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Friday, 24 August 2012

Fussy and Fancy #70 Back to School

Morning all,
I had a wonderful surprise yesterday, my husband took me out for our anniversary to see Dirty Dancing at the Birmingham Hippodrome and it was amazing! I've never been to a show before and I was sooooo excited, the whole evening was magical and I've got the bug now and want to go to see more shows lol!

It's Friday and that means another 
 challenge with a fab theme of 
Back to School
 this time!

I usually struggle with this theme, but there are loads of challenge blogs with the same idea at the minute and after blog hopping I was totally inspired to make something new! I decided to make a binder for my four year old daughter as a keepsake as she starts school in a couple of weeks - eeek, my kids are growing up too fast!

My sewing machine got another outing on this project and think the stitching finishes it off perfectly - I know it's nothing new in the crafting world but it's a big deal to me as I have had my sewing machine since Christmas (and wanted one long before that) and have only just plucked up the courage to use it, and I also had some teething troubles with it as I had cheap cotton which kept breaking. To get the perfect stitching around the image I turned the handwheel manually instead of using the foot pedal, my wrist ached afterwards but it was so worth it!

LOTV school girl image
Nitwits papers
Nesties Circle and Lacey circles
Magnolia doohickey cloud, antique lace, vintage tag, Tildas Ticket
various Kraft scraps
SU seam binding
WOC flowers
TH clip, DI's and tab On the edge die
Magnolia newspaper print paper
book rings and compass charm from stash

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Lili's little fairies - Spots or stripes

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today, your comments are always so lovely! I will be back tomorrow with my Allsorts creation


Desire Fourie said...

Nicola this is so beautifully designed and the colours are perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
Doing Life
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Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

sassy said...

wow nicola what a stunning little book...totally gorgeous...pleased youhad a lovey time id love to see dirty dancing as loved the film..and understand you wanting to see more i saw Miss saigon in london and really was overwhelmmed...wanted me seeing more too have bril weekend hunnie hugs sassyxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super crafting. janex

Sazzle said...

Great inspiration Nicola and a fab idea for your daughter too :-)

What a great way to celebrate your anniversary and I've lost count of the shows I've seen but Dirty Dancing is one of my faves!

xx Sazzle xx

maxine said...

This is stunning x

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary! I love this Nicola....fantastic job :)


Fleur said...

What a lovely surprise Nicola, Happy Anniversary.
I love the journal, what a fab keepsake for Jasmine, still need to find time to Mac's bridesmaid's album
HUGZ Fleur xXx

May said...

Happy Anniversary.. so glad you enjoyed the show..
I adore your card.. such a cute image great design & detail..Your little girl will love it I'm sure... Hugs May x x x

Chrissy said...

Hi! Nicola, your binder is just fantastic.I love the image you used on the front, fabulous colouring, what a little sweetie..
Fabulous project, love it.


Cinzia C. said...

Happy Anniversary Nicola!!!
What a wonderful project you made, fab the image and the design of front of the little book, fab every detail of the inside. Very Inspirational!

butterfly said...

This is such an adorable folder - I'm sure your daughter will absolutely treasure it. Beautiful cover - I completely agree about the stitching... I only wish sewing machines didn't break whenever I sit down at them! Lovely, lovely project!
Alison x

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