Monthly round-up MAY

Can you believe we’re already waving goodbye to May? I thought it would be fun to start a monthly round-up post to take stock of what has been achieved (and what hasn’t!!) over the past four weeks. I’d love it if you’d join me. Feel free to comment on this post with your creative makes from the past month and ideas for what you hope to do in June. Or link to your own monthly round up blog posts, so that we can all share in your successes.

This month has literally been a whirlwind for me. I blinked and it was over, which is a shame because it’s one of my favorite months of the year. Not least because it’s my birthday month!

I started out the month with full-force sewing for Tegenn. If you remember, I used a pattern rub-off technique I learnt from the book Patternmaking for a perfect fit by Steffani Linecum. I put what I read into practice by making some leggings for her. Then I made a Cat themed dress that she wore to the Cats Musical. We are going to see Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat in June. I’ve tried to persuade my son Lowen to wear a handmade technicolor dreamcoat of his own, to the performance. He’s not keen! I’ll have to keep working on him!IMG_2673

I also enjoyed some papercrafting time. Among a few projects that include this Super Stylin’ banner,  I still love this little fox treat box I designed. I can’t tell you how useful those Petal by Petal punches are. I end up using them one way or another for so many projects. I never did come up with a fox-themed edible treat to put inside the boxes though!IMG_1454I was lucky enough to get to introduce two new punches to you; fern and feathers. Among a few projects I made using the new punches, was this notebook. I’m one of those people that can never have enough notebooks.PicMonkey CollageWe also had a Facebook contest to give people the chance to win their favorite of the new punches. We had two winners and I’m sure they’re going to LOVE their new tools.

One of my favorite Facebook discussions on the Fiskateer page was about storing trims and notions. Several Fiskateers shared their wonderful ideas and storage solutions for the tricky, messy things. With their help, my notions box went from this…..to this. Overnight!PicMonkey1 CollageFor June, I hope to continue to organize my piles of fabric and scraps. Maybe even use up some of my scraps too. Anyone have any great scrap-busting projects they’ve enjoyed? I also need to make a Kindle case for my new Kindle sooner rather than later. Luckily I have some Pellon fusible fleece in my stash, and I think that will be the perfect thing to provide Kindle protection. And not forgetting, June 15 is Father’s Day!

So, how was YOUR May? And what are your plans for the month ahead?

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Monthly round-up MAY

  1. Happy end of May Emma. . . I love your May projects and the note booklet is such a sweet idea! I can not believe how fast May slipped by and now June is here. I have no June plans as of yet other then a weekend crop with the girls which I need to get together some stuff to work on which I always find a challenge because I am never sure what I will feel like working on!

    1. Your weekend crop sounds like it’ll be just the thing to get your creative mind buzzing Michelle. I’m sure whatever projects you create in June will be beautiful!

  2. The month flew by! But they all do when you are old like me! I’ve been sorting through things, organizing craft supplies, so they are more DGD-friendly. I just bought her SIX pairs of Fiskars lefty scissors! She loves to craft and with school out next month, we should be doing more of that! But it always reminds of the busy fun we had here. I so miss it. Do you think Fiskars misses us?

  3. Thank you Emma and I will share some with you when I get some of them completed! :0)

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