Thanks for stopping by. You may be here on our lovely blog party hop or maybe here on a whim, either way its lovely to have you!
If you stop by Lizzie of Jo's blogs who are hosting our party there should be a little explanation of whats going on. In a nutshell we are celebrating the friendships we have made through a year of blogging! There are plenty of things to be won and a mystery sentance. The letter to collect from here is...
Collect all the letters from the blog chain to be in with winning a fabby prize!
It is so exciting to be having this blogging party because over the year I have met and got to know so many lovely people. As I am at school (boo hiss) I couldn't make a scrapbook page so instead I thought I would list some of the things I love about blog friendships:
I am 18 years old but get wisdom and friendship from so many ladies who have all been through what I am experiencing as a teenager! That is such a blessing!
I have become friends with a talented bunch of people who fuel my scrapping mojo and give me ideas when I am a little bit stuck.
Through my blog friends I have been encouraged in my crafts, picked up tutorials on how to make wonderful things and ultimatley have been recognised for my scrapbooking which for me is amazing because I have never been able to share scrapbooking with a wider community before!
So.. in the interests of love and craftiness and party time I thought I would do a bit of re-paying! So, I want to share a sweet and quick tutorial, a list of some of my favourite crafting sights, freebies on the web and a little pass the parcel prize so someone else can have some crafty fun!!!
First up. A tutorial.
This bunting is super easy and looks so pretty.
First.. using a large circular object cut out thirty or so circles. This is really easy if you fold your paper as you can cut out two at a time. Its totally up to you how big the circles are but it helps if they are on double sided. I used old sheet music which was printed on both sides.
Set up your sewing machine for large straight stitch. Have the pile of circles next you. Stich down the middle of the first circle and just as it gets to the edge pick up another circle. Don't overlap them but make sure you keep your foot on the pedal. Voila, two circles joined with simple stiching.
Keep going until you have a whole chain of circles. Put up and enjoy!
Next up.. some lovely crafty goodness...
The Color Room: I have just discovered this website. It is really great if you are having a creativity dip. Sketches are made based on colours taken from a photo of an interior. It lifts patterns, palate and shapes!
Poppy Talk: A fab site of handcrafted tutorials, freebies and creative loveliness!
i-diy: This website is aimed at those who plan to handcraft goodies for their wedding. I promise I am not engaged!!! But it is a fab site just to get craft ideas and contains lots of freebies and printables!
library card generator: This site creates sweet little library cards that are lovely on a scrapbook page! So much fun even just to play around!
A few sites just to check out.And finally...a pass the parcel. Simple. Below are five questions. All the answers can be found on my blog. If you get the answers right i'll put your name into the hat and a little something may come your way! (I am not sure yet what but I promise something pretty and crafty!)
1. what have I made my friends for christmas this year?
2. What blog hop did I participate in about a year ago?
3. Name the title of one of my scrapbook LO's
4. what is my nickname for my other half?
5. What new thing now happens on a monday?
The giveaway closes next Wednesday at 7.00pm GMT! Have fun!
Hope you've enjoyed this little part of the party! Next stop should be Rinda in the U S of A! Safe travels! Thanks for stopping by!