Saturday, 23 January 2010


Hello lovely blogging friends!

As you know I am on the DT for VANILLA SUGAR.....sweetly handmade! which is part of the BUBBLYFUNK online craft shop.  Caroline, who owns it, sent me some lovely Studio Calico papers to play can find them here. 

As a lover of all things sewn I adored the paper with the sewing pattern on and used that to alter a cheap A4 clipboard!  While I was at it I added a little notebook & pencil....cos I am always scribbling down notes when I sew hahahaha who is going to show their age & admit they remember Family Circle patterns then lmao ???  This pattern was the first I used at school & the teacher thought I was far too inexperienced to use it.  I had been making clothes since I was 6 so I felt very smug when it was done.  Sorry no pics but it was in pink!!!!! awful when I think back now but I thought I was the bees knees hahahaha

Anyways...Caroline has popped the clipboard into the BUBBLY SCRUMPTIOUS cool is that???  This e-mag has some amazing projects in it, complete with instructions!  Its so worth having a browse through them as they cover all topics & styles.  Here are a few examples...

I think I have put in a sample from each of the DT members...sorry if I missed anyone :(
Thank you for taking a look today and do pop over to this lovely e-mag for a browse, HUGS XXX


Hazel said...

Fab-u-lous!! Reminds me of my dressmaking days (long since gone) x

CLARE said...

What a lovely project Karen, I've not got round to altering a clip board yet but its on the list. I am rubbish at sewing so although I vaguely remember my mother using all those patterns to make clothes for us, i never really got involved.
I often look at the emag by the way - very inspiring

Janice said...

Great project and what a great idea putting up some projects from the DT at Bubbly Scrumptious.

Anesha said...

Adore the altered clipboard and congrats on getting into the magazine! Anesha :)

Angelnorth said...

What a lovely project! I remember my mum having some Family Circle patterns - I was usually dressed in hand made clothes as a young 'un!

Gez said...

Gorgeous clipboard Karen. Love your lace around the edges. Lovely to see some Bubbly Scrumptious projects. I love the baby shoes....must have missed that one!

Thanks for sharing.xx

Cheryl said...

OMG hun you kept that quite,all that wonderful work gosh you are such a talent hun,corrrr wish you lived near me we could have some party he he,totally brilliant as always my sweetie love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Karen and i love that clipboard its fab !!
Hugs June xxx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Karen, love the clipboard and the vintage memories lol dressmaking at school and the teachers that thought they knew more than we did lol happy times ju x

Chriss Rollins said...

brilliant and I bet you were the bees knees at the time.

I remember the family circle.

Is that the original pattern you have kept all this time?

gosh that sounds bad like you are


just popping over to thank you for coming to our live online party 32hrs of fun and games, you being there helped make it a success.

thank you Chriss x