Well what a noisy day we had yesterday, one of Emily's friends came over for a large chunk of the day and the noise they made! It was deafening - and it made it very difficult to hear the little girls mum during our nice girlie chat!!
Of course Emily had a wonderful time, and her friend didn't want to go home - so happy girlies make for happy mummies!
And talking of happy mummies - a very proud mummy moment here. Emily has just read a Oxford Reading Tree phonics book all the way through and all I had to do was help out with maybe 3 words! I am so proud of her and it's so weird hearing her read - don't think I'll ever get over the things my marvellous little girl can do.
And so onto the craft - I've made a gift bag! Now I used to cross stitch and then took up cards and the cross stitch went by the wayside. I've dabbled in scrapbooks, bragbooks, boxes and even a keyring or two but never tried making a bag before.
Found a wonderful tutorial here from Googling and here is my attempt. I know the join is a bit ropey, but overall not too bad, I thought.
Pollycrafts digi image: Sonnys Party coloured with my Flexmakers and Promarkers.
Cut out and matted onto Nestie shapes.
The paper, ribbons, patterned paper, feather are all from my stuff
Sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp, again cut and mounted with/on Nestie.
Hope everyone else is having a good weekend (and this run of regular posting must end soon).
A challenge, or two:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Challenge #122; Anything but a card
A Gem of a Challenge - #37 - a photo inspiration