Saturday, 3 October 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 3

A post in haste ('post-haste'?!) - just got back from a quick shopping trip that somehow lasted all day, and I'm babysitting for a friend tonight, so I shall have to try to keep the wittering down a bit...

Today's craft:

I printed my name in light grey onto special canvas from Crafty Computer Paper then trimmed it to about 1/8 of A4 (ie, I got 8 names on an A4 sheet, portrait orientation, in 2 columns of 4). I used a kind of satin stitch to cover the name and added a running stitch about 1/2 inch from the edge. I then looped fushia embroidery thread through the running stitch (it's quite difficult to describe, but if anyone is interested enough to ask I'll try to explain in a future post!) I mounted this onto fushia card for added strength and to hide the back of the stitching. I was going to add a lime green tassel but I quite like it without, so I'm leaving it as is for now to see how I feel! (The overall size is approx 3" by 6 3/4" - added to clarify!)

And today's photo:

I love my cherry red Docs :-) They were given to me as a wedding present (I know, unusual wedding gift!) and I've been married over 12 years now, no wonder they look so battered... I was heartbroken recently when the rainbow laces broke beyond being able to be knotted together, but today I found some new rainbow laces on sale in Claire's accessories! Hooray! And they were part of a special offer, so I got hold of a couple of pairs of funky tights and socks as well as two pairs of laces (spares ready for next time, you see), all for a fiver! My life is once again complete... ;-)

Err.... Was this meant to be a quick, short post? Oops! Tomorrow I hope to post a craft tutorial, so do pop back then. There'll also be a chance to gain another entry in my giveaway :-)


viridian said...

I must be dense - but there is no scale on your crafty thing. Is it a nametag? And I like your laces.
Happy Blogtoberfest.

createdbykylie said...

I’ve dropped by whilst blogging around checking out other Blogtoberfest participants and the picky of your docs stopped me in my tracks. A photo of my purple docs with yellow laces featured in one of my Blogtoberfest posts just a couple of days ago! I figured it was too much of a connection to pass by without mentioning.
Look forward to seeing you around the festival; I’m glad to know your docs are back in action, they are the only appropriate footwear for festival going!

ange_moore said...

Love the well loved well used docs with happt new laces! Did your other half get a pair when you got married too?