Datura by Deer and Doe

This has been the kids’ last week at school before Spring Break and boy are we ready for a week off.  I used to be a teacher and so I can also imagine how their teachers must be feeling! Considering I’ll be spending more time with my littles than usual next week, I spent this week trying to tidy up a few odds and ends and finishing a few projects I had started. I also had a package arrive from France – a new pattern I had ordered a little while ago and had forgotten about! Yippee! I swiftly pushed aside my other work and WIPs and I managed to squeeze some time out of a couple of days (and nights!) to sew up the Datura by Deer and Doe.IMG_0322I just mentioned that I used to be a teacher. Well, I was a FRENCH teacher, and it has been a while since I had the chance to practice the language I love so much. Happily for me, the Datura blouse pattern instructions come complete with two booklets – one in French and one in English! Two great loves of mine colliding – French AND sewing – I’d never have imagined that was possible.

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Card-making Challenge – Back to Basics

IMG_0151It’s time for a challenge I think, don’t you agree?

For this challenge, I’d like you to create a card and get back to basics and use only one tool –  a paper trimmer.

You may use all kinds of cardstock, embellishments, stamps and adhesives, but I want to see what impression you can make with only one basic tool. I don’t mind what kind of trimmer you use, or blade for that matter, but for once I’d like to encourage you to put down your squeeze punches, lever punches and scissors and get busy with the trimmer.

To be in with a chance of a prize, submit a photo of your finished card to our FB page by April 30 at 11.59 PST with the title ‘Back to ‘Basics’ and a quick sentence about your project.

Contest rules : Upload a photo of your finished project to our FB page. Entries must be posted before April 30 2014 at 11.59pm PST. Winner will be picked at random from all eligible entries. Winner to be announced on or around 5/1 on our FB page. Contest open to residents of US and Canada (exc. Quebec) only.