Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My hiatus

I've been on QUITE an extended break from scrapping.  The headband thing has taken off much greater than anticipated.  I've been designated as the Guest Team Designer for MCS for October.  I should be getting my kit in the next week or so.  Can't wait.

So what have I been up to?  I perhaps feel it best to put it in pictures:

I'm on facebook: www.facebook.com/CeilidhsFancy

Come check out my page.  I realize that it's a departure from the scrapping community, but it me craft = art no matter what the final product is!  Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ceilidh's Fancy

I have shifted gears a bit for the time being.  I haven't done much scrapping in a while so that I can pursue another passion: sewing and crafting.  I have been making headbands.  I have been inspired by various crafters online, and on etsy.  One of whom being Snazziedrawers.  I picked up a few of her flower patterns, originally to make flowers for scrapping.  But I got to making some headbands for my daughter, and now I've had a few requests. 


et tu Paris?

These are a couple I've made for babies.  I have some more too.  I love making them, but as you can imagine they are quite time consuming.  I've already had a few requests for orders.  It's pretty exciting.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sharing Blog Alert.

Ok, this is TOTALLY not a scrap blog, but I just HAD to share this blog.  I'm a super-duper fan.  It's called Snowy Bliss.  I was looking around for some tutorials on fabric flowers, and I came across this one. 

There are SO many craft ideas on this site.  She even has an etsy shop.  So if you're into spicing up you decor for a holiday or party, this is the place to go.   This gal goes ALL OUT when dressing up a party.

Another blog that I have to share is called Oopsey Daisy.  This one has LOTS of flowers if that's your thing.  Lots of other great crafty ideas too.  Hope you all check them out.  They are well worth the trip.

As far as scrapping goes, I have a few pages that I still need to post.  I found out that I'm going to be July's guest designer for MCS.  I will get my kit next month (hopefully there won't be a postal strike).  I've hinted at some ideas that I have for the projects.  I will get a better sence of my way ahead once I receive the kit!  Hopefully by tomorrow I will have some pages to post.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Project

Happy belated Mother's Day to everyone.  I would have made this post earlier, but my mother sometimes checks out this blog and I didn't want to spoil the surprise.  Remember the project I said I was starting...like, 3 weeks ago?  Well it's finally finished.
Here are some closeups:
 The vine in the background is Dusty Attic. So are the little birds.  Thanks Vicky!!
 The roses are from both Michaels and my kits from My Creative Scrapbook.  The butterfly is by Kaisercraft.
The flowers are by Flower Soft.  They're these little plastic pieces that look like flowers.  Use lots of glue, and sprinkle them on.

I will likely be doing some more sewing coming up.  I'm still awaiting word on my Design Team stuff from MCS, so hopefully I'll hear soon.

I promise I'll try to do some more blogging.  Things tend to get busy around my house.  TTFN.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My NON-Design Team project

Good morning all.  I hope everyone had a fantastic long Easter weekend?  Personally, I think my kidlets did alright by the Easter Bunny.  I was quite busy sewing for most of the weekend.  I was able to finish another dress for my dd.  This one is a pattern by Pink Fig, called The Lily Top. I have a pic, but I'll have to post it later.  For all my fellow sewers out there, I recommend checking them out.  They have some great, and easy, patterns out there for girls.  The master plan behind all of this sewing is so that I can get some cutsie outfits for pics for scrapbooking.  See...there's always a master plan <insert menacing cackle here>.  

I did start on a new project, however.  I thought I'd start another altered item, this time the clock by Kaisercraft
I am using the BEAUTIFUL papers from the Madeline collection by Prima.  Here is a sampling:

Parsley Place - Madeline Collection Item# 842390

Spring Tide - Madeline Collection Item# 842475

Madeline - Madeline Collection Item# 842376

Parkway - Madeline Collection Item# 842420

I'm mixing it up at bit so that it doesn't look too flowery.  The papers are quite busy, but Prima has balanced them out on the other side.  I'm only at the gluing stage right now.  It may be a few days before I get back at it.  We're in for some crummy weather here for the next week or so; that perhaps will give me some time to pick away at it. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

What have I been up to?

So glad you asked.  Well, I've been trying to get the weather to cooperate so that I can get out shooting, but it's been so cold.  This time last year it was up to 20 degrees (Celsius).  But it's barely reaching 5 lately.  BRRR.  So, instead I've been sewing.  It's another crafty thing that I like to do.  I know that I started this as a scrapping blog, but since I DO do other things, why not share them too, right?  Last week I purchased a pattern from etsy, from Snazziedrawers, her Ma Cherie dress pattern.  I've purchased things from her before.  She does some exquisite flower and headband patterns.  Sent all via PDF.  The other dress I made was from the blog The Cottage Home.  It's a free printable pattern, and it's simple to do.

Here's the one from The Cottage Home.  The fabric is from the dollar bin at Fabricville.

The second is the Snazziedrawers pattern, made of Dupioni Silk.
And here is my dd posing.  I used Florabella Actions, Luxe II Swoon.
I promise I will get more scrapping done.  I'm sorta awaiting further instruction for my DT project with MCS.  Perhaps I'm subconsciously saving everything up for that.  I DO have another project that I'm going to start soon.  I will try post that later this weekend!  Happy Easter all!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I love Dusty Attic

Thanks to Vicky Alberto, I was able to make a recent purchase of some very splendid Dusty Attic products.  I cannot wait to start using them  Here's a peek of what I purchased:

 I realize that my photo doesn't do any justice to the spectacular items.  But I posted it just the same.  I will certainly be making some more in the future.  Thanks Vicky!

So, what else have I been up to?  Well, unfortunately not a whole lot.  As I said in my previous post, I've been on a bit of a hiatus.  I needed to recharge the batteries so that I can get the best out of my scrapping.  I also have been running out of photos.  Thankfully there was some nice weather this past weekend, and I was able to take some more pictures.  Also, my recent honour of being selected as a member of the My Creative Scrapbook Guest Design Team has helped a lot too.  I have a few ideas on the go for my altered project that I'll be required to do for the month I do my DT work.  Here's a sneak peek:

I can't wait until I can get started.  All I'm waiting for is my kit, and word on what month I'll be the GDT.   In the mean time I'm going to take advantage of every sunny weekend to get shooting.  To be honest, photography is my first passion.  But I need much more practice.  Until next time....