Husband Anniversary Card

Hello Crafters

How has your week been? Hopefully a lot better than mine 😦

You see a very dear old friend of mine called Mrs Pfaff (My Sewing Machine) has been poorly for a little while, coughing, spluttering, hiccuping and generally making me do everything more often than needed to and I kept putting off taking her to that big ol’ sewing machine surgery but it appears that Mr Kim had been monitoring the skirmish, and decided that he was calling time on my weekly battle to drag this poor ol’ dear, kicking and screaming any further, (and before I had no hair left to pull out!) to the magician who I was hoping would be kind and tell me he could give her oil to joint resuscitation, but my fears were realised when he said those immortal words – you know the ones often repeated today – ‘I’m sorry to say, we can no longer get the parts!’

“Whattttt? But she is merely 42 years old! This cannot be true” Swooning, I almost blanche white.

The not so much of a magician said ‘I think she has done you proud but I cannot do anything for her……but we have the equivalent model here?” A wry smile on his face.

Well, I felt like it was a conspiracy to say the least, first the mixer now the sewing machine, I dread to think what next, seriously!!!! So we went away and mulled it over, he gave me the trade in price and it already had money off, and I checked the internet and it wasn’t any cheaper, so we decided we would bow to the demand.

We trundled home and I must admit a little excited after my initial shock eager to test my machine. Mr Kim disappeared down the allotment, happy that I was content with my new toy, and after 3 hours I had produced my lovely little dog coat, with a self made pattern, and all that was left was just to add the velcro, so of we go a quiet, gentle hum of the machine when snap went the cotton! Darn it, pulled out the bobbin, check it, re-thread, pull out the cotton, check it, re-thread, and off we go again, tickety, tickety, tick, snap! Darn not again, so we do it all again! Tickety, tickety, tick, thump! Mr Kim is taking it back to the shop on Monday as it just won’t move an inch! Is it me or does anyone else have this sort of luck! However, when it was working it was a joy, and I finished little lads coat by hand, and quite proud of myself until that happened!

He has been wearing this yesterday and today, and pleased to report that it has passed the pull test, and he looks mighty fine too!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a card I made the other day for a friend who wanted to wish her hubby a Happy Anniversary after 33 years, what an achievement!

Items Used:

I took loads of photos trying to capture the background card here as it was so beautiful, but still don’t think I managed it. It has like a beautiful rainbow glittered effect. Still he loved the card and that’s the main thing.

Have a great week everybody, dreading tomorrow, just hope my new little lady recovers quickly (or Mr Magician may ban me from sewing 😜)!


Kim x

Cotton Anniversary

Hello Crafters

What a lovely drop of sunshine we have had today, makes you feel all shiny and new doesn’t it, and I hope your week has been a good one.

It’s been a busy week with house viewings but no luck yet, so Saturday was our first ‘free’ day in ages so I had a dilemma, do I craft cards or make that skirt! Well the skirt won and I’m super pleased it did. I have been itching to make this for a while and although a simple skirt it looks real smart.

This is the same skirt and look at the colour difference! The bottom right is the truest colour – Sage Green and it is a linen material and I finished it yesterday and as you can see, it needs pressing, so today it will be pressed ready for work tomorrow.

On Friday it was my son’s 2nd wedding anniversary (where did that time go, remember all the work for the wedding invitations!) and this means it’s a cotton anniversary, and I felt like the card needed to feel new and modern, so I just literally went wherever the creation took me. To be honest I felt a little out of my comfort zone, but I was thinking of the recipients of the card and what a young newly married couple would probably like, here it is see what you think.

These were all the pictures I took, so sorry there isn’t many. Must have got distracted during the photo session! Instead of the usual white or silver or red hearts, I went for the more pastel shades, and I think it worked.

Items Used:

  1. Spellbinders – Lace Hearts
  2. Justrite Stamps – Bokeh Time, Colorful Brush Strokes
  3. Visible Image – Speckle Background, Ink Splats, These Are The Moments
  4. Phil Martin – Chic Floral Anniversary Verses
  5. Stickles – Crystal

Well it’s Sunday evening and the suns going down which means only one thing in my household – it’s time to iron!

Hope you have a wonderfully creative week, and I’d like to Welcome my new followers too. Thank you for joining me and I will pop in to see what your up too.


Kim x