Saturday, 20 March 2010

A good way to spend some time...

I managed to start quite a few layouts at the crop last week. I didn't have any alphabets with me so I had to finish them at home. As usual here in Monkey Towers it takes a while to get things done if they don't involve a washing machine. I think I still have to add something here, some journaling I think... A friend had lent me the edge punch for the paper and promptly led me astray with that, now I own a lovely Martha Stewart edge punch too. I stitched the centre flower myself out of some scrap pieces of fabric. It does look sophisticated, doesn't it? But so easy to do, once you know how. All is revealed here and along with some great instructions to make even more flowers.
In any case this was in France in December. We stayed in a very lovely castle on our way back from the snow and cold. It was still cold here too but at least sunny which made all the difference. We actually felt like taking a walk around the grounds. Big monkey thought the castle marvelous, it had towers and a proper moat. You can't argue with that now, can you. Unfortunately we had still a long way to go and catch the ferry so we couldn't explore as much as we would have liked.

1 comment:

  1. Love your LO! I made a similar flower yesterday, will post to my blog in a few days. My tutorial used half of each circle so that the petals were only double thick and not four layers. A slightly different technique and it did require a bit of machine stitching. Yours is just gorgeous!