Sunday, 27 October 2013

Handmade Monday 140

Hi and welcome to Handmade Monday!

I've been looking forward to this month's Craftseller magazine, not just because some of my projects made it onto the pages, but because one of those projects is very close to my heart.


This vintage-styled handbag (purse for those of you across the pond) has a very special face on the front - my lovely Grandma as a young girl.  I'm told this picture was taken sometime after the first world war - in any case it was well before my dad was born in 1928!

You may remember I blogged about making this bag a few weeks back.  It uses a nifty little fabric that you can print directly onto using your ordinary inkjet printer and the resulting printed fabric is even washable (I've not tested its washability, but the printed fabric is excellent).  I bought mine from Crafty Computer Paper - and I've since been back for more as this project has given me a bucketload of ideas!


My Grandma would have been so proud - not just because her own face was in a magazine, but because she was always very proud of all her grandchildren's achievements (no matter how small).


Also in this issue are a couple of my cards which use Craftseller's free papers.


a sleepy owl...


...and a Russian doll

If cards are your thing, you may be interested in my new Christmas digital stamps, which I've uploaded this week.  I think this robin might be my favourite...



...but I do want to get some more Christmas digis drawn and uploaded very soon.

It's over to you now for Handmade Monday.  Are you making for Christmas, or still making for Halloween?
Or maybe your mind is on something else altogether?  Tell us about it...

12 comments:

Emma Made said...

What a beautiful idea to include your grandmother! I'm first to link up today, how exciting! x

Patchwork Fairy said...

Love the bag with the photo Wendy - I really want to try that idea as it would be so good for my family xmas presents!

Wendy said...

Ooh yes, it would be perfect for family Christmas presents!!

Ginx Craft said...

The bag with your Grandma's photo is lovely. It does sound rather fun printing onto fabric with your printer.

Louise Oakes said...

Your bag is beautiful. I love printing onto fabric myself, there's so many things you can do with it,

Magdalena Marsden said...

I always enjoy reading new Crafseller and like the little cards with Russian Dolls. So cute - I'm definitely going to use the paper to make my own Christmas Cards.

Kitsch Stitch said...

That fabric looks fun and the clutch is fabulous!

Free Spirit Designs said...

such a beautiful photograph of your Grandma and a really fun technique too, i don't have an inkjet printer but its tempting to get one just so i can give this a go!

Gorgeous cards as always, i love the texture created by the layers, they really are mini works of art :) x

Lucy Blossom said...

I love the bag, I might have to investigate the printable fabric, I can think of a few things I might be able to do with it. Your cards are fabulous too.

itsamistry said...

I've been looking for printable fabric - thanks for the link I've bookmarked it. The bag looks great your grandmother was beautiful. I must make use of all my paper and your cards are great way of using them

Heather Richardson said...

The bag is gorgeous!! So special to include your grandma!!

Catie M said...

Well done for getting it in the magazine, its really lovely. I love the Russian doll and owl. :)