I should probably apologise for bringing up the subject of Easter quite so early in the year, but the supermarket shelves are already heaving under the weight of chocolate eggs, so it's hardly like I started it.
Plus, there's no rule which says you actually have to use this project at Easter. Take off the rabbit and it's an any-time, any-occasion idea. Leave Bugs where he is and it could still pass for a general spring-slash-gift-for-someone-who's-fond-of-rabbits deal.
I'm very happy to be flexible about these things.
Visit the PaperCraft Inspirations website to download the template for both the sachet and the rabbit, or pick up a copy of the current issue for a whole colony of bunny-themed projects.
And yes - knowing that a group of rabbits is called a colony does make me a giant geek. I could also tell you the group name for giraffes is a tower and that a baby pigeon is called a squeaker, but that would probably be pushing my nerd-luck a step too far.
So, it's turning out to be a Hambly kind of a week round here, which can only be a good thing. Pretty paper, fancy tape, smart rub-ons . . . nothing you wouldn't be happy to roll around in.
I'm especially happy with today's project though, partly because it's the first time I've done anything like this, but also because you get to play along.
Over at the Hambly blog, Allison has launched a monthly sketch challenge. Not being a scrapbooker, I haven't used sketches before, but one project down and I'm already sold on the idea. Obviously, I didn't make a layout, but part of the fun was working out how to apply a scrapbooking idea to a different kind of project.
I picked a card which was the same shape as the sketch (i.e. square), adjusted things a little to make up for the lack of photos, and am pretty happy with how it turned out.
It's also been fun to see what everyone else did with the sketch, and how different their projects all look.
If you want to have a go, use the sketch above (designed by Leah Farquharson), post a link to your project over at the blog before 1st March, and you could win a Hambly prize.
When it comes to plagiarising, there's nothing quite like ripping off your own projects. I say 'ripping off', but it's probably more like following one of my own tutorials. I don't very often do this - new stuff is good, right? - but sometimes lazy needs must.
Very pretty but slightly plain cardigan + templates from this tutorial = happy present for a friend's little girl.
I love soft shades of grey, and those Liberty prints make me very happy, too. Sadly, I'm too old to carry off appliqué flowers on a sweater, but I'm thinking they might work on a cushion instead.
Our sofa is just the right side of thirty to get away with it.