We have a challenge this year.
We are talking a lot about JOY.
Joy is different than "happy".
It's deeper.
We have been talking about what it means to have "JOY in JESUS".  Lots to discover there!

There are many things that bring us JOY and so a JOY CHALLENGE seems like a good idea for 2016.

The challenge is to start with a similar IKEA  frame (Ribba) and put absolutely anything in it that you have made yourself which expresses the theme of JOY.
Here is a contribution from Elaine. 

You know what I really love? 
Elaine was one of the first to fill a JOY frame. She has had a year of health struggles yet she still was one of the first to invest time in expressing her JOY!
I love it and look forward to seeing more JOY frames from friends at The Craft Group!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Crochet Bag by Beverly S

Beverley S doesn't just crochet, she creates!
Making-it-up-as-you-go is sometimes the most fun way to do craft.
Here is the bag Bev created.
So fun!

You are a clever lady! Thanks for sharing your project and your skills with others!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...