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New things to try…

As part of my win from Musha-Makes, I got a £10 voucher code to use in the shop. Deciding what to get was tough, but I finally decided to get myself some things I want to try to give myself another reason to try something new.

I got:


A square bag frame. I thought these would cost a lot more than this did! I now need to find a tutorial on how to use them. Do you know any good tutorials?


Washi tape. I’ve seen this used in so many different ways. Do you use it? If so, what for? Each roll is 5m long, so I should hopefully be able to make lots with each one. My particular favourites are the flower and heart tapes. I’ll probably use them in card making, after all one of my aims for 2013 is to only send handmade cards.

Finally I couldn’t resist this:


It’s a fat quarter of a pretty Tilda fabric (admittedly still in it’s packaging). I never used to buy fat quarters, but as I’ve just made something (and will blog about it soon) out of under half a fat quarter, I have discovered that this is a way to add pretty fabrics to your stash without breaking the bank, and the size allows you to make something of a reasonable size. When I ordered it I thought it would be perfect to use to make a bag using the bag frame, but I may not. We’ll have to wait and see!

I will share whatever i make with you. What would you use these for?


I’m A Winner!

On Christmas day I got a lovely email from Charlotte Searle, the brains behind anything with Musha in front. She not only wanted to wish me a Merry Christmas, but also wanted to let me know that I had won Musha Makes Christmas Giveaway. Woo Hoo!

Today I found a parcel waiting for me leaning against the front door. I will admit at this point I had forgotten what the prize(s) were, so it was all a very pleasant surprise. Apologies for the dark photos – it may be a new year, but it’s not getting lighter earlier yet!

The first thing I opened was the card. Isn’t it pretty?


A piece of paper fell out as soon as I opened the card:


£10 to spend at Charlotte’s shop – Musha Makes. I can’t quite decide what to spend it on as there is so much choice! I will let you know what I eventually choose….

Now that alone would have been a great prize, but there was more…


The cracker contained this:


I hope Charlotte doesn’t mind me using her photo of a Tomte. Mine was very, very dark. Unfortunately his nose had fallen off during his travels, but it’s already been fixed! I look forward to having him out next Christmas.

The best bit is this:


A Tilda Vintage Doll Kit. How lucky am I? Musha Makes is an official Tilda retailer. I am looking forward to making this and wish I didn’t have to go back to work tomorrow, otherwise I’d be making this! I promise that I will show it to you when made.

I can only dream of being this lucky again 🙂