Hello and welcome to my blog - new friends and old!
I’m so excited to be participating in this event again. Last year was my first time and I found it such a rewarding experience in many ways.
For those of you who don’t already know me, let me introduce myself - I’m Sherry from just outside London, England UK. I’m fifty, fat and fabulous - well, I’m two of those things anyway! I live with my very understanding husband John who has to put up with my absences as I’m prone to disappear to my craft room for hours at a time! Sound familiar? It’s lovely to meet you all - kindred spirits!
I love trying all sorts of crafts - ATCs, altered art, paper dolls and am presently into all things fabric. I also love blogging and that brings me to what this post is all about.
If you click on the OWOH logo above you’ll be taken to Lisa’s blog A Whimsical Bohemian, who has organised this event for the last four years and tells you all about it. In brief it’s a worldwide event open to all active bloggers (whether or not you are participating in this event) and gives us an opportunity (by visiting blogs) to get to know each other and also the chance to win some prizes! We all love prizes don’t we - I know I do!
I have on offer here four prizes and if you’d like a chance of winning one of them all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, making sure there is a way I can contact you if you are a lucky winner and also so I can visit your blog too. The winners will be picked at random and will be announced here on my blog on Thursday 17th February and I will email them telling them the good news and as soon as I have the postal details, will send the prizes off.
This little bag (measuring approx 10”x6”x3”) is made from 100% cotton fabrics in a patchwork style, each patchwork square is padded with a thin layer of felt. I made the bag following a video tutorial from Chic ’n’ Scratch live.
I didn’t have the exact Sizzix Bigz die used in the video, but instead adapted one I did have called ’Tag, Super Scallop Crescent’. For the outside, I used a fun patterned fabric called ’'Travels With My Aunt' from Woodrow Studio. On the plain squares, I did an assortment of rubber stamping (with Distress Inks) such as European postage marks and stamps (since the travels on the fabric were all around Europe).
I think this makes a great little sewing bag, so to go with this prize is a cute little pear shaped pin cushion. I got the pattern from this blog.
Mine is rather skinny though as I only used four panels of fabric and I added a large button at the bottom so it can stand upright and keep all your pins safe!
PRIZE No. 2 - A Fabric Collage Hanging ’The Briary’
This is a fabric hanging measures approximately 6 ½” x 7 ½”. It is a mixed media piece made up of a piece of cross stitching, music paper, lace, buttons and a rusty old key! If you want to know more about how I made it, further details are on a previous blog post here.
All it needs is a small piece of dowling to go through the lace hoops at the top and it’s ready to hang!
PRIZE No. 3 - ’Clarinda’ a Paper Doll
Clarinda has featured on my blog recently and if you want to see some more photos of her have a look here.
Her body is card and her limbs attached by brads, so she
is moveable (and likes to dance!!). Her head is moulded from air dry clay and painted with acrylics and pens. Her hair is a thick unravelled cord. She’s wearing a ribbon skirt and a knitted top - and stockings too although they don’t show up very well.She’d love to dance her way to your home - just leave a comment and she might do just that!
PRIZE No. 4 - Tim Holtz inks!
There are two Distress Ink pads, ‘Dried Marigold’ and ‘ Scattered Straw’ and two bottles of alcohol inks (both from the ‘lights‘ range) - ‘Shell Pink’ and ‘Salmon’ They are all brand new and unopened - Santa left these in my Christmas stocking but I already had them!
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So there you have it! To recap, to be in with a chance of winning a prize all you have to do now is leave just one comment on this post. The winners will be announced here on my blog on Thursday 17th February - please make sure there‘s a way I can contact you!
If you want to continue along the OWOH path and meet other bloggers and be in with a chance to win more goodies go to Lisa's blog
There's not a lot to say really except that I love to craft but seem to spend any spare time either reading or browsing the internet about it! There's so much inspiration out there and so much I'd like to try! I originally set this blog up so I could join in with some challenges, but now also find myself addicted to blogging - so even less time to craft! I'm thankful that I have a very understanding husband who doesn't mind when I frequently disappear to my craft room!