Wednesday, 14 July 2010

a twisted card and a knitted hat

Today I made a birthday card for a friend, which I based on the current card sketch at Twisted Sketches:

I wasn't too sure about the sketch at first, but then I saw what Lisa had done with it: taking off a few squares so she only had three (see her card here). I thought yeah, cool, I'll do that, but as usual the project progressed in it's own way, and I ended up using 5 square-ish shapes and a handmade fabric flower (click the photo to see it larger):

The twist is 'frame' so I doodled a border around the scalloped section to 'frame' the sentiment. I rummaged through my stash hoping a butterfly punch would have appeared since last time I looked, but none had, so I punched a little sunshine instead. And I quite like it, it's summery!

While I was making this, my daughter was being crafty too, by decorating my floor with teeny tiny bits of paper:

Which of course she didn't want to clear up!

The knitted hat in the post title refers to one which the fabulous Sian knitted for my daughter. You can see a post of Sian's about these hats here. I loved the post because I love the hats, and because I love the book Swallows and Amazons. Anyway, her hats may be worn by The Small One and a cousin, but here's the latest, girliest version:

My little miss demanded her 'orange' hat before we left for this walk, so it's a hit! Thanks Sian! And by the way, the skies may look blue and beatiful in the photos, but now, an hour and a half later, the black clouds are rolling in and the wind is blustering through my window. It feels like a Never Ending Story kind of night. Here's a trailer for those who don't know what I'm talking about, and for those who do, but want to be nostalgic!

My favourite movie of all time! xx


Sian said...

I'm so glad she likes it! Looks like there's a bit of room for growing into it too..never a bad thing :)

Abi said...

your little girl is adorable and I LOVE the hat! Sweet card as well! Abi xxx

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