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All the fun of the fair!

All the fun of the fair!

This is a cut-out that I made for my friends birthday. We share a love of all things Glastonbury festival related and were hoping to be able to meet up for this years festival but unfortunately neither of us managed to get tickets. I spent quite a long time trying to draw a silhouette of the pyramid stage but I couldn’t get it to look right so in the end I decided to do something that resembled the John Peel stage instead. I think it’s quite effective, my friend sent me a photograph of it framed and hanging on the wall of the little Gloucestershire home that she is currently putting all her efforts into renovating. It looks lovely and will hopefully remind her of all the fun we’ve had at Glastonbury over the years. Now, wish us luck for this years ticket sale…


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September 23, 2013 · 3:52 pm


Pretty Petals

Pretty Petals

This is a flower cut-out that I made for my sister-in-laws birthday. I think I am gradually getting better at them as the edges are smoother and cleaner than the others that I’ve made so far. I think using different scraps of fabric for the petals is quite effective, rather than backing the flower in just one pattern. I wish I had a steadier hand though as I can never quite get the stamping straight, no matter how hard I try there is always one letter that’s wonky!

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September 16, 2013 · 2:36 pm


Ditsy British bunting

Ditsy British bunting

Here’s another mounting board cut-out that I have made.

I really like the different shades of blue and the floral prints. They were quite simple shapes to cut out so it’s quite a bit neater than the Monkey cut-out.

Our wedding was awash with bunting so it reminds me of that too!

I haven’t been able to think of a suitable idiom to stamp on it yet – I’m open to suggestions…

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August 14, 2013 · 1:59 pm


The safe way to say I love you with a scalpel...

The safe way to say I love you with a scalpel…

This is something that I made for my husband for our anniversary. I have a couple of far more professional looking ones that I got back in the UK and I thought that I might have a go at making my own.

I still need a bit more practise to get nice clean lines on the more detailed bits – I don’t think I would make for a very good surgeon.

I really like the contrast in texture that you get from using fabric scraps as the backing print though.

I made another one (different shape & phrase but same fabric and board combination) for some of my best friends for their wedding but I forgot to get a picture of it which is a shame because I think it looks a better than this one. You’ll just have to take my word for it…


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