Friday, 31 May 2013

Stitchy stitch - Lorna Bateman embroidery

Hi! I bought a kit to make an embroidery pincushion recently. I'd seen them online from a great shop on Folksy for Lorna Bateman Embroidery.  Her embroidery designs are gorgeous and the kits are brilliant.  
It only took a week of a few evening stitching hours to get the pincushion done, and that was pretty much from a standing embroidery start (it's got to be 25 years since I last embroidered as a child!)
I was thrilled with the result and have made lots of other pretty pieces since, including a card with the embroidery.  Here are my attempts.

 Such lovely colours.  The card was an experiment and i'm just making another having learnt from the first one....

 Thanks for looking.


Monday, 27 May 2013

Christmas Planners 2013

I've been working on some new christmas planners for 2013.  Unbelievably, I started these on new years day and i've just managed to finish 5!!  So many distractions eh.  They actually don't take that long to do once the hard decisions have been made on the papers, but I do so like to faff around doing fluffy nonsensical fiddly bits.
Here's a few from this year.

Learnt so much from making the 2012 editions, so these are much better designed.   I'm working on some christmas planner books that will have sections and can last 3 years - will post pics when I finish them.


Sunday, 26 May 2013


I really love working with Nitwit Collections images and designs the collections make it so so easy to make something special.  Have made this anniversary card for our neighbours on their first anniversary was so pleased with how it came out.
Here's the inside of the card.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures.  Have got to get much much better at this.
The card came out really well don't you think?

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Christmas cards

Actually, before I go....found some piccies of some cards I made last year.  Love these.

They're made with gorgeous gorgeous Nitwit Collections digital papers.  I could spend all my days doing these.  Not enough hours.


Well I can see that keeping up with a blog will take some doing!  OK back to the pictures of the christmas planners.  I created these after spending an extraordinary length of time researching different types of books and folders that might help organise a busy mum in silly season. These planners have 3 separate lists for gifts, cards and notes and then a pocket to store all those pesky christmas receipts that get placed all over the house. On the reverse of the planner are detachable calendars for november and december.  I have a huge amount of fun making these and love them. Would love to hear what you think of them

This is the inside of one of the planners showing the lists and the receipts pocket.
There's a better one of the receipts envelope. It has a little swivel fastening on the reverse to keep them secure.
These are the calendars with lots of space to enter all the events of the season - usually half a ton of school parties / disco's / plays / bazaar's and then all the work events and then all the relatives visiting dates.....gawd it's busy isn't it!

I think they're quite handy and did sell the ones I made last year.  Have changed the design a little for this year will put some pics on when I get round to it.

I've also made some book style planners with HEAPS more room which can be used year on year.  Pics when I stand still long enough to take them.

Off to create something.  Thanks for visiting!


Friday, 10 May 2013


OK so where do I start? Welcome to my blog! This is where i'll journal my foray into all things crafty in the Wonderful World of Lisa, where fluffy nonsense is the name of the game. I love love love all things crafty and the hardest question of my day is always 'what lovely fluffy nothingness will I stick/stitch/glitter/hook today"?  I'll start with a few pictures of some Christmas Planners I made last year.