Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting Crafty






Got some time on your hands?  Feel like doing something creative?  Want to get ready for Christmas?  Then head on over to Just Breathe, where you will find the full detailed instructions on how to make these two banners, plus one other variation.

The ones in the above photos were made for my house and I can’t wait til Christmas so I can put them up for real.

I love the paper we used – an embossed white one, and a calligraphy one – both have Christmas words for that added touch. They came from a scrapbooking shop in Adelaide. The embossed white one is called ‘Joy’ from Die Cuts with a View. I’m not sure of the brand name of the other, but if I find out I will let you know.

I’ve never really had the confidence to try craft before – the problem with being a bit of a perfectionist is that I didn’t even attempt anything in case it turned out to be rubbish. But seeing all the wonderful creations on blogs got me itching to try something, and my wonderful friend Fiona of Just Breathe, who is a crafter extraordinaire, gave me the confidence to try – along with a whole lot of help!

Thanks Fiona, you really are a dear friend to me. I had so much fun making these with you.

Speaking of Fiona, her blog is a wordpress blog, and although I have added it to my blog list, it does not appear on my screen. If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know! 

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, being crafty, or otherwise!

Best wishes,


vicki archer said...

They look very beautiful Catherine, xv.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Thank you, Catherine, for this wonderful post! Some days ago I was thinking how nice would be to hang a beautiful garland, although it's not Christmas time.
Have a lovely weekend, darling!

Jade Creative said...

I really like this garland. Certainly will try it. Could make a Spring, Easter version.
Happy Spring!

Marie said...

Bon week-end Catherine! I too have lots of crafty things to do this weekend.

Leigh said...

What a simple but beautiful idea - you're very clever! Leigh

Chrissy said...

Good morning from Canada!! Found your blog over at Vicki's and I am so glad I did, it is just lovely...I will be back!! All the best, Chrissy

LexyB said...

Christmas? I feel sick ... it will come around all too quicly. Thanks for sharing!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

too cute....I want your mirror !!!!

Solange said...

Hi Catherine! I think you made really nice things, very christmassy indeed :-)
Also read your previous post on your bedroom, I love those shutters, they are very expensive here as well, but oh so beautiful. I love the artwork above your bed.

enjoy your week and take care!

Draffin Bears said...

Love all the crafty things you have been doing.
How exciting it will be when Christmas comes around.

That embossed paper is beautiful.

have a great week.

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Catherine, you did a wonderful job of creating your banners. Love the pearl beads on the Joy banner. Can't wait to see what else you create now that you know you can do it

Sandy said...

Love what you did! Beautiful!

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