Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


If you would like to know what the fuss is all about each Wednesday, pop over to see our hostess Julia at her Stamping Ground and read all about it. But before you do, have a quick peek at my desk. though heaven knows, there is not a lot to see there this week.
I did warn you! There are just a few rough outlines of some chooks, and all four of my paper snippets boxes. And before I moved to take the photo, me sitting in front of them, contemplating!
It all started here. Those of you who follow Jozart and her LillyBo quilts blog will know that at the Wednesday group I go to, there are a some folk who are pretty nifty with a sewing needle. I flatly refuse to mention this group by its original name which was "Stitch and Bitch"!, so it is now known as the Sewing Group, the Craft Group, the Wednesday Group etc. etc. We all do something, knit, crochet, sew, cross-stitch, and we all chatter, but we don't  allow 'bitching'. 
Anyway, one of the ladies does beautiful folk-art style quilting, and recently
she made these lovely items to sell to raise funds for the food bank, organised by the church where we meet. Aren't the gorgeous? She also prepares kits for the projects that we can buy to make for ourselves and I am currently making a green bunny just because he is so cute. I also really likes her chooks banner, but as I am not much into sewing, I thought I'd try some paper piecing, so Elizabeth gave me a copy of the pattern. Now I am just deciding how I shall tackle it. Watch this space.

And while you're waiting, don't forget to pop over to see what others in the crafting world are getting up to.


MaxineD said...

Love those chooks :-) and what a beautiful banner, Kate. Hoping to see the results soon.

Helen said...

Love the box of paper scraps! You can never have too many... mine overflows again right now! Helen. 17

Neil said...

Hi there.
Just popping my head around the door to say hi as I haven't been around for a while.
Hope you have a great week.
Neil #39

Claire said...

i'm not s sew-er either, but i'm sure with all your paper snippets you'll be able to make something cutely fun and wonderful - like those banners!!
happy WOYWW and have a fun week :)
no. 31

Annie said...

I love all the makes...what a clever lady she is.
A x #61

Jean Straw said...

Looking forward to seeing your finished banner. The original looks great. It's a super way to use up some scraps, my boxes are overflowing too.
Jean x

Twiglet said...

Oh those chooks are really lovely - great idea and such perfect little fabric collages. x Jo

tangledpen said...

Hej! wonderful banner... and stash of paper. I love the boxes you collect the paper in... what kind of boxes are those?! It looks like they also have a lid...
Cheers, Jana

JoZart said...

The rabbits are so cute and the chooks too. I'm glad to be named as part of the reason it all started. People are so kind and generous and it certainly redresses the balance of bad and good folk. Luckily I am blessed with more goodness!
Jo x

Krisha said...

Great works by the both of you!! Hope your raised more than you dreamed with all the gorgeous goodies.
Krisha #5

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab Chooks, great pics! Take care Zo xx 65

Neet said...

Chooks? Are Chicks - right? Love those pennants - what talent and love what you have been doing too.
Take care (she's on her way back)
Hugs, Neet xx