Thursday, August 07, 2014

Thank you kindly

Hi there ...
I hope you are well ...

I'm off to Lincoln this weekend to stay with my Aunt for a while ... I've been debating whether to take anything with me to 'play' with ... or maybe I should just take a break?

Not a lot to share today ... just a gift for a sweet blog friend who 'enables' me to get things I couldn't easily get myself... like some PTI dies one of which was the phone cover die

I had some fabric in my drawer that was just her colour but despite using an iron - on backing and lining it ... it still frayed (sigh) Thus I am calling it a Shabby Chic phone cover Lol!


Now, you may think that I could have just cut out two rectangles to make this ... and true I could have done and machine stitched it ... done in no time (with no fraying) The thing is I was hoping that I could use this as a project for my special needs group - cut out 20+ in double quick time ... and with the holes already in for them to sew it would be terrific...


Unfortunately I have discovered that the holes don't 'punch' that well even with my felt and pricking out for one is not too bad ... but for over 20 sheesh! But I'm sure I can still use this die to make gifts

I also used the Luggage Tag die to make a "Thank You" note to insert into the pouch


So Miss Sue ... this is for you ... With love

Till soon

~ Ros ~ 







20 comments:

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so sweet, Ros! What a great gift, and I love that big blossom, too! I'd let PTI know about the holes not die-cutting well. Sometimes they do that with fabric, but there shouldn't be any fraying, for sure, with felt. I guess I'm not super familiar with PTI dies, but I've worked with lots of others and am thinking there may be an issue with your die... at least I'd hope so, if you're having those problems.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a cute project Ros! Great mix of fabric and lace! The blossom is beautiful! Did you use a metal shim when die cutting?

Barbara said...

What a cute idea! Enjoy the time with your aunt... and be creative if you feel like it and if you don't feel like it - don't! :-)

Stella said...

Sue will LOVE this. This color IS Sue and I love what you created. It's gorgeous!
XXXXX

Chriss Blagrave said...

Such a sweet gift :)
Have you tried with a metal "shim" between the bottom cutting plate and your fabric? I always use one when I am using dies. If you don' have one, let me know ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, Ros, I think your phone cover and tag for Sue are just perfect! I love all the sweet details and the colors!! It's a wonderful thank you gift and I'm sure she will love them!!

Have fun in Lincoln with your Aunt!! Hugs, Darnell

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

A fabulous pouch and insert tag!

Manuela said...

Hi Ros, super cute and lovely gift, your friend will love it!
Have a good time with your aunt.

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is wonderful Ros! I just love the colours and that flower is just so shabby and amazing!! What a fantastic gift! :)

Anna Rogalska said...

What a wonderful idea! Beautiful!

Tracy said...

I was eyeing that die too Ros. Didn't know if I'd use it enough to justify buying it so I may just do what you said and create my own case. Yours turned out lovely. I like the pretty flower and cheery fabric. Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

Glad I peeked at your blog on vacation! I am SUPER EXCITED and so touched that you made this for me! I can't WAIT to see it IRL!!! Just GORGEOUS and so my color! Thx my sweet blog friend, from your enabler! LOL!!!

Sylvia said...

What a sweet gift, Ros, don't worry about frays, a lot of people like them!Have fun at your aunts, hope you return feeling refreshed! Have a good and safe return.

Heidi said...

What a cute project!
Have a lovely time with your aunt:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ira Huberts said...

What a sweet and perfectly pretty gift you have made for your friend Ros, and so girlish, too! Hope your aunt is doing fine, have a great time with her. Take care, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Diane said...

Oh how pretty, and what a lovely gift!!! Gorgeous colors and what a fun die...you might need a shim to get the holes to cut...every machine works different so not sure...but I like it with the fraying..a lot!!

Lisette Baker said...

A gorgeous gift and I love the shabby chic look. The flower just finishes it off perfectly, lucky Sue. Enjoy your time in Lincoln.

Charlene said...

So cute Ros!! I love the bright colors, and what a nice friend!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great gift, I hope you are having or had fun at your aunts...Always fun ti get away and then great to get home!

Carol

Maria said...

Super pretty in shabby chic style! I have the die, but haven't made a phone cover yet, but still plan to...hehehe! Thanks so much for the inspiration for your project is stunning!

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