Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Well, I've had 4 days off and done lots of crafting, unfortunately I haven't photographed everything yet.

I made this card after being inspired by Aimes' lollipop flowers. Even better, I used up some scraps of BG Two Scoops with some Kraft CS. I don't know the make of the polka dot paper, but its flocked and very yummy!

The sentiment is by SU, 'Oval All' and I've used the the oval and oval scallop punches. So glad I bought these, I've used them quite a few times already! The ribbon is SU's Chocolate Chip Taffetta ribbon - just lovely to work with.

I've used this to thank a kind lady who has been knitting baby hats for the delivery suite. Although parents are asked to bring in a hat for their baby, they often seem to bring in some ridiculous creation with ears that is far too big! Manufacturers of baby hats are hopeless at sizing newborn hats, they would often fit a 6 month old.

So, we have lots of donaters who knit little plain hats to keep the little dears warm, which in turn, helps stabilize their blood sugar. I 'sell' this to parents who are disappointed that their extra-long-knotty-tassel-noddy-hat by suggesting that that it won't matter if this knitted hat gets blood on it, and they can save the 'best' hat for photos and visitors!

So if you fancy doing a bit of knitting, enquire at your local maternity unit or Special Care Baby Unit to see if they could make use of knitted hats too!

And a sneak peek of something that I can't post until it's been given...

I've done loads of scrapping too, but I've not embellished the pages, so no pics yet.



  1. Ooh lovely card Alison, I know just what you mean about the newborn hats, when Luca was born we could not find a hat that fitted.. NOWHERE!! M xxx

  2. I love your flowers!! The buttons are so cute as centres - love 'em!
    Flocky Dotty Paper sounds delicious to sit and stroke - so glad you managed to make yourself use it! LOL!
    If you need baby scarves then I'm your gal! My knitting is limited to garter stitch (and a dodgy one at that LOL!)
    Oooooh your sneak peek has me that charm and is that bling I detect?!

  3. Glad to hear that you've had lots of crafting time recently :) Looking forward to seeing all your new uploads soon.

    Have a good week.

    Alex x

  4. The flowers are fab! The colours wonderful and delicate. Love the papers.

    Left you a pressie on my blog!!

    Teri xx


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