Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Roses Gift Bag and a Tweed Cowl!

Hello Crafty Friends and Visitors, and welcome to my wee bit of Blogland. Always great to see you here, and read your lovely comments which I do really appreciate, as they give me encouragement that what I'm doing is fine and it's liked.

Popped in to see Moreen yesterday to take her card and the marathon one, she loved them both.  She had managed to shower herself and get her hair washed, so she is beginning to be able to do wee bits and pieces, her shoulder is still painful though. She is however a very independent lady and didn't want any support, so we sat and had a blether. She thanks you all for the good wishes.

Well I have some amazing news.... not I've not been asked to be on a DT team, neither have I won the lottery, BUT.... only to sing in the forthcoming Russell Watson Concert here in Inverness.

Th Choral Society have been invited to sing with him, what a great opportunity it is to for our own publicity.  The only thing is that we are a choir of 140 souls and only 60 are needed and to be divided as far as possible into the four singing parts. The only fair way was to pull out names, and I was one of the sopranos pulled out along with my choir buddy Fiona.  Now, the downside is that I am working that day and the rehearsal begins in the afternoon and carries on until the performance in the evening, so I am hoping that one of my workmates might stand in for me. I should be a fab concert though.

Now my make today is;

I am so chuffed I managed to make one of these at last.  I just Love Patricia's of 
She makes the most wonderful gift boxes and bags.  I'd bought the SB die before Christmas but never got around to using it until now and it was so easy to make with Patricia's tutorial. However, I wish I had seen her post yesterday to help with the roses, mine are not that good, but I'll improve.
I've used First Edition Rose Garden Papers and SB Rose Creations die, a Marianne die for the other leaves.
Liquid Pearls and some Satin Ribbon.
It has a beautiful Skye Candle and Lip Balm in it for a gift for one of my colleagues.

I've also got another cowl to show you this time modeled by my lovely assistant;
 "Am I good looking or what! May be Alistair could be a knitting pattern model, after all Roger Moore was and look how he turned out......perhaps not.

This time I've used a a Tweed Aran by Sublime and in a rustic shade.

Well that's me for today, I must catch up with your creations now, and mabe a little crafting too. I'm back at work tomorrow for three days, but I feel I've had a good rest, and I have the evening to myself as Alistair is going to his music group.
Cheerio for now


meg said...

Love it Kate, your papers look so delicate and the roses perfect. Handsome model for the scarf, good on him for posing for you.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Kate,
Absolutely beautiful bag. I just LOVE the paper you have used. Nothing wrong with your pretty Roses they are great. The whole combination is brilliant.
I really must get the pattern and make one of those Cowls. I wear scarves all the time,. I wear Pershimna style ones in the winter I do take it off when I am cooking. Always have this vision of it catching fire over the gas.
Congratulations on the singing engagement, what a brilliant experience.

Patricia xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats on being picked for the choir engagement Kate, that will be a night to remember.
Love the gift bag and cowl, you have been a busy lady, your paper roses look great to me and decorate the bag beautifully.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a really lovely bag, and yes they are so easy to make with Patricia's instructions.
Nothing wrong with your roses as Patricia says they are fab.
Now you sound a little bit towards my age remembering Roger Moore's modeling days.
I think I still have knitting pattern he modeled, and it was a fairisle slip over or jumper with no sleeves.
Your hubby makes a wonderful model, and such a very useful knitted item to have, as I hate my neck getting cold.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
I forgot to say congrats on the singing engagement.
OOOOOOOOO! I love Russell Watson how I would love to be able to do this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful bag & flowers. Congrats on being chosen to sing in the concert-what an honour.

The scarf looks good-has the fame gone to Hubbys head yet?!


Jacee said...

How lovely Kate, fabulous work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what fabulous exciting news. Your roses are beautiful and love the cowl too

Sue said...

Your bag is gorgeous Kate, such a pretty design and your flowers are beautiful.
So pleased to hear your happy news, what a wonderful opportunity for you.
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Oh, forgot to say - your cowl is gorgeous and Alistair make a fabulous model!
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Hi Kate oh my Russell Watson!! I've been to see him in concert a few times I love him your so lucky!! and I love your model lol its totally fab love the colour huggles Sue xxx

Carol said...

Congratulations on your news Kate, such an honour for you all. Your bag is gorgeous and your flowers looks very pretty. Love the cowl too. Carol x

Hazel said...

Kate. Your bag is fab, you have done really well with your roses too. Love the cowl that Alistair is modelling. Gorgeous colour of wool. Hazel x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Smashing bag and the roses are fabulous.
Also, a finely modelled cowl (he looks shaken but not stirred).
Mega congrats on your gig with Russ! Hope you don't our perform him!
As for Spartacus, I fear that the poor mite may have been named after Mrs Brown's Boy's dog rather than the ancient hero lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

pam said...

Beautiful gift bag Kate, nothing wrong with your lovely roses.. your cowl looks fabulous, great model!!!!
Congratulation on your upcoming performance..

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous bag Kate and marvellous cowl. Well modelled. Congratulations on being one of the sopranos picked for the concert. My one regret in life is that I do not have a singing voice and I love music.

Marlene Atkinson said...

The bag is gorgeous Kate, the flowers look good to me. A very good model, love the cowl. Marlene

rachel said...

wow wow wow - you lucky lady - russel watson - thats awesome - can't wait to hear more about it when it happens Kate! Glad to hear Moreen is doing okay too.
Two great makes Kate - gorgeous card and that cowl is fabulous - well modelled too! Big hugs Rachel xx

MaryH said...

Oh what fun, that you're going to be singing with such a famous sensation. Wish I could be there to hear you. Perhaps someone will put it on Youtube. Disappointed that you didn't win the lottery, but hey, you got the next best, right? Loved the wonderful muffler too, (liked the model as kind of you to share him with Blogland!). That pattern looks very complex. Love the tweed coloring too. Looks warm. Your roses are marvelous! I saw Patricia's great tut yesterday, and need to try myself. Looks to me like you did a fab job, and wish I could do a rose that looked even close to that well done. Good for you on trying and being successful. TFS & Hugs

Asha said...

Congratulations, Kate! What an honour to be invited to sing. Well done! And i love the roses too. Beautifully executed. Must check out the Patricia's bog.
hugs Asha

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aussie aNNie said...

Delightful creation, the colours and flowers are gorgeous. 10/10 for your model too ♥..xx
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Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I am so loving the colours you have chosen for this gorgeous creation :0) Hugs Pops x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Your bag is gorgeous Kate and so are your roses! As for your model well I did have to smile lol! Now your news is amazing I bet your feet haven't touched the ground since you found out!!! I am sure one of your colleagues will step up to the plate for you. Good luck Kate or break a leg so to speak! Susan xx

Sandy said...

How in the world do you get it all done Kate!?! Congratulations on your up and coming concert. Surely you can find some one to fill in for you at work.
Your scarf is wonderful and so is your model! Wonderful box Sugar - I would be thrilled too!
Sandy xx

Erika said...

Wow great news Kate, that sounds very exciting, bet you can't wait?
Great card and beautiful flowers, just like Patricia's, I too get flower envy, she does such a great job.
Looking the cowl, great colour and looks very cosy on.

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. Congratulations to be chosen to sing in the Russell Watson Concert. Holding thumbs for you that somebody will stand in for you. Hugs Anet x

Sue said...

Oh my goodness, your box and roses are beautiful. Love the paper you chose, and your friend is going to love it as much as the contents. And the new cowl is also handsome (so is the model). Love your knitting lady signature too.