Scrap Factory Expanaion Packs

Monday, November 24, 2014

Scrap factory Plus expansion packs

We have made it easier for you to purchase the 
expansion packs for the scrapfactory 
(and use paypal) 
you can buy all 20 (no toes) plus 20 (with toes)
For $25 
and the christmas set (with and without toes ) for $6
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Spinning wheel on a GLASS

Lorraine in the spinning group I got to 
each Thursday has taught me soo much.
And as the spinning days are coming to a close for the 
year I wanted to make her something special . I would have
have any, so I had to think of something else to make.
So while i was cutting the vinyl  to make my etched glass 
I cut a second on to etch a nice glass for lorraine .
So here it is 


Broke my FAVORITE Glass

After nearly 2 years of having a favorite glass 
the other day I watched fall from my table 
and turn into hundreds of pieces. 
Easy fix Make a new one 
this time I though I would go with 
So as not to just replace the other one with a 
second one :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Another Hat for me

How many hats do I need?
 Well while i am learning to use the spinning wheels
I am ending up  with a few 
Here is another hat 
This is with ashford roving 
and I hairpin laced the spun wool .
I feel with the spinning groups help each and every Thursday 
I am getting better .

Monday, November 03, 2014

A Hat for ME and ............

OK just to let you know that I have not given up my 
paper craft I am loving doing every craft there is again 
(even adding two new ones to my craft)
 Here today I am here to show you my hat I made using 
the wool that I have spun on my spinning wheel .
This time I used the hairpin lace loom and 
used 4 panels to design the hat.
 ****  YES NEWS****
DO you notice something in the top right hand 
corner of this photo?
Yes these are new toys .

A month ago I did not have a spinning wheel and 
now I have a total of three !!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

A thanks to Jaddy

Firstly let me say that Hand carders are  for getting 
things ready to spin on the spinning wheel 
Earlier this week I had Jaddy's hand carders come for a couple of days visit to my house and to return them with a little thank you to Jaddy I made her  handcarder covers on my embroidery machine
Great way for me to combine all my craft obsessions 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


On October the 5th  I got a spinning wheel (which the posting 
was HERE)  Well that was a Sunday, on the Sunday night I 
sent an email of to Jaddy from the Tamar Valley Spinners group 
for some information on there group. Still knowing that my 
spinning wheel was not complete and needed stuff to get it 
working as well as some fleece to spin.  OH yes and not 
to mention that i have never used a spinning wheel before .
Jaddy rang me and we talked for a while and she had organized 
for me to get it up and working if i was able to come along to 
the Thursday spinning group . 
Well I turned up to the hall on the Thursday and  everyone was 
soo nice friendly and helpful. In no time things were added to my 
spinner and it was workable . Now was the long task for them all to 
teach me . I was determined that I was going to learn this .
4 hours had gone by and I was getting there slowly lots of broken 
thread, starting and stopping ,  i got a little bit spun (thick and thin 
all the way though but it was somthing ) by the last 15 minutes of the 
4th   hour  I was just getting it   and manged in that 15 minutes to get more 
spun than in the 3 3/4 hours before . YOU GUESSED it the day 
was over  and I packed the wheel into the car and went home to 
practise  thinking of all that i had learnt that day .
The next thursday came and i was off to spinning again .
This time I was getting better and happy with my spinning .
The first spun wool of the wheel and it was promissed to Neal 
that he would finally  get is wool hat with this.

the hat was knitted on the red loom

Friday, October 17, 2014

Elephant everywhere bag

Still learning the Perla software for my designing for
my embroidery machine. This time I thought I would 
take the elephant from the zoo expansion pack from scrap factory 
and try my hand at some more outline work . 
This is the best one outline work I have done so far as the 
others  I did not know that it was as easy as I worked out now .
So after I turned it into a sewing file I then tryed it out . So as 
not to waste the test sews (even though i had sewn it on 
fleece.) I thought I would make it into a bag or two 
given that it was two pieces of embroidery 
but then when it came time to design the bag pattern 
I discovered that I hand only enough  fabric left 
to make it into one bag. So the next question was how HOW was I 
going to fit the two designs onto the one bag   (I could have 
put a pocket on both sides but I did not want that ) 

 So here is what I came up with .
After many hours folding the sewn pieces 
they looked best if the pockets were slanted

 That way too I did not cut off any of the bigger elephant
 Lined the bag as so the fleece does not stretch  over time