Not long back from the UK for Alex’s birthday, he has just turned 16!!!! Flitting back and forth to the UK for my three grandchildren’s birthdays is the norm for me at this time of year.
Being at home this time worked out really well as I was able to go to the Sandown Park Craft Show. Clare, Lauren and myself even managed to get into a make and take with the MDF Man.
For this week’s class instead of making a card we made a very pretty Victorian Bobbin Reel. This was done with a toilet roll and two die cut circles. The classes are only two hours long, which always extends into three, so the girls didn’t get to finish and had to take home to complete.
Long time since I have done pretty pretty and this ‘Bobbin Reel’ is extremely sweet looking.
When the bow is untied the linen, lace and burlap, which I stitched one on top of the other to form a band, unravels and reveals some very pretty ephemera inside.
The sewing machine even made an appearance along with some white paint but I went quite sparingly with the stamping.
Most of the things used on this piece are all elements that didn’t make the muster on other projects so were thrown into a bit box.
Graphic 45 are some of the papers used inside the roll which is such a great way to use up those odds and ends of paper snippets.