Good grief! How amazing is blogland? I'm completely overwhelmed by the response to my last post – thanks so, so much to everyone who visited and left such sweet comments. I'm going to keep the giveaway open until Sunday evening (GMT) for busy types who only check in with blogs or Flickr at the weekend. I'll then pick a winner first thing on Monday.
In the meantime, I wanted to post a couple of pictures of some projects I made a few weeks ago, using another Kitschy Digitals kit. You can find it here, and there are lots of amazing project ideas on the blog, as well as in the Flickr group.
The kit is themed around books and reading which, considering much of our tiny flat looks like a library, makes it doubly appealing to me. The bookmarks are really quick and easy to print off on to thin card, and I cut out a few of the details to make these fun shrink-plastic charms.
I think there should be some kind of new linguistic conjunction for these: matchbooks filled with bookplates. Matchbookplates, maybe. The Germans would probably have a spectacularly long and appropriate word for them.
Secretly, this is my favourite project of the bunch. I love scarves, and have been wanting to make a patchwork one for a while now. I printed one of the book-bag designs from the kit directly on to fabric and used it as an embroidery pattern. The coloured areas – the red mushroom tops and green star – are just as they came out, i.e. no extra added colour. I'm really intrigued by the idea of making and using embroidery patterns this way, and might just incorporate it into the (big) New Year project I'm hoping to post here within the next few weeks.
And then, lastly, there are these three. Stuffed and sweet.
I made them a few weekends ago when Mr P was away. He phoned me on Saturday evening to see what I was up to. I'm fairly certain "sewing French knots on to a gnome's beard" is the best-ever answer to that question.