Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Ribbon Poppies!

Hello Everyone, did you all have a lovely Easter Holiday?? I certainly hope so.  We didn't do anything special, just enjoyed a quiet time at home. The weather has been up and down and quite cold.

Thank you so much for all your visits and your kind comments on my last selection of Christmas cards, I do appreciate the time it takes you to do this.

I have something a wee bit different for you today;
I saw a similar project the other week on Marianne Fisher's blog which you can find here  
and I would urge you to visit Marianne's blog as she makes the most wonderful cards and sewing projects. Anyway, I loved what she had make which was a Fairy Door, so I popped off to Crafty Ribbons to look at the kits and found this one and as my friend Dale loves poppies I thought I would make this instead of a card this year for her birthday. I'll put together a lovely box for it and get it in the post.
Crafty Ribbons have quite a few of these lovely ribbon kits and you can find them here.
The embroidery hoop is from Hobby craft.

I managed to finish my Fair Isle Kindle cover, but would you believe it I couldn't find two buttons that would do for it, and I 've got boxes of buttons, typical isn't it!! I'll just have to pay a visit to Hobby Crafts tomorrow.

A short post from me tonight, I'm off to put my feet up, the puppies have tired me out this afternoon, we had great fun playing out in the garden, we then came in and we all dozed off only to be caught when Moreen and Damian got in from work talk about sleeping on the job.

Enjoy your evening and see you all soon,


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I just saw this pop up Kate and I just had to take a closer look, it's fabulous and you're right, it is different. The Poppies look so life like, I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow, this is beautiful!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for your kind words. I am so glad I inspired you to have a go. It looks lovely. I have this one to make too. You should enter our Crafty Ribbons FB challenge to use ribbon, would love to see it there x

Lorraine said...

Those poppies look fabulous. Love it.
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

So pretty, unique and I love it!

Jennifer Johnston said...

Oooh! I love this Kate, the poppies look so realistic, you clever lady! Your friend will just love it. I love poppies, so pretty and delicate. Hope you find some appropriate buttons for your kindle cover.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kate, so beautiful. I can't wait to see your Kindle cover, I hope you manage to find some buttons.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Florence said...

This is gorgeous Kate. Love those poppies. What a wonderful idea. Beautifully made.
Hugs Flo x

Valerija said...

Wow, this is amazing. Really great job!
Valerija xx

Lucy Woods said...

This is fab! I love poppies and these new kits are fab!
Lucy x

pam said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love those beautiful poppies you have created, wonderful idea.
Pam x

MaryH said...

This is so pretty and what a special gift for your friend. Those lovely bright poppies look so real, even down to the tiny buds. Good job on that. I hear you about the buttons. (it's like Design papers, with all the stash I have, most of the time I still can't find just the right thing!) Rest up, have a good week. TFS

dutchess said...

These poppies are just lovely Kate and I really like the way you have mounted them...a lovely gift xxxx

meg said...

fantastic Kate, this is absolutely beautiful, the poppy heads look so real every last detail is perfect

Christine Harrop said...

This is beautiful Kate. It's funny because I was on the site about 10 days ago and noticed these - and then first Marianne and then you posted using them. I think that means I need to go back and buy, don't you? Hugs Christine xx

Wendy L said...

This looks so pretty Kate I will have to pop over and have a look. xxx

brenda said...

It was an up and down Easter here weather wise as well Kate, sunny today but oh so chilly and a hard frost last night.

All I can say abut this post is "it's Poppies" !! They are absolutely beautiful and I adore them, wonderful inspiration.

My thanks for your recent visits and kind words, I am trying hard to reciprocate but the body is not always too keen on the keyboard.

B x

Cara said...

This is just beautiful, I'm sure your friend will love it. Cara x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a beautiful gift for Dale. I'm sure she will adore it.
A quiet Easter here but that's how I like it.
Now is it you wearing out the dawgies or the dawgies wearing out you lol?
Ang x

Sandy said...

Oh my Kate - this is so beautiful! Anyone would be delighted to have one of these treasures!!!!
sandy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
oh this is so gorgeous and wonderfully created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Kate, those Poppies look so real and gorgeous. What a lovely gift, I am sure your friend will love it.