Sunday, 3 January 2010

Rainy Day Fun

Well it started with a light drizzle when I left yesterday and so I headed to Port Moody for some stash therapy at the Black Sheep Yarns for the yarn sale. I know, I should be reducing my stash and I am with several projects, but this lovely stuff just begged to come home with me. How could I resist such lovely colour and soft yarn as the large skein of Dream in Color Baby Lace Weight hand painted yarn, Wisterious colourway. The other 3 skeins are more soft merino hand dyed wool from Peru. This is sock or fingering weight yarn that I think is destined to become amulet bags. Lots of knitting heaven in my future.

So I left the yarn shop for my walk to Cherish The Thought in puring rain. What happened while I was fondling beautiful wool? Oh well with my umbrella I should stay fairly dry and there is the first card project of 2010 waiting for me.

This one used the "Friends Forever" Cuttlebug die and embossing folder set. This is a lovely set with several greetings, but I wish it also had thank you. The first card "kindred spirit" is the one we made for the make and take, quite simple and quick. I thought it needed something more and added the flower at home.

Then I made "friends forever" and used brown cardstock and a pre-cut scalloped card front that came with the box of envelopes I needed for my handmade cards. I sponged tea dye Distress ink on the raised part of the embossed image and vintage photo Distress Ink on the edge. I think the flower I had on hand was perfect.


Yogi said...

Wonderful ATCs. Now that's where you need the Cricut and get your thank you at any size... BIG GRIN

Love your color combo and all the elements.

Yogi said...

ooops, the yarn is in the same message... Love those colors too. Looks like you're keeping nice and busy.

so what exactly do you do with this spa cloth?

Love those ebony knitting needles. Never seen those. I love my bamboo ones and then my regular acrylic type.

Lindart said...

The cards aer very pretty, the flower just "makes" the card! I like the Friends Forever card best!

The spa cloths are very pretty too - but I'm with Yogi - what is a spa cloth?