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Friday, 12 November 2010

Six for the Chix.

What a wild and wet day it was yesterday. I waited all morning for the rain to stop then legged it to Tesco and back before it started again. I got myself plenty of casserole type ingredients so i can top up the freezer for days like these.
I spent the morning in my den . At Christmas i like to give the girlies in the family ( including my 90 years young mother) a little stash of cards. Luckily i have quite a few already made for blog samples throughout this year but i still need to top them up a bit.
This little dress stamp is by Stamps Happen and it is perfect for paper piecing. The illustration on the front of the stamp makes it look like it's a solid colour stamp but it's not , it's an outline.
I used various scraps of paper from my growing mountain. It seems to manufacture itself in the box,lol.
I made 8 of these but 2 were repeats. The little hearts are from Hobbycraft and are made by Papercellar.The cards are 5"x5". The caption was done on the computer before i stamped the image beside it. I used to work in a posh wool shop years ago. We sold angora, cashmere, silk, alpaca and all sorts of lovely textured stuff. Not that "string" they sell these days. My boss always said, " Don't let them just look at it, put it in their hand. To see it is to want it, to touch it is fatal".  He was right and i often think of him now, even if it's only a bar of chocolate i've touched. He was a lovely bloke but he died of a heart attack at 68. These cards are a tribute to him.
 I must get off to work now but see you soon and thanks for visiting,  Di,xx

Target weight 9st 2lb.  todays weight 9st 0lb.


  1. These are brilliant Di.

    I love your sentiment (so very true) and the story behind where it came from.

    Great stamp. Love those dresses!!!

    Have a great weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  2. wow these are fantastic di.love the paper pieced dresses and a very true saying :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Gorgeous set of cards Di!, love the sentiment and what a lovely (but sad) story behind it :o)
    hugs Vicky xx

  4. these are fabulous cards and the sentiment is perfect, and so very true!
    hugs, annie x

  5. Oh Diane.What can i say,these are STUNNING.Love that stamp.xxx

  6. These are gorgeous Di. Thanks for sharing your story :-) xx Jenny xx

  7. Lovely cards, the paper pieced dresses are fab. It was good to hear the story behind the sentiment too.

  8. Thanks so much Di for your inspiration.


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