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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!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Judy's "Leanne's House" Quilt

Here is the second version of the "Leanne's House" pattern, this time by Judy K.


(Sorry about the wonky photo. I don't like it when my photo doesn't do a beautiful quilt justice!)




Wow, there is SO much work in this quilt Judy!
It's amazing, well done!

You can see Elaine's version HERE


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Elaine's "Leanne's house" quilt

Elaine is our lovely quilting mentor. She is happy to help any of us on our quilting journey. She introduced us to the "Leanne's House" Quilt and a few ladies bought the pattern and made this lovely quilt.

Here is Elaine's Pretty version of the quilt.





I'll show you some of the other lovely versions of this quilt soon.
Nice job Elaine!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

John & Wil 60th Wedding Anniversary!

Mum & Dad had their 60th Wedding Anniversary this past week with lots of smaller celebrations rather than one big one.


For one of the events I thought I would make a cake!



Cake decorating is not really one of my things but it is amazing what you can learn from the internet and from talking to the lady in the cake decorating store I found not too far away.

I learned a lot from the I am baker blog website which includes a video tutorial.
A little tip I picked up… the blog says to use a sugar syrup on the cake first to make the icing stick and stop crumbs coming away from the cake, but the cake decorating shop said to heat up some apricot jam in the microwave and smear a thin layer of that on the cake first. Cool in the fridge and the icing will stick with no crumbs. Yay for easy tips that really work!

Happy 60th Anniversary Mum & Dad!


Monday, 9 June 2014

Paint chip card by Cheryl

So you took all those paint chip colour samples to paint the bedroom. What do you do with them now?
Make lovely cards of course, just like Cheryl did. 



The punched flowers (also from paint chips) hide the writing and coordinate beautifully.
Great and simple idea Cheryl.


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