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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

SOME AMAZING NEWS - and a bit of Bunting!

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! Can you tell I'm excited!!! I have been busting to tell people but wasn't allowed until now - that's why there was no post yesterday!!! 

Well, a few weeks ago during half term, I shut myself away to make a selection of creations. OK - nothing really new there! BUT there was a purpose to my work - one which I told no-one except my other half! Crafter's Companion were having a Design Team Call - and I decided to apply. I didn't let anyone else know, as that way I didn't have to do the whole thing of telling people I hadn't got in!! 

Well, imagine my total shock last week, when I received an email telling me that I had been accepted!! To be honest, my first reaction was that of being speechless - and feeling a little nauseous! I had convinced myself that I hadn't got in, and that was fine. When I found I had, I began to worry that I wouldn't be up to it!! BUT I've mostly got over the wobbles (am still feeling a little stressed about how I will cope) BUT am now part of the DT for the next 12 months!! It's so exciting!! And daunting!! And amazing!! And terrifying!!

Anyway, I thought I would share with you one of the projects that I made for my application.

This one is a sewing project. I made some bunting using images from Crafter's Companion's Bebunni range. These ones were from the freebie download on their website. I started by printing off the toppers onto t-shirt transfer material, and ironing them onto white cotton. I then placed them face down on some sewable interfacing, and stitched round the circle - I drew round a circle die so that I had a line to follow for accuracy. I then cut round very close to the stitching, and then into the centre of the interfacing so I could turn the circles in the right way.
I cut the bunting shapes out using the EZ Tri tool (from the Tri Recs set). I used white cotton onto which I machine appliqued the Bebunni images. In retrospect I should have done the applique before I cut the material, as it pulled the fabric in around the circle. I also used light grey cotton for the back of each bunting pennant, and some pretty white and grey patterned material with little strawberries on, for the rest of the fronts. 
Having stitched all the fronts to the backs, I attached them to grey bias binding. I used a decorative scallop stitch, and white thread as a contrast. I really liked making this - and was really pleased with how it all turned out!!

I would like to enter this into:
Craft My Life - All Crafts - Anything Goes but Cards
Love to Create - Anything Goes

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Well - after an emotionally exhausting day, I will be most definitely be back with more soon.

Cxxx

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations Carole. The bunting looks gorgeous.
    Yvonne

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  2. Congratulations!! how very exciting for you. I'm sure you will fit right in to the design team and have a great 12 months.

    Jackie

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  3. Lovely bunting!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a lovely day!!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  4. Huge congratulations on your new DT post, so thrilled for you :D

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  5. What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month. Congratulations on your new DT Post too.

    Hugs Erin DT x

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  6. Lovely project! It's super sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei
    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
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